Events 2 2018-06-28T13:36:12+00:00

50th Anniversary Events

Welcome to the 50th Anniversary Celebration!

It’s taking place at a different campus and center on 6 Saturdays between August and November 2018. You’ll find detailed information by clicking on the tab for your campus or center of interest!

Prescott Campus Friday & Saturday, August 24-25

Prescott Valley Center Saturday, September 15

Career & Tech Edu Center Saturday, September 29

Verde Valley Campus Saturday, October 20

Chino Valley Center Saturday, October 27

Sedona Center Saturday, November 3

1100 E. Sheldon Street, Prescott, AZ 86301

High TeaFriday, August 24, 2018 (2:00 pm – 7:30 pm)


Jay LenoSaturday, August 25, 2018 (7:00 am – 9:00 pm)

  • 7:00 am – Dollars for Scholars Fun Run along the YC Trail.
  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Prescott Campus Block Party featuring Sugar & the Mint and the Prescott’s Got Talent competition; food trucks, bounce houses, jugglers, balloon artists, face-painting and more.
  • 11:05 am – 11:30 am- 50th Anniversary Presentation & Reception
  • Fun Run2:00 pm – YC Soccer vs. Irvine Valley College, Ken Lindley Field.
  • 7:00 pm – 50th Anniversary Opening Presentation, YC Performing Arts Center.
  • 7:30 pm – Jay Leno live, on the YCPAC stage!

6955 Panther Path, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Saturday, September 15, 2018 (10:00 am – 2:00 pm)

  • 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Blood Drive; Blood Pressure & Blood Sugar Checks; Bed Making Contest; Wheel Chair Challenge; Find the Bones Game; Obstacle Course Challenge; Chair Massages; Ambulance & Police Cars to Investigate; Health, Nutrition, & Safety Info Tables
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am – Mini classes: Zumba; Nutrition; Stress Management
  • 10:45 am – 11:15 am – Mini classes: Bullying; Hydration
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm – Complimentary Lunch
  • 11:30 am – 12:00 pm – 50th Anniversary Presentation & Reception
  • 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm – Mini classes: Self Defense; R.I.C.E. Demo
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Mini classes: Stretch & Balance; Deskercise; Essential Oils

220 Ruger Rd, Ste 1, Prescott, AZ 86301

Saturday, September 29, 2018 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – CTEC will honor the 50th with a tech-savvy carnival featuring food trucks, free burgers and a beer garden with robot bartenders! You’ll also find drone races, a Kids Zone (with stomp rockets), and a host of technically themed games.
601 Black Hills Drive, Clarkdale, AZ 86324

Saturday, October 20, 2018 (10:00 am – 8:00 pm) – Verde Campus

  • 10:00 am – 2:30 pm – 50th Anniversary Celebration 
    featuring: carnival activities; games, storytelling; yoga; Southwest Wine Center (SWC) & vineyard tours; ceramics; film make-up demos; free BBQ lunch; music and more
  • 4:30 pm  – 6:00 pm – 50th Anniversary Presentation & Reception: including a no-host wine bar featuring SWC wines and complimentary hors d’oeuvres.
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Live music and dancing in the Pavilion.
2275 Old Home Manor Drive, Chino Valley, AZ 86323

Saturday, October 27, 2018 (10:00 am – 3:00 pm)

  • 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Find the Money in the Sawdust (Kid Zone),
    Canine Info booth & Canine Demos (Canine Activity Field),
    Corn Maze (near Kid Zone),
    Bucket Truck Bean Bag Drop & Tools of the Trade Pole Climb (Lineman Pole Field),
    Art Show (Construction yard),
    virtual reality haunted house (shop),
    tractor show (tractor/car area)
  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Equine Costume Contest (Arena)
  • 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Live Remote (Front of construction yard)
  • 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Pumpkin Patch & Paint (Kid Zone)
  • 10:30 am – 11:00 am Canine Costume Contest (Arena)
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am Tractor Pull (Tractor area)
  • 11:00 am – 11:30 am Horse Driving Demo (Arena)
  • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Keystone Presentation – Clint Ewell (Main lot under tent)
  • 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm YC VIP’s vs Town VIP’s relay race (Main lot under tent)
  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Beer Garden (Main lot under tent), UAS Exhibit (UAS drop Zone, near Kid Zone), Pony Rides (Kids Zone), Hayrides (drop off/pick up by bleachers)
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm Canine Demos (Canine Activity Field), Zoo Animal Demonstration (Arena)
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Animal Exhibit (Behind Arena)
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Tractor Pull (Tractor area)

4215 Arts Village Drive, Sedona, AZ 86336

Saturday, November 3, 2018 (9:00 am – 3:00 pm) – Sedona Center

  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm YC’s Culinary Institute will offer free cooking classes and demonstrations for kids and adults. OLLI and Community Education instructors will offer mini-classes of available courses and workshops. Come cook, eat, and learn! Free boxed lunch made by the Culinary Institute students.
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 50th Anniversary Presentation & Reception