March 13th - 15th are the dates for Superior’s 27th Annual Apache Leap Mining Festival. As the gateway to the Copper Corridor we are celebrating all of the mining communities in our area. Several towns will have booths to show you what’s going on in their communities. Want to know what mining is all about? Talk to mining companies and learn about Copper mining in the area…both underground and open pit types. Resolution Copper will explain the mining plan for one of the largest deposits of copper in North America.
The event kicks off on Saturday with a parade, Chihuahua races, a grueling mining competition with a $2,000 purse, and the renowned Navajo Dance Group, Dineh Tah’, from New Mexico. This award winning group has performed throughout the Country and shares their rich cultural traditions through dance and song. More entertainment includes shootouts with the OK Chorale, Wyatt Earp presenting “Watt Earp, Life on the Frontier”, the Jolly Roger Magic Show and more. Sip a beer in the beer garden and enjoy the vivacious Samba Dancers, followed by our headliner band, led by Bobby Cook, a Superiorite who regularly entertains in Las Vegas. Kick up your heels and enjoy the Saturday night street dance.
The young, and young at heart, will enjoy the carnival with rides for all ages. Food and vendors galore. FREE except carnival and vendors.
65 W Main St., Superior, 85173. Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday 11 am to 5 pm.