The 2016 Yuma Date Festival is coming up. The City of Yuma moved it to January 30th this year. In years past the event took place in November. I would imagine it was due to other popular event's that also take place in November, and January their is a lull leading up to another popular event that takes place in Yuma...Midnight at the Oasis.
For any date lovers out there looking for a fun field event we highly suggest you attend - even if you don't love dates...it's a great time. From free samples to exhibition, this event will really give you a new perspective on the work it takes to harvest a medjool dates. They even have popular local chefs put on cooking demonstrations that will bring your imagination to life. The way these guys are able to utilize a medjool date is really fascinating.
This years festival takes place in downtown Yuma and will start at 9:00am and close at 5:00pm.
For more information you can check out the City of Yuma's information page HERE.
Here is a brief video on last years event: