August 11-13 Cool Country Cruise-In
Takes place at Twisters and along Route 66. Route 66 classic car show with trophies given for various classes is a perennial favorite. For car show registration visit

Sept. 4 Mountain Man Run
Williams loves the outdoors! More information is available at (928) 635-0194.

Sept. 4 and 16 Steam Train to Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon Railway celebrates the history of vintage rail travel with several steam-powered excursions to the Grand Canyon. You, too can ride all the way to the Canyon and back behind a 90 year-old Locomotive 4960.

Sept. 30 Man vs. Machine race
Man vs. Machine bike race pits cyclists against a 1900s-era steam engine in a 54-mile race from Tusayan to Williams. The one day, one way road bike event begins in Tusayan near the edge of the Grand Canyon’s south rim and travels south to Williams. This year’s event will break the tie after the steam engine beat the cyclists in 2015, and the cyclists beat the train in 2016.

October Alpine Harvest Festival
Visitors to Williams in October can ride the Grand Canyon Railway’s Pumkin Patch Train and head over to Bearizona’s Howly, Owly, Growly Festival.

Nov. 25 Williams Parade of Lights & Official Tree Lighting Ceremony
Part of the Mountain Village Holiday, the parade starts at 6:30 p.m. along Historic Route 66 followed by the tree lighting ceremony.

Nov. 10 — Jan. 6 Grand Canyon Railway presents Polar Express
This special night-time excursion takes a little more than an hour, and is a re-creation of the popular children’s Christmas book written by Chris VanAllsburg. Book online now or call 1-888-848-3511.

For more information on any of these events, visit or call (928) 635-0273.