The 33rd Verde River Day is set for Saturday, at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood. The popular event, hosted by Dead Horse and Greater Cottonwood Chamber of Commerce, is great time to enjoy the outdoors and appreciate everything the Verde River means to the entire Verde Valley. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., festivities celebrate the community’s connection to the free-flowing Verde River, a green, life-giving jewel in Arizona’s arid natural landscape. Preservation and care of this vital resource for both people and wildlife alike will be promoted by the organizations participating in the event. Dead Horse Ranch State Park is located adjacent to and across from the Verde River. It was established as a state park in 1977.