Visiting Tucson

Tucson, Arizona Area Events, Sights and Things to Do

Places to go, great sights to see in and around Tucson, Arizona, PLUS Sam Hughes Inn is centrally located only steps away from the University of Arizona!

Tucson, Arizona Area Events

Check out  dozens of reasons to visit Tucson, Arizona below. Many events are annual. For more information including dates and details, visit visittucson.org/events and tucsonstyle.com/events. For current week events click on the Arizona Star’s Caliente Online azstarnet.com/entertainment, available new each Thursday, or on the Daily Star Calendar at dailystarcalendar.com, for events today and for the next few weeks.

January

 

February

 

March

 

April

  • Blessing of the Vines, 520-455-9309 – Elgin wine festival
  • Viva Tucson! Lation Music Festival, 520-882-0018
  • Bicycle Tour of the Tucson Mountains
  • Joe Cristiani’s Celebrity Classic (tennis)
  • Wildflower Festival (Tohono Chul Park, Call/email Sharon, 520-742-6455
  • Spring Home & Patio Show
  • Pima County Fair
  • Jewish Film Festival tucsonjewishfilmfestival.org
  • Mariachi Conference, tucsonmariachi.org
  • Sonoita Horse Races
  • AZ International Film Festival
  • Birdathon – Tucson Audubon Society

 

May

  • Cinco de Mayo, Kennedy Park Fiesta Area
  • Fiesta de la Primavera
  • Aztlan Art Gallery
  • Zuzi Dance Company, Spring Company Concert zuzimoveit.org
  • Tucson Pops, Music Under the Stars, tucsonpops.org
  • Concert Under the Stars, Udall Park, azsymwinds.org
  • Outdoor movies, La Placita, May to October:View Info
  • Ironwood (tree) Festival
  • Waila Festival (American Indian)  at Bear Down Field U of A
  • Wyatt Earp Days Tombstone,  wyattearpdays.com

 

June

  • Juneteenth Festival, 520-791-4353
  • Shakespeare Under the Stars, Phone: 520-791-4873
  • Tucson Sidewinders
  • Free Outdoor Concerts – see May events
  • Tohono Chul Park’s Park after Dark, 520-742-6455
  • AZ Sonora Desert Museum’ – Summer Saturday Evenings desertmuseum.org, 520-883-1380
  • Dia de San Juan festival (patron saint of water), Phone 520-791-4040
  • Colossal Cave Ladder Route Tours, every Sat night, colossalcave.com
  • Kitt Peak Observatory Observing Program, 1 hour before sunset through Sept., noao.edu/outreach/nop/
  • Jazz at Old Pueblo Grille on Alvernon, Fri & Sat 7pm, metrorestaurants.com
  • Saturday on 4th, First Sat of every month, 5pm, fourthavenue.org

 

July

  • First Tuesday of the month, FREE Day at Tohono chul Park, tononochulpark.org
  • INDEPENDENCE DAY:
    • Tucson – Neighborhood parades, Music at TCC,  Fireworks on A Mountain, 520-791-4101
    • Benson- Let Freedom Ring 10:30-8 pm, 520-586-8834
    • Marana – Fireworks at Ora Mae Harn park. Phone 520-682-3395
    • Oro Valley – Tucson Symphony Orchestra at Canyon del Oro HS under the stars, fireworks Hilton El Conquistador Phone 520-229-4700
    • Sierra Vista – Fireworks Buena Vista HS. Phone 520-417-6960
    • Bisbee – Parade, coaster races, mining skills competitions, fireworks. Phone 520-432-6000
    • Patagonia – Parade, music, games, food, dance, fireworks in the park. Phone 520-394-0060
    • Tombstone – Games, softball tournament, food booths, fireworks. Phone 888-457-39290
  • Willcox Warren Earp Days – Parade, golf tournament, gunfights, country crafts, music & dinner show. 800-200-2272
  • Outdoor Film Series, Thursdays, May-Oct. 7:30, La Placita, see May events.
  • Sabino Canyon Evening Tram Rides, Jun. & Sept, three nights a month
  • Monsoon Season, July 5 – September 1, more or less

 

August

  • AZ State Museum-Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults (Reservations), 520-621-9506
  • Desert Bluegrass Assoc., free jam session Sundays, 7-9pm, Udall Rec. Center., 296-1231
  • Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival, Bisbee -Phone 520-432-3554 or swwings.org
  • Norteno Music Festival

 

September

  • Music Under the Stars – Tucson Symphony Orchestra selected Sundays
  • Native Eyes 2005, American Indian Film, Arizona State Museum
  • Walking Tours,  Mansions of Main St.. & Barrio Historico, email krusearizona@att.net
  • Plaza Suites Jazz Sundays
  • Mexican Independence Day
  • Breakaway to the Border Bike Tour
  • Mt. Lemmon Oktoberfest, 576-1321
  • English Faire, St. Michael & All Angels, 602 N. Wilmot, 886-7292
  • Tucson Greek Festival, St. Demetrios Hellenic Center, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell, 888-0505
  • Harvesting of the Vines Festival, 520-455-9309
  • Organic Harvest Festival
  • Brewery Gulch Daze, Bisbee Visitors Center, 866-224-7233
  • Tucson Beer Festival, 19th Annual – Hi Corbett Field
  • Slavic Festival, St. Melany Byzantine Catholic Church, 1212 N. Sahuara, 886-4225
  • The Optimist Club’s Tucson Oktoberfest, Hi Corbett Field, 241-7730
  • Cochise County Fair, Douglas, 888-315-9999
  • Santa Cruz County Fair, Sonoita Fairgrounds, 520-287-3685


October

  • Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios, a haunting experience, nightfallaz.com
  • Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, Sat. Sun., buckelewfarm.com
  • La Fiesta De los Chiles
  • Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, El Presidio Park, 792-4806, tucsonmeetyourself.org
  • Patagonia Fall Festival, patagoniaaz.com
  • AZ State Museum, MISSIONS, PRESIDIOS & LAND GRANTS day trip, dfl@email.arizona.edu
  • SAHBA Home & Garden Show
  • Tucson Bluegrass Festival, Desert Diamond C asino,520-623-9533
  • Desert Thunder Pro Rodeo
  • Reid Park’s Hi-Corbett Field Oktoberfest
  • Norteno Music Festival & Street Fair
  • Octoberfest on Mt. Lemmon
  • Old Bisbee’s Gem & Mineral Show
  • Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild Festival
  • West University Neighborhood Home Tour
  • Tucson Bluegrass Festival desertbluegrass.org, Interstate 19 & Pima Mine Rd.

 

November

  • Firefighters Chili Cook-off, El Presidio Plaza Park, 520-444-8961
  • Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games tucsoncelticfestival.org
  • Festival of the Arts: (St. David) Arts & Crafts at Holy Trinity Monastery, 520-720-4642, holytrinitymonastery.org
  • Open Studio Tour: Downtown artists opent their studios, tucsonpimaartscouncil.org
  • Arizona Historical Society 125th Annual Meeting, November 14
  • St. Martin’s New Release Festival: Wine tastin, Elgin-Canelo, Sonoita Vineyards, 520-455-5893
  • El Tour Golf Classic: Oro Valley, 520-745-2033, pbaa.com, Colg Club at Vistoso
  • Holiday Craft Market: Tucson Museum of Art, Unique gift items, 520-624-2333, tucsonmuseumofart.org
  • El Tour de Tucson Downtown Fiesta: Special effcts, flames, music, TCC, downtowntucson.org
  • El Tour de Tucson: Tucson Convention Center, bike race, pbaa.com
  • Bisbee, AZ Historic Home Tour discoverbisbee.com
  • Holiday Nights/Lights at Tohono Chul Park, tohonochulpark.org

 

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