Tucson Spotlight


Events in Tucson

Full Events Calendar >>
A year in Tucson and Southern Arizona is packed with fun things to do. Find annual fairs and fiestas and cultural festivals and sports events on our Events Calendar.

Community Events Calendar >>
Experience Tucson and Southern Arizona as the locals do at fundraisers, classes, workshops, 5K runs, Tucson Parks and Recreation activities, and more.

Upcoming Holiday Events >>
Find holiday celebrations, from Fourth of July fireworks to Halloween shows, Dia de los Muertos exhibits, Christmas luminaria displays, and more.

Downtown Tucson Partnership Events Calendar >>
Find things to do, fun events, and delicious restaurants in downtown Tucson.


Tucson Desert Song Festival >>
Savor performances by some of the world's leading classical singers joined by accomplished regional performing-arts groups. Enjoy moderate winter weather, breathtaking sunsets and endless outdoor activities. The Tucson Desert Song Festival showcases top vocalists and conductors with Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, Tucson Chamber Artists, University of Arizona School of Music, UApresents, and Ballet Tucson. February 2015.

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase >>
This two-week marketplace is called the "world's largest treasure hunt" for shoppers seeking gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites, beads, art, jewelry and supplies as well as museum-quality exhibits from around the globe. It includes dozens of shows at about 40 different locations, including the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the show that started it all in 1954. Most shows are free and open to the public. January 31-February 15, 2015

Tucson Rodeo & Parade (La Fiesta de los Vaqueros) >>
Tucson celebrates its Old West heritage at Tucson Rodeo Grounds with the first major outdoor-event on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association circuit. Events attract more than 650 cowboys and cowgirls who compete for prize money. At the Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum more than 150 horse-drawn vehicles and other pioneer-days artifacts are on display. The 90th annual Tucson Rodeo & Parade takes place February 21-March 1, 2015

Tucson Festival of Books >>
The rapid success of the Tucson Festival of Books has helped position Tucson as the "Book Capital of the Southwest". Along with huge crowds, intimate venues and glorious spring weather the festival presents hundreds of top writers of all genres from around the country, start-to-finish literary activities for readers of all ages, and fabulous local eateries -- all on The University of Arizona Mall. March 2015

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival >>
Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents an exciting week of musical activity at Leo Rich Theatre. This critically acclaimed festival features a world-class array of chamber musicians and performances of both standard repertoire as well as more unusual chamber music works. Audience and musicians interact more than is ordinarily possible, and introductory talks precede the concerts. March 2015

4th Avenue Spring Street Fair>>
Arts-and-crafts booths and food vendors, entertainment, kid's activities, and more attract up to 200,000-300,000 visitors over three days. March 21-23, 2014  

Tucson International Mariachi Conference >>
Tucson's award-winning music festival features student workshops and public performances by renowned mariachi musicians and baile folklorico dancers. April 30-May 3, 2014

Tucson Folk Festival >>
One of the largest free festivals in United States, with more than 400 local, regional, and national musicians performing over 20 hours of family-friendly music and dance for more than 10,000 fans. May 3-4, 2014

Tucson Meet Yourself >>
This regional folk arts celebration draws over 100,000 participants with musicians, dancers, artists, and ethnic cuisine from about 50 cultural groups, indigenous and imported. October 10-12, 2014

Loft Film Fest >>
The Loft Cinema will present its fourth annual international film festival honoring Tucson's richly diverse cultural community. The Loft Film Fest will present foreign films, documentaries and U.S. indies in a cinematic celebration of storytelling from around the world. November 2014

El Tour de Tucson >>
The El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol Resort charity event attracts as many as 9,000 bicyclists of all ages and abilities and has been called "one of the premier organized rides in the United States." November 22, 2014

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair >>
Arts-and-crafts booths and food vendors, entertainment, kid's activities, and more attract up to 200,000-300,000 visitors over three days. December 12-14, 2014