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Posted By: Lesley Kontowicz
This quirky coming of age film was adapted from the novel by Mark Poirier and tells the story of Ellis (Graham Phillips) a 15-year-old boy who is leaving his rather non-traditional home in Tucson ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Trying to decide where to bunk in Tucson? Consider this trio of bed & breakfasts. The Royal Elizabeth Bed & Breakfast InnAdobe Rose InnAll allow you to sleep in a beautiful home and enjoy a ...
Posted By: Teya Vitu
There was no way for me to tell it was brimming with calcite, the primary building block for the spectacular cave formations around me. As I have quickly discovered, Kartchner Caverns, about 50 miles ...
Posted By: Edie Jarolim
Aquarius is ascendant in Tucson this summer. No matter what your sign-or budget-the stars predict a great watery getaway, from a discounted stay at a splashy resort to a free front row seat at one of ...
It's the first day of monsoon season, and the sky over Southern Arizona is celebrating in true desert fashion. Magnificent storm clouds collide with the mountains, rain pours down on the windshield ...
I’ve wanted to see this band since I was 15 years old. With a sound as melodic as it is guttural, Bring Me The Horizon has been at the forefront of the metal scene since they made their debut in ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Living so close to Reid Park has some great benefits. This mid-town park contains both the Dell Urich and Randolph public golf courses, a driving range, tennis courts, the El Con Club ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
Look, I get it. Tucson is hot in the summer. But I still like to get out and mountain bike as much as possible. There are those who still brave the heat and ride during the day but honestly, I ...
Posted By: Laurie
My husband, Don, and I spent a weekend at Apache Spirit Ranch in Tombstone (about 2.5 miles west on Allen St., which turns into West Monument Rd-left a brochure in your mailbox). We had a truly ...
Posted By: Graeme Hunt
I found something out about myself on Sunday, March 25, 2012: I am not a runner. Let me back up a bit and explain. My good friend Matt, who had enough with his sedentary lifestyle, joined ...






Events Calendar

What do cinnamon-raisin tamales, a 5K zombie mud run, and the world's biggest non-motorized parade have in common? They're all part of the Tucson events scene, where being a little different is never a bad thing. Find your special event with our calendar below. Signature Tucson Events are highlighted, and you can add any event to your personal Trip Planner. Also, just like anywhere, events sometimes have last minute changes. If you're making a special trip out, be sure to call ahead.


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Bisbee Historic Home Tour

November 27, 2015 - November 28, 2015
Event Location: 2 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: Bisbee Visitor Center, (520) 432-3554
The Bisbee Woman's Club presents a docent-led tour through Bisbee's charming restored neighborhoods of Victorian and European-style homes perched on hillsides.  For an added treat...more

Bisbee Small-Town Holiday

November 28, 2015
Event Location: 5 Copper Queen Plaza, Bisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: 620-432-2900
Bisbee's holiday season officially begins with the Festival of Lights ceremony (Fri. Nov 27th) and "Small Town Holiday" celebration (Sat, Nov 28th) throughout historic Bisbee. ...more

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair - Reid Park

November 28, 2015 - November 29, 2015
Event Location: 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-791-4877
Start your holiday shopping for unique items from over 100 vendors from all over the Southwest ranging from artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers and more at on...more

Ikebana Exhibit at Yume Japanese Gardens

November 27, 2015 - November 30, 2015
Event Location: 2130 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-332-2928
Ikebana is the traditional Japanese art of flower arranging, in which shape, form, and lines are as important as blooms. View the artful techniques and creations of five schools of ikeba...more

Juan Gabriel in Concert

November 29, 2015
Event Location: 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-791-4101 or Ticketmaster 800-745-300

Juan Gabriel will be in Tucson for the Bienvenidos al Noa Noa tour, on stage in the Tucson Convention Center Arena.


Meet the Trilobites - Arizona's First Inhabitants

February 07, 2015 - February 07, 2016
Event Location: 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Recurring daily -->
Long before dinosaurs ruled the earth, trilobites -- ancient relatives of lobsters and horseshoe crabs -- flourished in the warm seas that covered much of Arizona. Travel back in time ...more

Native American Market Arts & Crafts Fair

November 27, 2015 - November 29, 2015
Event Location: 1959 San Xavier Road, Tucson, AZ 85746
Phone: 520-573-4007
Shop at about 30 artist and vendor booths and purchase food in the plaza.  Enjoy live entertainment on Saturday and Sunday in the Arts & Crafts Plaza at Mission San Xavier del B...more

Nature Connects, Art with Lego Bricks

September 11, 2015 - January 03, 2016
Event Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-326-9686 ext 10
Nature Connects®, art with LEGO® bricks, is a traveling exhibit, featuring 13 nature-inspired sculptures. The impressive designs are the work of acclaimed artist, Sean Kenney. Th...more

Steppin Out Live with Ben Vereen

November 28, 2015
Event Location: 17 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-547-3040
Fox Tucson Theatre features Tony Award winner Ben Vereen, highlighting the performer's unique artistry, combining a tribute to Broadway and Frank Sinatra.  Enjoy a timeless journe...more

The Tapestries of Maximo Laura

October 10, 2015 - December 31, 2015
Event Location: 1 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-203-7004
This exhibit introduces Tucson to the amazing and colorful tapestries of Peruvian artist Maximo Laura.  Maximo Laura is the pre-eminent tapestry artist in the world. His work is col...more

Ongoing Events

1519 Rebellion: Itom Luturia (Our Truth)

October 01, 2015 - January 30, 2016
Event Location: 1013 E. University Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85721
Recurring daily -->
Arizona State Museum will display an exhibition featuring the work of Pascua Yaqui artists Raul Osuna, Luis Rodriguez, and Mario Valencia, owners/operators of 1519 Rebellion. This exhibi...more

Alex Von Bergen: Next time

October 24, 2015 - January 31, 2016
Event Location: 265 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-5019
Tucson's Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) hosts Alex Von Bergen's first museum exhibition with new site-specific work in the Great Hall, as well as a survey of nearly ten years of his...more

Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild - Exhibition at Ironwood Gallery

October 31, 2015 - January 03, 2016
Event Location: 2021 N. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85743
Phone: 520-883-3024-check gallery hours
Andrew Denman: The Modern Wild is the first ever solo museum exhibition of the artist's work. Thirty-five original paintings as well as preparatory studies, drawings, and photographs, ...more

Arizona Historical Society - "I Am Tucson"

August 01, 2015
Event Location: 949 E. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone: 520-628-5774
Join the Arizona History Museum in celebrating a new hands-on-experience where YOU become part of the exhibit.  "I am Tucson" invites the community to share their impressi...more

Arizona Theatre Company - Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook

November 28, 2015 - December 19, 2015
Event Location: 330 S. Scott Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-622-2823
Arizona Theatre Company presents a new romantic musical comedy that blends some of the best-loved songs from composer Stephen Schwartz's Broadway shows (Wicked and Godspell) with some of...more
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