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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. Featured 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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Apple Harvest Celebration

August 29, 2015 - August 31, 2015
Event Location: 2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ 85643
Phone: 520-384-2084
Celebrate the peak of the apple season with tree-ripened Red Delicious, Golden Delicious and Rome Beauty apples at Apple Annie's Orchard.  Experience the fun of picking your own a...more

Etherton Gallery: Citizens Warehouse Artists

June 16, 2015 - September 12, 2015
Event Location: 135 S. 6th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-7370
The newest exhibition at Etherton Gallery highlights artists in the Citizens Artist Collective.   Artists make their work in the rehabbed Citizens Warehouse, painting, sculpting, ...more

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

Primavera Cooks! at Kingfisher

August 30, 2015
Event Location: 2564 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: Call for reservations: 520-308-3104
Kingfisher restaurant hosts a wine-paired dinner prepared with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers to raise funds supporting services for Tucson's homeless and working poor. more

Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol: Night Golf

August 28, 2015 - August 29, 2015
Event Location: 5655 W. Valencia Rd., Tucson, AZ 85757
Phone: 520-838-6623
Come enjoy Sewailo's world-class golf practice facility under the lights. Enjoy drink specials, a contest and the opportunity to win free play. Book a lesson with one of our PGA professi...more

Special Museographic Exhibition: "Cerro de Trincheras Archaeological Site"

June 07, 2015 - September 30, 2015
Event Location: 10 Camino Utero, Tubac, AZ 85636
Phone: 520-398-2252
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents a journey through the history of Trincheras, from the first settlers to the current protection of the first archaeological site in the State...more

Tucson Fringe is Turning 5

August 29, 2015
Event Location: 311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: RSVP 520-261-4851
Tucson Fringe Festival is back for its fifth year with a big line-up and some new faces. There are some familiar faces -Catfish Baruni (Slideshow Fairytales) and Hilary Pursehouse (stand...more

Ongoing Events

American Indians and the U.S. Armed Forces

June 03, 2015 - September 27, 2015
Event Location: 133 W. Washington St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-837-8119
Tucson Presidio museum presents an exhibit covering the unique contribution of the American Indian to the U.S. military. more

Arizona Biennial 2015 at Tucson Museum of Art

July 25, 2015 - October 11, 2015
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-2333
Tucson Museum of Art presents a juried exhibition featuring exclusively Arizona artists, providing an opportunity to see some of the most interesting new work being created in Arizona. &...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

Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

August 26, 2015
Event Location: 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: 520-742-6455
Tohono Chul hosts several docent-led and self-guided walking tours of its grounds. Learn to identify birds that are local residents and those just passing through, plus information on ha...more

Farmers' Market at Steam Pump Ranch-Saturdays

August 29, 2015
Event Location: 10901 N. Oracle Rd., Oro Valley, AZ 85737
Phone: 520-882-2157
Steam Pump Ranch provides a picturesque backdrop for Oro Valley's Heirloom Farmers Market. Regional farmers, ranchers, and artisan food producers average over 30 vendor stalls and over 7...more

Horses of the West: Power, Freedom and Friendship

April 14, 2015 - September 13, 2015
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-2333
Tucson Museum of Art exhibits a stunning selection of masterpieces of the America West, where horses are symbols of strength, wildness, and companionship.  Visitors may view multipl...more

Live Theatre Workshop: Laughter on the 23rd Floor

August 27, 2015 - October 03, 2015
Event Location: 5317 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-327-4242
Live Theatre Workshop presents "Laughter on the 23rd Floor," a play by Neil Simon and directed by Lesley Abrams.  You will laugh non-stop at the comic drama as the harried...more

Locomotive Saturdays

August 29, 2015
Event Location: 414 N. Toole Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-623-2223
Explore regional transportation history, and see a freight trains passing by, or ring the locomotive bell at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum every Saturday, year round. more

Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk

August 31, 2015
Event Location: 311 E. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-991-0733 OR 520-545-0577
Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents a non-competitive 3-mile run/walk and social event beginning and ending downtown in the patio courtyard at Hotel Congress, across Toole Avenue from ...more

Mission San Xavier Bac - Guided Tours

February 06, 2015 - February 05, 2016
Event Location: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
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Docents at Mission San Xavier del Bac are volunteers from the community, trained in the history, architecture, and culture of the mission and its surroundings. They are provided as a c...more

Museum as Sanctuary: Perspectives of Resilience

July 17, 2015 - January 03, 2016
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 520-624-2333
Tucson Museum of Art celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Hopi Foundation's "Owl and Panther Project," an organization working with refugee families and asylees.  Since ...more

Rillito Park Farmers Market

August 29, 2015
Event Location: 4502 N. 1st Ave., Tucson, AZ 85716
Phone: 520-882-2157
This is a year-round open-air market is open on Saturdays and Sundays. We have adjusted our market hours to accommodate for the Rillito Park Horse Racing Season (February 7 to April 11...more
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