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Nov 30
Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents a non-competitive 3-mile run/walk and social event beginning and ending downtown in the...more
Dec 3
Come Tango with the stars.  See guest artists Anna Trebunskaya and Dmitry Chaplin of Dancing with the Stars performing i...more
Dec 3
Tucson's award-winning Borderlands Theater presents a holiday family favorite -- a nativity story set in the American Southwe...more
Dec 4
Fiesta de Navidad is the annual celebration of the holiday season in the historical Village of Tubac. The streets are lined w...more
Dec 4
ZOOlights at Reid Park Zoo is guaranteed to put you in the winter spirit with jingle bells, twinkling lights, lighted animal ...more
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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 ...

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Gems and Minerals

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Capital of the U.S.

Each February, with daytime temps in the perfect mid-60s to low-70s, the Old Pueblo becomes home to not just the biggest gem and mineral show in the U.S.—the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase—but dozens of gem shows throughout the city, drawing tens of thousands of visitors in the span of three weeks.

A number of gem shows spark to life again every September for a long weekend after Labor Day, and all year long, rock-hounds, gemologists, and average Janes and Joes can delve into the fascinating world of precious stones, fossils, and more in and around Tucson at the University of Arizona Mineral Museum, mining tours, artist studios, and jewelry galleries.

There's a reason Arizona is home to the greatest concentration of the world's top mineral collectors. Come discover what they already know.

Beads & Jewelry Classes  

Find your inner talent for jewelry and beading to take home a one-of-kind-treasure for you or someone you love.

Mining Tours—Past and Present  

The wealth just under our feet shaped the history of the Tucson region as copper and silver made towns like Bisbee and Tombstone legends of the Old West.

Museums & Displays  

Gem aficionados love Tucson's top-notch art and specialty museums.

Local Shops & Authentic Work

Tucson is a beacon to people who love and create beauty. Explore the world through their eyes in these shops and studios.

Year-round Show Venues

Part of the annual Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, these locations are open all year! Credentials required at select venues, check listing for more detail.


For More Information


The Arizona Mineral Education  

Explore links to mineral museums, photo galleries, and educational opportunities—a resource for educators, students, and the public.

Arizona Experience Store

A downtown Tucson resource for all rock-hounds and hobbyists seeking more information on the history and geologic character of the state. Maps, books, free information, and ideas for Geo-Tourism Day Trips are available on-line or from their helpful staff.

Tucson Gem & Mineral Society  

The Tucson Gem & Mineral Society (TGMS) sponsors the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show®. TGMS, a nonprofit, educational organization promoting interest in minerals, gems, jewelry, lapidary, and earth sciences holds general meetings, lectures, educational classes, field trips, and micro-mount classes.