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‘You’re Gonna Miss Me,’ Filmed Exclusively in Southern Arizona, to Receive Red-Carpet Premiere at Old Tucson, May 13

To celebrate the premiere of the film, directed by Dustin Rikert and starring John Schneider, Kix Brooks, Leo Howard and Justin Deeley, Visit Tucson is proud to present a red-carpet event at historic location Old Tucson on May 13, 2017. Complete with an acoustic performance by Kix Brooks – of superstar duo Brooks and Dunn and a star of the film – this event is a can’t miss for both country music and film fans.

Tucson Named First UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the USA

On December 11, 2015, Tucson, Arizona became one of 116 Member Cities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Creative Cities program - established in 2004 to promote cooperation between cities for "sustainable urban development" - and the only one in the United States selected for Gastronomy.

Tucson Botanical Gardens Ranked a 'Top 10 North American Garden Worth Traveling For'

The Tucson Botanical Gardens, Tucson, Arizona, has been ranked among the recipients of the 2017 ‘Top 10 North American Gardens Worth Traveling For’ Garden Tourism Awards, announced the Canadian Garden Council and the American Pubic Gardens Association at the North American Garden Tourism Conference in Toronto, Canada on March 14, 2017.

Tucson Cine Mexico, March 22-26, 2017

Tucson, AZ [February 7, 2017] – Tucson Cine Mexico, a partnership between the Hanson Film Institute, New York-based Cinema Tropical, and Mexico City’s Ambulante, will take place March 22 – 26, 2017 in Tucson

DK Eyewitness Travel Names 20 Most Overlooked Cities in America

5. Tucson, Arizona - Tucson offers easy access to Saguaro National Park, a hefty dose of Spanish and Native American history, and is sun-soaked pretty much year round.But, as America’s only UNESCO “city of gastronomy”, it’s culinary tourism that’s creating the most buzz here. Thriving downtown is home to dozens of talented chefs, such as Janos Wilder, attracted by the city’s famed heritage produce (from dates and prickly pears to beans and chiltepín chiles) and flourishing local gardens.

92nd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros® -- Tucson Rodeo & Parade

Arizona's celebration of the cowboys has been heralded as Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event since its inception in 1925. This annual event is centered around the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar.

Horse Racing Returns to Historic Rillito Racetrack

For the 74th year, live Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred racing action returns to Rillito Park Racetrack, famous as the birthplace of modern-day Quarter Horse racing, every weekend, February 11-March 19, 2017.

For 3rd Year, Tucson Hosts 62nd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat

Get ready to join festival-and-event industry professionals from around the world for the International Festival & Event Association (IFEA) 62nd Annual Convention, Expo & Retreat, presented by Haas & Wilkerson Insurance, September 14-16, 2017, at JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A.