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 selected for Gastronomy.
After more than a year and a half of gathering support, the Tucson Metro Chamber and Tucson International Airport are pleased to announce that American Airlines will start nonstop service to and from New York City’s John F. Kennedy International Airport starting October 7, 2016.
Wrapping up a national tour that made more than 100 stops this year alone, the Grammy Award-nominated Gin Blossoms will return to their native Arizona on December 30 to perform at the Desert Diamond Casino Tailgate Festival, the epic entertainment experience that will rally fans for the second NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.
On December 10th, 2nd Saturdays Downtown starts its winter schedule. The fun kicks off at 2p.m. and lasts until approximately 8p.m. Music starts on the stage at 4p.m. Congress Street will be full of activities and street performers to entertain you, from Toole Ave. to Church Ave. Get on board and join the fun!
In an agreement that is anticipated to bring its post-season college football game to more than 65 million homes across the United States, the NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl has tapped American Sports Network (ASN) as its television broadcast partner for the December 30, 2016 game in Tucson, AZ.
Corporate sponsors of the Heroes Tribute program--which would translate to 8,000 active duty military, veterans, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, firefighters, Border Patrol, paramedics, and teachers being able to enjoy this athletics event--will have the opportunity to choose a hero group to underwrite and then personally deliver NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl tickets to the group or have the tickets delivered on their behalf by bowl staff.
Thanksgiving special menus and deals and discounts from Visit Tucson Partner restaurants, resorts, hotels, and attractions.
Pima County, Visit Tucson, and the Town of Oro Valley will partner with FC Tucson and Major League Soccer on 2017 MLS Preseason in Tucson. The first period, the Desert Friendlies, will take place from Friday, Jan. 27 through Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. The second period, the Desert Diamond Cup, kicks off on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and concludes on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.
The Tucson Film & Music Festival (TFMF), October 7, 8 and 9, 2016, is excited to unveil the Opening, Closing and Centerpiece films for the 12th annual film festival at The Screening Room and The Loft Cinema.
Kore Press and the University of Arizona have joined forces to create a city-wide, 2-month long series of events exploring the impact of personal stories on public health and safety. “UnSilencing Anatomies” kick-off events run from October 1 -7 (details below), and will include a streetcar journey/performance, story-gathering, readings, a panel, and exhibits.