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Tucson Named First UNESCO City of Gastronomy

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.

2017 MLS Preseason in Tucson Schedule - Jan. 27-Feb. 25

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.

UnSilencing Anatomies: Art, culture, justice & medicine: story-telling as transformation

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.

Let's Do Launch: Where to Watch OSIRIS-REx

Catch the liftoff of the asteroid-sampling spacecraft on a big screen on the University of Arizona Mall, on Thursday, Sept. 8, and celebrate our latest reach for space with a flurry of special events and promotions on and around campus during Space Exploration Month in Tucson, Arizona.

New El Tour Kickoff: Pima County Loop the Loop

The new Pima County-El Tour "Loop the Loop" is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., on the The Loop multi-use path. There will be a post-ride party after the event.