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Events & Festivals

From living history days at Tucson Presidio Museum, October through April, to El Tour, Arizona's longest running bicycle event, in November, festivals and events tell Tucson's stories in every season.

Come Together at Tucson Events

Events in Tucson and Southern Arizona are a snapshot of the region itself: all cultures, politics and walks of life coming together to express creativity and celebrate what’s special about this vibrant region. Sometimes it's a toast to the best Mexican food north of the border and a tribute to Mexican folk music and dance. Sometimes it's a reading-and-literacy field day. Other times, it's the world's biggest gem-mineral-and-fossil showcase of its kind, an offbeat processional performance, and a three-day salute to local ethnic food. It's also about perimeter cycling, pro rodeoing, championship golfing, marathon running, and more!

Come together, join the celebration in Tucson.  

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Video: Tucson's on a roll as an international city for events and festivals.

Sep 06

Tucson Fall Gem Shows September 6, 2018 - September 9, 2018

The Tucson Fall Gem Shows event features gem and lapidary shows at... Read More

Sep 27

Tucson Greek Festival September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018

St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church hosts its popular annual Tucson... Read More

Aug 20

Tucson Presidio Founding Anniversary Celebration (Tucson Birthday Party) August 20, 2018

Celebrate the 243rd anniversary of the 1775 founding of the Tucson... Read More

Oct 04

Mexican Baseball Fiesta October 4, 2018 - October 7, 2018

What goes better than baseball and Sonoran hot dogs in Tucson in... Read More

Oct 12

45th Annual Tucson Meet Yourself October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Southern Arizona's diverse folk and ethnic communities are celebrated... Read More

Oct 13

30th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) and the Sky... Read More

Oct 13

Oro Valley Music Festival October 13, 2018 - October 14, 2018

The biggest music event to hit the town of Oro Valley returns for the... Read More

Nov 02

All Souls Procession Weekend November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018

The Many Mouths One Stomach arts collective presents the 29th All... Read More

Nov 10

Dusk Music Festival November 10, 2018 - November 11, 2018

Playing in the heart of vibrant downtown Tucson at Armory Park on... Read More

Nov 17

El Tour de Tucson November 17, 2018

Another epic installment of Tucson's one-and-only El Tour de Tucson... Read More

Dec 29

Arizona Bowl December 29, 2018

Tucson's official football festival, the fourth annual NOVA® Home... Read More

Jan 11

Tucson Jazz Festival January 11, 2019 - January 21, 2019

World-class jazz acts of genres from straight-ahead to contemporary... Read More

Jan 16

Tucson Desert Song Festival January 16, 2019 - February 5, 2019

Hear vocal stars of the opera stage, as well as Broadway and jazz—... Read More

Feb 02

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase February 2, 2019 - February 17, 2019

For two weeks near the start of every year, Tucson becomes playground... Read More

Performing Arts

Tucsonan's enjoy a vibrant performing arts scene throughout the year. Whether you enjoy plays, music or ballet, there's no lack of art events in Tucson... Read More

World Festival & Event Cit…

Welcome to a World Festival & Event City The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) recognized Tucson for touching lives in a positive way through... Read More