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Seasonal Events

El Tour de Tucson -- on the Saturday before Thanksgiving every year -- is our biggest day for bicycling.


Events for All Seasons

Here's to four seasons of entertainment in Tucson. You can't miss with these local favorites. For an expanded search, check out our Tucson Events Calendar and our Signature Tucson Events long-running top picks.

Tucson Winter

Our scenic Boston-qualifier, the Tucson Marathon, is a best-kept secret among runners while the Oro Valley Festival of the Arts is one of Southern Arizona’s largest community arts celebrations in December. On New Year's Eve, the Arizona Bowl is a party with college football, food, concerts and a street fair. The Tucson Jazz Festival and Tucson Desert Song Festival ring in musical diversity in January. And February is packed with pro soccer excitement during Major League Soccer Preseason Training; at La Fiesta de los Vaqueros-Tucson Rodeo & Parade real cowboys and cowgirls show-off Old West ways while at the Cologuard Classic-PGA TOUR Champions Event pro golf legends mingle with fans. In February, the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo zany mountain bike endurance race sells out fast, and the famous Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase hosts an international marketplace of nature's treasures.

Tucson Spring

Along with desert wildflower blooms, spring brings the USA's longest-running festival of Spanish-language films, Tucson Cine Mexico, as well as one of the best literacy festivals in the Southwest, the Tucson Festival of Books -- both in March. April ushers in Agave Heritage Festival, Tucson International Mariachi Conference, and Tucson Folk Festival for a cornucopia of local culture, heritage, food, and music. In May, the Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb, a 100-mile ride up Mt. Lemmon Scenic Byway, is rated by experts as among the top 25% of toughest hill climbs in the USA and offers conditions similar to Tour de France in terms of distance, difficulty and height.

Tucson Summer

In June, events such as Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival demonstrate the Tohono O'odham tradition of harvesting saguaro cactus fruit. On Father's Day weekend, some of the best Mexican food available on this side of the border is served at The Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival. In July, Sonoita Vineyards in Elgin hosts wine tastings and wine-and-food pairings, a grape-stomping contest, and horse-drawn wagon tours at HarvestFest while, in Tucson, top resort hotels host Independence Day fun with poolside entertainment and fireworks displays. And August's two Summer Birding Festivals are perfect for family adventures in our great outdoors.

Tucson Autumn

Well-known for its incredible 40+ shows in February, Tucson also has the smaller (and growing) Tucson Fall Gem Shows event, which hosts over 200 international vendors and exhibitors in early September; later that month, Tucson Pride, Arizona's oldest LGBT organization, founded in 1977, presents one of the nation's longest running, (right behind New York City and San Francisco) wackiest Pride events ever at Tucson Pride in the Desert Festival & Parade. In October, there's always a party in the stands at Tucson's bilingual Mexican Baseball Fiesta just as everyone is glued to their seats during screenings at Film Fest Tucson. And the Patagonia Fall Festival in October is one of the most well-attended rural art festivals in Arizona for many cool reasons.  In November, we take to the streets, on two feet for All Souls Procession Weekend, our unique salute to All Souls Day and Dia de los Muertos, and on two wheels for El Tour de Tucson, a perimeter ride favored by both amateur and pro cyclists.

All year round, Tucsonans cheer our hometown Wildcats at University of Arizona sports events. Join us any time!

Dec 06

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo December 5, 2019 - December 30, 2019

ZOOlights at Reid Park Zoo is guaranteed to put you in the winter... Read More

Dec 06

A Christmas Carol & Dickens Festival December 6, 2019 - December 15, 2019

The merry olde streets of London come to life at this production of A... Read More

Dec 06

An Irish Christmas at Fox Theatre December 6, 2019

The hugely popular "An Irish Christmas" show, now in its 14th season... Read More

Dec 06

Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens December 6, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Come experience what will be our most magical Luminaria Nights yet... Read More

Dec 07

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Christmas Tree Lot & Holiday Craft Fair December 7, 2019

Listen to the boys sing your favorite Christmas carols and drive home... Read More

Dec 07

Christmas at Canoa Ranch December 7, 2019

Join us at Historic Canoa Ranch in Green Valley to celebrate the... Read More

Dec 07

Cultivate Tucson Holiday Market December 7, 2019

Shop local and meet Tucson’s independent designers, makers and shops... Read More

Dec 07

Oro Valley Festival of the Arts & Holiday Tree Lighting December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019

The two-day artisan market and festival is one of Southern Arizona's... Read More

Dec 08

Rillito Park Farmers Market-Sundays December 8, 2019 - July 12, 2020

This is a year-round open-air market is open on Sundays at Rillito... Read More

Dec 08

La Fiesta de Guadalupe December 8, 2019

This annual festival at DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun celebrates Mexico... Read More

Dec 09

Patronato Christmas at San Xavier Concert December 9, 2019 - December 12, 2019

Patronato San Xavier presents Southern Arizona’s most enduring winter... Read More

Dec 11

Holidays at the Markets December 11, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Get your local holiday shopping done at Heirloom Farmers Markets 5th... Read More

Dec 13

Lightwire Theater: A Very Electric Christmas December 13, 2019

Brighten your holidays with Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric... Read More

Dec 14

Luminaria Night at the Presidio Museum December 14, 2019

Get in the holiday spirit at the Presidio Museum in December by... Read More

Dec 14

A Southwest Nutcracker December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Tucson Regional Ballet's presentation of the classic Nutcracker... Read More

Dec 14

2nd Saturdays Downtown December 14, 2019

There is much to see and enjoy as you stroll on Congress Street on a... Read More

Dec 21

Holidays With the TSO: The Texas Tenors - Deep in the Heart of Christmas December 21, 2019 - December 22, 2019

Emmy® Award-winners and Billboard #1 recording artists The Texas... Read More

Dec 28

The Nutcracker Ballet December 28, 2019 - December 29, 2019

Ballet Tucson's beloved, award-winning production "The Nutcracker" is... Read More


Cologuard Classic

Cologuard Classic - PGA TOUR Champions Event February 23 - March 1, 2020 Congratulations to Mark O’Meara, champion of the 2019 Cologuard Classic at Omni... Read More

Tucson Mariachi Conference

Mariachi Live! Tucson International Mariachi Conference - April 22-25, 2020 As fans know, a mariachi band should be seen and heard live to be fully... Read More