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Downtown Tucson shines on at 24th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival, December 15, 2018


A year of memorable Tucson moments

Here's to a year of memorable moments in Tucson, where you can enjoy unique events like Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase in February and All Souls Procession in November, with monthly local happenings in between. Check out these highlights or browse our calendar of events to find something right for you.

Savor the glorious sounds of jazz at Tucson Jazz Festival and classical voice at Tucson Desert Song Festival, both start in January. Pull on your boots for the legendary La Fiesta de los Vaqueros-Tucson Rodeo & Parade or slip on your spikes for the Pro-Am at the star-studded Cologuard Classic - PGA TOUR Champions Event in Tucson before heading for the hills and 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, our zany mountain bike endurance race, all in February.

With desert wildflower blooms, spring brings the USA's longest-running festival of Spanish-language films, Tucson Cine Mexico, along with one of the best literacy festivals, Tucson Festival of Books, both in March. At the Agave Heritage Festival, Tucson International Mariachi Conference, and Tucson Folk Festival, all in April, you can sample our cultural heritage, food, music and more. Bring the family in August for a bonding-adventure in our great outdoors at two Summer Birding Festivals.

Swing by our bilingual "party in the stands" at Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta, and discover Tucson's movie-making legacy along with new indie films at Film Fest Tucson, both in October. Our 100-mile spin around the city's perimeter in November, El Tour de Tucson, is a favorite of pro cyclists, and our scenic Boston-qualifer in December, the Tucson Marathon, is a best-kept-secret among runners of all skills. All year round, at University of Arizona sporting events, we cheer our hometown Cats. Join us any time!

Dec 15

Lights of the World December 13, 2018 - January 2, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, the largest light and lantern festival... Read More

Dec 15

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo December 13, 2018 - December 30, 2018

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

Dec 15

Season of Light Planetarium Shows December 13, 2018 - January 6, 2019

The annual family favorites "Season of Light" and "Holiday Laser Show... Read More

Meteor Mania at Kitt Peak: The Geminids December 13, 2018 to December 14, 2018

Travel far away from the city lights to view The Geminids meteor... Read More

Dec 15

True Concord Voices & Orchestra: Christmas Lessons and Carols by Candlelight December 13, 2018 - December 16, 2018

True Concord Voices & Orchestra, southern Arizona's GRAMMY-... Read More

The Very Merry Holiday Sing-A-Long Spectacular December 13, 2018

Celebrate the holidays, Loft-style, by feasting your eyes and ears on... Read More

Dec 15

Holiday Nights December 14, 2018 - December 15, 2018

Celebrate the holidays surrounded by a million twinkling lights and... Read More

Dec 15

Mercado Holiday Bazaar December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

Mercado San Agustin and Annex host the beloved Mercado Holiday Bazaar... Read More

Dec 15

Old Time Holidays December 14, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Spend the holidays at Old Tucson, "Where the Spirit of the Old West... Read More

Dec 16

Arizona Repertory Singers: Carols of Triumphant Joy December 14, 2018 - December 16, 2018

The Arizona Repertory Singers (ARS) present a holiday tribute, "... Read More

Dec 15

24th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights December 15, 2018

Join us at the 24th Annual Downtown Parade of Lights & Festival... Read More

Dec 15

Holiday Puppet Show for Kids: Fun Frosty & Friends December 15, 2018

Midtown Mercantile Merchants presents a free, fun puppet show for... Read More

Dec 15

Holiday Express with Santa at Historic Train Depot December 15, 2018

Take a photo with Santa in front of Locomotive 1673, write letters to... Read More

Dec 16

Main Gate Square’s Holiday Boulevard Bash & Peblo Express to Santa Sponsored by KXCI & Sun Link December 16, 2018

Celebrate the season at Main Gate Square on the Pueblo Express to... Read More

Dec 16

Mister Bing's Happy Holidays December 16, 2018

Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort celebrates an evening of "Mister... Read More

Dec 16

Tucson Boys Chorus Holiday Concert December 16, 2018

The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus presents its annual Holiday Concert at... Read More

Dec 21

In the Christmas Mood: Holiday Music Spectacular at Fox Theatre December 21, 2018

The Fox Theatre will revive the spirit of the 60s and 70s holiday... Read More

Dec 22

The Arroyo Café Holiday Radio Show at The Rialto Theatre December 22, 2018

The Rialto Theatre presents Dave Fitzsimmons' "An Arroyo Café... Read More

Dec 29

NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl December 29, 2018

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


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