Arizona: Calendar of Events Listings: 2010: March

Arizona Events March 2010 Calendar

This calendar of events for Arizona communities in March 2010 has been produced to assist you in making travel and activity arrangements.

This calendar has been produced to assist with travel arrangements or local activities. It is an information guide only and does not constitute a recommendation. Dates for these Arizona events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance. Updates, additions and corrections to any Arizona events are made at

Catalina State Park, just north of Tucson in Oro Valley, is a popular hiking nd camping spot. The park is located across the street from the new Oro Valley Marketplace on Oracle Road. Watch a video clip of the area, Google map nd park information.

March 2010 Arizona Event Listings

Arizona's 2010 Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month in March

For the entire month of March 2010, the Arizona State Parks' State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) is coordinating activities throughout the state for the 27th anniversary celebration of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month.

A free statewide listing of events will be available in February 2010 and can be obtained by contacting the Arizona State Parks offices at (602) 542-4174, or by visiting

These events will focus on current efforts to preserve our past by protecting our fragile and non-renewable cultural resources.  Museums, historical societies, tribes, agencies, parks, and archaeology organizations will be hosting events across the state.

For more information about the 27 State Parks, statewide hiking opportunities, off-highway vehicle trails, and other outdoor recreational and cultural opportunities in Arizona, call (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703) or visit Follow us on

Arizona Renaissance Festival JoustingArizona Renaissance Festival 2010

Through March 28, 2010

Saturdays, Sundays & President's Day,
10:00 AM until 6:00 PM
Rain or Shine • No Pets • Free Parking

YouTube Video of Arizona Road Trip

A little mini-vacation to NE Arizona, on the Navajo/Hopi reservation. The trip started at the invitation of Navajo people near Chinle, then blossomed from there. Visits included Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. Video courtesy to YouTube and Arizona Office of Tourism. Watch more Arizona Travel videos.

For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

The Arizona Office of Tourism
2702 N. Third St., Suite 4015
Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Arizona Chamber of
Commerce & Convention Bureaus

Governor Brewer Reminds Travelers of Passport Requirement

PHOENIX – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer reminds Arizona citizens, all U.S. and Canadian citizens will be required to present a passport or another WHTI compliant document to enter and re-enter the United States by land or sea from Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean and Bermuda.

U.S. citizens returning home from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda, by land or sea, will be required to present one of the following travel documents: A passport issued by the U.S. Government, a passport card (PassCard), a valid trusted traveler program card (FAST, NEXUS, or SENTRI) or a Military ID with official travel orders. U.S. citizen children under the age of 16 will be able to present the original or copy of their birth certificate, or other proof of U.S. citizenship such as a naturalization certificate or citizenship card.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park presents printing press demonstrations in February and March 2010.  The demonstrations will honor print journalism and Arizona's 150-year-old newspaper, The Arizonian, which is still being printed on the original hand press at the Park. The demonstrations will take place on the following dates and times: February 4 at 9:30am. February 18 at 10am. February 20 at 11am. March 4 at 9am. March 11 at 9am. March 21 at 11am. March 25 at 9:30am. For more information contact Tubac Presidio State Historic Park at (520) 398-2252. Park Entrance Fee is $3 per person for children and adults aged 14 & up. Youths aged 13 to 17 years of age will be charged $1 per person. There is no charge for children 12 years of age or younger. Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is located at One Burruel Street in Tubac, Arizona. The park is located 45 miles south of Tucson on Interstate 19. More on Tubac.

Saturday, March 20: 12th Annual Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park's Boulder Beach.This year the Mariachi Festival is being coordinated with financial support from the Arizona State Parks Foundation. Volunteers from across the state will be offering their assistance on this day so the popular Festival can take place. Visitors are encouraged to spend the whole day at the Park and enjoy a wide variety of Southern Arizona Mariachi bands and dancers on stage. There will be concessions, but visitors are welcome to bring their own picnic basket. In addition, Patagonia offers picnicking, birding and nature walks. Mariachi Plata will kick things off at 10am. Patagonia Lake State Park will provide overflow parking available with shuttle service. Visitors should arrive early for best parking. The fee to enter Patagonia Lake State Park is $10 for up to four adults, and walk-ins pay just $3. For more information contact Patagonia Lake State Park at (520) 287-6965.  The primitive camping sites are available for $17, and sites with electric hookups are available for $25. Make plans to head south for the sounds of traditional and modern Mexican Mariachi Band music. The park is located 7 miles past the town of Patagonia; take I-10 East to Hwy 83 South to Hwy 82. Please call ahead to find out the latest information about the State Parks by calling (602) 542-4174 (outside of the Phoenix metro area call toll-free (800) 285-3703) or visit Follow us on (Performers subject to change). 10am    Mariachi Plata (Band); 11am    Sunnyside High School (Band); 12pm    Baile Folklorico Tapatio (Dancers); 1 pm     Mariachi Juvenil Batiz (Band); 2pm      Pueblo High School (Band); 3pm      Mariachi Reyes (Band).

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For additional tourism information and brochures, contact:

The Arizona Office of Tourism

2702 N. Third St., Suite 4015

Phoenix, Arizona 85004

Phone: 602/542-8687 or 1-800-842-8257

Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Convention Bureaus

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