Major August Tucson Events
These are some of the most popular events hppening in Tucson this August. See what's happening today in the August 2011 Calendar of Tucson Events.
Tucson's Birthday August is the anniversary of the establishment of Tucson. Throughout the month, birthday ce;ebration activities are planned throughout Tucson. See the upcoming Tucson Birthday events calendar.
Learn about Tucson's history. Read and download several stories about Tucson's early pioneer days. Tucson lays claim to being one of the oldest settlements in the United States, ranking as to age next after San Augustine, Florida, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Spanish history in Tucson can be traced back to 1649, when a military station was established by the Spaniards to protect the Mission of San Xavier. The area was occupied by Native Americans for over 10,000 years before. Read more about Tucson's history.
Through August 1, 2011: In The Devil's Frying Pan. This original play will illustrate the histories of Arizonans who shaped our state as it went from a territory to a statein 1912. www.desertfoothillstheater.com.
Wednesdays: Wicked Wednesdays is held every Wednesday at the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Read about this month's event at the Tucson Botanical Gardens in August.
Alternating Saturdays: The La Encantada Summer Concert Series will feature an eclectic line-up this summer of talented jazz musicians, performing one-of-a-kind shows in an elegant garden courtyard. Acts in the free events series include local and world-renowned musicians, playing everything from Dixieland to Latin jazz. Read more about the La Encantada Summer Concert Series.
Friday, August 5: St. Philip's Plaza Friday Night LIVE! ART WALK. Enjoy Complimentary Wine, Hors d'oeuvres, Dessert, Trunk Show, Drawings, Gallery Shows, Live Music & Human Statue Performance and MORE! First Friday through September, 4:30pm-7:30pm. Read more about the St. Philip's Plaza Art Walk.
August 6: Plaza Palomino Courtyard Concert Series 2011 Plaza Palomino, featuring Los Pinguos from Argentina, a mixture of Latin rhythms, performed with Spanish guitars, a Cuban Tres, Peruvian cajon (box-drum), bass and harmonizing vocals, $20 advance, $23 door, 8 pm, 520-319-9966 or http://rhythmandroots.org/
August 13-14: Oro Valley Indoor Summer Arts & Crafts Festival at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort, (1000 N. Oracle Rd.), features exhibiting artists in all mediums and genres, artistic demonstrations, acoustic live music performances, and wine and culinary arts, 10 am 5 pm, http://www.orovalleyfestival.org or http://saaca.org
August 17-21: Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival held at Riverpark Inn, with a combination of free and paid field trips, workshops, activities, exhibits and talks by renowned naturalists, http://tucsonaudubon.org/festival
August 27: Plaza Palomino Courtyard Concert Series 2011 held at Plaza Palomino, featuring Stacey Earle & Mark Stuart with Nowhere Man and a Whiskey Girl, clever acoustic guitar interplay, autobiographical songwriting, harmonies and storytelling, $17 advance, $20 door, 8 pm, 520-319-9966 or http://rhythmandroots.org/
The EMVIA Prickly Pear Festival at Rillito Downs Park suitable for all ages, August 27, 2011, celebrates the Prickly Pear harvest, the winding down of the monsoon, and Tucson's 234th birthday! Read more about the Tucson Prickly Pear Festival.
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