June begins the hot summer season where temperatures are in the high 90F to 100F. There are few major outdoor activities besides the June 2, 2012 late evening Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run & Walk centers around Downtown. More June 2012 events in Tucson.
Most July events in Tucson are restricted indoors or early morning due to intense summer heat. Run with the Roosters is an early morning July 10th 5 mile walk and run with a free breakfast. See more Tucson events in July 2012.
Tucson fireworks schedules and 4th of July fireworks events and party events throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona.
The August celebration of Tucson's Birthday and La Fiesta de San Agustin is held downtown. Some Tucson birthday events are held citywide. See more August Tucson events.
Tucson celebrates it's founding on August 23, 1775. Read about Tucson's history.
Community events are planned throughout August, including fiestas, swim parties, Chinese community recognition, and even a beach party on 4th Avenues. Many other events and activities are also planned for Tucson's birthday celebration.
Tucson in September is one of the more active months of the year, despite the heat. Several major events include Flavors of Tucson, Jazz Under the Stars at Reid Partk Bandshell, the Oktoberfest on Mt. Lemmon, Primavera Cooks, the SalsaFest, the Summer Concert Series at La Encantada, Sun Sounds Great Beer Fest, the annual Tucson Greek Festival and the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. On September 5th, head to the desert for the 43rd Annual Saguaro National Park Labor Day Run with a 5 miles and 8k course. See more September Tucson events.
As the weather cools in October, the city celebrates the annual Desert Thunder Pro Rodeo, Anza Days in Tubac, AZ), La Fiesta de los Chiles, Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios, Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival, Tucson Bluegrass Music Festival, Halloween Trick-or-Treat parties and Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY). See more October Tucson events.
Halloween in October 2011 celebrates Howl-O-Ween at the Reid Park Zoo. There will be costumed characters, theme trick-or-treating and decorations galore. Price: $5 per person of any age. $4 per member of any age. 1100 S. Randolph Way. Phone: 520-881-4753. website: www.tucsonzoo.org
The popular Tucson performance of A Southwest Nutcracker is held in November. Other major annual events include the Celtic Festival Scottish Highland Games, Annual Holiday Craft Market, the Celebrity Chefs Dinner, NamJam Bike Show and Poker Run. November is Native American Month with a traditional Pow Wow.
November 17, 2012 is the UMC El Tour de Tucson Presented by Diamond Ventures. The University Medical Center 2012 El Tour de Tucson is Tucson's largest perimeter cycling event for all ages and abilities. Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, (520) 745-2033. Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. Tucson. http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/
The month starts the Tucson Symphony Orchestra MasterWorks Concert Series. The annual El Tour de Tucson is one of nation's biggest cycling events. El Tour de Tucson Bicycle Race draws thousands of bicyclists to ride the perimeter of the city. The ArtsFest makes another run in November in northwest Tucson at La Encantada Shopping Mall. See more November Tucson events.
December 2012 Tucson Highlights
Tucson events in December include the Winter West Fest at Old Tucson Studios, Ferias Navidenas & Nacimiento Tour, Luminaria Nights, and Winterhaven.
See all of the Tucson winter events, Hannukah and Christmas activities in December Tucson events.
Thunder in the Desert 2012 is the New Millennium First People World Fair & Pow Wow starting December 30th.
See all of the Tucson events happening in January 2012.
The 2012 new year starts off with Thunder in the Desert 2012. This event is the New Millennium First People World Fair & Pow Wow. Check the schedule for events through January 9th.
Alfred Hitchcock's THE 39 STEPS is presented by the Arizona Theatre Company from January 14-February 4, 2012.
January is also the seasonal opening of the Tucson Rodeo Museum. The annual Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show for private dealers starts in January.
19th Southwest Indian Art Fair
Arizona State Museum’s signature event returns home in 2012 - back on the museum's front lawn! Meet 200 Southwest Native artists, many of them award winning.
Talk with them about their work and learn about the cultural significance that informs, inspires, and imbues their work.
Top-quality, handmade art includes pottery, Hopi katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more.
This annual Tucson event features artist demonstrations, Native food, music, and dance performances round out the two-day celebration.
The Arizona State Museum is located just inside the University of Arizona’s Main Gate at Park Ave and University Blvd in Tucson at 1013 E University Blvd. Call 520-621-6302. www.statemuseum.arizona.edu
Many Mexicos Exhibit
Many Mexicos: Vistas de la Frontera at the Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona campus. This exhibition at ASM strives to interpret the broad sweep of Mexican history from the Pre-Columbian period to today’s political shouting matches, all from the perspective of Arizona and the borderlands. Mon Sat, 10 a.m. 5 p.m. The exhibit will run fthrough 2012. www.StateMuseum.Arizona.Edu
2012 Tucson Rodeo
February is Rodeo event month. The Tucson Rodeo, Tucson Rodeo Parade and Tucson Rodeo Museum are all prepared for this year's events.
The entire group of the Tucson Boys Chorus is named the 2012 Grand Marshal of The Tucson Rodeo Parade.
2012 Gem Shows
January and February hosts the annual Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Shows and events with vendors and displays throughout Tucson.
Arizona Renaissance Festival
The AZ Renaissance Festival returns from February through April 2012 at Apache Junction, just norh of Tucson.
Arizona's Gold Rush
The Santa Catalina mountains has been experiencing a gold rush for hundreds of years. Explore the historical records that account for some of the gold extracted during Arizona's Gold Rush.
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