Tucson Calendar of Events for 2013
Detail information about these and other events happening in 2013 are posted as they are received. Dates for some of these Tucson events have not been set yet. Since they are annual events, follow the links to their web sites for updated information.
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20th Annual Southwest Indian Art Fair is Southern Arizona’s Premier Indian Art Show and Market
Arizona State Museum’s signature event returns home in 2013 - 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 event is held Saturday 10 a.m.5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.4 p.m.. Admission fees TBA.
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
Indian America New Year’s Competition Pow Wow & Indian Craft Market is a collection of American Indian Art, arts and crafts, and food. 40 featured artists changing throughout the 14 days. Dancers from more than 50 tribes, authentic handmade craft market, traditional food, drum contest, children’s activity area, dance to bring in New Year, $12. Weekend Tribal Dancers at Poolside. Music Jam Session on Sundays with the Neal Narcho Band. The Pow Wow and Indian Craft Market is held the last Sunday of January through the Second Sunday of February each year. www.usaindianinfo.org
February 2-7, 2013
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase runs from February 2-7, 2013. Tens of thousands of buyers, collectors, dealers, curators and guests attend each year. The showcase is recognized as the premier event of its kind in the world. Dozens of shows at various locations and venues throughout metropolitan Tucson make up Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase. Centerpieces of the showcase include the American Gem Trade Association's (AGTA) wholesale-only AGTA GemFair Tucson, located at Tucson Convention Center, and the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society's (TGMS) open-to-the-public show (the one that started it all in 1955), located at Tucson Convention Center Arena. More on the Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows.
The 88th La Fiesta de los Vaqueros. (Festival of the Cowboys). The Tucson Rodeo began in 1925. This signature Tucson event includes five PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) events, which take place at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds at South 6th Ave. and Irvington Rd. The event also features the world's longest horse-drawn, non-motorized parade. The week's activities attract about 55,000 fans. An estimated 200,000 spectators come out for the parade. More information on the 2013 Tucson Rodeo.
2013 Tucson International Mariachi Conference is Tucson's largest cultural event and a model for other mariachi conferences nationwide. The event includes a week of student workshops followed by several public concerts featuring the world's best and brightest mariachi musicians and talented folklorico dancers. The public concerts are performed at outdoor and indoor stages in April. http://www.tucsonmariachi.org/
July 4, 2013
Tucson fireworks schedules and 4th of July party events throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
UMC El Tour de Tucson Presented by Diamond Ventures. The University Medical Center El Tour de Tucson is Tucson's largest perimeter cycling event for all ages and abilities. This event attracts more than 9,000 cyclists throughout the United States and beyond. This iuncludes the novice, intermediate, advanced, and professional riders. Cycle 109, 80, 67 or 35 miles, plus a 4-mile and 1/4- mile Kids and Family Fun Ride. The main routes will weave around scenic areas, with beautiful vistas of local mountain ranges and saguaro cactus stands. Course profiles can be rolling to moderately hilly, though the 35-mile route is basically flat and great as a family affair or for beginners. El Tour is organized every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving by Tucson's Perimeter Bicycling Association of America. Contact Richard DeBernardis or Melanie Rineer, Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, (520) 745-2033. Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. Tucson. http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/