What's happening today in Tucson?
There's some thing to do every day during 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson Entertainment Magazine Events Calendar contains hundreds of local listings today, this week and weekend throughout the year. These acitivies are compiled from dozens of resources and organizations and updated daily. These Tucson events are kid and famiy friendly.
See what is happening in Tucson today. The hour by hour calendar shows dates and times, things to do, and links to more information about what is going on in Tucson.
Tucson Holiday Events
November Calendar of Upcoming Events
Nutcracker: The popular Tucson performance of A Southwest Nutcracker is held in November. Ballet Rincon 12th Annual production of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.
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.
Tucson Holiday Doll Show & Sale is held November 15 at the Sabbar Shrine Center. Antique, Vintage, Modern & Art Dolls.
El Tour de Tucson Bicycle Race is Tucson's largest perimeter cycling event for all ages and abilities. El Tour 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 Tucson Events
26th Annual Poinsettia Sale is partnering with Green Things to provide beautiful, locally-grown poinsettias. Distribution dates are scheduled for December 3-6, 2014.
Tucson events in December include the Winter West Fest at Old Tucson Studios, Ferias Navidenas & Nacimiento Tour, Luminaria Nights, and Winterhaven. Thunder in the Desert is the New Millennium First People World Fair & Pow Wow starting December 30th. See all of the Tucson winter events, Hannukah and Christmas activities and more December Tucson events.
Luminaria Nights at Tucson Botanical Gardens is a festive Tucson holiday tradition, now in its 28th year! New this year is an extra weekend of festivities. December 5-7 and 12-14, 2014.
Arizona Repertory Singers (ARS), Tucson’s premier vocal choral group, celebrates 25 years under the leadership of Music Director Dr. Jeffry A. Jahn with a holiday concert season featuring his favorite songs from December 7-14, 2014.
View hundreds of authentic Zuni fetish carvings from stocking stuffers to museum quality pieces on December 14, 2014.
Welcome the 2015 New Year with these New Year's Eve parties hosted by businesses and resports throughout Tucson.
January 2015 Tucson Events
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Shows begins in January and runs through February. Dozens of vendors and displays throughout the city. Public and dealer shows in the upcoming Tucson Gem Shows calendars for January 2015 and February 2015.
The Arizona Renaissance Festival returns with another year of entertainment.
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. 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
Tucson Rodeo Museum opens in preparation for the annual Tucson Rodeo in February.
February 2015 Events
Tucson Gem and Mineral Shows attract the world's best minerals, jewelry, lapidary and dealers from across the world to Tucson, Arizona. The Gem Shows runs January through February 2015. See all February 2015.
March 2015 Tucson Events
The annual Tucson Festival of Books attracts hundreds of local authors and thousands of people to the UA from March 13-15, 2015.
More March 2015 Tucson happenings.
April 2015 Events
Tucson in April is ideal for outdoor activities, including runs and walks. The 2015 Relay For Life, draws thousands of Tucsonans. April also begins the Oro Valley Arts in the Park entertainment and music series and the Tucson International Mariachi Conference.
2015 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. Some events free. Follorico workshops.
See all of the Tucson events happening in April 2015.
May 2015 Events
The month of May in Tucson spotlights the popular annual Tucson Folk Festival. The Annual Mt. Lemmon Hill Climb to the top of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Another mountain run is the Tucson Heart Group Cinco de Mayo 10K Fitness Fiesta, Tucson’s largest and most scenic 10K event that winds through Starr Pass in the Tucson Mountains foothills. See all of May 2015 Tucson events.
June begins the hot summer season where temperatures are mainly over 100F. Late evening Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run & Walk centers around Downtown. More things to do in June 2015.
July 2015 Tucson Events
The Fourth of July fireworks shows at "A" Mountain and various resorts and parks around Tucson.
See more upcoming events in July 2015.
Tucson Birthday. Tucson celebrates its founding on August 23, 1775. La Fiesta de San Agustin is held downtown with community activities planned throughout August.
Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson, the original youth mariachi group, marks its 51th Anniversary in 2015 with a concert during a three-day period August 21-23, 2014. All events will take place in Tucson.
See more August 2015 Tucson daily events.
Tucson October Highlights
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, Annual Desert Blue Grass Festival. See more October Tucson events.
Oracle State Park is open through October. Catalina State Park has special weekend ctivities and tours. Summerhaven is open with temperatures about 20 degrees cooler than Tucson.
Tucson's Oktoberfest events happening through October, including in Green Valley with a brass band, or the Bouncing Czechs, or Trail Dust Town.
Tucson Halloween Events
Tucson has several popular community Halloween Events, including Old Tucson's NightFall and SlaughterHouse. Celebrate Halloween at Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios, Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival, Halloween Trick-or-Treat parties and Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY).
See more October Tucson events.
Tucson, Arizona is one of the oldest settlements in the United States, ranking in age next after San Augustine, Florida, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Santa Catalina mountains has been experiencing a gold rush for hundreds of years.
A new book on the "Treasures of the Santa Catalina Mountains" reveals the legends and hidden history of the Catalina Mountains, north of Tucson. Discover how the Spanish, Mexican and American settlers became prospectors and then miners over hundreds of years. 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 and download several accounts about Tucson's early pioneer days and Tucson history.
Today, a quick drive to the Catalinas reveals that hidden treasures still do exist. Explore the historical records that account for that thousands of pounds of gold in quartz that has been extracted from the Catalina mountains. Read about Arizona's Gold Rush.