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 2014: Tucson Gem Shows
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase runs from February 2-7, 2014. 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.
February 2014: Rodeo Week
The 89th 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 2014 Tucson Rodeo.
2014 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, 2014
Tucson fireworks schedules and 4th of July party events throughout Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Saturday, November 2014
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. Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, Inc. Tucson. http://www.perimeterbicycling.com/