Tucson Birthday. Tucson celebrates its founding on August 23, 1775. La Fiesta de San Agustin is held downtown with community activities planned throughout August.
Heirloom Farmers Markets Teams Up with Chefs, Igniting Passion for Local Food and Benefiting Tucson Restaurants. Rillito Park. With over 70 vendors on Sunday mornings from 8am to 12pm.
Hilton Indoor Summer Fine Art Festival on Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tucson Hilton El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort.
Final Chance to See Free Movies at Reid Park Fridays Aug. 29, 2014. Movies begin at dusk.
Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson, the original youth mariachi group, marks its 50th Anniversary in 2014 with a concert during a three-day period August 21-23, 2014. All events will take place in Tucson.
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See September Tucson calendar of events. Tucson in September is one of the more active months of the year, despite the heat. Several major events include the Butterfly Festival and Fall Plant Sale, the CEP Chili Festival, the Flavors of Tucson, Jazz Under the Stars at Reid Park Bandshell, the Oktoberfest on Mt. Lemmon, Primavera Cooks, the SalsaFest, the Summer Concert Series at La Encantada, Sun Sounds Great Beer Fest and the Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. This years annual Tucson Greek Festival may still be planned. Back to school events.
Arizona Theatre Company opens the 2014-15 season with the Arizona premiere of the hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, from Sept. 13 to Oct. 4 at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson.
October Event Highlights
See all October 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, Annual Desert Blue Grass Festival. 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.
Arizona Theatre Company opens the 2014-15 season with the Arizona premiere of the hilarious comedy of ill manners, the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike until October 4, 2014.
Halloween night parties, events and Halloween Week. Celebrate Halloween at Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios, Southern Arizona Food & Wine Festival, Halloween Trick-or-Treat parties and Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY). Halloween 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.
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. SpectiCast Presents Mariinsky Theatre’s Nutcracker in 3D Live in 2D & 3D at the Loft and the Crossroads Theatres.
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.
The University Medical Center El Tour de Tucson is Tucson's largest perimeter cycling event for all ages and abilities.
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.
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December Tucson Events
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 in December Tucson events.
View hundreds of authentic Zuni fetish carvings from stocking stuffers to museum quality pieces on december 14th.
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.
See dozens of January 2015 events.
Explore Tucson's history
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.
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.
The Santa Catalina mountains has been experiencing a gold rush for hundreds of years.
Just below Mt. Lemmon's backside lies one of the great stories of the search for gold in the mountains, the lost city and the lost Iron Door mine.
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.
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Legends of lost mines, lost cities and a lost mission have been passed down by word of mouth for generations. The most famous legend, the Iron Door Mine, helped launch the early American hunt for gold in the 1850s. Read more about the legends and history of the Santa Catalinas.
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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.
Tucson Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - the Celebration of the Cowboys, and the Tucson Rodeo Parade is held the last week in February 2015.
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.