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What's happening today in Tucson?

There's something to do every day in Tucson, Arizona. The Tucson Entertainment Magazine Events Calendar contains hundreds of local event listings. These events are compiled from dozens of resources and organizations and updated daily. Find out what events are happening today in the Tucson Calender of Events.

April 2014 Events

Tucson in April is ideal for outdoor activities, including runs and walks. The 2014 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.

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/

The last day of April and first day of March features the annual Tucson Folk Festival with over 100 bands performing on four stages over 20 hours in Downtown's La Placita Village. See all of the Tucson events happening in April 2014.

May 2014 Events

The month of May in Tucson spotlights the popular annual Tucson Folk Festival. The 22nd 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 2014 Tucson events.

June 2014

June begins the hot summer season where temperatures are in the high 90F to 100F. Late evening Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run & Walk centers around Downtown. More June 2014 events in Tucson.

July 2014 Tucson Events

The Fourth of July firework shows at "A" Mountain and various resorts and parks around Tucson usually begin around 9:00 pm. See all upcoming July 2014 events.

August 2013

Tucson celebrates its founding on August 23, 1775. La Fiesta de San Agustin is held downtown with community events planned throughout August for the whole month.

September 2014

See September Tucson 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.

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.

Halloween night 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.

See more November Tucson events.

December Tucson Event Highlights

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.

January 2014 Tucson Events

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Shows begins in January and runs through February. See upcoming Tucson Gem Shows Events in January 2014.

Oracle State Park's fall and winter season will last until Sunday, April 27, 2014. The Park will hold events during their season and will also have school programs by reservation and be open for tours of the Kannally Ranch House and hiking on the weekends.

The Arizona Renaissance Festival returns with another year of entertainment.

Arizona Theatre Company presents the Arizona premiere of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize in Drama finalist and Broadway hit Other Desert Cities, a story of family relationships and deep, dark secrets meant to stay buried, at the Temple of Music and Art. January 24 to February 8, 2014.

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.

Tucson Desert Song festival brings together Tucson's professional performing arts groups with world-class classical voice stars and feature art song works. January 30-February 16, 2014.

See dozens of January 2014 events.

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February 2014 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 2014.

Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Classic Concert on February 15-16, 2014.

Tucson Rodeo, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros - the Celebration of the Cowboys, and the Tucson Rodeo Parade is held the last week in February 2014.

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