Sam Hughes Inn is a Tucson Arizona Bed and Breakfast in the Sam Hughes Historic District

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TUCSON, AZ?
 
Eat, Rest or Exercise, Hike, Golf, Swim, Ride Horses, Climb Mountains, Bike, Book a Tour, See a Play, Listen to Music Outdoors, Sample a Fiesta, Shop, Visit Mexico. Participate or just watch the fun - every month, all year long. 

EXPERIENCE IT ALL
Check out  dozens of reasons to visit Tucson, Arizona below. Many events are annual. For more information including dates & details, visit visittucson.org/events and http://tucsonstyle.com/events/ . For current week events click on the Arizona Star's Caliente Online http://azstarnet.com/entertainment/ , available new each Thursday, or on the Daily Star Calendar at http://dailystarcalendar.com/, and for events today and for the next few weeks.


January
Navajo Weaving workshops, AZ State Museum, 520-626-9172
Senior Olympic Festival: tucsonseniorgames.org
Southern AZ Dance Festival, square, round & cloggers, sardasa.com
ARIPEX Stamp Show aripex.online.com
Tucson Gem & Mineral Show: visittucson.org/gemshow
American Indian Exposition , 150 Tribal Nations, Artists/Exhibitors, usaindianinfo.org.
Dillinger Days at the Hotel Congress

FEBRUARY
The Tucson Gem & Mineral Show  tucsonshowguide.com/tsg/
Tubac Festival of the Arts, tubacaz.com 
Tucson Boys Chorus Classic Concert, boyschorus.org at Catalina Foothills Church,
Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering cowboypoets.com
AZ Renaissance Festival, Apache Junction royalfaires.com
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson Rodeo), tucsonrodeoparade.org


MARCH
Arizona Distance Classic, arizonadistanceclassic.com runners & walkers,  Oro Valley
Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival (577-3769), arizonachambermusic.org
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair fourthavenue.org
Art Walk in Tubac, tubacaz.com


APRIL
Blessing of the Vines, 520-455-9309 - Elgin wine festival,
Viva Tucson! Lation Music Festival, 520-882-0018
Bicycle Tour of the Tucson Mountains
Joe Cristiani’s Celebrity Classic (tennis)
Wildflower Festival (Tohono Chul Park, Call/email Sharon, 520-742-6455
Spring Home & Patio Show
Pima County Fair
Jewish Film Festival http://www.tucsonjewishfilmfestival.org/
International
Mariachi Conference, tucsonmariachi.org
Sonoita Horse Races
AZ International Film Festival
Birdathon - Tucson Audubon Society


MAY
Cinco de Mayo, Kennedy Park Fiesta Area
Fiesta de la Primavera
Aztlan Art Gallery
Zuzi Dance Company, Spring Company Concert zuzimoveit.org
Tucson Pops, Music Under the Stars, tucsonpops.org
Concert Under the Stars, Udall Park, azsymwinds.org
Outdoor movies, La Placita, May to October:
Ironwood (tree) Festival, 
Waila Festival (American Indian)  at Bear Down Field U of A
Wyatt Earp Days Tombstone,  wyattearpdays.com


JUNE
Juneteenth Festival, 520-791-4353
Shakespeare Under the Stars, Phone: 520-791-4873
Tucson Sidewinders
Free Outdoor Concerts - see May events
Tohono Chul Park's Park after Dark, 520-742-6455
AZ Sonora Desert Museum' - Summer Saturday Evenings desertmuseum.org, 520-883-1380
Dia de San Juan festival (patron saint of water), Phone 520-791-4040
Colossal Cave Ladder Route Tours, every Sat night, colossalcave.com  
Kitt Peak Observatory Observing Program, 1 hour before sunset through Sept., noao.edu/outreach/nop/
Jazz at Old Pueblo Grille on Alvernon, Fri & Sat 7pm, metrorestaurants.com
Saturday on 4th, First Sat of every month, 5pm, fourthavenue.org


JULY
First Tuesday of the month, FREE Day at Tohono chul Park, tononochulpark.org
INDEPENDENCE DAY:
Tucson - Neighborhood parades, Music at TCC,  Fireworks on A Mountain, 520-791-4101
Benson- Let Freedom Ring 10:30-8 pm, 520-586-8834
Marana - Fireworks at Ora Mae Harn park. Phone 520-682-3395
Oro Valley - Tucson Symphony Orchestra at Canyon del Oro HS under the stars, fireworks Hilton El Conquistador. Phone 520-229-4700
Sierra Vista - Fireworks Buena Vista HS. Phone 520-417-6960.
Bisbee - Parade, coaster races, mining skills competitions, fireworks. Phone 520-432-6000.
Patagonia - Parade, music, games, food, dance, fireworks in the park. Phone 520-394-0060.
Tombstone - Games, softball tournament, food booths, fireworks. Phone 888-457-39290
Willcox Warren Earp Days - Parade, golf tournament, gunfights, country crafts, music & dinner show. 800-200-2272 
Outdoor Film Series, Thursdays, May-Oct. 7:30, La Placita, see May events.
Sabino Canyon Evening Tram Rides, Jun. & Sept, three nights a month,
Monsoon Season, July 5 - September 1, more or less


AUGUST
AZ State Museum-Archaeology Summer Camp for Adults (Reservations), 520-621-9506,
Desert Bluegrass Assoc., free jam session Sundays, 7-9pm, Udall Rec. Center., 296-1231
Southwest Wings Birding & Nature Festival, Bisbee -Phone 520-432-3554 or swwings.org
Norteno Music Festival


SEPTEMBER
Music Under the Stars - Tucson Symphony Orchestra selected Sundays
Native Eyes 2005, American Indian Film, Arizona State Museum
Walking Tours,  Mansions of Main St.. & Barrio Historico, email krusearizona@att.net,
Plaza Suites Jazz Sundays
Mexican Independence Day
Breakaway to the Border Bike Tour
Mt. Lemmon Oktoberfest, 576-1321
English Faire, St. Michael & All Angels, 602 N. Wilmot, 886-7292
Tucson Greek Festival, St. Demetrios Hellenic Center, 1145 E. Ft. Lowell, 888-0505
Harvesting of the Vines Festival, 520-455-9309
Organic Harvest Festival 
Brewery Gulch Daze, Bisbee Visitors Center, 866-224-7233
Tucson Beer Festival, 19th Annual - Hi Corbett Field
Slavic Festival, St. Melany Byzantine Catholic Church, 1212 N. Sahuara, 886-4225
The Optimist Club's Tucson Oktoberfest, Hi Corbett Field, 241-7730
Cochise County Fair, Douglas, 888-315-9999
Santa Cruz County Fair, Sonoita Fairgrounds, 520-287-3685


OCTOBER
Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios, a haunting experience, nightfallaz.com
Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze, Sat. Sun., buckelewfarm.com
La Fiesta De los Chiles
Tucson Meet Yourself Festival, El Presidio Park, 792-4806, tucsonmeetyourself.org
Patagonia Fall Festival, patagoniaaz.com
AZ State Museum, MISSIONS, PRESIDIOS & LAND GRANTS day trip, dfl@email.arizona.edu
SAHBA Home & Garden Show
Tucson Bluegrass Festival, Desert Diamond C asino,520-623-9533,
Desert Thunder Pro Rodeo
Reid Park's Hi-Corbett Field Oktoberfest
Norteno Music Festival & Street Fair
Octoberfest on Mt. Lemmon
Old Bisbee's Gem & Mineral Show
Bisbee Fiber Arts Guild Festival
West University Neighborhood Home Tour 
Tucson Bluegrass Festival desertbluegrass.org, Interstate 19 & Pima Mine Rd.


NOVEMBER
Firefighters Chili Cook-off, El Presidio Plaza Park, 520-444-8961
Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games tucsoncelticfestival.org
Festival of the Arts: (St. David) Arts & Crafts at Holy Trinity Monastery, 520-720-4642, holytrinitymonastery.org
Open Studio Tour: Downtown artists opent their studios, tucsonpimaartscouncil.org
Arizona Historical Society 125th Annual Meeting, November 14 -
St. Martin's New Release Festival: Wine tastin, Elgin-Canelo, Sonoita Vineyards, 520-455-5893
El Tour Golf Classic: Oro Valley, 520-745-2033, pbaa.com, Colg Club at Vistoso
Holiday Craft Market: Tucson Museum of Art, Unique gift items, 520-624-2333, tucsonmuseumofart.org
El Tour de Tucson Downtown Fiesta: Special effcts, flames, music, TCC, downtowntucson.org
El Tour de Tucson: Tucson Convention Center, bike race, pbaa.com
Bisbee, AZ Historic Home Tour discoverbisbee.com
Holiday Nights/Lights at Tohono Chul Park, tohonochulpark.org


DECEMBER
Willcox Christmas Apple Festival, Country crafts fair, willcoxchamber.com
Luminaria Nights - Botanical Gardens, tucsonbotanical.org
A Southwest Nutcracker Tucson Regional Ballet with Tucson Symphony (520-791-4266), tucsonregionalballet.org
Tucson Girls Chorus Concert: Crowder Hall, U of A, tucsongirlschorus.org
Tucson Marathon & Expo (Oro Valley) tucsonmarathon.com
La Fiesta de Tumacacori National Historical Park nps.gov/tuma
Zoo Lights tucsonzoo.org
Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair fourthavenue.org
Holidays in the Old Pueblo: Tucson Gay Mens's Chorus
Tubac Luminaria Nights tubacaz.com
Nativities at Tohono Chul Park, 520-742-6455
Downtown Parade of Lights downtowntucson.org
Winterhaven Festival of Lights (520) 881-4483, winterhavenfestival.org
Tucson Boys Chorus Holiday Concert  boyschorus.org