Family Fun: Día de los Muertos at the Art Museum

All Souls Procession 2011

FREE! On Sunday, November 1, 2015, our Tucson Museum of Art will help us all celebrate the Annual Día de los Muertos from 12 PM to 3 PM in the Museum’s courtyards, plaza and lobby. This is definitely a family-fun event. There will be a community altar, altars decorated by … Continue reading

Catrinas and the Day of the Dead

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The Catrina became part of Day of the Dead around the time of the Mexican Revolution. Today you always see her in the celebrations. Day of the Dead evolved from ancient Aztec celebrations and was modified when the Catholics missionaries arrived in the New World. The Catrina is a recent … Continue reading

Southern Arizona Guided Tour Schedule

Southern Arizona Guide Tours Schedule October 2015 – April 2016 (Dates & Times are Subject To Change.) Other tours, such as our Ruby Ghost Town Tour, will be added from time to time and announced 3-4 weeks in advance. ) For a description of our tours please see our Guided … Continue reading

Southern Arizona Guide’s Tombstone At Twilight Tour

Allen Street Tombstone Arizona At Night

This is Southern Arizona Guide’s Tombstone At Twilight Tour. I’m Jim Gressinger, travel writer, photographer, and publisher of Southern Arizona Guide. Please join me for an Old West evening like no other. Tombstone, Arizona after sundown is a very different place than Tombstone by daylight. The shops along historic Allen … Continue reading

We Love Books about Arizona!

Singing Winds Bookstore

This article is from Ms. Karen, on the eve of the Tucson Festival of Books 2015,  March 14th & 15th. We love books about Arizona and its quirky little bookstores. I am not talking about the Amazons and Barnes and Nobles of the world. I am talking about bookstores that … Continue reading

Tombstone Historic Home Tour 2014: A Slideshow!

Tombstone Cameo Lady

Saturday, December 6, 2014 was the first Tombstone Historic Home Tour. The event was sponsored by The Cameo Ladies of Tombstone, A.T. and Tombstone Forward. The tour was an especially rich experience because these were mostly homes from the historic era and beautifully furnished in period from 1879 to the … Continue reading

Dia de Los Muertos in Sonora Mexico


This weekend in Tucson, we will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with the increasingly popular All Souls Procession. This is a festive event, Tucson style honoring those that have gone before us. Please watch this video, demonstrating how the Dia de los Muertos event is celebrated in the rural areas … Continue reading

Dia de los Muertos Explained

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All of us in the area we call Southern Arizona celebrate, or are at least passingly familiar with the Mexican Holiday known as Dia de los Muertos, or The Day of the Dead. Ever wonder about this special event that has become ubiquitious in Mexico and Southern Arizona. There are … Continue reading

Rex Allen Days 2014: A Slideshow!

Rex Allen Days Rodeo Queen

Ms. Karen & I enjoyed the 63rd Annual Rex Allen Days at Willcox last Saturday (October 4, 2014). They had a lot of activities going on, but we only got to the parade in the morning, with Grand Marshall Guy Atchley, and the professional rodeo that afternoon. Unlike metropolitan Tucson, … Continue reading

26th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival


The Best Not-So-Little Art and Music Festival in SE Arizona – Oct. 10, 11, 12 Experience the 26th Annual Patagonia Fall Festival This Weekend! Get ready for three great days of live music, entertainment and over 100 fine arts, crafts and diverse food booths in Patagonia as this quaint, historic … Continue reading