Featured Upcoming Events in Tucson and Southern Arizona

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Annual Events In October
Week 1
Butterfly Magic at TBG begins October 1.
• Rex Allen Days Willcox – October 2-5
Annual Classics and Oldies, Car and Music Festival – October 4
• Earth Harmony Festival at Avalon Gardens – October 4-5
Graham County Fair – October 9-12

 

Week 2
• Tucson Film and Music Festival October 9 -12
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo – Benson – October 10-11
• Tucson Meet Yourself - October 10 -12
Patagonia Fall Festival – October 10-12

Week3
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24th Annual Bisbee 1000 –  October 18.
Loft Film Festival – October 16-19
• Helldorado Days Tombstone – October 17-19
SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show – October 17 – 19
Anza Days  – October 18.
World Margarita Championships – October 18
• Arts in the Plaza – Saaca St. Philips Plaza Oct 18 & 19
• Willcox Wine Festival – Oct 18 & 19

Week 4
• Annual Fairbank Day – Oct 25, Ghost town; sponsored by the Friends of San Pedro River
• Feast with the Dearly Departed – Tucson Botanical Gardens: October 25; 5 – 8pm
Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games – October 31 – November 2
• Dia de los Muertos at the Carr House – October 26th, Celebrate the tradition at the end of season for the Carr House. 

Things to Do this Weekend

Ms. Karen’s Pics

Chiles, Chocolate and Salsa• Arizona Sonora Desert Museum - BOO!seum. Dress like a Desert Critter or plant and get free admission. October 25 & 26. 10am-4pm.
• The Figure Examined New Exhibit, Tucson Museum of Art.
• Dia de los Muertos at the Carr House – October 26th, Celebrate the tradition at the end of season for the Carr House.
• The Arizona Folklore Preserve is open for the season! Saturday’s and Sundays, 2pm
Chiles, Chocolate and Salsa at Tohono Chul Park! Sat & Sun October 25-26, 10am-4pm. Reserve your seating at the Garden Bistro for a special Chile menu! Served 4pm – 8:30pm


Evening Entertainment

Carnival of Illusion II• A new season for Carnival of Illusion! Gotta see the new show!

Circus Electronica at the Fox!


Kid ApprovedHALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS!
Halloween Howl at Colossal Cave Mountain Park. Every Friday, 5pm – 9pm, Saturday and Sunday through October 26.
Harry Potter and the Haunted Ruins for the youngsters. Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through October 30th.
Buckelew Farms Pumpkin Festival every Saturday and Sunday, 10am – 5pm. West Tucson
Apple Annie’s Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze. Saturday’s and Sunday’s in October. 8:30 – 4pm, Willcox.
Arizona Sonora Desert MuseumBOO!seum. Dress like a Desert Critter or plant and get free admission. October 25 & 26. 10am-4pm.

Children's Museum

Spend the Day at the Tucson Children’s Museum!

Every Second Saturday is $2 admission day at the Children’s Museum.

The New Desert Museum Aquarium

Boy Watching Seahorses

On a clear Sunday morning in early February, Neighbor Roy, Ms. Karen, & I arrived at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for our 2nd Behind The Scenes tour, this time of the new Warden Aquarium. Lacey was our guide for our group of 8, including two little boys who looked to be about 4 and 6 [...]

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Kids State Museum Every Saturday, Free with admission to the Arizona State Museum, Cultural Crafts for the Kids. Adults $5, Children Free. Learn more here.


Nature & Hiking

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