Featured and Upcoming Events in Tucson and Southern Arizona

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Things heat up as Southern Arizona cools down!. See our full calendar of events here. FIND an EVENT by event type or location.
Check out our new Performing Arts page, listing venues and websites. There is plenty to do! Season Tickets for many venues are now on Sale.

Annual Events In October

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
• Tucson Film and Music Festival October 9 -12
• Tucson Meet Yourself – October 10 -12
• 24th Annual Bisbee 1000 –  October 18.
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo – Benson – October 10-11
Patagonia Fall Festival – October 10-12
Loft Film Festival – October 16-19
• Helldorado Days Tombstone – October 17-19
SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show – October 17 – 19
Amerind’s Autumn Fest – October 18
Anza Days  – October 18.
World Margarita Championships – October 18
• Arts in the Plaza – Saaca St. Philips Plaza Oct 18 & 19
Tucson Celtic Festival & Highland Games – October 31 – November 2

Things to Do this Weekend

Ms. Karen’s Pics

• The Arizona Folklore Preserve is open for the season! This Week: Sugar Beets.
Sunday in the Park! This Month: The Lifecycle of Butterflies.
• It’s Rex Allen Days in Willcox. Cowboys and Wine. What a duet!
• Take the family out to Avalon Gardens for the Earth Harmony Festival.

Evening Entertainment

•  Shakespeare in the Park. 7pm. Himmel Park. Three Weekends only! Bring a blanket or chairs. $5 donation requested.
• Arizona Theatre Company presents: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
 Sunday at the Fox
An interview with Linda Ronstadt. Free! Backstage ticket reception, $125.
Summer Concerts in the Park, last show at Silverbell Park for the summer. Saturday 7pm. Bring a blanket or chairs.
First Saturdays Concert Series at Catalina State Park 5pm. Cowboy Guitar and Blues.
The Invisible Theatre presents I and You. Saturday and Sunday .


Kid ApprovedNature Stories at Agua Caliente Park. Friday, 10-11. Youngsters.
• Kid’s Create at the Museum of Miniatures every Second Saturday.
Model Airplane Make N Take for Kids 5 + at Pima Air and Space. Saturday, Reservations recommended.

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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