Featured and Upcoming Events in Tucson and Southern Arizona

Highlighted Events

Try some ideas from our Things to do in Summer page. See our full calendar of events here. FIND an EVENT by event type or location.

Things to Do this Weekend

Ms. Karen’s Pics
• FINALLY! The Modern Streetcar is open for Business. Ride for FREE all weekend.
Check out the Route and more at: Sun Link Tucson Streetcar. Buy a discount pass for the merchants along the way at: TucsonSummer.com. Only $5.
Cool Summer Nights at the Desert Museum. This Week: Astronomy Night.
Tombstone at Twilight. Fun and shopping in Tombstone. Dress the part.

Evening Entertainment

Friday, July 25th
Summer Safari Nights at Reid Park Zoo. See what’s playing.
• Jazz at Cushing Street Bar. Now Fridays too! Ride the Streetcar!
Saturday, July 26
Come out to the Tucson Botanical Gardens in the evening for Sunset Saturday from 5 to 8pm. Enjoy musicians, Food, ice cream and the gardens.
• Jazz at Cushing Street Bar. Now Fridays too! Ride the Streetcar!

Sunday, July 27
• See what is showing at The Loft Cinema here, Tucson’s Independent Arthouse.

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• Visit the Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium. Open every day.
Kid’s Film Fest at the Loft. Through July 26th. 10-12pm.
Family Friday Nights at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center.

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

  • • Mission Garden Tours every Saturday, 8am-12 pm April – November. A little bit nature, conservation, history. More information at the Friends of Tucson Birthplace.
  • • Interpretive River Walk at the San Pedro House Saturday at 8am.
  • Sundays, at the Sierra Vista Environmental Operations Park is a docent lead Bird Walk at 8am. Learn more about it in this video by Mike Foster.
  • The Carr House is open weekends, April – October. An introduction to the Huachuca Mountains, hiking, birding, history, geography and more. Watch this video for programs.