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Updated 9/22/22 – We are still taking this month by month in this changing world but venues are opening up again despite the pandemic’s continued devastation. Bookmark this page. Here you can look ahead and find Southern Arizona’s favorite annual events. These events usually occur at roughly the same time every year. Please consult the presenter’s website or visit our Weekly Upcoming Events or our full Calendar for actual dates when known. We strive to update this calendar when future dates are known. Arizona is a little laid back with these kinds of things. Many events have been canceled this year, at least temporarily. We have left them hoping they come back. TBA is To Be Announced. These events’ websites have not been updated as of our latest update. If you wish to make a correction or add an annual event, please contact us here. You may submit an event for consideration here.

NOTE: Many of these events require year-long planning and because of the stubbornness of this virus, they may have bowed out for 2022. Please check with the venue before taking our word for it.

JANUARY 2022


Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 23, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022
Zoppé Family Circus, Jan 13 – 23, 2023, Tucson
Wings Over Willcox, Jan 13 – 16, 2022
Tucson Fringe Festival – January 13 – 16, 2022
Tucson Jazz Festival, January 14 – 23, 2022
• The Yuma Home & Garden Show, January 14 – 16, 2022
Tubac Annual Homes Tour, January 15, 2022
Dillinger Days 1934 Street Festival, January 16, 2022
The Annual Arizona Home Show, Feb 18-20, 2022, Tucson
Mineral Madness at the Desert Museum, January 22 – 23, 2022
• Ballet Tucson’s Winter Concert, January 28 – 30, 2022
La Encantada Fine Art Festival, January 29 – 30, 2022
Tucson Desert Song Festival, This year, January – March, 2022
Annual Superior Home Tour and Antique Show, January 29-30, 2022
American Indian Exposition, Jan 30-Feb 14, 2022

Tucson Rodeo

FEBRUARY 2022

This month is dominated by the Gem Show and the Fiesta de Los Vaqueros. The Rodeo Parade is always the Thursday after the Rodeo begins. It is a Tucson tradition that the kids get out of school for this event. The weather is improving.

American Indian Exposition, January 30 – February 14, 2022
Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, January 26 – February 14, 2022
Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, February 4 – 5, 2022
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 5 – April 3, 2022
Savor Food and Wine Festival, Canceled for 2022
Annual Florence Historic Home Tour, February 12, 2022
Tubac Festival of the Arts, February 8 – 12, 2023
• Statehood Day at El Presidio del Tucson, February 14, 2022
Fort Lowell Day Celebration, February 19, 2022
• Cruise, BBQ & Blues Classic Car Show, February 19, 2022
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 26 – April 3, 2022

Tombstone Vigilante Days, February 19 – 20, 2022
La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros, February 19 – 27, 2022
Tucson Rodeo Parade, February 24, 2022

 

Flag Bearers dancing

The start of the opening procession has the flag bearers dancing to rhythmic Native American drums. Very different than the highly formal military marching flag bearers that open Anglo-American parades.

MARCH 2022

March is Archaeology Month. Visit Arizona State Parks to learn more.

Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, March 5 & 6, 2022
Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, – March 13 – 20, 2022 and streaming
• Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market, No word on this.
Tubac Open Studio Tour, March 11 – 13, 2022
Spring Artisans Market, March 11 – 13, 2022
Tucson Festival of Books, March 12 & 13, 2022
Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, March 19 – 20, 2022
Wa:k Powwow San Xavier Mission, POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, Not 2022 (Every other year show)
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 5 – April 3, 2022
Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, Mar 26 – 27, 2022
Cyclovia, March 27, 2022
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 26 – April 3, 2022

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Midway Twilight
Chinese Acrobat
Monster Grill
Tractor
Horse Full
Horse Head
Boy On Merry Go Round
17_Girl On Merry Go Round
Boy On Slide
Colorful Art
Ferris Wheel Night
Disko
Airborne
Camel Ride
Climbing Wall
Mini Bumpers
Hawker No Customers
Game with Players
Overhead Point Of View
Big Thrill
Thrill Drop with Fog
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APRIL 2022

Come on out the weather is fine!

Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 5 – April 3, 2022
Annual Tucson Folk Festival, April 2 -3, 2022
Schiefflin Days, Tombstone, April 2 – 3, 2022
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 26 – April 3, 2022
Ballet Tucson’s Spring Concert, April 1 -3, 2022
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, – April 1 – 3, 2022
Annual Copper City Vintage Baseball, April 2 – 3, 2022
Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride, April 2, 2022
Country Thunder, April 7 – 10, 2022
Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards, April 9, 2022
Tucson Botanical Gardens Ultimate Home Garden Day Trip, Doesn’t look good for 2022
SAHBA Home & Patio Show, Now, April 8 – 10, 2022
UA Spring Fling, Now April 8 – 10, 2022
• The Annual Rose Tree Festival, April 8 – 10, 2022 – Tombstone
Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Sanctuary Cove, April 17, 2022. Get there early.
Annual Paper Airplane Flyoff, No word on 2022 yet. Pima Air and Space is not showing any events.
Arizona International Film Festival April 20 – 30, 2022
Pima County Fair Postponed to April 21 – May 1, 2022
Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference – April 29 – May 8, 2022
Willcox West Fest Ranch Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Cookoff, April 15 – 17, 2022
29th Annual Desert Gala, Sunday, April 24th, 2022
Agave Heritage Festival – April 21 – May 1, 2022
Annual Rodders Days – April 23, 2022

Sonoita Horse Races 2016

We delight in the beauty of the rolling grasslands of Sonoita, both cattle country and wine country.

MAY 2022

SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, May 4-7, 2022
Annual Sonoita Horse Races – May 7 -8, 2022,
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park, May 21, 2022
Willcox Wine Country Festival – May 21 -22, 2022
Music Under the Stars – Sundays, May 8 – June 12, 2022
Wyatt Earp Days – May 28 – 30, 2022 – Tombstone

Saguaro Harvest

JUNE 2022

School’s out! Take a breather. Bear down for the summer.

• Ted DeGrazia’s Birthday Celebration, June 14, Cancelled for 2022
Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days, 2022 CANCELED
The Tucson 23, Mexican Food Fest, 2022 no word on this.
El Dia de San Juan Fiesta , June 24, 2022 We do not see it on the Calendar
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival, Nothing yet for 2022. This may be permanently canceled.

JULY 2022

4th of July in Bisbee – They take the 4th seriously. The coaster races are on again, weather permitting.
• A Tombstone 4th of July. One guess. Parade, Car Show, Pinup Contest. July 2 – 4, 2022.
Invisible Theatre’s Sizzling Summer Sounds, July 7 – 16

Yellow-headed Blackbird

AUGUST 2022

Birds are the best this time of year. Your chance to spot the Elegant Trogan.

Southwest Wings Birding Festival, August 3 – 6, 2022
World Margarita Championships – August 26, 2022
Annual Michelada Competition, Looks like it is CANCELED for 2022
Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, August 10-14, 2022
• Annual Doc Holli-Days, August 14 – 15, 2021, No word yet on 2022
Celebrate Tucson’s Birthday at the Presidio downtown 6:15pm. August 20, 2022

Tombstone-OK-Corral

SEPTEMBER 2022

Fall Gem Show at Casino del Sol, September 1 – 4, 2022
Tucson JOGS Fall Gem Show , September 1 – 4, 2022
Annual Tucson Comic-Con, September 2 – 4, 2022
Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo – September 3 – 5, 2022
Showdown in Tombstone – Sept 3 – 4, 2022
Annual Salsa and Tequila Challenge at La Encantada. 2022 Dates (TBD 8-9-22)
CSV Oktoberfest – September 16 – 17, 2022
Bisbee Blues Festival – September 17, 2022
Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo – Sept 16 – 18, 2022
• Heirloom Farmers Market Annual Chile Festival, September 16 – 18, 2022
Tucson Greek Festival, – Nothing yet for 2022 but we will keep it up in case they change their minds.
Cochise County Fair – Douglas, Sept 22 – 25, 2022

Parade of Tractors

OCTOBER 2022

SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show – September 30 – October 2, 2022
Oro Valley Fall Artisan’s Market, October 1&2, 2022
Butterfly Magic at TBG, October 1 – May 31, 2022
Rex Allen Days Willcox – September 29 – October 2, 2022
Sky Island Tour – Bicycle event. Sierra Vista, October 1, 2022
Annual Evening of Play at the Children’s Museum, October 1, 2022
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale – October 1 – 2, 2022
Annual Art in the Park – October 1 – 2, 2022
Graham County Fair – October 6 – 9, 2022
Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show – October 6-9, 2022
Tucson Meet Yourself – October 7 – 9, 2022
Patagonia Fall Festival – October 8 & 9, 2022
Annual Huachuca Gem Show – October 9 – 10, 2021
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo – October 8 – 9, 2022, Benson
• Film Fest Tucson – October 7-9 2021
Loft Film Festival, October 12 – 20, 2022
Country Thunder, October 13-16, 2023
Annual Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb – October 15, 2022
Annual Classic Car Show – October 15, 2022
Helldorado Days Tombstone – October 21-23, 2022
Boo at the Zoo, October 21 – 20, 2022
• Arts in the Plaza – St. Philips Plaza, 2022? Don’t see it.
Willcox Wine Festival – October 14 – 16, 2022
Annual Membrillo Festival, October 15, 2022
Bordertown, Tombstone, October 25-30, 2022
Fall Ikebana Festival, October 27 – November 6, 2022
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chu,l October 19 (Members), 22-23 general public, 2022
Tucson Modernism Week – Currently no events are listed. TBA 2022

All Souls Procession

All Souls Procession

NOVEMBER 2022

Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, November 2 &3, 2022

Fall Ikebana Festival, October 27 – November 6, 2022
Tucson Modernism Week, Nothing yet for 2022
Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul Park, October 19, 2022
Procession of the Little Angels, October 24, 2021 Nothing yet for 2022
All Souls Procession, November 6, 2022
Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival, November 5-6, 2022
Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival NUT RUN, November 5, 2022
Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, November 4-6, 2022
• Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, November 6-7, 2021
Annual Southern Arizona Koi Show, November 11 – 13, 2022
Veterans Day Parade, Possibly November 11, 2022
Fall Toy Train Show and Meet, Saturday, November 13, 2022
Fall Artisan’s Market, November 18 – 20, 2022
El Tour de Tucson, November 20, 2022
Annual Bisbee Home Tour and Chair Auction, November 25 & 26, 2022
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 23, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, November 25, 26, 27, 2022
Annual Downtown Parade of Lights Canceled for 2021

A Concert At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Lights

DECEMBER 2021

December is all about the Holidays! Celebrate some of these events. If you are interested in unique gifts and shopping experiences, there are plenty of opportunities, not only to find the right gift but to enjoy the day as well, see our page on Unique Shopping Opportunities.

For More Holiday Celebration Events see this post.

Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 23, 2021 – Jan 9, 2022 Nothing yet for 2022
• Luminaria Nights in Tubac, December 2 – 3, 2022
Annual Tamal Festival, December 4, 2021
Annual Nordic Fair, December 3, 2022
Fiesta de Tumacacori – December 3 , 2022
A Southwest Nutcracker, December 10 & 11, 2022
Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts, December 3- 4, 2022
Arts Express ELF, December 2-18, 2022
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo – December 5 – 30, 2021

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair – December 9 – 11, 2022
Winterhaven Festival of Lights – A Tucson Tradition – December 10 – 26, 2022
Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park – December 10, 11, 17 18, 2021
• The Messiah, December 10 – 11, 2022
Tucson Boys and Girls Chorus Annual Holiday Concert – December 17 – 18, 2022
Christmas Light Parade, No word on 2022 – Downtown will be lit up though
Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mercado San Agustin, December 18 – 20, 2021
Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights, Now called Lights Up!, November 25, 2022 – January 15, 2023
Cascabel Community Fair Has been Canceled for 2022
Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, No word for 2022 yet
La Fiesta de Guadalupe – Not on for 2022
Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes – December 11, 2022
A Tucson Pastorela – No word for 2022 yet

 

 

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