Annual Events and Festivals

Updated 12/25/2017 - 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 the future dates are known. A few events have been cancelled this year, at least temporarily. We have left them in hoping they come back. TBA is yet 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.

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw

JANUARY 2018

First Day Hikes at an Arizona State Park, January 1, 2018
Mineral Madness at the Desert Museum, January 13 -14, 2018
• 10th Annual Tucson Clogging Festival, Jan 12-13, 2018
Fall Toy Train Show and Meet, Jan 10-11, 2018
Zoppe Family Circus, Jan 12-22, 2018
• Wings Over Willcox,  Jan 11-14, 2018
Tucson Fringe Festival - Jan 12 - 14, 2018
• 26th Annual Tucson Jewish Film Festival, Jan 11-21, 2018
• Tucson Jazz Festival, Jan 11-21, 2018
Tubac Annual Homes Tour,  Jan 13, 2018
• Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout, Jan 12-14, 2018
La Encantada Fine Art Festival, Jan 20-21, 2018
Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Jan 27 - Feb 11, 2018
• Tucson Desert Song Festival, Jan 16 - Feb 4, 2018
• Dillinger Days 1934 Street FestivalJan 20-21, 2017, TBA 2018
• American Indian Exposition, Jan 28-Feb 11, 2018

Tucson Rodeo

FEBRUARY 2018

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 Tucson tradition that the kids get out of School for this event.  The weather is improving.

Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Jan 28 - Feb 11, 2018
Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Feb 2-4, 2018
Savor Food and Wine Festival, Feb 3, 2018
Annual Fort Lowell Day Celebration, Feb 10, 2018
• Spring Artisans Market, - Feb 16-18, 2018
Cruise, BBQ & Blues, Feb 17, 2018
• Rillito Park Horse Races -Feb 11 - March 19, 2017, TBA 2018
Tubac Festival of the Arts, Feb 8-12, 2017, TBA 2018
• Statehood Day at El Presidio del Tucson, Feb 14, 2018
• Cruise, BBQ & Blues Classic Car Show, Feb 17, 2018
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 10- April 1, 2018
Tombstone Vigilante Days, Feb 10-12, 2017, TBA 2018

See our videos that we took one year at Vigilante Days.
Tom McLaury Speaks out before the Gunfight at the O.K.Corral
Tombstone, Tourism or History?
An Interview with Virgil Earp

La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Feb 17 - 25, 2018
Tucson Rodeo Parade Feb 22 - 9am 2018

Union Cavalry At Picacho Peak Reenactment 2012.

Union Cavalry At Picacho Peak Reenactment 2012.

MARCH 2018

March is Archaeology Month. Visit Arizona State Parks to learn more.
Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market,  March 2-4, 2018
30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Feb 10- April 2, 2018
• Rillito Park Horse Races, Feb 11 - March 19, 2017, TBA 2018
Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, March 3 & 4, 2018
• Tucson Festival of Books, March 10-11, 2018
• Wa:k Powwow San Xavier Mission, March 11-12, 2017
 Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, - March 12-15, 2017
Tubac Open Studio Tour, March 16-18, 2018
Ballet Tucson's Spring Concert, March 16-18, 2018
Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, March 17 & 18, 2018
• Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, Mar 24 - 25, 2018
• Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, - March 2-4, 2018
30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 10- April 2, 2018

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APRIL 2018

Come on out! the weather is fine!
• Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride, April 7, 2018
30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Sat & Sun, Feb 10- April 2, 2018
40th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards, April 7, 2018
• Cyclovia Sunday, April 8, 2018
Country Thunder April 5-8, 2018
• The Annual Rose Tree Festival, April 7-8, 2017 - Tombstone TBA 2018
SAHBA Home & Patio Show, April 6-8, 2018
• UA Spring Fling April 13-15, 2018
• Tucson Botanical Gardens Ultimate Home Garden Day Trip,  TBA 2018
• 7th Annual Paper Airplane Flyoff, April 7, 2018. Sign up early.
9th Annual Copper City Vintage Baseball, April 7-8, 2018.
Fox Theatre's 88th Birthday, TBA 2018
• Arizona International Film Festival April 18-29, 2018
• Pima County Fair April 19 - 29, 2018
• 36th Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference - April 25 -28, 2018
Marana Bluegrass Festival, Friday - Sunday, April 13-15, 2018
• 44th Annual Rodders Days - TBA 2018

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MAY 2018

Things are heating up!
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, May 1-5, 2018
• 103rd Annual Sonoita Horse Races - May 4 -5, 2018
• Willcox Western Festival and Chili Cookoff - TBA 2018
Annual Tucson Folk Festival - May 5-6, 2018
Weird Plant Sale at TBG, TBA 2018
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling Birding Festival - May 1-5, 2018 - Sierra Vista
San Ysidro Farmers Festival, TBA 2018
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park, TBA 2018
• Willcox Wine Country Festival - May 19 & 20, 2018
• Music Under the Stars - Sundays May 14 - June11, 2017, TBA 2018
• Wyatt Earp Days - May 26-28, 2018 - Tombstone

Buffalo SoldiersJUNE 2018
School's out! Bear down for the summer.
• Summer Toy Train Show and Meet - TBA 2018
• 4th Annual Putt-ing Kids First Charity Event -TBA 2018
• Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show - TBA 2018
• Ted DeGrazia's Birthday Celebration, June 14, 2018
• Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days - June 23-25, 2018
The Tucson 23, Mexican Food Fest, TBA 2018
• 13th Annual Bisbee Pride Weekend June 15-17, 2018
• El Dia de San Juan Fiesta - TBA 2018
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival  - TBA 2018
• Annual Pima County Home and Garden Show, TBA 2018

Saguaro Harvest

JULY 2018
Not much going on here. Make your own summer party.
• 4th of July in Bisbee - They take the 4th seriously. Book a room for the weekend, if you can.
Tombstone 4th of July
 Invisible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds, TBA 2018

Yellow-headed Blackbird
AUGUST 2018
Southwest Wings Birding Festival, August 1-4, 2018
• Southeast Arizona Birding Festival sponsored by the Tucson Audubon Society.
August 8-12, 2018.
Annual Michelada Competition, TBA 2018
18th Annual Hummingbird Triathalon - TBA 2018
Mission Garden celebrates Tucson's Birthday, August 20, 2017 6:30pm
Celebrate Tucson's Birthday at the Presidio downtown. TBA 2018

Tombstone-OK-CorralSEPTEMBER 2017

•  5th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride - Sept 2, 2017
102nd Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sept 2-4, 2017
• Annual Salsa and Tequila Challenge at La Encantada. Sunday, September 3, 2017.
•  Brewery Gulch Daze Sept 3, 2017.
•  Showdown in Tombstone - Sept 2- 4, 2017
CSV Oktoberfest - September 9-10, 2017
•  Tucson Fall Gem Shows Sept 7-10, 2017,
13th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival - Sept 8-10, 2017
•  Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo - Sept 15-17, 2017
• Heirloom Farmers Market Annual Chile Festival, Sept 16-17, 2017
Territorial Days in Tombstone - Sept 16-18, 2017
Shakespeare in the Park - Weekends at Himmel Park. Sept - Oct, 2017
Tucson Greek Festival- Sept 21-24, 2017
• Cochise County Fair - Douglas, Sept 21-24, 2017
Annual Celebration of Music & Culture, September 24, 2017
Safford Salsa Festival - Sept 29-30, 2017
14th Annual Chile Festival - Sept 24, 2016, TBA 2017
Desert Museum's Annual Plant Sale- Sept 23-24, 2017
Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival - September 30 2017
Tucson Modernism Week - September 30 - October 8, 2016, TBA for 2017

Parade of TractorsOCTOBER 2017

Tucson Modernism Week - October 7 - 15, 2017
Shakespeare in the Park - Weekends at Himmel Park. Sept - Oct, 2017
Butterfly Magic at TBG begins October 1, 2017.
SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show - Oct 6-8, 2017
• Rex Allen Days Willcox - Oct 5-8, 2017
7th Annual Evening of Play at the Children's Museum, Oct. 7, 2017
Earth Harmony Festival at Avalon Gardens - October 7-8, 2017
Annual Treasure House Estate Sale, October 4-6, 2016, TBA 2017
Graham County Fair - October 6-9, 2016, TBA 2017
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale - October 7-8, 2017
46th Annual Art in the Park - October 7-8, 2017
• Tucson Meet Yourself - October 13-15, 2017
Patagonia Fall Festival October 13-15, 2017
43rd Annual Huachuca Gem Show - October 14-15
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo - Benson - October 8, 2017

• Tucson Film and Music Festival October 5 -8, 2017
Vintage Bisbee Wine and Food Tasting, October 7, 2017
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul - October 11, 2017
• 26th Annual Bisbee 1000 -  October 20, 2018
Annual Classic Car Show - October 21, 2017
Anza Days  - October 21,  2017
33rd Heritage Blues Festival - October 15, 2017
World Margarita Championships - October 6, 2017
Helldorado Days Tombstone - October 20-22, 2017
• Arts in the Plaza - St. Philips Plaza Oct 28 & 29, 2017
Bordertown, Tombstone, Oct 25-29, 2017
Willcox Wine Festival - October 21 & 22, 2017
Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, October 27 & 28, 2017
5th Annual Membrillo Festival, October 28, 2017
• 3rd Annual City of Gastronomy Downtown Chef’s Table, October 29, 2017
Cyclovia Tucson, October 29, 2017
Dia de los Muertos, October 30, 12-4 pm at the Tubac Presidio

Fall Festivals / Halloween

Come back! We will be adding more!
Halloween in the Wild, October 28, 5-7pm
Valley of the Moon Sherlock Holmes, Friday - Sundays, Oct 6 -30, 2017
Halloween in Tombstone, TBA, 2017
Annual Pumpkin Patch - Marana - October7-31, 2017
Buckelow Farms Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze - West of Tucson, Weekends throughout October
Terror in the Corn - Friday and Saturday Nights in October - Buckelew Farms
Apple Annies Pumpkin Celebration - Fridays and Saturdays, September 16 - October31, 2017, 8:30am - 4pm
Tucson Studios - 29th Annual Nightfall Thursdays - Sundays, Sept 29 - 31, 2017
Annual Halloween Party at Kartchner Caverns - October 28, 2017, 5-8pm
Tubac All Souls Day at the Presidio - October 29, 2017 12pm - 4pm
Colossal Cave Mountain Park - Howl in the Cave, October 30 & 31, 2016
Boo at the Zoo - at Reid Park Zoo, October 27-29, 2017
Night of Fright, Pima Air & Space Museum, October 27, 2017 5-9pm

All Souls Procession

All Souls Procession

NOVEMBER 2017

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Tubac, Saturday, November 3 - 5, 2017
10th Tucson Comic-Con, November 3-5, 2017
• Procession of the Little Angels, Saturday, November 4, 2017
All Souls Procession - Sunday, November 5, 2017
Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House, Saturday, Nov 4, 2017
Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Nov 3-5, 2017 Rillito Park
Loft Film Festival - Nov 8-12, 2017
98th Veterans Day Parade, Nov 11, 2017
Crush Party at TMA is back! Nov 10, 2017
Fall Toy Train Show and Meet, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10-11, 2017
9th Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017
• 38th Annual Southern Arizona Koi Show, November 11-12, 2017
• Picacho Peak Reenactment Battle - November 17-18, 2018
Holiday Artisan's Market, Nov 17-19, 2017
El Tour de Tucson, Saturday, November 18, 2017
Annual Amado Chili Cookoff and Car Show, November 18, 2017
Tubac Fall Art Walk, November 24-25, 2017
Old Pearce Holiday Festival, November 24-25, 2017
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, November 24-26, 2017
35th Annual Bisbee Home Tour,  Friday and Saturday Nov 24 - 25, 2017

Dia de Los Muertos
Procession of the Little Angels, Saturday, November 4, 2017, 3-7pm
All Souls Procession - Sunday, November 5, 2017, 4-10pm
• Tubac All Souls Day at the Presidio - October 29, 2017 12pm - 4pm
• Arivaca Dia del los Muertos Parade and Fall Festival

A Concert At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Lights

DECEMBER 2017
December is all about the Holidays! Celebrate with 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.

• Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park. Friday & Saturday, 3 weekends - Dec 1-2, Dec 8-9, Dec 15-16, 2017
Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights, Dec 1-3 & 8-10, 2017
A Tucson Pastorela - Dec 14-17, 2017
Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, Dec 2, 2017
• Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts, Dec 2-3, 2017
Tubac Luminaria Nights - Friday and Saturday, Dec 1-2, 2017
• Cascabel Community Fair - Saturday and Sunday, Dec 2-3, 2017
• Fiesta de Tumacacori  - Dec 2-3, 2017
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo - December 7 - 23,  2017
• 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair  - December 8,-10, 2017
• Winterhaven Festival of Lights - A Tucson Tradition - December 9-26, 2017
Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes - TBA 2017
Luminarias at Tombstone Courthouse, December 9, 2017
• A Southwest Nutcracker Saturday and Sunday, Dec 9-10, 2017
Messiah, Saturday and Sunday, Dec 9-10, 2017
• Tucson Boys Chorus Annual Holiday Concert - Dec 12-14, 2017
Dickens Festival and A Christmas Carol, Dec. 15-17
Magic of Christmas - Dec. 16-17, 2017

 Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mercado San Agustin, TBA 2017
Annual Downtown Parade of Lights - December 16, 2017
La Fiesta de Guadalupe - DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun,Cancelled for 2017 due to fire in the Chapel, TBA 2018