Updated 1/6/23 – 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: Please check with the venue before taking our word for it. Most events appear to be one day earlier this year 2023.

JANUARY 2023


Wee Winter Wonderland, November 21, 2022 – January 5, 2023
Zoppé Family Circus, Jan 13 – 23, 2023, Tucson
Wings Over Willcox, Jan 12 – 15, 2023
Tucson Fringe Festival – January 19 – 22, 2023
Tucson Jazz Festival, January 12 – 22, 2023
Tubac Annual Homes Tour, January 14, 2023
Dillinger Days 1934 Street Festival, January 15, 2023
Mineral Madness at the Desert Museum, January 14 – 15, 2023
Tucson Desert Song Festival, This year, January – March, 2023
Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, January 28 – February 12, 2023
Savor Food and Wine Festival, January 28, 2023
Arizona Winter Wine Festival, January 27 – 29, 2023, Phoenix
Annual Superior Home Tour and Antique Show, January 28-29, 2023
American Indian Exposition, Jan 29-Feb 12, 2023

Tucson Rodeo

FEBRUARY 2023

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 29 – February 12, 2023
Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, January 28 – February 12, 2023
La Encantada Fine Art Festival, February 4-5, 2023
Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, February 4 – 5, 2022, TBA 2023
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 4 – April 2, 2023
Annual Florence Historic Home Tour, February 11, 2023
Tubac Festival of the Arts, February 8 – 12, 2023
• Statehood Day at El Presidio del Tucson, February 14, 2023
• Ballet Tucson’s Winter Concert, February 17 – 19, 2023
• Fort Lowell Day Celebration, February 19, 2022, TBA 2023
• Cruise, BBQ & Blues Classic Car Show, February 11, 2023
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 4 – April 2, 2023

Tombstone Vigilante Days, February 18 – 19, 2023
La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros, February 18 – 26, 2023
Tucson Rodeo Parade, February 23, 2023

 

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 2023

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

Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, March 5 & 6, 2022, TBA 2023
Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, – March 12 – 19, 2023 and streaming
• Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market, TBA 2023.
Tubac Open Studio Tour, March 10 – 12, 2023
Spring Artisans Market, March 3 – 5, 2023
Tucson Festival of Books, March 4 & 5, 2023
Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, March 18 – 19, 2023
Wa:k Powwow San Xavier Mission, POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, TBA 2023 (Every other year show)
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 4 – April 2, 2023
Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, Mar 18 – 19, 2023
Ballet Tucson’s Spring Concert, March 24-26, 2023
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, March 24-26, 2023
Cyclovia, March 27, 2022 TBA 2023
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 4 – April 2, 2023

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Monster Grill
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Boy On Merry Go Round
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Boy On Slide
Colorful Art
Ferris Wheel Night
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Camel Ride
Climbing Wall
Mini Bumpers
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APRIL 2023

Come on out the weather is fine!

Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 4 – April 2, 2023
Annual Tucson Folk Festival, March 31 – April 2, 2023
Schiefflin Days, Tombstone, April 2 – 3, 2022 TBA 2023
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 4 – April 2, 2023
Annual Copper City Vintage Baseball, April 2 – 3, 2022 TBA 2023
Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride,, April 1, 2023
Country Thunder, April 13- 16, 2023
Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards, April 22, 2023
Tucson Botanical Gardens Ultimate Home Garden Day Trip, Possibly 2023
SAHBA Home & Patio Show, Now, April 14 – 16, 2023
UA Spring Fling, April 8 – 10, 2022 TBA 2023
• The Annual Rose Tree Festival, April 8 – 10, 2022 – Tombstone, TBA 2023
Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Sanctuary Cove, April 9, 2023. 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 19 – 30, 2023
Pima County Fair, April 20 – 30, 2023
Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference – April 19 – 23, 2023
Willcox West Fest Ranch Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Cookoff, April 14 – 16, 2023
29th Annual Desert Gala, Sunday, April 24th, 2022 TBA 2023
Agave Heritage Festival – April 27 – 30, 2023
Annual Rodders Days – April 23, 2022 TBA 2023

Sonoita Horse Races 2016

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

MAY 2023

SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, May 3-6, 2023
Annual Sonoita Horse Races – May 6 -7, 2023
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park, May 21, 2022, TBA 2023
Willcox Wine Country Festival – May 21 -22, 2022, TBA 2023
Music Under the Stars – Sundays, May 8 – June 12, 2022 , TBA 2023
Wyatt Earp Days – May 28 – 30, 2022 – Tombstone, TBA 2023

Saguaro Harvest

JUNE 2023

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

• Ted DeGrazia’s Birthday Celebration, June 14, TBA 2023
Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days, TBA 2023
The Tucson 23, Mexican Food Fest, TBA 2023
El Dia de San Juan Fiesta , June 24, 2022 TBA 2023
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival, Nothing yet for 2023.

JULY 2023

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. TBA 2023
Invisible Theatre’s Sizzling Summer Sounds, TBA 2023

Yellow-headed Blackbird

AUGUST 2023

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

Southwest Wings Birding Festival, August 2 – 5, 2023
World Margarita Championships – August 26, 2022, TBA 2023
Annual Michelada Competition, TBA 2023
Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, August 9-13, 2023
• Annual Doc Holli-Days, August 14 – 15, 2021, No word yet on 2022 or 2023
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, August 31 – 3, 2023
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 2023

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
Marana Fall Festival, October 15, 2023
Annual Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb – October 23, 2023
Annual Classic Car Show – October 15, 2022
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul, October 19 (Members), 22-23 general public, 2022
Helldorado Days Tombstone – October 21-23, 2022
Boo at the Zoo, October 21 – 30, 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

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, November 9 – 13, 2022
Procession of the Little Angels, November 5, 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, 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 19, 2022
Annual Bisbee Home Tour and Chair Auction, November 25 & 26, 2022
• Wee Winter Wonderland, November 21, 2022 – January 5, 2023 YAY!
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, November 25, 26, 27, 2022

A Concert At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Lights

DECEMBER 2022

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.

• Wee Winter Wonderland, November 21, 2022 – January 5, 2023 YAY!
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo – December 2 – 30, 2022
Arts Express ELF, December 2-18, 2022
Luminaria Nights in Tubac, December 2 – 3, 2022
Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts, December 3- 4, 2022
Annual Tamal Festival, December 3, 2022
Annual Nordic Fair, December 3, 2022
Fiesta de Tumacacori – December 3 , 2022
Christmas at the Empire Ranch, December 10, 2022
A Southwest Nutcracker, December 10 & 11, 2022
• The Messiah, December 10 – 11, 2022
La Fiesta de Guadalupe, December 11, 2022
Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes – December 11, 2022
4th Avenue Winter Street Fair – December 9 – 11, 2022
• Tombstone Christmas Light Parade, December 10, 2022
Winterhaven Festival of Lights – A Tucson Tradition – December 10 – 26, 2022
Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park – December 9,10, 16, 17, 2022
Tucson Boys and Girls Chorus Annual Holiday Concert – December 17 – 18, 2022
Christmas at the Arroyo Café – December 18, 2022
Downtown Parade of Lights is back. December 17, 2022
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 – Sadly this even has been canceled for 2022
Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, No word for 2022. Doubt that it will happen.
A Tucson Pastorela – No word for 2022 yet