Annual Events and Festivals

Updated 5/21/2018 - 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 10-21, 2019
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 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, Feb 2 - Feb 17, 2019
Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Feb 8-10, 2019
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 - March, 2019
Tubac Festival of the Arts, Feb 2019
• 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 17-19,  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 16 - 24, 2019
Tucson Rodeo Parade Feb 21 - 9am 2019

MARCH 2018

March is Archaeology Month. Visit Arizona State Parks to learn more.
Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market,  March 2-4, 2018
• Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, - March 22-24, 2019
30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Feb 10- April 2, 2018
• Rillito Park Horse Races, Feb 10 - March 18, 2018
Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, March 3 & 4, 2018
 Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, - March 3-10, 2019
• Tucson Festival of Books, March 10-11, 2018
• Wa:k Powwow San Xavier Mission, March 17-18, 2018
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
30th Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 10- April 2, 2018

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Midway TwilightThe fair was not as crowded as we expected. Perhaps because this was the Easter holy day or because tomorrow was a work day.
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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 6-8, 2018 - Tombstone
SAHBA Home & Patio Show, April 6-8, 2018
• UA Spring Fling April 13-15, 2018
• Tucson Botanical Gardens Ultimate Home Garden Day Trip,  April 8,  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, Mary Poppins, April 8, 2018
• Arizona International Film Festival April 18-29, 2018
• Pima County Fair April 19 - 29, 2018
20th Annal HSSAZ Puttin on the Dog Fundraising Event, April 21
• 36th Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference - April 25 -28, 2018
Agave Heritage Festival - April 27 - May 6, 2018
Marana Bluegrass Festival, Friday - Sunday, April 13-15, 2018
• 44th Annual Rodders Days - April 28,  2018

22.Baker de Cobbler 01MAY 2018

Things are heating up! It's the Kentucky Derby and with that comes the Sonoita Horse Races. Southwest Wings for the Birders. All these events are definitely worthwhile.

Agave Heritage Festival - April 27 - May 6, 2018
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, May 1-5, 2018
• 103rd Annual Sonoita Horse Races - May 4 -5, 2018
Annual Tucson Folk Festival - May 5-6, 2018
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling Birding Festival - May 1-5, 2018 - Sierra Vista
San Ysidro Farmers Festival, May 19, 2018
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park, May 19, 2018
• Willcox Wine Country Festival - May 19 & 20, 2018
• Music Under the Stars - Sundays, May 13 - June10, 2018
• Wyatt Earp Days - May 26-28, 2018 - Tombstone

Buffalo SoldiersJUNE 2018
School's out! Bear down for the summer.
Annual Putt-ing Kids First Charity Event -June 8, 2018
• Ted DeGrazia's Birthday Celebration, June 14, 2018
• Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days - June 29-July 1, 2018
The Tucson 23, Mexican Food Fest, June 16,  2018
• 13th Annual Bisbee Pride Weekend June 15-17, 2018
• El Dia de San Juan Fiesta - June 24,  2018
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival  - June 23, 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
• Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show - July 6 - 8, 2018
 Invisible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds, July 10 - 22, 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, Saturday, August 5,  2018
Mission Garden celebrates Tucson's Birthday, TBA 2018
Celebrate Tucson's Birthday at the Presidio downtown. TBA 2018
World Margarita Championships - August 10, 2018

Tombstone-OK-CorralSEPTEMBER 2018

•  6th Annual Willcox Flyer Bike Ride - Sept 1, 2018
103rd Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - Sept 1-3, 2018
• Annual Salsa and Tequila Challenge at La Encantada. Sunday, Sept 2, 2018.
•  Brewery Gulch Daze TBA 2018... Yawn.
•  Showdown in Tombstone - Sept 1- 3, 2018
CSV Oktoberfest - September 2, 2018
•  Tucson Fall Gem Shows Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2018
14th Annual Bisbee Blues Festival - Sept 8-10, 2017, TBA 2018
•  Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo - Sept 21-23, 2018
• Heirloom Farmers Market Annual Chile Festival, Sept 27-30, 2018
Territorial Days in Tombstone - Sept 15-16, 2018 (Tentative)
Tucson Greek Festival- Sept 27-30, 2018
• Cochise County Fair - Douglas, Sept 27-30, 2018
Annual Celebration of Music & Culture, September 24, 2017, TBA 2018
Safford Salsa Festival - Sept 21-22, 2018
17th Annual Roasted Chile Festival - Sept 15, 2018

Parade of TractorsOCTOBER 2018

Tucson Modernism Week - October 6 - 14, 2018
Butterfly Magic at TBG begins October 1, 2018.
SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show - Oct 5-7, 2018
• Rex Allen Days Willcox - Oct 5-7, 2018
8th Annual Evening of Play at the Children's Museum, October 13, 2018
Earth Harmony Festival at Avalon Gardens - TBA 2018
Annual Treasure House Estate Sale, TBA 2018
Graham County Fair - TBA 2018
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale - October 6-7, 2018
46th Annual Art in the Park - October 6-7, 2018
• Tucson Meet Yourself - October 12-14, 2018
Patagonia Fall Festival October 13-14, 2018
44th Annual Huachuca Gem Show - October 13-14, 2018
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo - Benson - October 13-14, 2018

• Tucson Film and Music Festival October 5 , 2018
Vintage Bisbee Wine and Food Tasting, TBA 2018
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul - TBA 2018
Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival - Oct 20 2018
• 26th Annual Bisbee 1000 -  October 20, 2018
Annual Classic Car Show - October 20, 2018
Anza Days  - TBA 2018
Helldorado Days Tombstone - October 19-21, 2018
• Arts in the Plaza - St. Philips Plaza October 20-21, 2018
Bordertown, Tombstone, October 24-28, 2018
Willcox Wine Festival - October 20 & 21,  2018
Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, TBA 2018
Annual Membrillo Festival, TBA 2018
Cyclovia Tucson,TBA 2018

All Souls Procession

All Souls Procession

NOVEMBER 2018

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Tubac, November 2 - 4, 2018
10th Tucson Comic-Con, November 2-4, 2018
• Procession of the Little Angels,TBA 2018
All Souls Procession - TBA 2018
Empire Ranch Roundup and Open House, Saturday, Nov 3, 2018
Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Nov 2-4, 2018 Rillito Park
Loft Film Festival - Nov 8-15, 2018
99th Veterans Day Parade, Nov 11, 2018
Fall Toy Train Show and Meet, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9-10, 2018
 Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018
• Annual Southern Arizona Koi Show, TBA 2018
• Picacho Peak Reenactment Battle - November 17-18, 2018
Holiday Artisan's Market, Nov 16-18, 2018
El Tour de Tucson, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Annual Amado Chili Cookoff and Car Show, TBA 2018
Tubac Fall Art Walk, TBA 2018
Old Pearce Holiday Festival, November 25-26, 2018
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, TBA 2018
35th Annual Bisbee Home Tour,  TBA 2018

A Concert At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Lights

DECEMBER 2017 - No information on 2018 yet.
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. TBA 2018
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 7-9, 2018
• 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