Updated 9/9/2020 - We are currently taking this month by month in this changing world. 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. Arizona is a little laid back with these kinds of things.  A few 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: 8/29/20 Some events are cautiously opening. Please check with the venue before assuming that it is being held.

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw


JANUARY 2020

Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 26 - Jan 5, 2020
The Annual Home Show, January 3-5, 2020
• 12th Annual Tucson Clogging Festival, Jan 10-11, 2020
Zoppé Family Circus, Jan 10 - 26, 2020 Tucson
Wings Over Willcox,  Jan 17 - 19, 2020
Tucson Fringe Festival - Jan 9 - 12, 2020
Tucson Jazz Festival, Jan 10 - 20, 2020
Tubac Annual Homes Tour, January 11, 2020
• The Yuma Home & Garden Show, January 17 - 19, 2020
La Encantada Fine Art Festival, Jan 18 -19, 2020
Mineral Madness at the Desert Museum, January 18-19, 2020
• Tucson Desert Song Festival, Jan 15 - Feb 16, 2020
• Dillinger Days 1934 Street Festival, January 19, 2020
12th Annual Superior Home Tour and Antique Show, January 25-26, 2020
• American Indian Exposition, Jan 26-Feb 16, 2020

Tucson Rodeo

FEBRUARY 2020

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, Jan 26-Feb 16, 2020
Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, Feb 1 - Feb 16, 2020
Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, Feb 7-8, 2020
Savor Food and Wine Festival, Feb 8, 2020
Annual Fort Lowell Day Celebration, Feb 8, 2020
• 35th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour, Feb 8, 2020
• Rillito Park Horse Races -Feb 8 - March 22, 2020
Tubac Festival of the Arts, Feb 5 - 9, 2020
• Statehood Day at El Presidio del Tucson, Feb 14, 2020
• Cruise, BBQ & Blues Classic Car Show, Feb 15, 2020
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 8 - March 29, 2020
Tombstone Vigilante Days, February 15-16, 2020
La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Feb 15 - 23, 2020
Tucson Rodeo Parade Feb 20,  2020
Tubac Open Studio Tour, March 12- March 14, 2021

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 2020

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

 Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, - March 1- 8, 2020
Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market,  March 6-8, 2020
• Rillito Park Horse Races -Feb 8 - March 22, 2020
Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, March 14 - 15, 2020
Tucson Festival of Books, March 14 - 15, 2020 CANCELED
Spring Artisans  & Flower Market, - March 13-15, 2020
Ballet Tucson's Spring Concert, March 13 - 15, 2020
Tubac Open Studio Tour, March 13 - March 15, 2020
Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, March 14 - 15,2020
• Wa:k Powwow San Xavier Mission, March 21 - 22, 2020 POSTPONED INDEFINITELY
Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, March 24 - 25, 2021 (Every other year show)
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, - March 20-22, 2020 CANCELED
Bravo Vino, March 28, 2020
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 8 - March 29, 2020
• Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, Mar 28 - 29, 2020

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APRIL 2020

Come on out the weather is fine!

• Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride, April 4, 2020
40th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards, April 4, 2020
Tucson Botanical Gardens Ultimate Home Garden Day Trip,  Saturday, April 4, 2020
Annual Tucson Folk Festival - April 3 - 5, 2020
SAHBA Home & Patio Show, April 3 - 5, 2020
UA Spring Fling April 3 - 5, 2020
10th Annual Copper City Vintage Baseball, April 4-5, 2020
• Cyclovia Sunday, April 11, 2021
• The Annual Rose Tree Festival, April 11-12, 2020 - Tombstone
Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Sanctuary Cove, April 12, 2020
Annual Paper Airplane Flyoff, April 18, 2020.
Arizona International Film Festival April 15 - 26, 2020
Country Thunder April 16-19, 2020
• Pima County Fair April 16 - 26, 2020
Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference - April 22 -25, 2020
Willcox West Fest Ranch Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Cookoff, April 24-26, 2020
27th Annual Desert Gala at the Desert Museum, April 26th, 2020
Agave Heritage Festival - April 23 - May 5, 2020
Annual Rodders Days - April 25, 2020
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, April 29 - May 2, 2020

Sonoita Horse Races 2016

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

MAY 2020

Agave Heritage Festival - April 23 - May 5, 2020 CANCELED
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, April 29 - May 2, 2020 CANCELED
• Annual Sonoita Horse Races - May 2 -3, 2020 CANCELED
San Ysidro Farmers Festival, May 16, 2020, Tentative
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park, May 18, 2019, TBA 2020
• Willcox Wine Country Festival - May 15 -17, 2020 CANCELED
• Music Under the Stars - Sundays, May 10 - June 14, 2020 Postponed
• Wyatt Earp Days - May 23-25, 2020 - Tombstone CANCELED

Saguaro Harvest

JUNE 2020

School's out! Bear down for the summer.

• Ted DeGrazia's Birthday Celebration, June 14, 2020  CANCELED (Probably)
• Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days - June 27-28, 2020 CANCELED
The Tucson 23, Mexican Food Fest, June 27,  2020  CANCELED
El Dia de San Juan Fiesta , June 24, 2019 TBA 2020  No Information on this one. 
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival, June 29, 2019 Colossal Caves currently closed.  

JULY 2020

The SW Birding Festival makes the month!

4th of July in Bisbee - They take the 4th seriously. Book a room for the weekend, if you can.
A Tombstone 4th of July. One guess.
 Invisible Theatre's Sizzling Summer Sounds, July 9  - 21, 2019 TBA 2020
Southwest Wings Birding Festival, July 29 - August  1, 2020

Yellow-headed Blackbird

AUGUST 2020

Birds are the Best this time of year.

Southwest Wings Birding Festival, July 29 - August  1, 2020
World Margarita Championships - August 2, 2019, Canceled
Annual Michelada Competition, August 5, 2019, CANCELED
•  Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, August 5-7, 2020. This will be a virtual event.
• Annual Doc Holli-Days, August 7 - 9, 2020
Celebrate Tucson's Birthday at the Presidio downtown. August 20, 2020  CANCELED
Tucson's Birthday at the Mission Garden, August 21, 2019, CANCELED

Tombstone-OK-Corral

SEPTEMBER 2020 - updated 9/9/20

Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - September 5 - 7, 2020 There is a MAX allowed in.
•  Showdown in Tombstone - Sept 5 - 6, 2020
•  Annual Salsa and Tequila Challenge at La Encantada. POSTPONED
•  CSV Oktoberfest - Looks like it is CANCELED
•  Tucson Fall Gem Show , September 3 - 6, 2020, IT'S ON!
•  Bisbee Blues Festival - September 19,  2020, IT's Virtual this year. 
•  Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo - Sept 12, 2020 - This is not the big one. It is the 12th Annual Tribute to Ranching.
• Heirloom Farmers Market Annual Chile Festival, Doesn't look like it will happen.
Tucson Greek Festival, - September 25 - 27, Order your TOGO Greek meal online NOW.
• Cochise County Fair - Douglas, Sept 24 - 27, 2020, Doesn't look like it. 
Safford Salsa Festival, Can't find it. 
Annual Roasted Chile Festival - Don't think so. 

Parade of Tractors

OCTOBER 2019 - Updated 8/29/20

Tucson Modernism Week - Currently no events are listed.  TBA 2020
Butterfly Magic at TBG will return this year in October.
SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show - October 2-4, 2020
• Rex Allen Days Willcox - October 1 - 4, 2020
Annual Evening of Play at the Children's Museum, October 3, 2020 A Virtual Fundraiser
Graham County Fair - October 8-11, 2020
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale - CANCELED
Annual Art in the Park - CANCELED
• Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show -  October 9-11, 2020
• Tucson Meet Yourself - October 9-11, 2020
Patagonia Fall Festival  - CANCELED
45th Annual Huachuca Gem Show - October 10-11, 2020
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo - Benson -  TBA 2020
• Film Fest Tucson - CANCELED for 2020, October 7-9 2021
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul -  TBA 2020
Annual Bisbee 1000 Stair ClimbCANCELED FOR 2020, October 16, 2021
Annual Classic Car Show - Car Show Canceled - Raffle Fundraiser Supports Local Charities.  Buy a ticket here.
Helldorado Days Tombstone - October 16-18, 2020 No word yet. 
• Arts in the Plaza - St. Philips Plaza, Most likely Canceled for 2020
Willcox Wine Festival - October 16-18,  2020
Annual Membrillo Festival, Looks like it is Canceled
Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, I Don't see it on the Calendar.
Bordertown, Tombstone, CANCELED for 2020, October 19-24, 2021

All Souls Procession

All Souls Procession

NOVEMBER 2019 - Updated 9/9/20

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Tubac, November 20 - 22, 2020
11th Annual Tucson Comic-Con, Canceled for 2020
Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, No word yet.
• Procession of the Little Angels, Canceled for 2020
All Souls Procession, Live streaming the event, November 8, 2020
Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival, Canceled for 2020
Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Cancelled for 2020
Loft Film Festival - No word on 2020
Veterans Day Parade, Nov 11, 2020
Fall Toy Train Show and Meet, Canceled for 2020
Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival, Canceled for 2020
• Annual Southern Arizona Koi Show, No word on 2020
Holiday Artisan's Market, No word on 2020
El Tour de Tucson, Postponed to April 10, 2021
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 26 - Jan 5, 2020
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, November 27 - 29, 2020
Annual Downtown Parade of Lights - Unknown for 2020

A Concert At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Lights

DECEMBER 2019

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.

Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 26 - Jan 5, 2020
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo - December 5 - 30, 2019
Tubac Luminaria Nights - December 6 - 7, 2019
Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights, December 6 - 15, 2019
• Cascabel Community Fair - Saturday and Sunday, Dec 7 - 8, 2019
• Fiesta de Tumacacori  - December 7- 8, 2019
Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, No Date for 2020
Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts, December 7 - 8, 2019
15th Annual Tamal Festival, December 7, 2019
Annual Nordic Fair, December 7, 2019
La Fiesta de Guadalupe - Sunday, December 8, 2019
Dickens Festival and A Christmas Carol, December 6 - 8 and 13 - 15, 2019
• Tucson Boys Chorus Annual Holiday Concert - December 9 - 12, 2019
Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes - December 14, 2019
• Winterhaven Festival of Lights - A Tucson Tradition - Dec 14 - 29, 2019
• Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park. December 14 - 15, 2019

• 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair  - December 13 - 15, 2019
Christmas Light Parade, December 14, 2019
A Tucson Pastorela - December 14 - 17, 2019
A Southwest Nutcracker December 14-15, 2019
• The Messiah, December 14-15, 2019
 Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mercado San Agustin, December 20 - 22, 2019
Ballet Tucson's the Nutcracker, December 28 - 29, 2019