Updated 9/13/2019 - 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 cancelled this year, at least temporarily. We have left them in 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.

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw

Sandhill Cranes at Whitewater Draw

JANUARY 2019

First Day Hikes at an Arizona State Park, January 1, 2019
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 20 - Jan 6, 2019
• 11th Annual Tucson Clogging Festival, Jan 11-12, 2019
Zoppe Family Circus, Jan 10-20, 2019
• Wings Over Willcox,  Jan 17-20, 2019
Tucson Fringe Festival - Jan 10 - 13, 2019
• Annual Tucson Jewish Film Festival, Jan, 2019
• Tucson Jazz Festival, Jan 16- Feb 5, 2019
Tubac Annual Homes Tour,  Jan 12, 2019
• Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout, Jan 18-20, 2019
La Encantada Fine Art Festival, Jan 19-20, 2019
Mineral Madness at the Desert Museum, January 19-21, 2019
• Tucson Desert Song Festival, Jan 16 - Feb 5, 2019
• Dillinger Days 1934 Street Festival, January 18-19, 2019
11th Annual Superior Home Tour and Antique Show, January 26-27, 2019
• American Indian Exposition, Jan 27-Feb 10, 2019

Tucson Rodeo

FEBRUARY 2019

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 2, 2019
Annual Fort Lowell Day Celebration, Feb 9, 2019
• 34th Annual Florence Historic Home Tour, Feb 9, 2019
• Rillito Park Horse Races -Feb 9 - March 17, 2019
Tubac Festival of the Arts, Feb 6 - 10, 2019
• Statehood Day at El Presidio del Tucson, Feb 14, 2019
• Cruise, BBQ & Blues Classic Car Show, Feb 16, 2019
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 9 - March 31, 2019
Tombstone Vigilante Days, February 16-18, 2019
La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Feb 16 - 24, 2019
Tucson Rodeo Parade Feb 21,  2019

Model Train
MARCH 2019

March is Archaeology Month. Visit Arizona State Parks to learn more.
Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market,  March 1-3, 2019
• Rillito Park Horse Races -Feb 9 - March 17, 2019
Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, March 3, 2019
 Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, - March 3-10, 2019
• Tucson Festival of Books, March 2-3, 2019
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 9 - March 31, 2019
Spring Artisans Market, - March 15-17, 2019
• Wa:k Powwow San Xavier Mission, March 17-18, 2019
Tubac Open Studio Tour, March 15-17, 2019
Ballet Tucson's Spring Concert, March 16-17, 2019
Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, March 16-17, 2019
• Thunder and Lightning in the Desert, March 23-24, 2019
• Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, - March 22-24, 2019
• Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, Mar 30 - 31, 2019

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APRIL 2019

Come on out the weather is fine!

• Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride, April 6, 2019
40th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards, April 6, 2019
Spring Toy Train Show and Meet, April 5-6, 2019
Annual Tucson Folk Festival - April 6-7, 2019
10th Annual Copper City Vintage Baseball, April 6-7, 2019
• Cyclovia Sunday, April 7, 2019
Country Thunder April 11-14, 2019
• The Annual Rose Tree Festival, April 12-14, 2019 - Tombstone
SAHBA Home & Patio Show, April 12-14, 2019
• UA Spring Fling April 12-14, 2019
• Tucson Botanical Gardens Ultimate Home Garden Day Trip,  TBA 2019
Annual Paper Airplane Flyoff, April 13, 2019. Sign up early.
Arizona International Film Festival April 10-21, 2019
• Pima County Fair April 17 - 27, 2019
63rd Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Sanctuary Cove, April 21, 2019
Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference - April 23 -29, 2019
Willcox West Fest Ranch Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Cookoff, April 26-28, 2019
26th Annual Desert Gala at the Desert Museum, April 26th, 2019
Agave Heritage Festival - April 23 - May 5, 2019
Annual Rodders Days - April 27, 2019

Sonoita Horse Races 2016

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

MAY 2019

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 23 - May 5, 2019
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, May 1-4, 2019
• Annual Sonoita Horse Races - May 4 -5, 2019
San Ysidro Farmers Festival, May 18, 2019
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park, May 18, 2019
• Willcox Wine Country Festival - May 18 -19, 2019
• Music Under the Stars - Sundays, May 12 - June11, 2019
• Wyatt Earp Days - May 25-27, 2019 - Tombstone

Saguaro Harvest

JUNE 2019

School's out! Bear down for the summer.
Annual Putt-ing Kids First Charity Event,  June 8, 2019
• Ted DeGrazia's Birthday Celebration, June 14, 2019
• Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days - June 29-30, 2019
The Tucson 23, Mexican Food Fest, June 15,  2019
Annual Bisbee Pride Weekend June 14-16, 2019
El Dia de San Juan Fiesta , June 24, 2019
Ha:san Bak Saguaro Festival, June 29, 2019

JULY 2019

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
Southwest Wings Birding Festival, July 31 - August  3, 2019

Yellow-headed Blackbird

AUGUST 2019

Birds are the Best this time of year.

Southwest Wings Birding Festival, July 31 - August  3, 2019
• World Margarita Championships - August 2, 2019
Annual Michelada Competition, August 5, 2019
• Southeast Arizona Birding Festival, August 7-11, 2019.
• Annual Doc Holli-Days, August 10 - 11, 2019
Celebrate Tucson's Birthday at the Presidio downtown. August 20, 2019
Tucson's Birthday at the Mission Garden, August 21, 2019
•  Showdown in Tombstone - Aug 31 - Sept 1, 2019
•  Tucson Fall Gem Shows August 29 - Sept 1, 2019
Territorial Days in Tombstone - Aug 31, 2019

Tombstone-OK-Corral

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo - August 31 - Sept 2, 2019
•  Showdown in Tombstone - Sept 2, 2019
•  Annual Salsa and Tequila Challenge at La Encantada. Sunday, Sept 1, 2019.
•  Brewery Gulch Daze Who knows. This is Bisbee. They have their own sense of time.
•  CSV Oktoberfest - September 13 - 14,  2019
•  Tucson Fall Gem Shows August 29 - Sept 1, 2019
•  Bisbee Blues Festival - September 7,  2019
•  Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo - Sept 20-22, 2019
• Heirloom Farmers Market Annual Chile Festival, TBA 2019
Tucson Greek Festival- Sept 26-29, 2019
• Cochise County Fair - Douglas, Sept 26-29, 2019
Safford Salsa Festival - Sept 27-28, 2019
Annual Roasted Chile Festival -Sept 18, 20 - 22, 2019

Parade of Tractors

OCTOBER 2019

Tucson Modernism Week - October 4 - 13, 2019
Butterfly Magic at TBG begins October 1, 2019.
SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show - October 4-6, 2019
• Rex Allen Days Willcox - Oct 4-6, 2019
Annual Evening of Play at the Children's Museum, October 5, 2019
Graham County Fair - October 10-13, 2019
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale - October 5-6, 2019
Annual Art in the Park - October 5-6, 2019
• Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show -  New Dates,  October 11-13, 2019
• Tucson Meet Yourself - October 11-13, 2019
Patagonia Fall Festival October 12-13, 2019
45th Annual Huachuca Gem Show - October 12-13, 2019
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo - Benson - October 12-13, 2019
• Film Fest Tucson October 10-12 , 2019
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul - October 12-13, 2019
29th Annual Bisbee 1000 -  October 19, 2019
Annual Classic Car Show - October 19, 2019
Helldorado Days Tombstone - October 18-20, 2019
• Arts in the Plaza - St. Philips Plaza, October 19-20, 2019
Bordertown, Tombstone, October 23-27, 2019
Willcox Wine Festival - October 19-20,  2019
Annual Membrillo Festival, October 19, 2019

All Souls Procession

All Souls Procession

NOVEMBER 2019

Fall Arts and Crafts Festival in Tubac, November 1 - 3, 2019
10th Tucson Comic-Con, November 1-3, 2019
Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, October 25-26, 2019
• Procession of the Little Angels, November 2, 2019
All Souls Procession, November 3, 2019
Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival, Saturday, Nov 2, 2019
Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, Nov 1-3, 2019
Loft Film Festival - Nov 7-14, 2019
99th Veterans Day Parade, Nov 11, 2019
Fall Toy Train Show and Meet, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 8-9, 2019
 Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019
• Annual Southern Arizona Koi Show, November 9-10, 2019
Holiday Artisan's Market, November 22-24, 2019
El Tour de Tucson, Saturday, November 23, 2019
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 20 - Jan 6, 2019
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, November 22-24, 2019
Annual Downtown Parade of Lights - Saturday November 30, 2019

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.

• Cascabel Community Fair - Saturday and Sunday, Dec 7-8, 2019
• Fiesta de Tumacacori  - December 7-8, 2019
• Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park. TBA 2019
Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights, TBA 2019
Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, TBA 2019
Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts, TBA 2019
14th Annual Tamal Festival, TBA 2019
Annual Nordic Fair, December 7, 2019
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo - TBA 2019
Ballet Tucson's the Nutcracker, December 28-29, 2019
Dickens Festival and A Christmas Carol, December 6-8 and 13-15, 2019
Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes - TBA 2019
• Winterhaven Festival of Lights - A Tucson Tradition - Dec 14-29, 2019
La Fiesta de Guadalupe - Sunday, December 8, 2019
Tubac Luminaria Nights - December 6 - 7, 2019
• 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair  - December 13-15, 2019
Christmas Light Parade, December 14, 2019
• Tucson Boys Chorus Annual Holiday Concert - TBA 2019
 Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mercado San Agustin, TBA 2019
A Tucson Pastorela - TBA 2019
A Southwest Nutcracker December 14-15, 2019
Messiah, December 14-15, 2019
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 20 - Jan 6, 2019