Updated 11/25/23 – Some venues have been slow coming back and reorganizing. 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 may not come back. We have left them hoping they will 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. Or email: Events@southernarizonaguide.com. You may also 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, than 2024.

JANUARY 2024


• Wee Winter Wonderland, November 21, 2023 – January 5, 2024
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo – December 2, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Zoppé Family Circus, Jan 5 – 21, 2024, Tucson
Wings Over Willcox, Jan 11 – 14, 2024
Tucson Fringe Festival – January 26 – 28, 2024
Tucson Jazz Festival, January 12 – 20, 2024
Tubac Annual Homes Tour, January 13, 2024
Dillinger Days 1934 Street Festival, Sunday, January 21, 2024
Mineral Madness at the Desert Museum, January 13 – 14, 2024
Tucson Desert Song Festival, This year, January – March 2024
Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, January 27 – February 11, 2024
Savor Food and Wine Festival, January 20, 2024
Arizona Winter Wine Festival, January 27 – 28 2024, Willcox
La Encantada Fine Art Festival, January 27 – 28, 2024
American Indian Exposition, Jan 28-Feb 11, 2024

Tucson Rodeo

FEBRUARY 2024

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 28 – February 11, 2024
Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Show, January 27 – February 11, 2024
Cochise County Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering, This was cancelled in 2023 due to lack of volunteers. Please sign up for 2024.
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 3 – March 21, 2024
Annual Florence Historic Home Tour, February 10, 2024
Tubac Festival of the Arts, February 7 – 11, 2024
• Statehood Day at El Presidio del Tucson, February 14, 2024
• Ballet Tucson’s Winter Concert, February 9 – 11, 2024
• Fort Lowell Day Celebration, TBA 2024
• Cruise, BBQ & Blues Classic Car Show, February 10, 2024
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 4 – April 2, 2023 TBA 2024

Tombstone Vigilante Days, February 10 – 11, 2024
La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros, February 17 – 25, 2024
Tucson Rodeo Parade, February 22, 2024

MARCH 2024

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

Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, March 2 & 3, 2024
Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, – March 3 – 10, 2024
• Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market, TBA 2024.
Tubac Open Studio Tour, March 8 – 10, 2024
Spring Artisans Market, March 3 – 5, 2023, TBA 2024
Tucson Festival of Books, March 9 & 10, 2024
SAHBA Home & Patio Show, March 15 – 17, 2024
Marana Founders’ Day Parade, March 16, 2024
Tucson Museum of Art’s Gala Event, March 16, 2024
Annual Tombstone Wild West Days, March 16 – 17, 2024
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, February 4 – March 21, 2023
Oro Valley Spring Festival of the Arts, Mar 16 – 17, 2024
Ballet Tucson’s Spring Concert, March 22 – 24, 2024
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, March 22 – 24, 2024
Annual Easter Sunrise Service, Sanctuary Cove, March 31,v 2024 Get there early or be prepared to do some walking.
2023
Wa:k Powwow San Xavier Mission, March 18 – 19, 2023
Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, March 25-26, 2023
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 4 – April 2, 2023

Folk Festival Performers

APRIL 2024

Come on out the weather is fine!

Annual Tucson Folk Festival, April 5 – 7, 2024
Annual Copper City Vintage Baseball, April 6 – 7, 2024
• Empire Ranch Spring Trail Ride, April 6, 2024
Schiefflin Days, Tombstone, April 6, 2024
Country Thunder, April 11- 14, 2024
Willcox West Fest Ranch Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Cookoff, April 12- 14, 2024
Arizona International Film Festival, April 17 – 28, 2024
Pima County Fair, April 18 – 28, 2024
Annual Rodders Days – April 20, 2024
Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards, April 22, 2024
Wyatt Earp Days – April 26 – 28, 2024 – Tombstone

2023
Rillito Park Horse Races – February 4 – April 2, 2023
Tucson Botanical Gardens Ultimate Home Garden Day Trip, Possibly 2023
UA Spring Fling, No 2023 event
• The Annual Rose Tree Festival, April 7 – 9, 2023
Annual Paper Airplane Flyoff, December 2, 2023
Cyclovia, April 16, 2023
29th Annual Desert Gala, Sunday, April 30th, 2023
Agave Heritage Festival – April 27 – 30, 2023

Sonoita Horse Races 2016

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

MAY 2024

Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference – May 1 – 5, 2024
SouthWest Wings Spring Fling, May 1-4, 2024
Willcox Wine Country Festival – May 17, 2024

2023

Annual Sonoita Horse Races – May 6 -7, 2023
Mariachi Festival at Patagonia Lake State Park, May 21, 2022, TBA 2023
Music Under the Stars – Sundays, May 7 – June 4, 2023

 

Saguaro Harvest

JUNE 2023

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

• Ted DeGrazia’s Birthday Celebration, June 14, 2024
Salute to the Buffalo Soldier Days, TBA 2023?
The Tucson 23, Mexican Food Fest, TBA 2023?
El Dia de San Juan Fiesta , June 24, 2023 ? It is the day.
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. 2024
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
Salsa, Tequila y Taco Challenge – August 26, 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, 2023

Tombstone-OK-Corral

SEPTEMBER 2023

Fall Gem Show at Casino del Sol, August 31 – September 3, 2023
Tucson JOGS Fall Gem Show , August 31 – September 3, 2023
Annual Tucson Comic-Con, September 1 – 3, 2023
Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo – September 2 – 4, 2023
Showdown in Tombstone – Sept 2 – 3, 2023
CSV Oktoberfest – September 15 – 16, 2023
Bisbee Blues Festival – September 9, 2023
Santa Cruz County Fair and Rodeo – Sept 15 – 17, 2023
• Heirloom Farmers Market Annual Chile Festival, September 15 – 17, 2023
Tucson Greek Festival, – Nothing yet for 2023 but we will keep it up in case they change their minds.
Cochise County Fair – Douglas, Sept 21 – 24, 2023
Nightfall Returns to Old Tucson, September 29 – October 29. Get your tickets now.
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale – September 30 – October 1, 2023

Parade of Tractors

OCTOBER 2023

Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale – September 30 – October 1, 2023
Butterfly Magic at TBG, October 1 – May 31, 2023
Rex Allen Days Willcox – September 29 – October 2, 2022
Graham County Fair – October 5 – 8, 2023
Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show – October 5-8, 2023
SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show – October 6-8 2023
Sky Island Tour – Bicycle event. Sierra Vista, October 7, 2023
Annual Evening of Play at the Children’s Museum, October 7, 2023
Annual Art in the Park – Sierra Vista, October 7 – 8, 2023
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul, October 11 (Members), October 13-14, general public, 2023
Loft Film Festival, October 11 – 19, 2023
Country Thunder, October 11-14, 2024 Note the Year.
Tucson Meet Yourself – October 13 – 15, 2023
Sky Islands Fall Festival – October 14 & 15, 2023
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo – October 14 – 15, 2023, Benson
Marana Fall Festival, October 15, 2023
Helldorado Days Tombstone – October 20-22, 2023
Boo at the Zoo, October 20 – 29, 2023
Oro Valley Fall Artisan’s Market, October 21&22, 2023
Annual Classic Car Show – October 21, 2023
• Arts in the Plaza – St. Philips Plaza, 2023? Don’t see it yet.
Willcox Wine Festival – October 20 – 22, 2023
Annual Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb – October 23, 2023
Annual Membrillo Festival, October 15, 2022 TBA 2023
Bordertown, Tombstone, October 24-29, 2023
Fall Ikebana Festival, October 26- November 5, 2023
Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, October 27 – 28, 2023
• Bisbee Go Cart Races, October 28, 2023
Nightfall Returns to Old Tucson, September 29 – October 29, 2023. Get your tickets now.

All Souls Procession

All Souls Procession

NOVEMBER 2023

Tucson Modernism Week, November 9 – 13, 2022 TBA 2023
Procession of the Little Angels, November 4, 2023
All Souls Procession, November 5, 2023
Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival, November 4-5, 2023
Annual Sahuarita Pecan Festival NUT RUN, November 5, 2022 TBA 2023
Tucson Celtic Festival and Highland Games, November 3-5, 2023
Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2023
Tubac Fall Art Walk, November 10 – 12, 2023
Annual Southern Arizona Koi Show, November 11 – 13, 2022, TBA 2023
Veterans Day Parade, November 11, 2023
Fall Toy Train Show and Meet, Saturday, November 12, 2023
Fall Artisan’s Market, November 17 – 19, 2023
El Tour de Tucson, November 18, 2023
Annual Bisbee Home Tour and Chair Auction, November 24 & 25, 2023
• Wee Winter Wonderland, November 21, 2022 – January 5, 2023
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, November 24, 25, 26, 2023

A Concert At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Lights

DECEMBER 2023

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, 2023 – January 5, 2024
Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights, Now called Lights Up!, November 24, 2022 – January 7, 2024
The Great Paper Airplane Flyoff is Back, December 2.
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo – December 2, 2023 – January 7, 2024
Luminaria Nights in Tubac, December 1 – 2, 2023
Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park – December 1,2,8,9, 15, 16, 2023
Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts, December 2- 3, 2023
Annual Tamal Festival, December 2, 2023
Annual Nordic Fair, December 2, 2023
Fiesta de TumacacoriDecember 2-3 , 2023
La Fiesta de Guadalupe, December 03, 2023
Arts Express, December 8-23, 2023
Christmas at the Empire Ranch, December 9, 2023
Christmas at the Arroyo Café – December 9, 2023
4th Avenue Winter Street Fair – December 8 – 10, 2023
• Tombstone Christmas Light Parade, December 9, 2023
Winterhaven Festival of Lights – A Tucson Tradition – December 9 – 25, 2023
A Merry-achi Christmas – December 15, 2023
• The Messiah, December 16 – 17, 2023
Tucson Boys and Girls Chorus Annual Holiday Concert – December 16, 2023
Downtown Parade of Lights is back. December 16, 2023
Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mercado San Agustin, December 18 – 20, 2023
A Southwest Nutcracker, December 21 – 23, 2023
Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes – December 11, 2022 TBA 2023
Cascabel Community Fair – 2023? Not this year.
Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, No word for 2023
A Tucson Pastorela – No word for 2023. It may be gone forever.