Annual Events and Festivals

Updated 11/2/2018 - 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 2019

First Day Hikes at an Arizona State Park, January 1, 2019
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 20 - Jan 6, 2019
Mineral Madness at the Desert Museum, TBA 2019
• 11th Annual Tucson Clogging Festival, Jan 11-12, 2019
Spring Toy Train Show and Meet, TBA 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
• Tucson Desert Song Festival, Jan 16 - Feb 5, 2019
• Dillinger Days 1934 Street Festival, January, 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
• Spring Artisans Market, - TBA 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, TBA 2019
La Fiesta de Los Vaqueros Feb 16 - 24, 2019
Tucson Rodeo Parade Feb 21,  2019

MARCH 2019

March is Archaeology Month. Visit Arizona State Parks to learn more.
Annual Ft. Lowell Flea Market,  March 1-3, 2019
• Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair, - March 22-24, 2019
Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb 9 - March 31, 2019
• Rillito Park Horse Races -Feb 9 - March 17, 2019
Annual Rails in the Garden Tour, TBA, 2019
 Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, - March 3-10, 2019
• Tucson Festival of Books, March 2-3, 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, TBA 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, TBA 2019
40th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards, TBA 2019
• Cyclovia Sunday, April 7, 2019
Country Thunder April 11-14, 2019
• The Annual Rose Tree Festival, TBA 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, TBA 2019. Sign up early.
10th Annual Copper City Vintage Baseball, April 6-7, 2019.
Fox Theatre's Birthday, TBA 2019
• Arizona International Film Festival April 10-21, 2019
• Pima County Fair April 17 - 27, 2019
Annual HSSAZ Puttin on the Dog Fundraising Event,TBA 2019
• Annual Tucson Mariachi Conference - April 23 -29, 2019
Willcox West Fest Ranch Rodeo and Chuck Wagon Cookoff, April 26-28, 2019
Agave Heritage Festival - TBA 2019
Marana Bluegrass Festival, April 15 - 17, 2019
• Annual Rodders Days - TBA 2019

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 1-4, 2019
• Annual Sonoita Horse Races - May 4 -5, 2019
Annual Tucson Folk Festival - May 5-6, 2018
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 Soldiers

JUNE 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
Annual Michelada Competition, Saturday, August 5,  2018
• Southeast Arizona Birding Festival sponsored by the Tucson Audubon Society.
August 8-12, 2018.
• Annual Doc Holli-Days,August 10-12
World Margarita Championships - August 10, 2018
Heritage Party at the Mission Garden, August 11, 2018
Celebrate Tucson's Birthday at the Presidio downtown. August 20, 2018

Tombstone-OK-Corral

SEPTEMBER 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. We are guessing it is no more.
Or in Bisbee's ways, maybe next year.
•  Showdown in Tombstone - Sept 1- 3, 2018
CSV Oktoberfest - September 2, 2018
•  Tucson Fall Gem Shows Aug 31 - Sept 2, 2018
Bisbee Blues Festival - Sept 8, 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 1-3, 2018
Tucson Greek Festival- Sept 27-30, 2018
• Cochise County Fair - Douglas, Sept 27-30, 2018
Safford Salsa Festival - Sept 21-22, 2018
17th Annual Roasted Chile Festival - Sept 15, 2018

Parade of Tractors

OCTOBER 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
Graham County Fair - October 11-14, 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
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul - October 10, 13&14, 2018
Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival - Oct 20 2018
• 26th Annual Bisbee 1000 -  October 20, 2018
Annual Classic Car Show - October 20, 2018
Anza Day  - October 21, 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
Annual Membrillo Festival, October 21, 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
Chiles, Chocolate and Day of the Dead, November 2-3 2018
• Procession of the Little Angels, November 3, 2018
All Souls Procession, November 4, 2018
Empire Ranch Cowboy Festival, 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, November 10-11, 2018
• Picacho Peak Reenactment Battle - November 17-18, 2018 - On Hold, needs funding
Holiday Artisan's Market, Nov 16-18, 2018
El Tour de Tucson, Saturday, November 17, 2018
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 20 - Jan 6, 2019
Old Pearce Holiday Festival, November 25-26, 2018
American Indian Heritage Powwow and Craft Market, November 23-25, 2018

A Concert At Tohono Chul

Tohono Chul Lights

DECEMBER 2018

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 1-2, 2018
• Fiesta de Tumacacori  - Dec 1-2, 2018
• Holiday Nights: A Million Lights at Tohono Chul Park. Nov 30 -Dec 1, Dec 7- 8, 14-15, 2018
Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights, Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2018
Annual Tombstone Historic Homes Tour, Dec 1, 2018
Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts, Dec 1-2, 2018
Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo - Dec 6-30, 2018
Dickens Festival and A Christmas Carol, December 7-9 and 14-16, 2018
Annual Ft. Huachuca Home Tour of Homes - Dec 8, 2018
• Winterhaven Festival of Lights - A Tucson Tradition - Dec 8-26, 2018
La Fiesta de Guadalupe - December 9, 2018
Tubac Luminaria Nights - Friday and Saturday, Dec 7-8, 2018
• 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair  - December 7-9, 2018
Christmas Light Parade, December 8, 2018
• Tucson Boys Chorus Annual Holiday Concert - Dec 10-13,  2018
A Tucson Pastorela - Dec 14-17, 2018
Annual Downtown Parade of Lights - Sat. Dec 15, 2018
• A Southwest Nutcracker Saturday and Sunday, Dec 15-16, 2018
Messiah, Saturday and Sunday, Dec 15-16, 2018
Wee Winter Wonderland, Nov 20 - Jan 6, 2019
 Annual Holiday Bazaar at the Mercado San Agustin, TBA 2018