See our full Calendar of Events here. FIND an EVENT by event type or location.
If you can't find it here, look at our new list of websites that have Special Events here.
Check out our Performing Arts page, listing venues and websites. Season Tickets for many venues are now on sale.

As always, please verify with the event coordinator that the event is taking place.

Visiting Southern Arizona and looking for what will be happening while you are here?
Our Annual Events Page will help you plan your year!

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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
Cyclovia Tucson,October 30, 2018


Plan Ahead

Here are some events for the Season.

Halloween Howl at Colossal Cave, October 26-27,  6-9pm
Feast with the Dearly Departed, October 27, 5:30 -8:30 pm

Nightfall at Old Tucson, Through October 30.
Murder at the Monster Mash, October 12 at the Gadsden Hotel, 6-10pm
Pokemon Pileup, October 19, 6-8pm
Halloween in the Wild, October 20, 5-7pm
Animal Halloween Costume Contest, October 20, 9-10am
Frightful Fun Halloween Party, October 20, 10-11am
Halloween Be-Kind Bash, October 28 4-7pm
Marana Pumpkin Patch Open, through October 30.
Buckelew Farms Pumpkin Festival, Through October 28
Terror in the Corn, through October 31.

SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
• Season Tickets are on Sale for many of the Theatres in Town. Find out more about the various venues on our Performing Arts Page.
• Tickets went on sale for next season for members of the Tucson's Fox Theatre June 5th. Become a member of the Fox and get the best seats. (We like the loveseats.)
• Season Tickets just went on Sale for Broadway in Tucson. Choose the best seats. • Season Tickets just went on Sale for Broadway in Tucson. Choose the best seats.
Arizona Theatre Company has it first play in September. Season Tickets on Sale now.


Ms. Karen's Pics

See our Calendar of Events this week.

TBG is hosting a Ceramics Show this Saturday and Sunday.
Helldorado Days is here. There is a rumor that Val Kilmer will be there.
• Join us on a History and Libation Tour, Sunday 10am - 2pm ish.


Charity  / Benefits & Volunteering

Taste for Nourish , Friday October 19 at the Fox! Helping Children with feeding challenges.
Meowberfest at the HSSA. Low cost  neuter program for cats and kittens. All October.

• Volunteer at PACC, Pima Animal Care Center. They desperately need your help. AND if you are a hiker you can get your exercise walking dogs!  Please help. It means a world of difference to the animals.
• Need Volunteers for 2nd Saturdays Buffelgrass Pull 8-11am
• Become a Docent at the Arizona History Museum.
• The Mission Gardens needs Gardeners, Greeters and Go-Getters!
Reid Park Zoo has many volunteer positions available.
Volunteer at the New PACC Facility. Make a difference to a pet.


Arts & Entertainment

Check out our Performing Arts Page.
There are several great events competing for your leisure time this weekend.

TENWEST festival. Through October 21. Purchase a pass for the full two weeks.
• Comedian Adam Devine on stage Saturday, October 20 at the Fox!
• Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Sister Act - several dates through November 4.

 


Exhibits & Museums - NOW SHOWING

• The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium always has fascinating exhibits.

GARDENS
• Luminous at TBG through January 4, 2019
Ancient Climates at the TBG, through February 13, 2019
Year of the Tree at the TBG through January 13, 2019

ART
• Free First Thursdays at the TMA, from 5-8pm
Art in the Park, Exhibits at Tohono Chul Park. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.


History & Education

• Join us on a History and Libation Tour, Sunday 10am - 2pm ish.

Presidio Tours, Sundays and Thursdays at 11am.
• John Slaughter's Changing West, Arizona History Museum through August 2019.

ONGOING

• Docent led Presidio Tours, Sundays and Thursdays at 11am
• Tours of Hacienda de la Canoa. Saturdays at 12pm
• Docent led Tours of the Empire Ranch, 2nd and 4th Saturdays at 11am.
Free Guided Tours at the Arizona History Museum, 1st & 3rd Saturdays at 11:30am
First Fridays at the Arizona History Museum, 2 for1 admission. 4-8pm


Nature, Health & Hiking

Desert Landscaping Lecture at Tohono Chul Saturday at 10am.
San Xavier Coop, Tohono O'odham Cooking, Sunday noon - 3pm

BIRDS
• Guided Bird Hikes, Catalina State Park, Sundays at 8 am.
Birds of Tohono Chul Park, Several Days a week.

HIKES / NATURE WALKS
• Sunday Hikes in Catalina State Park, Sundays at 8am.
• River Walks along the San Pedro, Saturdays at 9am Winter, 8am Summer.
• Environmental Operation Park in Sierra Vista invites you to an EOP Bird Walk every Sunday, 8am winter, 7am in the summer.
Walk in the Park, Learn the Ecology of the Sonoran Desert while walking the ground of Tohono Chul Park. Most days, specific times
Reptile Ramble, Lean about the Critters of Tohono Chul Park . Fridays at 10am.
Butterflies and their Plants at Tohono Chul Park, Saturdays and Sundays at 10am

OTHER / ONGOING

• Candle Dipping, 2nd Saturdays at Ft. Lowell Historical Museum.
Twilight Thursdays and Al Fresco Fridays, Tucson Botanical Garden is open 5 - 8pm
Tour the Mission Garden, Saturdays, 10am-2pm in Winter, 8am-12pm in Summer.
Desert Landscaping at Tohono Chul Park, 3rd Saturdays at 10am
Butterfly Magic at the TBG, through May 2019


For the Whole Family

ASARCO Discovery Tour

 Marana Pumpkin Patch is open!
Tiny Tales for Tots, Museum of Miniatures, Saturday at 10:30

ONGOING
Locomotive Saturdays at the Transportation Museum.
• Calvary Craft Saturdays at Ft. Lowell Museum
S.T.E.A.M. Sundays at the Children's Museum. $3 Admission. Closed New Year's Day.
• Family Brain Boost at the Children's Museum. Science projects for the Family. Saturdays, 1-5pm
Culture Craft Saturdays at Arizona State Museum. 10:30am - 2pm
•  Kids Create at the Museum of Miniatures, 2nd Saturdays, 12-3pm
• The Toy Train Museum is open most 2nd and 4th Sundays 12:30 - 4:30pm
• Patagonia Lake State Park Boat Tours.
My Time Inclusion Program at the Children's Museum, 3rd Saturdays at 9am
How Things Fly every 3rd Saturday at the Pima Air & Space Museum.