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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 visit!

Annual Events

Helldorado Days Parade

Helldorado Days Parade

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
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale - October 5-6, 2019
Annual Art in the Park ,Sierra Vista- October 5-6, 2019

Graham County Fair - October 10-13, 2019
• Film Fest Tucson October 10-12 , 2019
Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show -  New Dates,  October 11-13, 2019
• Tucson Meet Yourself - October 11-13, 2019
TenWest Impact Festival - October 11-20, 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
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
Willcox Wine Festival - October 19-20,  2019
Annual Membrillo Festival, October 19, 2019

Bordertown, Tombstone, October 23-27, 2019
6th Annual El Grupo Fall Fundraising Bike Ride, October 27, 7:30am - 4pm

Halloween is a Whole Season Now

Spooktackular Wizard Workshop, Drop in Friday, October 11, 12-3pm at the Museum of Miniatures.
Pumpkin Hunt with Jack, Saturday, October 12, 9-10:30am
• It's HalloWEEN at the Miniature Museum all month!
Marana Pumpkin Patch is open through October 30.
Apple Annies Fall Pumpkin Celebration, Saturday's and Sunday's through October.
Kid's Night Out - a Halloween Party, Color Me Mine, October 18, 6pm - 8:30pm
Trunk or Treat at PACC, October 19, 10am - 2pm
Monster Bash Halloween Art Party, October 19, 7 - 10pm
Halloween Howl•  Halloween  HOWL! at Colossal Cave Mountain Park, A favorite!, October 25 and 26.
Halloween Spooktacular at Northwest YMCA, October 25, 5-7pm
Howlapalooza 2019, St. Francis in the Foothills, October 25, 6-9pm
Night of Fright at the Pima Air and space Museum, October 26, 5-9pm
Day of the Dead Altars , Presidio del Tucson, October 26 - November 9, 10am - 2pm
Boo at the Zoo, Reid Park Zoo, October 25-27
Disney Jr. Halloween PlayDate, Tucson Premium Outlet, October 26, 11am - 2pm
Trunk or Treat - St. Mark's Oro Valley, October 26, 6-9pm
Day of the Dead Craft Day at the Presidio, Family Day, October 26, 10-1pm
Dia de los Muertos, Tubac, October 27 11am - 4pm
Feast with the Dearly Departed, Tucson Botanical Gardens, October 26, 5:30 - 8:30pm
• The Annual SpookFest at Bookman's, October 27
Halloween Be Kind Bash, Golf N Stuff & Trail Dust Town, October 27
Sugar Skull! A dia de los Muertos Adventure, Fox Theatre, October 27, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Udall's Haunted Playground, October 30, 5-7pm
Happy Halloween Bash at Our Play Place, October 30, 9-2pm

Dia de los Muertos for Kids, Tumacacori, November 2, 4-8pm

Advance Signup

• Southern Arizona Guide's History and Libation Tour is October 20! Join us.

Ann Hampton Callaway, Linda Ronstadt Songbook, at the Fox! October 26, 7:30pm

Kartchner Caverns Photo Tours, Nov 9, Dec 7.

Hello Dolly at Centennial Hall, October 22-27.
Cheech and Chong! is pretty much sold out. There are a few seats left. November 7, 7:30 at the Fox!
• There are still seats left for Peppa Pig's Adventure, November 9, 4pm at the Fox!
Jesus Christ Superstar, December 3-8 is on Sale now, but You will need probably need Season Tickets to Broadway in Tucson to see Hamilton next year.

SEASON TICKETS
• Season Tickets are on sale for many of the theaters in town. Find out more about the various venues on our Performing Arts Page.
True Concord has announced their new season.
Become a member of the Fox and get the best seats. (We love the loveseats.)
Broadway in Tucson. Season Tickets are on Sale for the 2019-2020 Season now. Choose the best seats.
Arizona Theatre Company. Venues in Tucson and Phoenix. Season Tickets on Sale now.


Fox Tucson Theatre

Ms. Karen's Pics

See more on our Calendar of Events this week.
This year the Arizona Folklore Preserve has a great lineup. If you have not have not tried it or been in a while, go. A Great small venue with a great performers. 

Chasing Rainbows with LeAnn Rimes, a Fox Gala, Sunday at 7pm. A few Loveseats are left.

HellDorado Days in Tombstone has always been a favorite. In its 90th year. Saturday, October 19 20.
Arts in the Plaza at St. Philips Plaza, October 19-20
• A Wine Festival in Pearce? Count me in. October 19, 11 - 5pm


Arts & Entertainment

Check out our Performing Arts Page. All the great venues for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Marana Fall Festival, Saturday 4-9pm

She Loves Me,  a Musical from Arts Express, at the Berger Performing Arts Center, October 18-20.
Summoning Creatures: a Book Release at Bookman's with Jessica Feinberg. Learn to draw your own magical creatures.
Sonoran Tasting Tours & Gifts Grand ReOpening Friday 4-7
Chasing Rainbows with LeAnn Rimes, a Fox Gala, Sunday at 7pm. A few Loveseats are left.
• The Oracle Piano Society presents Spooktoberfest, Sunday 3-5pm. Join us for dinner  at the Patio afterward.
• The Arizona Repertory Theatre presents Pippin. October 19 - November 3.
JStock at the J, Celebrate 50 years of Woodstock. Saturday 7-10pm

ONGOING
Second Saturday's Downtown. See Venues here.
Courtyard Music at the Mercado San Agustin, Saturdays 6-9pm
Tucson Premium Outlet presents Saturday Concerts, Saturday's 5-8pm


COMMUNITY

Marana Fall Festival, Saturday 4-9pm

Bisbee Mesquite Milling at Bisbee Farmer's Market, Saturday 9-1pm
Trunk or Treat at PACC,  Saturday 10-2pm. Costume up!
Ignite Your Destiny at the Fox. A Women's Transformational Event, Friday & Saturday
Chuckit! National Fetch Day at Borderlands Brewing Company, Saturday 2-7pm
• Bookman's Midtown is having a Midnight Madness Sale. Saturday 6pm - Midnight.

Benefits / Volunteering

• United Way's Days of Caring is October 25. Sign up to volunteer by October 21.
• Visit Nordstrom's Rack Saturdays in October, donate, meet HSSA's adorable adoptables from 11-2pm and get 10% off purchases.

Make a difference. Join a group, volunteer, donate.

• If you love wildlife and animals, please consider volunteering at the Tucson Wildlife Center. They really need your help and donations.
Empire Ranch Restoration Work 1st Saturdays most months 8-12pm. Help preserve our heritage.
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.
• Become a Docent at the Arizona History Museum.
• The Mission Garden needs Gardeners, Greeters and Go-Getters!
Reid Park Zoo has many volunteer positions available.


Exhibits & Museums - NOW SHOWING

• Tucson Museum of Art  - Artists on the Sublime and Creativity.  A Conservation. October 19 at 1pm RSVP please.


GARDENS & ART

Oaxacan Folk Art, Collector's Conversation, Saturday 2-3:30, TMA. Exhibit continues through August 2020.
Harry Brorby, The Strength of a Cold Line, Tucson Museum of Art, October 19 - February 9, 2020.
The Western Sublime: Majestic Landscapes of the American West, TMA, October 19 - February 9, 2020.
Catharsis – Rachel Ivanyi & Joanna Taylor, Tucson Botanical Gardens, October 17 - January 5, 2020
Pearls of Eden, Wil Taylor, Tucson Botanical Gardens, October 5 - January 3, 2020
Fresh Views, Glass Art at the Philabaum Gallery, through January 25, 2020.

ONGOING
• Free First Thursdays at the Tucson Museum of Art, from 5-8pm
Art in the Park, Exhibits at Tohono Chul Park. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
Butterflies and their Plants, Sundays at 10am Tohono Chul Park.
Second Sundaze Family Day at the Tucson Museum of Art. Sunday 10am - 5pm Free Admission


History & Education

Moving Panels: Comics to Screen: A Lecture at the Center for Creative Photography, Friday at 3pm.
TenWest Impact Festival continues, through October 20.
Water/Ways Exhibit begins at the Tubac Presidio, October 19
What Made Wyatt Earp Tick? at the Tombstone Courthouse. October 19, 11:30am and 2:30pm

• Southern Arizona Guide's History and Libation Tour is October 20! Join us.

ONGOING
• Candle Dipping or Soap Making, 2nd Saturdays at Ft. Lowell Historical Museum.
Tours of Hacienda de la Canoa. Tuesdays and Saturdays at 11am
• 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
• Docent led Presidio Tours, Sundays and Thursdays at 11am


Science, Nature, Health & Hiking

HIKES / NATURE WALKS / CRITTER SIGHTINGS

Star Party at Kartchner Caverns, Saturday 2-8pm
Arizona Insect Festival, Sunday 10-3pm

ONGOING

Sunday Hikes in Catalina State Park, Sundays at 8am.
River Walks along the San Pedro, Saturdays at 9am Winter, 8am 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
Guided Bird Hikes, Catalina State Park, Sundays at 8 am.
Birds of Tohono Chul Park, several days/times a week.
• Environmental Operation Park in Sierra Vista invites you to an EOP Bird Walk every Sunday, 8am winter, 7am in the summer.
Twilight Thursdays and Al Fresco Fridays, Tucson Botanical Garden is open 5 - 8pm
Tour the Mission Garden, Wednesday - Saturdays, 8am-2pm.
Desert Landscaping at Tohono Chul Park, 3rd Saturdays at 10 am
• The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium always has fascinating exhibits.


FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Museum of Miniatures

• The Wizard Workshop at the Museum of Miniatures, Friday 12-3pm. Drop in.
My Time Inclusion Program at the Children's Museum, 3rd Saturdays at 9am
• Loft Jr. presents Goosebumps, Saturday at 10am. Pre-Show at 9:15.

• There are still seats left for Peppa Pig's Adventure, November 9, 4pm at the Fox!

ONGOING
Locomotive Saturdays at the Transportation Museum.
• Soap Making and/or Candle Making at Ft. Lowell Museum. Every 2nd Saturday.
Family Brain Boost at the Children's Museum. Science projects for the Family. Saturdays and Sundays, 11am
Roll Out Science, Sundays at the Children's Museum, 1:30pm
Culture Craft Saturdays at Arizona State Museum. 10:30am - 2pm
• The Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum is Open Now most Sundays.
Patagonia Lake State Park Boat Tours run April - October. You can still rent a boat.
My Time Inclusion Program at the Children's Museum, 3rd Saturdays at 9am
Model Airplane Make N Take, 1st Saturdays, Pima Air & Space Museum
Imagine Rockets, 2nd Saturdays, Pima Air & Space Museum
How Things Fly, 3rd Saturdays, Pima Air & Space Museum./">