Tucson is more and more in the news these days. What happened to our quiet little town? There are so many events now offered now on a weekly basis. We are presenting you with but a few here.

09/19/2022 – Check here or FIND an EVENT on our full calendar.

If you don’t find it here, you can visit our page on websites that publish their events. We organized them by type of activity for ease of use. Choose the ones that look interesting to you.


True Concord Concert September 30 – October 2. Donate to Meet John De Lancie “Q” of Star Trek by Wednesday, September 28
71st Rex Allen Days Parade, Saturday 10am – 1pm
Desert Survivors Fall Plant Sale, September 27 – October 1

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 organizer 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!

Parade of Tractors


SAHBA Fall Home & Garden Show – September 30 – October 2, 2022
Oro Valley Fall Artisan’s Market, October 1&2, 2022
Butterfly Magic at TBG, October 1 – May 31, 2022
Rex Allen Days Willcox – September 29 – October 2, 2022
Sky Island Tour – Bicycle event. Sierra Vista, October 1, 2022
Annual Evening of Play at the Children’s Museum, October 1, 2022
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show and Sale – October 1 – 2, 2022
Annual Art in the Park – October 1 – 2, 2022
Graham County Fair – October 6 – 9, 2022
Annual Sonoita Quarter Horse Show – October 6-9, 2022
Tucson Meet Yourself – October 7 – 9, 2022
Patagonia Fall Festival – October 8 & 9, 2022
Annual Huachuca Gem Show – October 9 – 10, 2021
Butterfield Stage Days and Rodeo – October 8 – 9, 2022, Benson
• Film Fest Tucson – October 7-9 2021
Loft Film Festival, October 12 – 20, 2022
Country Thunder, October 13-16, 2023
Willcox Wine Festival – October 14 – 16, 2022
Annual Membrillo Festival, October 15, 2022
Annual Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb – October 15, 2022
Annual Classic Car Show – October 15, 2022
Annual Fall Plant Sale at Tohono Chul, October 19 (Members), 22-23 general public, 2022
Helldorado Days Tombstone – October 21-23, 2022
Boo at the Zoo, October 21 – 20, 2022
• Arts in the Plaza – St. Philips Plaza, 2022? Don’t see it.
Bordertown, Tombstone, October 25-30, 2022
Fall Ikebana Festival, October 27 – November 6, 2022

To assist you, skip to Newly Posted Events this week on this page may be highlighted.

Advanced Sign-Up and Memberships

Please consider a Membership or Donation to your favorite Venue.
Check out our Performing Arts Page. All the great venues for Tucson and Southern Arizona.

Sign up early. Tickets sell out fast. People are nuts for things to do.

The FOX Theatre has some great shows this year.

You can sign up now for most shows even if you are not a member. See what’s showing. Get your tickets early.
Here is but a sampling for the coming season. Check out this lineup! Get your tickets early, buy a membership for early tickets and discounts.
• Jefferson Starship, Weird Al Yankovic (Already SOLD OUT), Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, Lewis Black, The Righteous Brothers, Clint Black (Going Fast), Graham Nash (Going Fast), The Ronstadt Family in Concert.

Broadway in Tucson has announced the 2022 – 2023 season. Covid protocols are still in effect.
Register Tucson Parks and Recreation’s new Classes and Programs. Check them out. Class sizes are limited. Classes are for ALL AGES.

Fox Tucson TheatreActivities are on. Please be cautious. This virus spreads easily and exponentially.


Festivals, Arts & Entertainment

Check out our Performing Arts Page. All the great venues for Tucson and Southern Arizona.
Please consider a membership or donation to your favorite venue. It’s worth keeping our community going.

Many of these venues still require proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. Be sure you know what each venue’s protocols are before purchasing a ticket.


True Concord Concert September 30 – October 2. Donate to Meet John De Lancie “Q” of Star Trek by Wednesday, September 28
.• Music in the Park with Arizona Symphonic Winds, Udall Park Saturdays through October 1, 7 – 9 pm .
Tombstone Wine Celebration, Saturday and Sunday, October 1 – 2
Vineyards in the Park, Sierra Vista, Saturday, 11 – 6pm
Art in the Park, Sierra Vista, Saturday, 9am – 12pm

Brewin at the Chul, Fridays and Saturdays at the Garden Bistro, Tohono Chul 5 – 9pm through November.
Congress Cookout on the Plaza, 5pm – 8pm Sundays.
• The Arizona Folklore Preserve is open again in September. Check out September’s Musical events. Always an enjoyable afternoon, every Weekend Check out the schedule.

Music on the Plaza, Anza Plaza, Tubac, Every Friday & Saturday and some Sundays.
Sunday Brunch at Monterey Court, Sundays of course, with music.
P.D. Ronstadt at Monterey Court, Last Sundays of the month, 6 – 9 pm
• There is always something going on at the Oro Valley Music Hall.

• One of our favorite weekend outings is a trip to the Arizona Folklore Preserve. Closed in August.
Club Congress always has something going on and from time to time there will be an event on the plaza.
• The Fred Fox School of Music has some wonderful musical events all season long. They are either free or very inexpensive. So if you are on a budget and love music, this is the place.
Cave Tours for Photographers at Kartchner Caverns State Park. 3rd Saturdays.
• Check out our Annual Events Page.
• If you would like a statewide list including Southern Arizona vineyards, Check this list out.
• The Loft Cinema has reopened with protocols in place. Indoor and Outdoor Seating. Tickets must be purchased online. Please read, and Sign up for a membership. The Loft is a Tucson Tradition.

See more on our Calendar of Events this week.


• We encourage you to Check our SAACA’s list of ONLINE CLASSES & WORKSHOPS dedicated to Arts & Culture.
Tubac Center of the Arts offers Workshops and Classes. See the schedule for 2022.
FREE Family Day at the Museum of Art, Sunday 1 – 5pm. Every Second Sunday.
Tucson Museum of Art is now open Thursday – Sunday. 10am – 5pm. You must reserve your 2-hour slot.
Biosphere2 is OPEN! Take a tour with the TOUR APP. Make a reservation!
Gadsden Pacific Toy Train Museum is open for the season, Sundays, 1 – 4pm



Friday Night Barbeques at the Racquet Club are back! Through September 30. Members Free, non-members $5.

Sign up for Free and Almost Free Assorted Classes from Pima County. Painting, Line Dancing, Birding, and Skeet Shooting are some. Check it out.

Benefits & Volunteering

Drop in Sports at the J. Volleyball, Sundays 4 – 6pm

Food Pantries & Markets

St. Philip’s Farmers Market is back, Saturdays.
Santa Cruz Farmers’ Market at the Mercado, brought to you by the Community Food Bank is back to normal hours, 4pm – 7pm Thursday evenings.
Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch are full of Music as well as your favorite shopping. And visit the historic Steam Pump Ranch.

• The Community Food Bank is distributing emergency food boxes at its headquarters, 8 am – 1pm, Wednesday – Fridays.
• The Merchants Garden has fresh Farm to Table, Lettuce, Basil, and Tilapia with Drive through convenience. Discounts for military members, health professionals, TUSD, U Arizona and Pima students and teachers, and individuals on food stamps. Thursday – Saturdays.

• The Mercado Flea Market is back on, Second Sundays, October to May.

• Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch.
• You can find other Farmer’s Markets on our page here.

Make a difference. Join a group, volunteer, donate.
• For you Eastside dwellers: 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 8-12 pm. Help preserve our heritage.
• On the Westside you can 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.
• Did you know that the Arizona State Museum has Docent Training Programs?
• The Mission Garden always needs Gardeners, Greeters, and Go-Getters!
Reid Park Zoo has many volunteer positions available.
and so much more volunteer help is needed. IF you have a need for volunteers, send us a note.

History, Education, Tours

This Week

Mainly Murals Walking Tour, Saturday 8am. Tickets left.


• Take a look around the Presidio del Tucson on a Virtual Tour.
• Visit Casa Grande National Monument. The Visitor’s Center and the compound with the Big House and ruins, and picnic area are open Tuesday – Saturdays. It’s FREE!
• The Pima County Library is a great resource for everyone. Take a look at this page at the Pima County Library.

• It’s Archaeology Day at the Mission Gardens, every 4th Saturday through Spring 2023.

• The new Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium is a must-see. Great Shows coming up.

Classes / Lectures / Talks

• Sign up for Tucson Parks and Rec’s classes and workshops. Sign up early. Pima County offers free and low-cost classes to all.

Tubac Center of the Arts offers Workshops and Classes for budding artists. See the schedule for 2022.


Desert Survivors Fall Plant Sale, September 27 – October 1

• Go Birding with the Audubon in September. Check it out. Class sizes are limited.

Music in the Park, Catalina State Park, First Saturdays

Tohono O’odham Gardening at the Mission Garden, every Third Saturdays from 8 – 12 pm

• September 24, is Free National Public Lands Day in honor of The Great American Outdoors Act. Get out and Visit a National Park today.

Hummingbird Banding is back at the San Pedro House. 4 – 6 pm certain Saturdays through September.

• Visit Tohono Chul Park. See what events are happening here.


Kids & Families

• Sign up now for a Family Campout in September at Kartchner Caverns State Park, September 30 – October 2.

• The Gadsden Toy Train Museum is open for the season. Come visit any Sunday!

Free Movie Screening at Tohono Chul Park, Coco, October 7. Sign up now. Seating is limited.

The Flandrau Observatory is open Saturday nights through September 24 from 7 – 10pm. FREE

Apple Annie’s Corn Maze is open! Through October 31.

• Sign up NOW for Kid’s Night on Broadway. 2 for one tickets to the Lion King Wednesday, September 21, 7:30pm

Desert Discovery Days at Tohono Chul Park, M-F 8:30 – 9:30 am, Th – 8 – 9am

• 2nd Saturdays are Kid’s Create Family Fun Program. Online or in Person.

• 2nd Saturdays – Art After Dark, 5:30 – 7:30pm FREE.

• Sign up early for a Family Campout in September at Kartchner Caverns State Park, September 30 – October 2.


• TUSD provides monthly Virtual Presentations to help you with your child’s Virtual Education.
• The Arizona Historical Society has many educational fun ideas for kids and families. A wealth of ideas here.
• The Children’s Museum has stepped up with a great group of activities for Children in the Playology Playbook!
• Take a look at this page at the Pima County Library. They have some great free videos for kids here.
• SAACA has a list of ONLINE ARTS and CULTURE for KIDS here.

It ain’t over yet. There’s a new variant in town. If you have not gotten your vaccines and boosters, do so now for the sake of your family and our community. For more information visit Pima County Health Department here or visit the new website for all Covid information. Some venues require masks and or vaccination status.

Please be cautious and considerate when attending venues. Follow the guidelines carefully. Protect yourself and others. This virus spreads easily.