Tucson Festivals & Shows

Tucson Festivals & ShowsFrom various mediums of art to a wide array of culinary dishes, there is much to celebrate in Tucson at any given time of the year. So whether you want your visual senses stirred or your taste-buds tantalized, there is always a festival or event happening in Tucson to hold your interest and feed your artistic and natural appetites.

St. Philip's Plaza Art Walk
The St. Philip's Plaza Art Walk happens every first Friday of each month and is put on by the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance. At this festival, you'll enjoy some of the work of the area's most talented artists with complementary wine, hors d'oeuvres and music.

Address: 4280 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85718 - MAP
Phone: (520) 797-4959
Web: www.stphilipsplaza.com

2nd Saturdays Downtown
Tucson's downtown scene has recently been revitalized thanks in large part to the 2nd Saturdays Downtown events. This monthly family-oriented festival is free and showcases all of the merchants downtown in a festive atmosphere complete with live music, food, museum passes and great special vendor setups that bring it all out in the street for you to enjoy and celebrate.

Address: 125 East Congress, Tucson, AZ - MAP
Web: www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com

Peach Mania
Come and celebrate the harvest at Peach Mania held at Apple Annie's. The event is held at the peak of the peach harvest season from mid-July through mid-August. The festival features such activities as peach picking and sampling, as well as sales of peach pies, jams, salsas, and more. The event is held on the weekends between the aforementioned times, and welcomes you and your family to come and enjoy some sweet country hospitality.

Address: 2081 West Hardy Road, Wilcox, AZ 85643 - MAP
Phone: (520) 384-2084
Web: www.appleannies.com

Perimeter Cycling El Tour de Tucson
Grab your bike helmet and make sure that your wheels have enough air in them because the Perimeter Cycling El Tour de Tucson is gearing up for another run the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Held every year, the event attracts over 9,000 cyclists of every skill level. The event has been nationally recognized as one of the top three fundraising rides in the country as well as one of the premier organized rides in the U.S. The proceeds help benefit the University Medical Center in Tucson.

Address: 2609 East Broadway, Tucson, AZ 85716 - MAP
Phone: (520) 745-2033
Web: www.perimeterbicycling.com

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Tucson Rodeo is Spanish for "the festival of the cowboys", and the event held every February in Tucson is as spicy and exciting as its name. Come and see the best cowboys and cowgirls demonstrate their skills at bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping and bull riding, just to name a few. Plus, there's always great food and live music, so get your boots on and get ready to two-step over to the rodeo!

Address: 4823 S. 6th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85714 - MAP
Phone: (520) 741-2223 or (800) 964-5662
Web: www.tucsonrodeo.com

Tucson's Gem
The world's largest treasure hunt happens every late January into early February at Tucson's Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase. Vendors, collectors and experts from all around the world convene for the big show, and the depth and breadth of the show is so big, it is not confined to simply one location. Depending on the number of participating satellite locations, the show comprises nearly 40 sites around town that include giant white tents, hotels, resorts and exhibit halls. The show is open to the public, so if you are in the market for anything from those coveted diamond earrings to a granite set of bookends, chances are you'll find it at the rock show that really rocks!

Address: 3750 East Irvington Road, Tucson, AZ 85714 - MAP
Phone: (877) GEM-SHOW
Web: www.tgms.org