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May 3: La Ley performs at The Rialto Theatre
Latin Grammy Award-winning all male pop sensations kick off Agave Heritage Week with a show at The Rialto.
7p.m., $40 – 45 general admission, all ages show.

May 5: Cinco de Mayo at The Hotel Congress
6p.m. the celebrations begin. $3 entry. 21+
7p.m. Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers play Club Congress. $30 show.

May 6: The Second Annual Agave Dinner with Janos Wilder at The Carriage House

May 7: The 8th Annual Agave Fest at The Hotel Congress
Join us for this special evening of spirits, food, and live music. Your ticket includes entry into this year’s Agave Fest, 10 tasting tickets, as well as food pairings and a commemorative shot glass to take home! Ticket also covers entry into Agave 101 Seminar. This event is 21+. 6 to 9p.m., $35-$40. Get your tickets to Agave Fest here.
• Over 50 agave-based spirits & cocktails
• With specially paired tapas by our executive chefs
• Live music by Tesoro

May 8: Close out Agave Heritage Week with our Bloody Maria Bar
Agave-based spirits take over our Sunday Bloody Mary Bar in the hotel lobby! Recover from the weekend with a breakfast at The Cup Cafe, and enjoy special Bloody Marys while you wait.
Bar opens at 10a.m.


Upcoming Events in Tucson

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase – Join the World’s Biggest Treasure Hunt
Jan. 30 through Feb. 14, 2016

For two weeks near the start of every year, Tucson becomes playground number one for the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, bargains and bragging rights.

“Gem Show” sounds like a single site, but the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase happens all across town at more than 40 sites, from giant halls to hotels and sprawling camps of roadside exhibit tents. Almost all shows are free and open to the public.

The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® packs the downtown Tucson Convention Center for the final weekend of this two-week mineral madness, pulling in thousands of treasure hunters from every corner of the globe. Free seminars and a Junior Education Area make this show a big draw for families, too!

Tucson Rodeo Parade – 91st Year!
February 25, 2016
Event Location: 705 E. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713
Time: 9:00 am

A colorful parade presented annually as part of  the Tucson Rodeo and Parade (La Fiesta de los Vaqueros)  since 1925. Now known as the “largest non-motorized parade in the country,” it was selected as a Top 100 Event in North America for 2015 by the American Bus Association. Longtime Tucsonan and former University of Arizona baseball coach Jerry Kindall has been chosen Grand Marshal of the 2015 Tucson Rodeo Parade.

Tucson Rodeo – La Fiesta de los Vaqueros 2016
February 20, 2016 – February 28, 2016
Event Location: 4823 S. Sixth Ave, Tucson, AZ 85714
Venue: Tucson Rodeo Grounds

The 91st annual Tucson Rodeo — La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboy), is one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America. Located at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds.


Arizona Icecat Hockey
December 11, 2015 – February 20, 2016
Event Location: 260 S. Church Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: 1-800-745-3000 or 520-791-4101
The University of Arizona “Icecats” Men’s Ice Hockey team plays home games at Tucson Convention Center Arena on select Fridays, and Saturdays, Nov 6, 2015-February 20, 2016.

Butterfly Magic at the Gardens
October 01, 2015 – May 31, 2016
Event Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Phone: 520-326-9686
Every day, through May, Tucson Botanical Gardens presents a live tropical butterfly exhibit. View colorful butterflies fluttering and marvel at nature’s flying flowers at the new Cox Communications Butterfly and Orchid Pavilion.  This exhibit helps support global efforts for sustainable conservation.  4 Dart Frog varieties have now been added to the Butterfly Magic exhibit.

25th Annual Tucson International Jewish Film Festival
January 14, 2016 – January 23, 2016
Event Location: 3800 E. River Road, Tucson, AZ 85718
Phone: 520-615-5432
The Tucson International Jewish Film Festival, through the magic and power of cinema, promotes the preservation of Jewish culture and encourages cultural diversity.  The festival films include dramas, comedies, and documentaries with universal themes, screened at The Tucson Jewish Community Center and other venues.

Tucson Jazz Festival
January 14, 2016 – January 24, 2016
Venue: Fox Tucson Theatre, Rialto Theater, Club Congress
In Tucson’s urban core, the Fox Tucson Theatre, the Rialto Theatre, Club Congress, TCC Music Hall, Centennial Hall, U of A Crowder Hall, and other joints will be jumping with living legends and up-and-comers – including 2016 guest of honor, an elder statesman of jazz and NEA Jazz Master, Jimmy Heath as well as The Rad Trads, boogie-woogie pianist Arthur Migliazza, NPR pianist Jon Weber, and Grammy winners Snarky Puppy, and the Metropole Orkest, to name a few and closing with the ever-popular free Jazz Fiesta on Martin Luther King Day

Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
January 30, 2016 – February 14, 2016
Phone: 1-800-638-8350
For two weeks near the start of every year, Tucson becomes playground the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, and bargains. This international marketplace of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, and jewelry-making supplies as well as museum exhibits and other treasures includes 40 different sites at hotels, special venues, and tents located across town.

26th Annual TAR Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout
January 15, 2016 – January 17, 2016
Event Location: 2900 N. Craycroft Rd., Tucson, AZ 85712
Tucson Association of Realtors and Fort Lowell Soccer Club present the annual soccer extravaganza for U.S. Youth Soccer and Arizona Youth Soccer teams. Featured activities include the Parade of Teams and Soccer Olympics at Fort Lowell Park and matches on Saturday and Sunday at the North Stadium and North Grandstand and four other soccer fields at Kino Sports Complex.

Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour
January 05, 2016 – January 10, 2016
Event Location: 1020 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721
Broadway in Tucson and UA Presents welcome the international Irish dance phenomenon, “Riverdance – The 20th Anniversary World Tour,” capturing the imagination of audiences across all ages and cultures in an innovative and exciting blend of dance, music and song, at UA Centennial Hall.

Mission San Xavier Bac – Guided Tours
February 06, 2015 – February 05, 2016
Event Location: 1950 W. San Xavier Rd., Tucson, AZ 85746
Venue: Mission San Xavier del Bac
Time: CHURCH HOURS: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday including holidays. Visit the Parish Website for a Mass Schedule.
MUSEUM HOURS: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Docents at Mission San Xavier del Bac are volunteers from the community, trained in the history, architecture, and culture of the mission and its surroundings. They are provided as a courtesy of Patronato San Xavier with the permission of the Church. Tours start outside the museum entrance and last approximately 45 minutes. You do not need to sign up in advance. Tours may be canceled or postponed in the event the Church schedules a service after publication of this schedule.



Yearly Signature Events in Tucson:

Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
The World’s Largest Treasure Hunt
End of January to Mid February
For two weeks every winter, the world meets in Tucson as it becomes a bustling, international marketplace of buyers and sellers at the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.
The “Gem Show” is much more than a single event at one location. Rather, there are thousands of participants and attendees at more than 40 sites around town. Dozens of shows take place at the same time – in giant white tents, at hotels and resorts and at exhibit halls.  There’s something for everyone at the many open-to-the-public shows – from gold and diamonds to granite bookends and glass beads, and from fine specimens of dinosaur fossils to opals dug from the Australian Outback.
Special GEM SHOW Rates are available. . . Call now at 520-622-8871

Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout
Mid January
Tucson Association of Realtors presents a soccer extravaganza for U.S. Youth Soccer and Arizona Youth Soccer teams featuring Parade of Teams and Soccer Olympics at Fort Lowell Park.
Special Room rates & Group rates are available for Fort Lowell Soccer Shootout.

Accenture Match Play Championship
Third week of February
The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain
The Accenture Match Play Championship returns to The Golf Club at Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz., February 17-23, 2014, when American Matt Kuchar will defend his title against the top 64 players in the Official World Golf Ranking.  Come February the eyes of golf will fall on Southern Arizona. The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Dove Mountain is the home of the World Golf Championships – Accenture Match Play Championship. The world’s top 64 golfers will try to etch their names in the history book of this exciting tournament.

MLS Preseason Training in Tucson
January 31 through February 28, 2015
Pro soccer warms up in sunny Tucson, a favorite winter training capital of athletes everywhere. Watch elite soccer players—teams include Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, New England Revolution, Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders, Sporting Kansas City, Vancouver Whitecaps FC—prepare for the regular season at Kino Sports Complex during eight Desert Friendlies and the 12-match FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup, on select days from January 31 through February 28, 2015

90th Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros — The Tucson Rodeo & Parade
February 21 to March 1, 2015
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros and the Tucson Rodeo is Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event. The event is also one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar and a major stop for the sports’ best cowboys and cowgirls.
Each rodeo performance begins at 12:30 p.m. with little buckaroos competing in Dodge Mutton Bustin’ and the Justin Junior Rodeo. Pro rodeo events kick off at 2 p.m. and include bareback riding, steer wrestling, saddle bronc riding, tie-down roping, team roping, women’s barrel racing and bull riding. The Tucson Rodeo enlists over 650 cowboys and cowgirls competing for a share of the $460,000 purse.

March: Tucson Conquistador Classic
Mid March
Watch and learn as pro golf legends at the top of their games show how practice makes perfect. The PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour’s new event, the Tucson Conquistadores Classic, features a who’s who of golf’s masters strutting their stuff on the accessible and walkable Catalina Course at the Omni Tucson National Resort. See everybody’s favorite pros play over three days of competition featuring a no-cut format.

Tucson Festival of Books
March 13th through 15th
One of the country’s largest book festivals attracts an estimated 100,00 people, including about 450 authors and performers, 240 exhibitors, and thousands of readers to the University of Arizona Mall.

Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival
March 2016
The Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents a week of musical activity at Leo Rich Theatre, featuring a world-class array of chamber musicians and performances of standard repertoire as well as more eclectic and exceptional chamber music works. Introductory talks and the chance for audience members to talk with the musicians are hallmarks of this critically acclaimed festival.

4th Avenue Spring Street Fair
March 2016
Arts-and-crafts booths and food vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities, and more attract up to 200,000-300,000 visitors over three days.

Tucson International Mariachi Conference
April-May 2016
Tucson’s award-winning music festival features student workshops and public performances by renowned mariachi musicians and baile folklorico dancers.

Tucson Folk Festival
May 2016
One of the largest free festivals in United States, with more than 400 local, regional, and national musicians performing over 20 hours of family-friendly music and dance for more than 10,000 fans.

Tucson Meet Yourself
October 2016
This regional folk arts celebration draws over 100,000 participants with musicians, dancers, artists, and ethnic cuisine from about 50 cultural groups, indigenous and imported.

Loft Film Fest
November 2016
The Loft Cinema will present its fourth annual international film festival honoring Tucson’s richly diverse cultural community. The Loft Film Fest will present foreign films, documentaries and U.S. indies in a cinematic celebration of storytelling from around the world.

El Tour de Tucson
Mid November
The El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol Resort charity event attracts as many as 9,000 bicyclists of all ages and abilities and has been called “one of the premier organized rides in the United States.”

4th Avenue Winter Street Fair
December 2016
Arts-and-crafts booths and food vendors, entertainment, kid’s activities, and more attract up to 200,000-300,000 visitors over three days.


What Our Guests Say

“Another Great Stay”

We stayed at the Royal Suites at the beginning of September. we were so happy that we stayed again this past weekend. Its a great stay for the price. Breakfast is nice and made to order and the staff is wonderful. Looking forward to my next stay soon.

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Spent 2 nights in this hotel for a childless getaway. Being from the Tucson area, we were concerned at first about the location. However, upon entering the property, felt quite secure and relaxed with the conditions. Checking in was very professional and accommodating. read full testimonial >

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