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KXCI Presents- Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series
August 08, 2015 – August 22, 2015
Event Location: 100 South Avenida Del Convento, Tucson, AZ 85701
Venue: Mercado San Agustín
Time: From: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Admission: $4 for the 1-Day SunGo Ticket (riders encouraged to purchase before the event)
Phone: 520-792-9222
Every Saturday
Sun Link invites all passengers and music lovers to the first “KXCI Presents: Sun Link Summer in the City Concert Series,” a live concert inside a specially marked streetcar.  Passengers can attend this special event by boarding the specially marked streetcar at the stop on Avenida del Convento and Congress at 7:00 PM.

Cool Summer Nights at Desert Museum
June 06, 2015 – September 05, 2015
Event Location: 2021 North Kinney Road 85743, Tucson, AZ 85743
Venue: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Admission: General Admission (ages 18-64) $19.50. Seniors (65+) $17.50. Youth (13-17) $15.50 Children (4-12) $6. Kids 3 and under: free. Reduced admission coupons not valid for Cool Summer Nights.
Phone: 520-883-2702
Every Saturday
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum stays open after sundown on Saturday evenings all summer long as the nocturnal creatures of The Living Desert come to life.  Look for Museum Docents and Jr. Docents interpreting live animals, celestial desert skies, fluorescent minerals, animal eye shine, Sonoran Desert insects, night sounds, bats, kissing bugs, scorpions, and/or rattlesnakes. You can always dine at one of the museum’s stellar restaurants and enjoy a serenade by Native American flutists. Check out the Cool Summer Nights schedule on Special programming begins at 6 p.m.

Tucson Bird & Wildlife Festival
August 12, 2015 – August 16, 2015
Event Location: 350 S. Freeway, Tucson, AZ 85745
Venue: Riverpark Inn
Time: Times vary
Admission: Free Nature Expo. Costs for workshops, programs, and field trips vary.
Phone: 520-629-0510
Recurring daily
Celebrate the special birds and wildlife of southeastern Arizona at the Tucson Audubon Society’s annual festival. Hummingbird safaris, high-elevation excursions, borderland adventures, and more festival fun await you in Tucson. Also birding and nature history talks, field trips, workshops, and lectures.

Twilight Thursdays
August 06, 2015 – August 27, 2015
Event Location: 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Venue: Tucson Botanical Gardens
Time: From: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Admission: Adults $9, Children $5 (4-12), Members free
Phone: 520-326-9686 ext. 10
Every Thursday
The Tucson Botanical Gardens hosts a series of evenings featuring glorious visuals, presented at twilight every Thursday, June through August 27.  Enjoy the lovely garden setting without the intense summer sun. Dine at Café Botanica from 5 pm to 8 pm or bring your own dinner and picnic beneath the canopy of shade trees in the Gardens.

Horses of the West: Power, Freedom and Friendship
April 14, 2015 – September 13, 2015
Event Location: 140 N. Main Ave., Tucson, AZ 85701
Venue: Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
Time: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Thurs. 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM; Sun. 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Admission: $10 Adult; $8 Seniors (ages 65+); $5 College Student with ID; Free Youth (18 and under), Active Military and Veterans with ID, Museum Members
Phone: 520-624-2333
Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Tucson Museum of Art exhibits a stunning selection of masterpieces of the America West, where horses are symbols of strength, wildness, and companionship.  Visitors may view multiple artistic perspectives of horses and their significance to the West.


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.


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“Another Great Stay”

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