Springs events abound in Tucson

Compiled by Nellie Silva

Arizona Renaissance Festival: Feb. 9-March 31

Larry Gaurano/Aztec Press 2012

The 25th incarnation of this medieval festival takes place right outside of Phoenix. The 30-acre amusement park has 12 stages, an arts/crafts fair and a jousting tournament. The festival runs every Saturday and Sunday from Feb. 9 through March 31, plus President’s Day on Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Parking is free. Tickets cost $20-22 for adults. From Tucson, take Highway 70 to Florence Junction. Go west 7 miles on Highway 60 to Festival Village.

Details: royalfaires.com/arizona.

Gem Show: Feb. 14-17

Celebrating its 59th Annual Tucson Gem and Mineral show it’s the largest gem and mineral show in the United States. It’ll be held at the Tucson Convention Center 260 South Church Avenue, Thursday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and on Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, children 14 and under are free with a paying adult. Details: www.tgms.org

Rodeo: Feb. 16-17 and Feb. 21-24

The Rodeo is located at the rodeo arena on the corner of Irvington Road and 6th Avenue. The ticket prices range from $12 to $26 depending on the section of your choice. Ticket office hours are from 8a.m. to 5 p.m. located at 4823 S. 6th Ave.

Details: Tucsonrodeo.com, call 741-2233 or (800) 964-5662

La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (No PCC classes Feb 21-22 due to rodeo holiday) Rodeo Parade : Feb. 21

The 88th annual parade will start at 9 a.m. beginning on Park Avenue and Ajo Way, and proceed south on Park into Irvington Road. Ticketed grandstand seats on Irvington Road cost $7 for adults. Street spots along the parade route are free.

Details: Tucsonrodeoparade.com or 294- 1280

Southwest Indian Art Fair: Feb. 23-24

Arizona State Museum, 1013 E. University Blvd., presents the Southern Arizona Premier American Indian Art Show and Market with 200 native artists and their wares, live entertainment, food and more.

Details: call 626- 8381 or visit statemuseum.arizona.edu.

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