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Best Bets: Sept. 21-Oct. 4

Best Bets: Sept. 21-Oct. 4

Compiled by KATELYN ROBERTS Issue 2 brings us just the beginning of Arizona’s fall events. We barely skim the first three days of October when our next issue comes out on the 4th. We’re not quite in full fall frenzy mode, which means we have a lot to look forward to. That will be next issue, […]

BEST BETS: Hot weather in Tucson, hotter events

BEST BETS: Hot weather in Tucson, hotter events

Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote The temperature is on the rise in Tucson, but there are plenty of activities to help you deal with the heat. Movies in the Park: May 5- Sept. 1 A movie will be screened at Reid Park on the first Friday of each summer month. The free screenings will […]

BEST BETS: Bike buffs, tequila lovers, folk freaks unite

BEST BETS: Bike buffs, tequila lovers, folk freaks unite

By KATELYN ROBERTS With spring’s 80-degree days, it couldn’t be a finer time in Tucson to celebrate what makes the city so quirky, cultural and fun. Pima County Fair: April 20-30 Pima County’s annual fair takes place at the Pima County Fairgrounds,11300 S. Houghton Road. Activities include a stock auction, carnival rides and more than […]

Festivals, fairs and flings - oh my!

Festivals, fairs and flings – oh my!

Compiled by Elise Stahl Spring Fling: April 7-9 The country’s largest student-run carnival, celebrating its 43rd year, takes place at the University of Arizona east mall from Cherry Street to Campbell Boulevard. The event provides carnival rides and games, entertainment and over 20 food booths. The fair attracts 30,000-plus visitors annually and fundraises for more […]

Best Bets: Spring celebrations fill festival calendar

Best Bets: Spring celebrations fill festival calendar

Compiled by Erik Medina From award-winning Mexican cinema to car-free neighborhood strolls, upcoming festivals offer varied ways to celebrate spring. Here are our suggestions for top choices. Tucson Cine Mexico: March 22-26 The showcase, co-sponsored by the University of Arizona Hanson Film Institute and by New York’s Cinema Tropical, is the longest-running festival of contemporary […]

What’s next after spring cleaning?

What’s next after spring cleaning?

Compiled by Dale Villeburn Old Coyote It’s March, time to get out of the house and embrace spring. Thankfully, there are plenty of great opportunities for food and fun to get you up and moving. Lord of the Wings: March 4 Forty restaurants will submit their best wings to compete for the title of “Lord […]

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Snuggle up to fun February events Compiled by Erik Medina February is the month of love and relationships. Don’t know how to celebrate? Here are some events suitable for both couples and singles. Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase Through Feb.12 More than 40 shows set up across the city in tent, hotels and exhibit […]

BEST BETS: Your go-to guide for making the most of winter

BEST BETS: Your go-to guide for making the most of winter

Compiled by Katelyn Roberts Since Tucson has limited chilly nights, locals have to make them count. This Best Bets is all about getting some fun in before it gets too cold and enjoying the holidays before we get too busy.   Tohono Chul Holiday Nights         Dec. 9-10, 16-17 Paths along the Tohono Chul gardens at […]

Best Bets: Festive holiday events delight all ages

Best Bets: Festive holiday events delight all ages

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA The holidays offer numerous traditional and festive celebrations. Here are some of the coolest upcoming events: Native American Indian Heritage Month Social and Indian Craft Market Nov. 25-27 Fifteen tribal nations will display authentic Native American arts and crafts, and present dance and musical performances at the Sheraton Hotel Ballroom, 5151 E. […]

BEST BETS: Get ready for some fall-worthy events

BEST BETS: Get ready for some fall-worthy events

Compiled by Ashley Munoz With temperatures finally cooling down, Tucson is ready to jump into fall season with a gaming convention, music concert, film festival and, uh, did we mention the pumpkin patch? Nightfall? Slaughterhouse? Rincon Gaming Convention Sept. 30 – Oct. 2 RinCon 16 welcomes new, casual and master gamers to participate in this […]

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Fall in love with these September events Compiled by Katelyn Roberts With the anticipation of crisper air and lower temperatures, September offers a selection of cultural festivals and special events sure to please everyone from beer connoisseurs to theater buffs.   Arizona Underground Film Festival Sept. 16-24 Arizona Underground Film Festival will screen international and […]

Tucson’s greatest spring festivals and activities

Tucson’s greatest spring festivals and activities

Compiled by Andres Chavira With the temperature at the nice spot between winter and 100 degree summers, spring brings great festivals to Tucson. Enjoy the nice weather, games, rides and tons of carnival food. Spring Fling April 8-10 The University of Arizona will host the 42nd annual Spring Fling at the UA Mall. With more […]

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Compiled by Melina Casillas Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair April 1-3 Tucson’s largest arts venue returns to Fourth Avenue between Ninth Street and University Boulevard. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day. The street fair brings together 400-plus arts and crafts booths, 35-plus food vendors, street musicians and street performers. A free shuttle will be […]

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Compiled by EDDIE CELAYA St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade March 13 The Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade, the largest event of its kind in southern Arizona, returns for its 29th year. The event will offer the same Irish hospitality but a new theme: “Freedom Rising” in honor of the Irish Easter Rising […]

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Compiled by Eddie Celaya Rodeo parade Feb. 25 A historic Tucson tradition since 1925 and cause for a deeply appreciated four-day Pima Community College holiday, the 91st annual Tucson Rodeo Parade kicks off festivities for Rodeo Week on Feb. 25. The parade is billed as “The World’s Longest Non-Motorized Parade.” As many as 200 non-motorized […]