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September 15, 2016

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 […]

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Tucson’s greatest spring festivals and activities

April 7, 2016

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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March 24, 2016

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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March 10, 2016

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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February 23, 2016

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 […]

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February 11, 2016

Compiled by D.R. WILLIAMS Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Feb. 11-14 The Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave., will be filled with rocks, gems, coins, fossils and other rarities for the 62nd Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. With a theme of “Shades of Blue: Minerals of the World,” the event will run from 10 […]

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January 28, 2016

Compiled by David Pujol Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase Jan. 31-Feb. 14 The Gem and Mineral show is a Tucson tradition and brings in thousands of guests to our city each year. There are more than 45 shows set up across Tucson in tents, hotels and exhibit halls. Some of the pieces that will […]

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Best Bets: Fun for the kids and the grown ups too

November 12, 2015

Compiled by Jamie Verwys As the weather suddenly moves from late summer to winter weather in the span of a day, it’s clear holiday season is right around the corner. Before you dig up all your winter clothes, which have laid dormant for months, take this opportunity to get in some exercise outdoors. Soak in […]

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Best Bets: Halloween haunts the Old Pueblo

October 29, 2015

Compiled by Nick Meyers It’s Halloween in the desert once again, and Tucson’s creepiest and crawliest emerge for some fun. Whether you want to take part in Southwest tradition, find ghosts or just get your drink on with some friends, find out what you’re doing this All Hallows’ Eve. Nightmare on Congress Oct. 29-31 Hotel […]

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Halloween spooks throughout October

October 15, 2015

Compiled by Michael Romero   Great Tucson Beer Festival Oct. 17 The 29th Annual Great Tucson Beer Festival returns for another round from 6 to 10 p.m. at Kino North Soccer Stadium, 2817 E. Ajo Way. Those over 21 can choose one of two options to wet their palate: General admission, $45 before the festival, […]

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Best Bets: Oktoberfest, opera and outfits galore!

October 1, 2015

Compiled by Audrie Ford With the season of pumpkins and ghouls just beginning, Tucson is already rolling out the Halloween festivities. If you’re hoping to be scared out of your wits or simply want to enjoy time with your family in the warm autumn air, this month is ripe for the picking. Mt. Lemmon Oktoberfest: […]

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Films! Beer! Art! And a taste of the circus!

September 17, 2015

 Compiled by Travis Braasch Summer may be winding down but there’s no shortage of fun in Tucson. When it’s time to take a break from all the books and studying, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor events this coming month to take your mind off all of the stresses of school and work. From […]

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Best Bets: School kicks off with art and music

September 3, 2015

Complied by Anna Stiltner The days of hanging out pool side, sipping cool beer and enjoying homework-free days are now behind us. Though we have only been back a short time, most of us are already busy working away and beginning new projects. Tucson offers us welcomed fun, music, theatre and a little mystery to […]

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April 23, 2015

Compiled by Deanna Sherman It’s almost summer time in Tucson! Be prepared to step outside and enjoy the dry heat for an array of food, music and activities. ‘Newsies’ – April 21-26 Disney’s “Newsies” is coming to Tucson. The popular and wildly entertaining musical will be performed at Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd. The […]

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Best Bets: Spring festivals bloom

April 9, 2015

Compiled by Pablo Espinosa Festivals offering activities ranging from carnival rides to bicycle rides fill the April calendar. International Film Festival: April 9-26 The 24th Arizona International Film Festival will show films for two weeks at the Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St. Screenings will cost $8 for one evening admission and $6 for one […]

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