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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 […]

BEST BETS

BEST BETS

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 […]

Best Bets

Best Bets

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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Best Bets

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

Best Bets: Halloween haunts the Old Pueblo

Best Bets: Halloween haunts the Old Pueblo

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 […]

Halloween spooks throughout October

Halloween spooks throughout October

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, […]

Best Bets: Oktoberfest, opera and outfits galore!

Best Bets: Oktoberfest, opera and outfits galore!

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: […]