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Events in Tucson, Arizona

American Indian Exposition - A collection of American Indian art, craftworks, and food exhibited directly by Native American artists. See artisans at work, enjoy live entertainment on weekends. An official event of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase.

Celebration of Women in Jazz - Tucson Jazz Society presents its annual Primavera All Stars, an all-girl musical house party, featuring the creme de la crème of local, female artists, performing all genres of jazz, rhythm and blues, Latin, caberet, and gospel. Held every March.

Chili Cook-Off & Western Heritage Day - Kick off Rodeo Week at La Posta Quemada Ranch, with a chili tasting, and foot-stomping music and cowboy poets for entertainment. This festival is held in February.

El Tour De Tucson - Thousands of cyclists from around the world compete in annual, major event featuring prestigious 109-mile perimeter race and including varied rides for all ages and abilities, from seasoned competitors to fitness buffs, and a kids fun ride. Held the Saturday before Thanksgiving.

Family Arts Festival - The Family Arts Festival is Tucson's premier, free, annual celebration of the arts and the rich cultural heritage of the region. More than 100 artists and arts groups are showcased throughout the daylong celebration.

Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair - The Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, 2 stages, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the Free SPIKE kids hands-on-art Pavilion, face painting, balloons, and tons of other fun activities, then packs them into three days of celebration.

Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase of Tucson - Also known as the Tucson Gem Show, the largest event of its kind in the world is eagerly anticipated by thousands of rock hounds, jewelers and others who buy, sell and exhibit. There are displays from renowned museums and private collections along with over 250 mineral, gemstone, jewelry and fossil retail dealers. It also features hands-on exhibits for school children.

Let Freedom Sing - Let Freedom Sing is a patriotic spectacle produced by Arts Express in recognition of America, those who have served to protect our freedom, and the continued hope for world peace. The annual performance takes place in conjunction with the July 4th holiday. Over two hundred singers, instrumentalists and other cast members take center stage to celebrate America’s independence.

Fiestas Patrias Festival - In celebration of Mexican Independence Day, the festival is free and open to the public and includes many family-friendly activities, like face-painting, games, dancing, live music, educational exhibits on culture, food and more!

Quilt Fiesta - In a single year, the Tucson Quilters Guild outreach programs have donated 461 quilts, taught 90 young people to quilt, donated 82 dressed teddy bears, and donated 1,260 placemats. Don't miss out on this great event. More than 300 quilts and other quilted items displayed at annual Tucson Quilt Show, Tucson Convention Center.

Spring Fling - The largest student-run carnival in the nation, with rides, midway games, food, and both amateur and professional entertainment.

Tucson Area Square Dance Festival - Demonstrations by square dancers, round dancers and cloggers at the Tucson Convention Center. Come and get your groove on in this great event that you won't want to miss out on!

Tucson Celtic Festival - Celebrate the Heritage and Culture of Scotland, Ireland and Wales just as it’s been done for centuries…with lots of great music, food, dancing, athletic events, and way too much fun! Annual celebration of Scottish and Irish cultures, with pipe bands, singers, dancers, magicians, and food vendors, at Rillito Park Racetrack.

Tucson Rodeo - The first La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys) in 1925 touted four days of events and competition. Today, the event is an eight-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 20 professional rodeos in North America.