There's no shortage of fun, exciting things to do in Tucson, AZ, no matter what time of year your visit. Sheraton Tucson Hotel & Suites benefits from an outstanding location near some of the best events, activities, and festivals in town. We're put together a list of some of the best things to do here in Tucson throughout the year; book your stay with us today, and experience them in person!
Things to Do in Tucson in Winter
Titan Moonlight Madness: Launch seltzer rockets under the stars with museum Mad Scientists, visits to the rocket launch control room, space food samples, astronaut tests and more. Kids of all ages will love this!
Salute to Buffalo Soldiers: Tombstone, Arizona salutes Buffalo Soldiers with street entertainment, a parade, car show, and other things to do.
The Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase: The show began in 1954 and is now called the “world’s largest treasure hunt” for those seeking gems, fossils, minerals, beads, jewelry, art as well as exhibits from around the world. The show spans two weeks and takes place at about 40 different locations across the valley; most are free and open to the public.
Tucson Desert Song Festival: Showcasing some of the world’s leading classical singers and conductors with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Arizona Opera, Tucson Chamber Artists, University of Arizona School of Music, UApresents, and Ballet Tucson.
Tucson Rodeo & Parade (La Fiesta de los Vaqueros): This is the first major outdoor-event on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association Circuit. The parade is the largest non-motorized parade in the country, and events draw thousands every year.
Things to Do in Tucson in Spring
Tucson Festival of Books: If you're a bookworm, attending this festival should be on your list of things to do. Each year the festival presents hundreds of writers from different genres, literary activities for readers of all ages and local eateries – all located on The University of Arizona Mall.
4th Avenue Spring Street Fair: This three-day fair attracts up to 300,000 visitors and features arts-and-crafts booths and food vendors, live entertainment, kid's activities, and other fun things to do.
Tucson International Mariachi Conference: This award-winning music festival features student workshops and public performances by renowned mariachi musicians.
Tucson Folk Festival: Experience more than 400 local, regional, and national musicians performing over 20 hours of family-friendly music and dance.
Things to Do in Tucson in Summer
Garlic & Onion Festival: At Agua Linda Farm, the annual garlic and onion harvest is more than just a time to work the land, it's a time for tasty food, live music and much more.
2nd Saturdays Downtown Urban Street Fest: Walk down Scott Avenue during the evening on the second Saturday of every month and experience live music, art exhibits, and much more.
100 Years of Arizona's Best: Minerals: Rock collectors and science lovers alike will love this display of minerals at the University of Arizona.
A Journey: The Art of Glory Tacheenie-Campoy: This exhibition by Navajo artist Glory Tacheenie-Campoy includes original paintings, sculpture, mixed-media works, and prints.
Gallery Row ArtWalk: Enjoy an eclectic collection of fine art, along with live music, wine tastings, and more.
Paradiso Bar & Lounge Free Concert Thursdays: This free concert series at Casino del Sol features a lineup that includes classic rock cover bands.
Things to Do in Tucson in Fall
Wake Up with the Birds: Wake up bright and early for a walking tour at Agua Caliente Park and try to spot wetland birds, hummingbirds, songbirds and raptors.
Cinema La Placita: Movies Under the Stars: Get out your blanket and picnic basket and enjoy a screening of a classic film in La Placita Village.
Broadway Village Farmers' Market: More than 40 local farmers converge on one of Tucson's original shopping centers to share their freshly harvest crops.
Tucson Sky Tonight: Unveil the mysteries of the cosmos with the University of Arizona Science Department as they show you the universe through a telescope.
Birds of Tohono Chul Park Walking Tour: Enjoy docent-led tours of Tohono Chul Park at 8:30 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday.
Saturday Jazz Showcase: The Cushing Street Bar and Restaurant hosts a performance of live, cool jazz every Saturday night at the downtown eatery.
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