Tucson Events

Tucson EventsTucson, Arizona offers a wide array of attractions for people who are passing through and for travelers who make the city their final destination. While there are plenty of year-round activities great for any group, Tucson also features numerous annual events that attract thousands of people. Check out the following types events held in Tucson each year.

Street Fairs
Each spring and winter, Tucson hosts a street fair, attracting countless artists who display their work, numerous tasty food vendors, and a variety of entertainment options and children's activities. Street musicians, face painting booths, and fun entertainment make these street fairs excellent for families to enjoy excitement together.

Native American Celebrations
Tucson also features several Native American celebrations that exhibit the Native American culture of the area. The American Indian Exposition, for example, displays Native American artwork along with cultural foods, dances, and activities. The Southwest Indian Art Fair is another popular event that features hundreds of artists, dancers, and performers along with many activities for the entire family.

Marathons and Biking
Several recreational events are featured throughout the year including marathon and bike races. The Arizona District Classic, for example, features half marathon, quarter marathon, and 5K races open to all ages and skill levels. The Mount Lemmon Marathon and Half Marathon is a popular race, featuring up-hill terrain and a scenic route. For bikers, there are several well-known races throughout the year including the El Tour de Tucson, which is among one of the most popular activities in Tucson that attracts thousands of people each year. This race features a wide range of mileage options and is open to individuals of all skill levels. In addition, bikers can participate in the Conchise County Cycling Classic, featuring scenic views and several course options.

Museum of Art Events
The Tucson Museum of Art holds several events throughout the year that attract thousands of visitors. The Crush Wine, Food, and Arts Festival is hosted by the Museum of Art and features wine tasting from over 150 local restaurants. The museum also hosts a Mexican nativity scene throughout most of the year at the La Casa Cordova building. In addition, their Spring Artisans Market is a popular weekend event of gorgeous art displays held in the museum's courtyard.

Visitors who want to attend these events can find plenty of affordable nearby hotels to stay in, and they can enjoy countless other activities during their stay in Tucson, Arizona.