Events

Cool Summer Nights

Open till 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays June 4 – August 27, 2022 The Desert Museum is lovely during the day, but it’s even cooler after dark! Join us every Saturday night throughout the summer to beat the heat while learning something neat! The desert comes alive at night as nocturnal animals awake. Bats perform aerial acrobatics in pursuit of dinner, beavers splash around in their pond, and scorpions glow green under black light. Bring your flashlight and explore, grab a local beer and wander, experience a live animal encounter, scamper in Packrat Playhouse, feel the touch of a stingray, or…


Tour of Historic Canoa Ranch

Join a walking tour of the Canoa Ranch headquarters. Visit the historic buildings and corrals and enjoy the special exhibits of the people of Canoa. All ages welcome. $5fee. Online registration required. Online registration – www.pima.gov/nrpr Program information – Phone: 520-724-5375 or Email:eeducation@pima.gov


Nature for Every BODY

Join Alex Wolfe for a leisurely outdoor experience designed for nature lovers with accessibility challenges; wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive equipment are welcome. The pace is slow, distance short, and terrain even. Explore the peaceful paths of Agua Caliente Park where we hope to see blooming plants, chirping songbirds, and possibly some reptiles as the temperatures warm up. Each registered participant is welcome to bring a support person. Free. Online registration required. Online registration – www.pima.gov/nrpr Program information – Phone: 520-724-5375 or Email:eeducation@pima.gov


Desert Night Shift

As most people retire indoors for the evening, our desert comes alive! Join Pima County naturalists on an easy hike to discover “who” is out and about in the desert at night. Learn why many animals, and even some plants, are nocturnal and how they manage life in the dark. Bring a headlamp or flashlight. All ages welcome. $5 fee. Children free with paid adult. Online registration required. Online registration – www.pima.gov/nrpr Program information – Phone: 520-724-5375 or Email:eeducation@pima.gov



Pirates of the High Dessert, Bisbee

Please come and enjoy the confectionery delights Bisbee has to offer! Aug 12th and 13th join us for a virtual and self guided tour of our participating specialty shops, bars and restaurants. Maps will be available starting Aug 9th 2022 at participating locations


Wilcox Wine Country

Oct. 14 – 16 | Friday Benefit Dinner 6 PM | Sat & Sun Festival 11 AM – 5 PM Fri. Oct. 14 – 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm – Wine Benefit Dinner – TBD Pre-Harvest Early Bird Special – Festival Tickets are only $25 for Saturday and $20 for Sunday!!! Prices go up once harvest starts. Could be late July or mid August! Sat. Oct. 15 – 11:00 am till 5:00 pm – Wine Festival – $30 per person pre-sale / $40 at the gate. Each ticket includes a commemorative wine glass and ten tasting tickets. Sun. Oct. 16…


Tubac Festival of the Arts

Held in the historic Village of Tubac, Arizona, the annual Festival of the Arts has a 64 year history as the Southwest’s longest running arts festival. The iconic festival runs concurrent with Tucson’s internationally renowned Gem & Mineral Show which draws thousands of visitors from around the globe. Many visitors make both the Gem & Mineral show and the Tubac Festival of the Arts an annual destination. Highlights of the Festival include more than 250 fine artists and craftsmen, a large assortment of festival eateries, live entertainment, and a wine and beer garden. Exhibiting artists are integrated throughout the Village,…


Patagonia Art Walk

Come stroll the heart of Patagonia, enjoy talented local artists, live music, delicious food…and our unique, quirky small town charm… contemporary sculpture, paintings, textiles, jewelry, handbuilt ceramics, quilts, and wizard wands and whimsical birdhouses!  Plus music, and story-telling, music sing-along, and chalk art for the kids. Art, music, storytelling, dance! Local artists and musicians serve up beauty and delightful activities for your Thanksgiving weekend. Come stroll down Patagonia’s charming main street and ART WALK! Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving…10am until dusk…Come stroll the heart of Patagonia, enjoy talented local artists, live music, delicious food…and our unique, quirky small town charm……


Star-Spangled Spectacular in Marana

Celebrate America’s Birthday in Marana, AZ! FIREWORKS SHOW AT 9PM FESTIVITIES FROM 5PM-9:30PM The Town of Marana’s annual Star-Spangled Spectacular event will take place on Sunday, July 3, 2022 at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, with fireworks scheduled for 9 P.M. Free attractions include the splash pad, field games, inflatables, exhibitors, Musical Instrument Petting Zoo presented by the Civic Orchestra of Tucson, and a car show presented by Obsessions Car Club. Marana’s largest event is nestled behind the Arizona Pavilions shopping center and within the Continental Ranch neighborhood, making it the perfect event for residents to walk to or enjoy…