Tucson Meet Yourself celebrates the living traditional arts of Arizona-Sonora’s ethnic communities. The Annual Folklife Festival takes place the 2nd weekend every October in downtown Tucson’s El Presidio Park Jacome Plaza Tucson Convention Center plaza and La Placita Village. This free family-friendly folk-life event features over 200 performers and artists plus 60 ethnic clubs sharing their traditional foods music dances stories and heritage. Traditions of Health & Wellness is the theme for 2011. Healthy delicious ethnic foods a Tucson MOVE Yourself path guiding festival goers through activities including dance & martial arts workshops and a Health & Wellness Expo with healing techniques and fitness demos will be featured. Other special events include our Low Rider Show Artisan Marketplace and a special event at the Fox Theater celebrating our founder ‘Big Jim’ Griffith.
Annual Pima County Fair April 18-28 2013 plus a host of other events year-round including NHRA Drag Strip Racing Horse Shows Gun Shows and more.
Many Mouths One Stomach presents The 24th Annual All Souls Procession Weekend November 1-3 2013. The All Souls Procession is an independently produced non-motorized participant based procession and ceremony to honor the memory of those who have passed. The series of All Souls Procession Weekend events culminates in the Procession and Grand Finale on Sunday November 3 and are preceded by community workshops and citywide art events. This season buzzes in the Old Pueblo. The All Souls Procession is one of the most meaningful and inclusive events in our nation? What started out as an intimate personal expression is now an enormous hyper-creative vehicle for release and integration of grief and loss for thousands of participants. This is not a stand-by-and-watch parade… you are invited to come walk with us. Put it on wheels strap it to your back wear it put lights in it walk or ride it. We invite you to join us.
America’s largest perimeter bicycling event 104 75 55 and 40 miles plus 10 5 Fun Rides. A super lineup of unique features includes: Two-day Bike EXPO exciting mass-start spectacle chip timing Mariachis at the first of two (usually dry) river crossings route stations with water and snacks spaced about 7-10 miles apart Bike Patrol and SAG support full police support at intersections plenty of morale-boosting volunteers and spectators Olympic-style medallions to all finishers and an unforgettable finish-line festival with Beer Garden music massages etc. Main event routes show off Tucson’s beautiful vistas of its local mountain ranges – three rising over 9000 feet – complete with the backdrop of the mighty Saguaro cactus. The Fun Rides offer easy and exciting routes that highlight some of Downtown Tucson?s cultural attractions. Proceeds go to Special Olympics and more than 35 other charitable agencies including Tu Nidito Children & Family Services American Parkinson Disease Association Ben?s Bells Project Diamond Children’s Medical Center the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
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Discover flavor style and attitude when you visit Main Gate Square a pedestrian-friendly dining and shopping destination featuring over 20 retailers and 30 restaurants near the University of Arizona. Experience the flavors of the Mediterranean India Greece Asia Thailand Mexico Ireland Japan Vietnam and everywhere USA. If it?s fashion you want you?ll find the right style for you or the perfect gift for someone else. Or relax at one our seven salons and spas. Live music jam sessions wine tastings jazz concerts enhance Main Gate Square?s high energy urban atmosphere. Life happens here!