El Tour de Tucson

Whether you race or just ride, this is the place to spend the Saturday before Thanksgiving with thousands of fellow cyclists.

Tucson gem shows

Plus minerals, fossils and beads. It's one of the biggest shows in the world and takes place every January and February.

Navajo Nation Fair

Since 1938, it has celebrated Navajo culture with a rodeo, parade, arts market, livestock show and more. Window Rock in September.

Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Two-thousand gorgeous horses compete every February.

NASCAR

About 300,000 people flock to Phoenix International Raceway for two weekends in February and November.

- Selected by Star staff