35th El Tour de Tucson presented by Casino Del Sol Resort

El Tour is for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Join in and get those wheels turning.

Where: El Tour loops around the city; Last chance to register is at the Expo on Thursday, Nov. 16 and Friday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the TCC, 260 S. Church Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18 (winners hit the downtown finish line around 11 a.m. to noon).

Cost: $180-$200

For more information on times and details click here.

Swap meet turkey giveaway

Turkey drawings will be held through the whole weekend. $50 cash drawing on Sunday, candy and prizes.

Where: Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Rd.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 18, noon-9 p.m.;

Sunday, Nov. 19, noon-3 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.


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Tucson Parks and Recreation's Family Festival in the Park, presented by Cigna, will feature games, prizes, face painting, crafts, inflatables, tennis, disc golf, entertainment, food and class demonstrations.

Reid Park Zoo will have free admission and the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center will host free swimming with an inflatable obstacle course. Volunteers from Friends of the Reid Park Rose Garden will be giving tours of the garden during the event.  

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m to 2 p.m.

Where: Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club (west of the Zoo)

Cost: Bring donations of canned goods to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

For more info click here.

Tucson Parks and Recration's Family Festival in the Park, presented by Cigna, will feature games, prizes, face painting, crafts, inflatables, …


6th Annual Thanksgiving Festival

A thousand 🦃 turkeys will be given away to families in need.

Please see restrictions to win a turkey at www.azbilingual.com

Where: Clinica Medica Familiar, 3770 S. 16th Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18 at 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend.

For more information click here.

Cat behavior series: Scratching 101

Join a hourlong seminar designed to help pet owners prevent destructive scratching. Topics discussed will include why cats scratch, types of scratchers to buy, placement of scratchers, tips for preventing destructive scratching and the negative effects of declawing.

When: Sunday, Nov. 19, 10-11 a.m.

Cost: $20–$55

For more information click here.

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Chili cook off & car show

Enjoy some chili, golf, car show and other great activities. Remember to bring some money for food and drinks.

Where: Fred's Arena, Bar & Steakhouse, 9650 S. Avra Rd.

When: Sunday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

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Monthly microchip event

Come get a $10 microchip for your (leashed) pet. 

Where: Marana Heritage River Park, 12375 N. Heritage Park Dr.

When: Sunday, Nov. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

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Bedroxx Bowling Turkey Bowl

If you bowl a turkey (3 strikes in a row) you could win: A Thanksgiving turkey, pies, bowling passes, cash and more.

Where: Bedroxx Bowling, 4385 W. Ina Rd.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 22, 6 p.m. to close

Cost: $9 for 3 hours 

For more information click here.

🎈For Kids🎈

Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary fall festival

Take the kids for some inexpensive fun at the jumpy houses, other inflatables, games and the zipline. Food trucks are available onsite.

Where: Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, 8500 N. Continental Reserve Loop

When: Friday, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend. Wristbands for $10 get you access to inflatables and the zip line or tickets for games are .50 cents each.

For more information click here.

Free family movie night

Bring your own picnic dinner or buy a meal from our snack bar. Drinks, popcorn and candy are available for purchase. 

Where: Tanque Verde Elementary School, 11150 E. Tanque Verde Rd

When: Friday, Nov. 17, 5:30-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information and movie detail please click here.

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Fit Fest 2017

Bring the kiddos to this annual health fair for kids. Participate in raffles, hula hooping, tennis, cooking demos and fun fitness activities.

Where: The Grow 2B Fit Foundation, 5861 N. Oracle Rd

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Michaels Kids Club holiday banner

Head down to your local Michaels and sign up for a craft class to create a fun holiday banner. 

Where: Local Michaels 

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: $2

For more information click here.

👯‍♀️BFF👯‍♀️

Macrame wall hanging workshop

Where: Creative Tribe, 236 S. Scott Ave.

When: Thursday, Nov. 16,  6-8 p.m.

Cost: $59

Bring some friends for some macrame fun. Learn to create your very own macrame wall hanger in  just a two-hour lesson.

For more information click here.

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Penn & Teller

Redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.

Where: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.

Cost: $34

For more information click here.

Wines to be thankful for

Have a good time with friends a taste some wines you're thankful for this season.

Where: Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave.

When: Friday, Nov. 17 at 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $10

For more information click here.

Bakasana and Beer

Yoga and beer is always a great combo. Please bring your own mat. You'll enjoy an hour of all-levels vinyasa yoga and a beer to follow. Spaces are first come first serve.

Where: Dragoon Brewing Co. 1859 W. Grant Rd, Ste. 111

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Cost: $5 (includes beer; cash only)

For more information click here.

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El Tour Victory Party

Food and live music in the courtyard behind Johnny Gibson's and Highwire Lounge.

Where: HighWire Lounge, 14 S. Arizona Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 2-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend; bring money for drinks.

For more information click here.

Paint your Pet Pawtrait

Schedule a class to paint your pet. It's going to be a pawtastic experience.

Where: HighWire Lounge, 14 S. Arizona Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 4:15 p.m.

Cost: $40

For more information click here.

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Tucson Zombie Bar Crawl

Get dressed up in your most ghoulish zombie costumes then crawl down Fourth Avenue.

Where: The Hut Tucson, 305 N. 4th Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Cost: $10-$20

For more information click here.

Ladies Who Lift - Kettlebell Workshop

Bring you or girlfriends and learn how to swing kettle bells and feel powerful. Learn how to improve your posture, build your core strength, blast fat, and boost your cardiovascular endurance.

Where: Rising Phoenix Fitness & Defense, 1548 S. Euclid Ave. B

When: Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $27.03

For more information click here.

🛒Shopping🛒

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32nd Annual TMA Holiday Artisans Market

Bring a friend or go with the family and check out all the holiday goodies. Featuring ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, prints, textiles, clothing, and more.

Where: Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, 140 N. Main Ave.

When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 17-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free admission

For more information click here.

Made in Tucson Fourth Avenue market

Meet Tucson artists, take a peek into their processes, and buy locally-made goods. Come join the street fair.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

💰Black Friday Deals Are Here!

Petsmart- Nov. 24 Petsmart is having a steal of a deal for pet items. 50% off holiday apparel, holiday toys, select beds and crates, drink fountains and over 250 select dog treats. Plus, they have a great deal on cat food and 50% off select pet purchases.

Walmart- Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. Walmart are having some great deals, like Freedom HoverboardSharp 55" Class 4K Smart TV, select DVDs from $1.96 to $9.96 and tons of great deals on toys. Kids character sleep set are $4.75 each and slippers are $4.75-$10. Women's thermal and pj sets $10. Men's 2-Pc. Track Set and pullover hoodies $10. 

Target- Doors open Thursday, Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. - Doorbusters include HoverboardXbox One 500 GBSamsung 58" Smart TV, HP Chromebook, select $4 DVDs, select $6 DVDsBarbie Big Box and 50% off 2 pages of toys.

Petco- Doors open Friday, Nov. 24  at 8 a.m. Free antlers for your pet with any purchase while supplies last. 50% off select dog beds and aquarium and reptile starter kits. 50% off all holiday toys, treats, apparel and accessories50% off select cat food and 50% off waterers, feeders, 2-door crates, wee-wee pads 150- and 200-count packs.