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45 things to do in Tucson this March

45 things to do in Tucson this March

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This list has activities for this weekend, PLUS fun events for the month of March. Check out festivals, quirky events, street fairs, freebies, art shows and lots of SHOPPING.

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Cactus Flower Comedy Festival

Join Tucson Improv Movement for the fourth annual Tucson Comedy Festival featuring female and gender non-conforming performers. The festival is full of storytelling, improv and standup comedy featuring some of the funniest local and out-of-town comedians and storytellers.

Where:聽Tucson Improv Movement,聽414 E. Ninth St.

When:聽Feb. 27-29

Cost:聽$5 and up

More information聽here.聽

El Rio Health and Safety Fair

The annual El Rio Health and Safety Fair聽will have fun activities, dental screenings, blood pressure tests, vision screenings, face painting, bracelet making, raffles, photos with Wilbur Wildcat, vendors and more.

Where: El Rio Neighborhood Center,1390 W. Speedway

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here.聽

Magic Show with Michael Howell

Prepare to be amazed! Watch the magical stylings of Michael Howell at the La Encantada mall. You might even get to help perform a trick or two yourself.聽

Where:聽Mildred and Dildred,聽2905 E. Skyline Drive

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 11-11:20 a.m.


More information聽here.聽

Science Sunday at the Tucson JCC (Sponsored)

Kids can聽play and explore space, physics, and more with聽local scientists聽and experts at Science Sunday on March 1! For kids ages 2-8.

Where:聽Tucson J,聽3800 E. River Road

When:聽Sunday,聽March 1, 7:30 a.m.聽

Cost:聽Free, ages 2-8

More information聽here.

Green Valley Cat Dirt Dash: 5K Trail Run and 1-Mile Fun Run

Run with the yellow beasties! The inaugural Cat Dirt Dash is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to run past giant Caterpillar mining equipment on your way to the finish line.

The course consists primarily of dirt roads and trails around the Caterpillar facility. Various Caterpillar machines will be on display to serve as mile markers along the route.

馃弲 Swag skinny:聽Event medals for all events, custom running hat and free race photos

Where:聽5000 W. Caterpillar Trail, Green Valley, AZ

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 7-9:30 a.m.


More information聽here.

10th Annual Rodeo Days Arts Celebration

Festivities include live mariachi, country bands, art vendors, food trucks, craft beers and a new cornhole-toss competition.

Where:聽Plaza Palomino,聽2900 N. Swan Road

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost:聽Free to attend聽

More information聽here.聽

"Knives Out" and Curry Pot food truck

Watch聽Jamie Lee Curtis, Chris Evans, Daniel Craig and more in this new movie聽at the Casa Film Bar. Curry Pot will be on site in case you get hungry.聽

Where:聽Casa Video and Casa Film Bar,聽2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

When:聽Thursday, Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.


More information聽here.聽

Tucson Premium Outlets Concert聽

Listen to the Acerek贸 Trio as they play the bongos, guitar and piano on stage at the outlet mall. Remember to bring your chairs, limited seating is provided.

Where:聽Tucson Premium Outlets,聽6401 W. Marana Center Blvd.

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 5-8 p.m.


More information聽here.聽

Young Leaders United Dive Bar Bus Tour

If you're a young professional in your 20s, 30s or 40s, hop on!

Meet at El Con Mall and join the bus tour with stops at some of Tucson's finest dive bars.

Where:聽El Con Mall聽(northeast corner of the mall parking lot near Home Depot), 3601 E. Broadway

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 6-11 p.m.

Cost:聽$25, ages 21 and up

More information聽here.聽

Leap Year Grand Reopening and Sale

Shop apparel聽for only a $1 while the聽mariachi plays and the balloon artist entertains the kids!

Where:聽HSSA Thrift Store, 5311 E. Speedway

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping聽

More information here.聽

Rescue Store Grand Opening

Celebrate the opening of this new rescue store with a pup party! There will be a jumper, games and activities. Frausto鈥檚 Street Tacos will be on site in case you get hungry.

Where:聽Lend A Bone Rescue Store, 1448 N. Stone Ave.

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, noon to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for fun finds and activities聽

More information here.聽

Harry Potter Love of Reading Party

Visit a magical Hogwarts-inspired party open to muggles and magical creatures. The event features a Niffler gold treasure hunt, free Dobby sock toss, pygmy puff craft, visits from Hogwarts professors and snacks from Mrs. Puddifoot's Tea Shoppe.聽Costumes encouraged!

Where:聽Valencia Library, 202 W. Valencia Road

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here.聽

Chicken Poop Bingo at the Tucson Hop Shop

Help send a kid to a Tucson Village Farm farm camp by trying your luck at the Chicken Poop Bingo fundraiser. Just show up, buy a drink, buy a ticket, pick a number and laugh while you wait for the DROP. Winners get to choose from prizes and the proceeds for the event will go toward the farm camp scholarships.聽

Where:聽Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd.

When:聽Sunday, March 1, 4-7 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring cash to buy tickets.

More information here.聽

Yoga and Beer

Join a relaxing one hour yoga class followed by a draft beer at Caps & Corks. Class is for all levels and space is first come, first served. Class is limited to 20 people. Arrive 15-20 minutes before class time to grab your spot. Bring your mat!

Where:聽Caps & Corks,聽3830 W. River Road, Ste. 100

When:聽Sunday, March 1, 10-11 a.m.聽

Cost:聽$10, cash only聽

More information聽here.聽

Yoga in the Park

Take a yoga class with good vibes and playful moves at Steam Pump Ranch. Then stick around for a stroll around the Steam Pump Farmers Market.聽

Where:聽Historic Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

When:聽Saturday, Feb. 29, 9-10 a.m.

Cost: $5, bring your mat

More information here.聽


Tucson Festival of Books

This annual celebration of books and reading includes two days of author talks and signings, exhibitors, special visitors, fantastic local performers, parades, shopping and more. Don't forget to stop by the聽This Is Tucson聽tent!

Where:聽Tucson Festival of Books,聽University of Arizona Mall

When:聽Saturday-Sunday,聽March 14-15, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cost:聽Event is free

More information聽here.聽

Cyclovia Tucson

Cyclovia is back! Take advantage of the car-free streets for walking, biking, playing and all out fun.聽

Where:聽Downtown to South Tucson聽on a big loop route

When:聽Sunday, Mar. 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


More information聽here.聽

12th Annual Tucson Tattoo Expo

Visit the expo and see live tattooing. You will have the chance to see over 80 artists, tattoo contests, graffiti聽art, fusion art and a car fashion show.聽

Where: Casino Del Sol, 5655 W. Valencia Road

When: 3-11 p.m. on March 6; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on聽 March 7; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on March 8

Cost: $10-$15

More information here.聽

2nd Annual Jose Samaniego Archery Shoot and BBQ Challenge

Support the North Tucson Firefighters Charities at this second annual event. Visit聽an archery course tournament followed by a BBQ challenge comprised of first responder teams from the area. The event also includes carnival games, jumping castles, raffles, live music, local vendors and prizes.聽 聽

Where:聽Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Drive

When:聽Saturday, March 7, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for select activities and food

More information here.聽

Empty Bowls

Buy a handmade bowl to support Interfaith Community Services Food Banks. Then fill up on soup, bread and desserts offered by local restaurants. While you're eating and exploring you can listen to live music and mingle.聽聽

Where:聽Tucson Chinese Cultural Center,聽1288 W. River Rd.

When:聽Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


For more information here.聽

Music in the Mountains Concert Series: Marietta Loehrlein

Sit back and relax to music and scenic views at Catalina State Park. Mari will be playing a variety of folk, pop, and country music.聽

Where:聽Catalina State Park,聽11570 N. Oracle Road

When:聽Saturday, March 7, 4 p.m.

Cost:聽Free to attend but parking is $7

More information here.聽

Tree Festival and Climbing Champions

Celebrate your love of trees at this fun interactive event. Watch the exciting Arizona State Tree Climbing Championship and learn all about trees through engaging demonstrations, booths, and activities for the whole family. Activities include tree scavenger hunt, prizes,聽tree trivia, demos, tree planting, tree tour and more.聽

Where: Gene C. Reid Park,900 S. Randolph Way

When:聽Saturday, March 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here.聽

Woofstock and Adopt-A-Thon

Have a groovy time at Reid Park with your furry friends. There will be pet adoptions, demos, paw painting, on-stage blessing of animals, contests, prizes, food, entertainment, kid's zone, face painting and more聽righteous stuff.聽

Where:聽Demeester Outdoor Performance Center,聽900 S. Randolph Way

When:聽Sunday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


More information here.

Riverfront Classical Concert

Listen to Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra perform beloved pieces by Beethoven,聽Dvo艡谩k and Johann Strauss.聽

Where:聽Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane

When:聽Sunday, March 8, 4-5:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here.聽

Dirty T Flea and Punk Rock Market

When + Where Co. is hosting a punk inspired market event. There will be food trucks, live music, vendors, live demos and more.

Where:聽Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W. Sixth St.

When:聽Friday-Saturday, March 14-15, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

More information here.聽

Marana Cape Chase: Adaptive Fun Run

Use your super powers to defeat the course full of villainous聽obstacles. This unique program, allows young athletes with disabilities to travel a race course side-by-side with their able bodied peers聽and experience up to eight sensory obstacles along the way.聽The first 200 teens get a cape to help them fly to the finish line.聽

Where:聽Marana Parks & Recreation,聽13251 N. Lon Adams Road

When:聽Saturday, March 14, 8-12:30 p.m.

Cost:聽$15 if you register by March 13; $25 day of event.聽

More information here.聽

Storybook Parade at Tucson Festival of Books

Dress up as your favorite character or bring your favorite book to march with at the festival. Kids will get to march with special guests, Pete the Cat, Paddington, Curious George, and Frog and Toad聽and more.聽

Where:聽UA BookStores,聽1209 E. University Blvd.

When:聽Saturday, March 14, 9 a.m.


More information here.

Sahuarita Creative Arts Festival

This two-day festival features up to 65 artists and exhibitors, live performances, food vendors and family arts activities.聽

Where:聽Sahuarita Town Hall, 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way

When:聽Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free, but bring money for food

More information here.聽

World's Best Book Swap

Do you need a new book in your life and you are out of shelf room? Well, swap a old book with a new one and then relax with a refreshing mimosa.

Where:聽Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Road

When:聽Saturday, March 14, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring a book for swapping. Mimosas are available for purchase聽

More information here.聽

Wizarding Out West

Celebrate all things wizarding at Trail Dust Town! Enjoy photo ops, a magical train ride, petting zoo, butter beer, themed foods, a wizard alley of vendors, a sorting hat, potion classes and more.聽

Where:聽Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road

When:聽Sunday, March 15, 3-7 p.m.

Cost:聽$12 per person wristband, food is available for purchase

More information here.聽

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival

The event will include kids activities, beer garden, local vendors, marching bands, interactive games, and live music featuring Katie's Randy Cat.聽

Where:聽Armory Park, 222 S. Fifth Ave.

When:聽Sunday, March 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

More information here.聽

K-9 Walk For Cops

The Southern Arizona Law Enforcement Foundation is hosting its annual K-9 Walk For Cops to help support their four-legged police pups. There will be raffles, free doggy contests, vendors, puppuccinos, giveaways, and so much more

Where: University of Arizona Mall

When:聽Saturday, March 21 at 8 a.m. to noon

Cost:聽$20 for one pup and up to two walkers and $10 for each additional pup

More information here.聽

38th Annual Wa:k Pow Wow

Visit Tucson's largest gathering of Native American crafts, food and performances. Listen to music and see native culture dances. Video is not permitted during the event, but photos are.

Where:聽Mission San Xavier del Bac,聽1950 W. San Xavier聽Road

When:聽Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17, 10 a.m.

Cost:聽$7 for adults, $5 for kids, ages 6 and under are free. Parking is $3 per vehicle

More information here.聽

The Underwater Bubble Show

Indulge your inner child as you explore the wondrous underwater world of Bubblelandia and all its beautiful sea creatures. Bring the family and meet Mr. B along with his underwater inhabitants of seahorses, dragon fish, starfish and mermaids, as you take an imaginary journey through the deep blue sea.

Where:聽Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.

When:聽Sunday, March 22, 3 p.m.

Cost: $24 and up

More information here.聽

Kitten Yoga

Enjoy beginners yoga while cute adoptable kittens run all over. Bring your mat and have a cat-tastic time!

Where: Catalina Brewing Company,聽6918 N. Camino Martin

When:聽Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to noon

Cost: $15 at the door, bring your mat

More information here.聽

Plant Based Junk Food In Tucson

Eat some vegan comfort food at AZ Beer House. Vuture Food聽 is coming up from Los Angeles for this tasty pop-up. Get your hands on one of the best Vegan Crispy Chik鈥檔 Sandwiches and loaded fries.聽

Where:聽Arizona Beer House,聽150 S. Kolb Road

When:聽Saturday, March 28, 2-7 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for tasty eats

More information here.聽

Southern Arizona Blues Heritage Foundation聽35th Annual Blues and Brews Festival

Music and beer! Listen to seven live bands on stage and kick back with a brew or two! The line-up includes Mr. Sipp, Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Casey Hensley, Black Cat Bones, The Coolers, Paul Green & Midnight Blue and The Cholla Rhythm & Blues Band.

Where:聽Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, 900 S. Randolph Way

When:聽Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Cost: $22-$25

More information here.聽

Spring Festival of the Arts

This two-day festival features over 125 artists and exhibitors in all mediums, live musical performances, food vendors and family arts activities.聽

Where:聽Oro Valley Marketplace,聽12155 N. Oracle Road

When:聽Saturday, March 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

More information here.聽

Park Fest

Visit the Palo Verde Park for free fun performances! There will be four stages with 12 talented local artists.聽

Where:聽Palo Verde Park Neighborhood,聽425 S. Mann Ave.

When:聽Sunday, March 29, 3-6:30 p.m.

Cost:聽Free, donations accepted

More information聽here.聽

Marana Rotary's Tour de Cookie

Bicyclists will ride a casual 30-mile loop while twelve community organizations will hand out cookies along the way.

Where:聽Rillito Park Race Track,聽4502 N. First Ave.

When:聽Saturday, March 14, 8 a.m. to noon


More information here.

Fiesta Sahuarita

Grab the family and join the party in Sahuarita! There will be water slides, rides, activities, music, entertainment, exhibits, non-profit organizations and food available for purchase.聽聽

Where:聽Anamax Dog Park, W. Camino Mazatlan

When:聽Saturday, March 28, noon to 6 p.m.


More information here.聽


Drag Story Hour Reading and Workshop

Drop by Antigone聽Books for a miniature drag performance which includes a story, songs and a fun craft. Afterward, stick around for a 45-minute discussion of the development of the drag story hour concept and its place in the history of drag performance.聽

Where:聽Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.

When:聽Saturday, March 7, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here.聽

Free Kids Concert: Young Mozart and Friends

Jump back into the 1700s to聽experience music of young Mozart as well as some other composers. Experience games similar to those Mozart would have played, like ninepins and ring taw, while enjoying musical selections from the era.聽

Where:聽Town of Oro Valley, 11000 N. La Ca帽ada Drive

When:聽Saturday, March 7, 10-11 a.m.聽

Cost: Free

More information here.聽

Magical Market

Valley of the Moon is hosting its first Magical Market! The market will include fortune tellers, tarot readers, cosplay costume contest, face painting, wand duels, warm cider, hooping, live music, parade, fairy treasure hunt and over 20 vendors.

Where:聽Valley of the Moon,聽2544 E. Allen Road

When:聽Saturday, March 21, at 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost:聽Free, bring money for shopping

More information聽here.聽


Tucson Erotica Art Show Opening Reception

Feel like adding some聽arousing art to your wall? Visit and shop with local artists and their sexiest and most scandalous works of art on display. The event will have burlesque performances, live body painting, interactive art, food trucks and a live DJ.聽

Where:聽Sculpture Resource Center, 640 N. Stone Ave.

When:聽聽Saturday, March 14, 7-11 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping

More information here.聽

WineDown with Wildlife

Join the Desert Museum for its second annual wine festival.聽Sip on the best local and regional wines in the Southwest, sample sweet and savory snacks, stargaze, enjoy live music, and visit with the animals.

Where:聽Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum,聽2021 N. Kinney Road

When:聽Saturday, March 21, 6-9:30 p.m.

Cost: $20 and up

More information here.聽

The All Nite Scream-O-Rama

Time to get your scare on with twelve non-stop hours of horror classics. Watch Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Re-Animator, Halloween II, [REC]2,聽Night of the Demons,聽 Piranha and Zombie. In addition to the event, don't miss the trashy trailers, ghoulish trivia games, prizes, horrifying drink specials, the infamous "meat cups," and collectible barf bags.

Where:聽The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday-Sunday,Mar 28-29, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.聽

Cost: $15-$17

More information here.聽

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