Save your money and entertain your family and friends with free activities this month. Check out open-air events, drive-thru events, virtual tutorials, art shows, car shows and more free events happening in the Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita areas.

Virtual Free Events 📲

Prep and Pastry Bloody Mary Tutorial

Learn how to make Prep and Pastry's bloody Mary at home.

Cost: Free

Visit Prep and Pastry's Instagram for more information.

February Virtual Astro Salon

Join Ninth House for a free Zoom! Astro Salons are an informal way to learn and practice your astrology chart-reading skills with people at all skill levels. 

When: Friday, Feb. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Visit the Ninth House Facebook event page for more information. 

Adventures in Birding: The Challenges of Sparrows

Hey bird lovers! Enjoy an online event featuring presentations, discussions on the world of birding, including ways to improve your birding skills, birding hot spots, the lives of birds and identification challenges.

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 6-7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Exploring High Elevation Springs at Saguaro National Park

Hosted by Don Swann and Dan Beckman from Saguaro National Park, this discussion will focus on efforts to learn more about high elevation springs: finding previously undocumented springs and rare plants, assessments, history, and where the water comes from

When: Thursday, Feb. 11, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: Free, registration required 

Visit the Sky Island Alliance Facebook event page for more information.

Mike Kanne with Crooked Tooth Brewery

Watch a Facebook Live performance of local singer and songwriter, Mike Kanne on Crooked Tooth's Facebook page.

When: Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m.

Cost: Free, but remember to grab a brew to-go from Crooked Tooth to enjoy with the performance

Visit Crooked Tooth's Facebook event page for more information.

New Jams and Beats with DJ Mother Tierra

Get up and dance! Enjoy soul food Wednesdays with bumpin jams and faves from DJ Mother Tierra.

Cost: Free

Visit the Club Congress Facebook event page for more information.

Cast Iron Chicken Casserole

Join Prep and Pastry for a step-by-step tutorial. Learn how to make a one-pot cast iron casserole big enough for the whole family.

Cost: Free

Visit Prep and Pasty's Instagram for more information.

Virtual Palomino Nights presents Santa Pachita

Get ready to salsa! Watch a special livestream performance by Santa Pachita at Plaza Palomino.

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Visit the Plaza Palomino Facebook event page for more information.

For the kids 🚸

Bats Incredible with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Discover the joy of the desert alongside expert Desert Museum educators and scientists. During this online event you will learn all about the wonderful world of bats!

When: Tuesday, Feb. 9, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Dinosaurs of the Sonoran Desert

Using museum artifacts, learn how the Arizona State Sonorasaurus was discovered. Discover footprints, femurs and other fossils and peek into the lives of the creatures that once roamed the area.

When: Tuesday, Feb. 16, noon to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Facebook event page for more information.

Watercolor with Tucson Parks and Rec

Learn how to watercolor from home using simple techniques taught by Director of Tucson Parks and Recreation, Brent Dennis.

Cost: Free

Visit Tucson Parks and Rec Facebook page for more information.

Make snow at home with Oro Valley Parks and Rec

Take a virtual workshop with the staff of Oro Valley Parks and Rec. Kids will have a few laughs and learn how to make snow at home.

Cost: Free

Visit the Oro Valley Parks and Rec Facebook event page for more information.

Free open air 😷 and drive-thru 🚗

Live Music at Monterey Court

Listen to live music from Whose Blues Band at the Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe. This will be a socially-distanced event and masks are required. Reservations are available. 

Where: Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe, 505 W. Miracle Mile

When: Thursday, Feb. 4, 6-8:30 p.m.

Visit the Monterey Court Facebook event page for more information.

Classic Car Shows at Little Anthony's Diner

Join Little Anthony's Diner for a classic car show with DJ John. Diner treats are available at Little Anthony's Diner and at their outdoor grill. Face masks and social distancing are required at this event.

When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the Little Anthony's Diner Facebook event page for more information.

Brunch at the Plaza

Drive over to the Plaza and watch live DJs at St. Philip's Plaza every Saturday. Big Brother Beats and DJ Jason will be bumping beats and playing their latest music mixes.

When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: St. Philips Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, food and drinks are available for purchase at Reforma Modern Mexican. Mezcal + Tequila, Proof Artisanal Pizza and Pasta and Union Public House

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

After 7 Live at the Vineyard

Listen to live music from After 7 and sip on some wine at AZ Hops and Vines vineyard. Social distancing is required at this event.

Where: AZ Hops and Vines, 3450 Highway 82, Sonoita

When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for drinks and tasty bites

Visit the AZ Hops and Vines Facebook event page for more information.

Sidewalk Live Outdoor Music Series

Sit around the heaters and listen to live music from Final Approach Band on the sidewalk at Catalina Craft Pizza.

Where: Catalina Craft Pizza, 15930 N. Oracle Road

When: Friday, Feb. 5, 5 p.m.

Cost: Free, remember to bring your lawn chair

Visit the Catalina Craft Pizza Facebook event page for more information.

Live Outdoor Patio Music at Noble Hops Gastropub

Listen to some of your favorite classic rock music by The Beatles, Stones, CCR, Eagles, Kinks, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Billy Joel, Simon and Garfunkel and more!

Where: Noble Hops Gastropub, 1335 W. Lambert Lane

When: Saturday, Feb. 6, 1-4 p.m.

Mamma Coal at Borderland's Patio Stage

Listen to outdoor tunes from Mamma Coal at one of Tucson's best microbreweries. Social distancing is required at this event.

When: Friday, Feb. 12, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: Free

Cars and Coffee: Classic Muscle

Rev up your engines! Take a drive over to Lowe's Home Improvement for a free casual car meet. This month, Obsessions Car Club will feature classic muscle cars. Free coffee will be provided or bring your own.

Where: Lowe's Home Improvement, 4075 W. Ina Road

When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 7-10 a.m.

Cost: Free

Free February Hike to the Tortolita Mountains

Explore the spectacular Tortolita Mountains on a guided hike. Guides will lead participants along trails while talking about fun features and creatures of the Sonoran Desert. Spots are limited and registration is required. 

Where: Wild Burro Trailhead, 14810 N. Secret Springs Drive

When: Saturday, Feb. 13, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Visit the Beyond-Tucson and Marana Parks and Recreation page for more information.

Thursday Night Live: A Singer-Songwriter Showcase

Enjoy a night with local and regional singer-songwriters as they showcase their original songs.

Where: Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe, 505 W. Miracle Mile

When: Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, Reservations are available

Visit the Monterey Court Facebook event page for more information.

Dogs in the Drive Thru

Bring your pup through the Chick-fil-A drive thru at Ina and Thornydale and receive a free treat. Southern Arizona Golden Retriever Rescue will be at the restaurant with their pup ambassadors from 11 to 2 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m.

When: Monday, Feb. 22, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Cost: Free, no purchase necessary

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Freddy's North Side Friday Night Cruise-In

Stop by for cool cars, fun people and great food at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers! Social distancing and face masks required.

Where: Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, 11143 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, Feb. 27, 3-8 p.m.

Sculpture Scavenger Hunt Drive 

Get out of the house and explore local art around Tucson. You don't even have to get out of your car to see many of these sculptures.

Cost: Free

Check out this list of public art for more information.

Local Murals Scavenger Hunt 

Drive or bike around Tucson to discover 21 beautiful murals from the street.

Cost: Free

Check out this story for more information.

Tumamoc Hill

Hike Tumamoc Hill for scenic views and nature pictures. Tumamoc has implemented safety measures to promote social distancing and prevent the spread of coronavirus. Please limit group sizes. Please remember to wear your mask.

Visit the Tumamoc Hill website for more information.

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