🤡Pima County Fair 🤡

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Pima County Fair Opening Day

It's that time again! Enjoy funky fair food, see some concerts, visit the carnival rides, booths and animals. 

Where:  Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.

When: Thursday, April 19, 1 p.m. to midnight, The fair will be in town from April 19-29. 

Cost: Adults $9, ages 6-10 $5, Military $5, ages 5 and under are free. Parking $5

For more information click here.

Ludacris at the Pima County Fair

This show is free with admission to the fair though a limited number of upgraded seats are available at an extra cost. Check out all the music at the Pima County Fair, including Ja Rule, Ashanti, Kid N Play and Randy Houser.

Where: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.

When: Thursday, April 19, 8-9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free with fair admission

For more information click here.

Pima County Fair Beerfest

Stop by the Beerfest going on at the fair. Music, games, fair food samples, door prizes, souvenir cup and beer.

Where: Pima County Fair, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.

When: Saturday, April 21, 12-4 p.m.

Cost: $15 in addition to fair admission fee

For more information click here.

🎉For Everyone🎉

Pick out fun classes for you and your kids in the newest Tucson Parks & Recreation Activity Guide, coming out April 16.

Experience, explore, engage, and discover through places and programs at Parks and Recreation on the web and on Facebook.

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A Carnival with Heart

Have fun with carnival activities, food, rides to support moms and babies.

Where: Polly Anna Park at Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

When: Friday, April 20, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: Go here for suggested donations.

For more information click here.

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UA's 2018 Spring Fling

It's that time of the year again to have some carnival fun on the UA Mall with 35 rides, games, and over 20 food booths. Ticket sheets run $5-$30. 

Where: UA Mall

When: Friday, April 13, 4-11 p.m.; Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — admission closes one hour prior to closing time.

Cost: Admission is $5, Free admission for children under 7.

For more information click here.

Mexican Munchies

Have some fun with music, luchador wrestling, games, activities, live music, a taco-eating challenge and micheladas. 

Where: Tucson Screamers Slaughterhouse, 1102 W. Grant Rd. 

When: Saturday, April 7, 2- 8 p.m.

Cost: $17.89

For more information click here.

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Cyclovia Tucson - Lost Barrio to Himmel Park

Enjoy the car-free streets and go explore. The event will also have activities, live music, entertainment and giveaways.

When: Sunday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Cost: Free

Vegetable Container Gardening

Got a lack of space for gardening? Then come to the library and learn to grow a garden in containers.

Where: Martha Cooper Library, 1377 N. Catalina Ave.

When: Friday, April 13, 1-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Free First Thursday at Tucson Museum of Art

Join a reception welcoming April's Museum Store feature artist, Lex Gjurasic. See new work that includes paintings, sculpture and wearable art.

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

When: Thursday, April 5, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Beginning Balboa swing dance class

Balboa is a 1930's swing dance that's experiencing a modern revival. Glide to the Big Band classics with this smooth, elegant dance. Rooted in the Jitterbug and Ballroom styles, this class will help you develop strong basics and musicality. No partner or experience required!

Where: Tucson Jewish Community Center, 3800 E. River Rd.

When: Tuesday, April 3, 7-8 p.m.

Cost: $12 drop in non-member/ $10 drop in members

For more information click here.

Coffee with a Cop

Have some coffee and chat or ask some questions.  

Where: Kirk-Bear Canyon Library, 8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

When: Monday, April 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Tucson Art In The Park Festival

See performances and demos from Ballet Rincon, Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block, Arts Express and more. Don't miss the additional activities and food trucks.

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

When: Saturday, April 14, 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some cash for food trucks.

For more information click here.

Rally for Science

Time to "train your brain" a little. Visit interactive science booths, demos and food trucks.

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

When: Sunday, April 15 at 9 a.m. to noon

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring cash for food trucks.

For more information click here.

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Hanging glass owl terrarium at Zpizza 

Make some decorative hanging decor for you home and eat some pizza at the same time.

Where: Zpizza, 11165 N. La Canada Dr.

When: Monday, April 16, 6 p.m.

Cost: $56

For more information click here.

Meet Up for Adults on the Autism Spectrum

Sit down and have other conversations with others about living independently, college issues and employment. Contact Vanessa Zuber for more information vzuber@ucpsa.org.

When: Friday, April 20, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

30th Anniversary Celebration at the Wildlife Museum

Visit activities and booths from National Wild Turkey Federation BB Gun Shoot, Arizona Game & Fish, Wildlife Society, Ducks Unlimited, Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, Colossal Cave and more.

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Rd. 

When: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $5 and get a horseback ride,face painting and balloon animal.

For more information click here.

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Mosaic and Collage Workshop

Learn how to make a mosaic or collage using paper, tile and mixed media material. You're invited to bring your own special materials to use and share.

Where: Mission Library, 3770 S. Mission Rd.

When: Saturday, April 14, 10- 11:30 a.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

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Running Safety and Personal Defense Class

Attendees will be shown self-defense techniques and will be allowed to practice these moves with a certified instructor. 

Where: The Core at La Encantada, 2905 E Skyline Dr.

When: Sunday, April 22, 3-5 p.m.

Cost: Free, call to reserve a spot. Dress for activity.

For more information click here.

Agave Heritage Festival

Explore and celebrate the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, trade shows, and world class culinary events. Events include a Hohokam agave tour, firing the agave roasting pit, El Tambo Fest, Agave Fiesta, art exhibits, garden plantings and tours, dinners, documentary showing and more

Where: Various locations, costs and times. Click here for more details.

When: April 27-May 6

For more information click here.

Urban Garden Festival

Take several classes and shop for plants to make your garden the best garden.  

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

When: Saturday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Cost:  Admission

For more information click here.

🏅Tucson Runs, Rides and Walks🏅

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Catalina State Park 5.2 and 10.3-mile trail race

The race starts and finishes at the park trailhead and travels the trails of the park. You get free race photos and a Mexican breakfast at the post-race.

When: Sunday, April 8

Cost: $40-$50

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Canine Walk for Cops Fundraiser

It's a doggy day. Register your doggy(s) atwww.SOAZLEF.org. Each dog gets a treat bag and bandanna. You will also get to see the canine demo and participate in multiple dog contests. 

Where: University of Arizona, Cherry Avenue and University

When: Saturday, April 21, 7-11 a.m.

Cost: $20 and up

For more information click here.

The Gauntlet - 8K Trail Race

An 8K cross country race/run/walk on the campus trails just north of Pima Community COllege. Please click here for race start times. There will also be a kids dash for 10 and under.  

Where: Pima Community College-West Campus, 2202 W Anklam Rd

When: Saturday, April 7

Cost: $20-$25

Call Race Director Greg Wenneborg 520-977-4072 or email for more information. 

Jumping Cactus 5K and 10K Race, 1K Fun Run

Run the 5K/10K race or bring your kiddos for the 1K Sombrero Fun Run. Then, enjoy the family fun activity center and take part in the festivities. Enjoy finish-line food, sombreros for 1k participants and free finish-line massages.

Where: Reid Park, 900 S. Randolph

When: Sunday, April 8

Cost: $15-$140

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39th Annual Sabino Canyon Sunset Run - 7.4 Miles

Take a run through the most beautiful desert canyon in the American southwest and a true jewel of the Tucson community. Click here to find out where and when to pick up your packets. 

When: Saturday, April 14

Cost: $30-$40

3rd Annual Marana Rotary Tour de Cookie Bike Ride

This is a great event for all ages. Go for a casual ride with friends and family. Don't forget to cruise by the cookie station. 

Where: Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. 1st Ave.

When: Saturday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: $40

For more information click here.

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12th Annual Autism Walk & Resource Fair

Come join the walk to support the Autism Society of Southern Arizona. If you have a large group and would like to discuss team options, contact Brie at 520-770-1541 or e-mail bseward@as-az.org.

Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

When: Saturday, April 28

Cost: Pre-registration: $19.00 for adults 15 years and older, $5.00 for children ages 14 and under. Online pre-registration will be open until April 26th. Registration fees increase to $25.00 for adults the day of the event.

🎈For Kids🎈

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Window Birdhouse at Home Depot

Build your own birdhouse and learn to insert windows for your feathered friend. 

Where: Local Home Depot 

When: Saturday, April 7, 9-noon

Cost: Free for kiddos

For more information click here.

Kids Create - The Mini Time Machine Museum

Take your kiddo to the museum to make a cooking set.

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

When: Saturday, April 14, noon–3 p.m.

Cost: $6-$9

For more information click here.

Packrat Playhouse Grand Opening

Welcome to the newest exhibit of the museum made for kids. Kiddos can climb through prickly pear cactus pads and slide down cholla skeleton ribs. There will be magicians and jugglers, crafts and live music.

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

When: Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Museum admission

For more information click here.

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Tiny Tales for Tots

Read some stories with Snow White at the museum.

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

When: Wednesday, April 18, 10:30–11 a.m.

Cost: $6-$9

For more information click here.

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Lego Club at the Library

Sit back and read a book while your kiddos play with legos at the library. 

Where: Santa Rosa Library, 1075 S. 10th Ave.

When: Friday, April 27, 3-4 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Free 4th Annual Children's Day Festival

Festival event for the whole family. Have fun with entertainment, music, games and more. 

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S 6th Ave.

When: Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

👯‍♀️BFF👯‍♀️

Rooftop Yoga

Experience yoga on the roof and enjoy food and drink specials.

Where: Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress St.

When: Tuesday, April 3, 7-8 p.m.

Cost: $6

For more information click here.

Inaugural Time Traveler's Masquerade

Come out in your finest clothes or costumes from any era, culture, or genre; the more imaginative the better! Obscure your face with a mask, veil, or makeup. Entertainment will be provided by Tucson Circus Academy. This event is 21-and-over.

When: Friday, April 6, 4-11 p.m.

Cost: $25

For more information click here.

Wine Gone Wild at the Zoo

Sample wine from vineyards, check out activities, animal encounters, live music, food, and wine-glass painting.

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct.

When: Friday, April 6, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $25-$65

For more information click here.

2018 Baja Beer Festival

The festival has relocated downtown to Armory Park. Enjoy beer from Arizona's best breweries and buy some food. 

Where: Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Ave.

When: Saturday, April 7, 2-6 p.m.

Cost: $11.49 - $63.99

For more information click here.

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Self-Defense/Krav Maga Introductory Class

Learn self defense and get a workout at the same time. Wear comfortable workout clothes and bring a bottle of water. 

Where: Tucson's Rising Phoenix Fitness and Defense, 1548 S. Euclid, Suite B.

When: Saturdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 1:30-3 p.m.

Cost: Your first class is free, $35 for returning guests

For more information click here.

Yin Yang Koi on Wooden Pallet

Create a work of art by painting Koi on a wood pallet.  

Where: HighWire Lounge, 14 S. Arizona Ave.

When: Saturday, April 7, 5:45 p.m.

Cost: $35

For more information click here.

Free Speedway Yoga

Take a free beginner Hatha style class. Bring your mat and a water.

Where: Summit Hut, 5251 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Friday, April 13, 9-10 a.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

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Pop Pilates Classes

Dance and bend with friends in Oro Valley. 

Where: Mystic Rhythms Ballroom, 8035 N. Oracle Rd.

When: Friday, April 13, 9-10 a.m.

Cost: $10 per class or 3 for $25

For more information click here.

Crooked Yoga

Bring your mat and sweat with a pint of beer. 

Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. 228 E. 6th St.

When: Saturday, April 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5 for yoga and a pint

For more information click here.

Spring Yoga Series

This is a 60-minute, all-levels yoga class. Get ready to balance, reach and sweat. 

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

When: Saturday, April 21, 10-11 a.m.

Cost: $5, bring your mat and water

For more information click here.

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Mermaids on the Beach Plant Nite

Eat some food or have a drink and make an aquatic masterpiece. 

Where: Hot Rods Old Vail Restaurant and Bar, 10500 E. Old Vail Rd.

When: Sunday, April 22, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: $56

For more information click here.

🎥Movies🎥

Cowboy Bebop

See a popular anime classic with friends.

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

When: Friday, April 6, 10-11:55 p.m. and Saturday, April 7, 10-11:55 p.m.

Cost: $5-$6

For more information click here.

Doggie Shorts - A Furry Film Fest

Are you a dog lover? If you are, go see some funny films at The Loft.

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

When: Saturday, April 7, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: $20-$21

For more information click here.

Peter Rabbit and Tales of Beatrix Potter

An Easter classic brought to the big screen. Don't miss out on the free surprise-filled Easter eggs, while supplies last.

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

When: Sunday, April 1, 2-3:30 p.m.

Cost:  $6-$9

For more information click here.

Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman-Free Screening

Get a sneak peek into the lives of ranchers, farmers and fisherman. See how they contribute to our lives. 

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

When: Monday, April 9, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Classic 1980's comedy. Watch Bill and Ted travel through time in a phone booth. 

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

When: Friday, April 13 and Saturday, April 14, 10 p.m.

Cost: $5-$6

For more information click here.

Rio - Free Screening

See Blu and his adventures in Rio as he makes friends and learns to fly.  

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

When: Saturday, April 14, 10-11:45 a.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Free Screening - Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance

Learn the way of the samurai sword with friends.

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

When: Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Free Outdoor Screening of Coco

Watch a Oscar-winning animated movie the kids will love.

When: Friday, April 20, 9- 10:45 p.m.

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Skyglow - Earth Day Screening

See scenic light shows from the night sky, cities and other wonders of our planet.

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

When: Sunday, April 22, 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $6-8

For more information click here.

🛒Shopping🛒

Native Seeds/SEARCH Annual Spring Plant Sale

Shop tomatoes, peppers, melons, cucumbers, herbs and more.

Where: Native Seeds/SEARCH, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.

When: April 6-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Shop Your Girlfriend's Closet

So many things to do at this event benefitting Voices for Education. See a fashion show, silent auction, shop apparel, snacks and drinks.

Where: La Buena, 234 E. 22nd St.

When: Friday, April 6th, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Friday-$50; Saturday-$20; Sunday-Free 

For more information click here.

Instrument Spring Rummage Sale

Buy cheap new, old and broken stuff. Shop while supplies last. 

Where: Instrumental Music Center, Tucson 7063 E Speedway and 405 E. Wetmore Rd.

When: April 6-8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

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Miniature Museum Rummage Sale

Shop new and used dollhouses, dollhouse furniture, dollhouse furniture kits, dollhouse accessories, dollhouse building materials, books and magazines, tools and craft supplies. Build your own miniature!

Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Dr.

When: Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, no admission fee.

For more information click here.

Mercado Flea Market

Shop for some antiques and collectibles for your home or for a friend.

Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

When: Sunday, April 8, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Rancho Sahuarita Twilight Market in Sahuarita

Take a little road trip and shop produce, baked goods, arts & crafts and eat at the food trucks. 

Where: Rancho Sahuarita Twilight Market, 15455 S. Camino Lago Azul

When: Friday, April 20, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend 

For more information click here.

Cultivate Spring 2018 Pop-Up Market at The Chicago Store

Go shopping and meet independent designers, artists and shops. Early bird tickets get you in early at 8 a.m.

When: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $11.42

For more information click here.