All Souls Procession 2015

Face painter Diane Vetter applies some makeup to Gabriela Reynaga, 16, as they prepare for the All Souls Procession in downtown Tucson on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. A.E. Araiza / Arizona Daily Star

🎉Fun For Everyone🎉


Costuming workshops help families prepare for the Procession of Little Angels at Armory Park.


Free workshops are being until Nov. 4 to help kids and families create costumes for the Procession of Little Angels.

Procession of Little Angels 2017

The yearly event celebrates deceased loved ones from the perspective of a child. You'll find a children's altar, crafts, face painting, performances and a procession around Armory Park, across the street from the Children's Museum Tucson. Community members are welcome to bring photographs or remembrances of children to place on the children's altar.

Where: Armory Park, 221 S. 6th Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 3-7 p.m.

Cost: Free but bring cash for craft donations and face painting

For more information click here.

All Souls Procession 2017

The 28th annual All Souls Procession, which attracts about 100,000 people — is a sanctuary for community members from all walks of life to express their grief and loss in a celebration of creative energy and rejoicing of life. Dress up, get out of your regular regimen and persona: make a mask, a puppet, an art installation, an altar, some way of honoring those who have gone before. 

Where: The procession has a new route along the Santa Cruz this year. Find it here. It will begin at Grande and Speedway.

When: Sunday, Nov. 5, 4-10 p.m. (the procession will start moving at 6 p.m.)

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Face Paint Town at Hotel Congress


Sierra Hardee, 8, gets a sugar skull face paint design from Andrea Colores Russell.

Swing by before the All Souls Procession for face painting and live music. Free and fun for everybody.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 Congress St.

When: Sunday, Nov. 5, noon to midnight

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

Borderlands All Souls Procession Face Painting Station & Celebration

Join the fun with face painting, live music, and good food to celebrate the All Souls Procession weekend. 

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

When: Sunday, Nov. 5,  noon-10 p.m.

Cost: $10 donation for face painting

All Souls Shopping Night

Go shopping and enjoy live music, tricks, and treats.

Where: Lost Barrio, 200 South Park Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4,  4-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Gelato Festival Tucson

Bring friends and family to this festive event. The Gelato Festival is spreading the culture of authentic Italian artisanal gelato. Yummy! 

Where: La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.

When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 3-5, 2-7 p.m.

Cost: $13.50-40

For more information click here.


Noche de las Calaveras (Night of the Skulls) at the desert museum

Our theme this year will be to commemorate the animals and plants that make the Museum and Sonoran Desert such a special place. Featuring six food stations, three bar snacks, two drink tickets (alcoholic or specialty non-alcoholic) and access to all activities (except the tequila tasting).

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

When: Friday, Nov. 3, 5:30-10 p.m.

Cost: $60-70

For more information click here.


Day Of The Dead, Jenny Kilb.

Tucson Studio Tour

More than 20 artists will be at the Steinfeld Warehouse and around downtown showing new and old works. Find something for the holidays or enjoy the art.

When: Saturday-Sunday Nov. 4-5, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.


The 5th annual non-profit Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival is a free family friendly event open to the public.


April Walker, left, her son Jaysen Dinius, center, and her daughter Abigail Dinius gather corn to shuck in the corn field at the 5th annual Tucson Village Farm Harvest Festival on Nov. 15, 2014.

7th Annual Harvest Festival at Tucson Village Farm

This free family-friendly event features all-ages activities, gourmet food samples, farm stand, live music, petting zoo, hayrides, popcorn harvest, food trucks and more!

Where: Tucson Village Farm, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.


Patrick Taylor Memorial- Superhero 5K/1-miler

Grab your capes, masks and dogs and join fellow athletes at this 5K/1-mile run. The Tucson Firefighters Chili Cook-Off is located at the finish line. It will be a heroic event.

Where: Reid Park, 100 S. Country Club Rd.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Cost: $24-30

For more information click here.


Tom Ewald readies his caber before tossing it, with the goal of turning it end over end.


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Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games 31st Anniversary

Enjoy celtic food, merchants, Scottish and Highland dance, bagpipe bands, clans and family heritage, a huge kids area, junior highland athletics, heavy athletic competition and more. 

Where: Rillito Downs Park, 4502 N. First Ave.

When: Nov. 4-5, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $6-22

For more information click here.


The goal is to raise $30,000 for Handi-Dogs, a local nonprofit that has helped train almost 300 Certified Service Dog Teams.


It's a festival for dogs. Dogs can paint pictures, run obstacle courses, seek out hidden treats, costume contest, best dog trick contest and even be clocked to see how fast they run. Doggie parents can enjoy live music, food, a beer garden, and raffles while their furry friend is having fun.

Where: The Gregory School, 3231 N. Craycroft Rd.

When: Sunday, Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Admission is $5, kids under 12 and dogs are free.

For more information click here.

🎈For Kids🎈

2nd Annual Pumpkin Smash


This fun, family-friendly event is focused on sustainable gardening practices. And smashing up your worn-out jack-o-lanterns. Bring and smash carved pumpkins for composting, sample pumpkin-themed treats, and watch pumpkins launched through the air. Plus, don't miss the music, kids' activities, and opportunities to learn more about community groups, gardening, and the science of composting. 

Where: Las Milpitas Community Farm, 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.


Zoom! Zoom!

Free community event that's all about transportation. All of these activities are free: zip-line, pony rides, zippy go-carts and TEP bucket trucks. Get a chance to climb into police vehicles, firetruck, cement mixer and giant construction trucks.  

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. 6th Ave. Trucks will be parked along Sixth Avenue

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free admission, all activities are free

For more information click here.

STEAM Camp: Underwater Vehicles

This fun STEAM camp is for kids with autism, ages 11-15. Come explore and launch underwater vehicles!

Where: University of Arizona Science and Engineering Library, 744 N. Highland Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4,  9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend 

For more information click here.

👯‍For the BFF👯‍

Super Hero Bar Crawl

Dress up like a super hero and crawl the bars of Fourth Avenue and downtown. A ticket purchase gets you access to discounts on food and drinks, afterparty access and a raffle ticket to win prizes. There will be over 11 participating bars.  

Where: Start at Maloney's, 213 N. 4th Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4,  6 p.m. to midnight 

Cost: $10-20

For more information click here.


Dia de los Muertos, The Musical

Watch a riveting tale on stage about the world of the dead with a young woman grieving the loss of her beloved pet. She discovers what she once thought to be scary and dark can be beautiful and kind. 

Where: Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Sunday, Nov. 5, 12:30-2 p.m.

Cost: $7-10

For more information click here.



Moana Movie Night fundraiser

Meet Moana and Maui and then watch the movie outside. There will be a raffle, face-painting and popcorn to benefit a Vail family in need.

Where: Desert Sky Middle School, 9850 E. Rankin Loop

When: Friday, Nov. 3; doors open at 5:30 p.m., movie begins at 6 p.m.

Cost: $3 each, kids 3-and-under are free.

For more information click here.

Revenge of the Nerds with Curtis Armstrong (Booger)

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

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8, 7:30-9 p.m.

Cost: $11-$16

For more information click here.

The Book of Life - Free Screening

A animated adventure through Mexican folklore, follows a young man who is torn between becoming a matador, as his family wishes, and following his heart.

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

When: Saturday, Nov. 4  10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

For more information click here.



The Drawing Studio is seeking art submissions for its annual fundraiser show, Small Wonders.

Small Wonders

A unique collection of small works created by local artists. The monthlong art sale features hundreds of 2D and 3D artworks in various media. All works are priced at $200 or less. Stop by and shop for the holidays. 

Where: The Drawing Studio, Inc., 2760 N. Tucson Blvd.

When: Friday, Nov. 3, 6-8 p.m. 

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

5th Annual Desert Foods Festival

See wild and cultivated foods native to the desert southwest. See demos on how to create delicious and healthy meals. 

Where: The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free 

For more information click here.

Shop Local Mingle and Jingle

Shop 40 local merchants and business entrepreneurs. Bring a new unwrapped item for Toys for Tots and get $5 off.

Where: Hilton Tucson East, 7600 E. Broadway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

It's the day after Halloween!!!!! Stock up on clearance Halloween decor, candy and costumes. 

Target is having a buy 2 get 1 free on video games and board games. 

Petsmart is having buy 2 get 1 free on all dog toy stocking stuffers. Up to 25-percent-off select dog treats and treat packs.

Michael's is having an up to 60% off tree event. Up to 50-percent-off tree trimming decor. A mix and match buy 1 get 1 free off picture frames. Also don't forget the art supplies, buy 1 get 1 free on canvases and brushes and paint.

Aarron Brothers is having a sale on art supplies. Buy 1 and get the second for 1 cent on paint and other art supplies.

Kohl's is having a one-day only sale on Nov. 1. Get $15 cash for every $50 spent. Plus, 40-60 percent off jeans for the family.