What you'll find this month: Monsoon plant sale, moon-landing anniversary celebrations, Stranger Things dance party and lots of events for the kiddos before school starts.
Native Seeds/SEARCH's Annual Monsoon Plant Sale
Shop for heat-tolerant plants, wildflowers, a variety of fruits, vegetables, and herb start-ups.
Where: Native Seeds/SEARCH, 3061 N. Campbell Ave.
When: Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, 10 a.m.
Cost: Free to attend. Members-only hour from 9-10 a.m., Friday only. Members get 10% off their purchase, and new/renewing members will get a one time 15% discount on the day of the membership purchase.
Celebrate My Gym's 10th birthday with a carnival! (Sponsored)
Help celebrate My Gym Tucson’s 10th Birthday with a carnival-themed party on July 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. Admission is an optional cash donation to My Gym Foundation, a nonprofit that provides essential services and equipment to children living with disabilities, chronic illness, or severe economic limitations.
When: July 12, 5:30-7 p.m.
Cost: Free but help donate to My Gym Foundation
Hello Moon Night
Celebrate moon landing week with a special presentation by Chris Cokinos (free ticket required) at 6:30 p.m. and telescope viewing on the UA Mall south of Flandrau from 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.
When: Saturday, July 13, 6:30-10 p.m.
Cost: $5 General Admission and $5 regularly scheduled planetarium shows. Presentation by Chris Cokinos and telescope viewing are free.
Sensory Friendly Film: Toy Story 4
Watch a movie in the theater with the lights turned on and the sound turned low and enjoy a movie in a comfortable environment.
Where: AMC Lowes Theaters at the Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: Each family or group is given up to 4 tickets. There are a limited amount of tickets available for the showing through ASSA. If you need additional tickets, you may purchase them at the box office for $4.23 per ticket.
Pima County Sheriff's Department Badges and Backpacks
Students will receive free backpacks and other goodies at this annual event organized by the Pima County Sheriff's Department and presented by Banner Aetna.
El Rio Community Health Center will also be on hand for free dental and vision screenings, immunization card reviews and other services.
You can also pick up free LED bulbs and energy saving info from Tucson Electric Power.
(Note: Event was updated 7/9/2019 for clarity)
Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.
When: Saturday, July 13, 8 a.m. to noon
Jazz concert at Main Gate Square
Listen to the funky tunes of The Muffulettas. With a fun New Orleans flair and music from the 60s, 70s and 80s, this band will make sure you dance the night away.
Where: Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd.
When: Friday, July 19, 7:30 p.m.
Dun dun… dun dun! Summer isn't complete without seeing your favorite Carcharodon carcharias.
Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.
When: Friday-Saturday, July 26-27, 10 p.m.
Pop Cycle Super Summer Sale
Get your shopping totes ready! Grab all the Pop Cycle goodies you've been eyeing and get 20% off and up to 50% off select items.
Where: Pop-Cycle Shop, 422 N. Fourth Ave.
When: Friday, July 26, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, but bring some shopping money.
MSA Summer Night Market
Shop a family-friendly open-air night market with the best and brightest merchants. Enjoy live music by DJ Herm, food trucks and art installations.
Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento
When: Friday, July 26, 6-10 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping.
Escape the heat and take an evening trip to the museum. Visit seven activity stations for kids, a "Apollo Remembered" exhibit and more. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Where: Pima Air and Space, 6000 E. Valencia Road
When: Saturday, July 27, 5-9 p.m.
Cost: $10, ages 12 and under are free.
Water at the Children's Museum
Children's Place is bringing back popular Water Wednesdays, with an hour of splashy fun in the courtyard every week. Each week the museum will supply baby tools, buckets, squirt toys, water balloons and a kid wash for water day.
Where: Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.
When: Every Wednesday till Aug. 28, 11 a.m. to noon
Cost: Water Wednesday activities are included with regular admission. Bring a towel and sunscreen for the kids.
Nuts about Nature Preschool Hour at Brandi Fenton Park
Join the child-friendly fun as we learn about nature through stories, crafts, and games. Explore a new nature topic each month. Children ages 3-5 with an adult companion.
Where: Brandi Fenton Memorial Park Visitor Center, 3482 E. River Road
When: Wednesday, July 10, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Cost: Children free. Adults free with membership, non-member adult $5 fee. Online registration required.
Art after Dark
Learn about Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century's most important artists, and create your own portrait to take home.
Where: Children's Museum, 200 S. Sixth Ave.
When: Saturday, July 13, 5:30-8 p.m.
Looney Tunes at Himmel Park
Loft Kids Fest is taking over Himmel Park with festivities, live music, games and an outdoor screening of our favorite cartoon favorite, Looney Tunes.
Where: Himmel Park, 1000 N Tucson Blvd.
When: Friday, July 19, 6-9:15 p.m..
Christmas in July at the CBC
Catalina Brewing Company is celebrating having a Christmas pajama party in July! We will have the halls decked, Christmas movies projected, Christmas trivia and there may even be a Santa sighting.
Where: Catalina Brewing Company, 6918 N. Camino Martin
When: Friday, July 12, 6-10 p.m.
Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for drink specials. Wear your pajamas and enjoy happy hour pricing all night.
July Full Moon Luminous Labyrinth Walk
The act of walking a labyrinth is a walking meditation and the shape of the labyrinth is an ancient sacred creation. The walk starts just before sunset, and through the moon rise. Bring a rattle if you have one.
Where: 3974 N. Tucson Blvd.
When: Tuesday, July 16, 7:45-9 p.m.
Cost: $5-$20 donations
Stranger Things 80s Dance Party
Celebrate the release of the new season of Stranger Things. Get dressed in your 80s attire and strut to the dance floor as the historic Rialto transforms into the ultimate Stranger Things tribute.
Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.
When: Friday, July 19, 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Cost: $10, character buttons for the first 300. Get your tickets here.
Health at Jacome: Buti Yoga
Inspired Fitness is hosting a free fitness series all summer long at Jácome Plaza. This practice is a high-intensity fusion of yoga, tribal dance, and plyometrics. The class combines cardio, strength training and flexibility in one seamless format.
Where: Jácome Plaza Downtown, 101 N. Stone Ave.
When: Saturday, July 20, 7:30-8:30 a.m.