Faybian Villalobos, 6, paints his cardboard wings during the Procession of Little Angels. Faybian's late brother, Abraham, died shortly after birth.

💀 All Souls Weekend 💀

Procession of Little Angels 2017


Camryn Foster, 8, selects the right pair of cardboard wings to paint during the Procession of Little Angels.

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.

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.

All Souls Procession 2017


You’ll find plenty of places to get painted, among them Hotel Congress, which will also provide free shuttle service to the start of the procession.

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.

Tucson Parks & Recreation new Activity Guide (Sponsored)


Pick out fun winter classes for you and your kids in the newest Tucson Parks & Recreation activity guide — released in print and online on Nov. 13. Registration begins in December.

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

🎉Fun For Everyone🎉

Gelato Festival Tucson 2017

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.

Tucson Studio Tour 2017


Open Studio Tours at Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance.

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.

7th Annual Harvest Festival at Tucson Village Farm


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.

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.

Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games 31st Anniversary


While entertainment such as the Tucson & District Pipe Band is popular and visible at Tucson’s annual Celtic festival, there’s a lot for volunteers to do behind the scenes.

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.

Dogtoberfest for Handi-Dogs

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.

Pecan Classic 3.3 and Family Fun Run


The Pecan Classic 3.3 features: Unique pecan related awards to first place man/ woman, gift baskets from the Pecan Store to top three men/women, awards to the first place masters man/woman and awards to top three finishers in each age group.

Where: Green Valley Pecan Company Store, 1625 E. Sahuarita Rd.

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 8-10 a.m.

Cost: $15-30

For more information click here.

Tucson Veterans Day Parade


Jeeps and other restored military vehicles pass by during the 97th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade.

The 98th Annual Tucson Veterans Day Parade is hosted by the American Legion Morgan McDermott Post 7. This annual event honors former and current members of our Armed Forces.

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

Cost: Free

For more information click here.

El Tour de Tucson 


This huge annual bicycling event is for cyclists of all ages and abilities. Sign up or go cheer on your favorite cyclist as they circle the city.

Where: Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: $180-200

For more information click here.

Thanksgiving Cross-Country Classic

You'll fell less guilty eating Thanksgiving dinner after you create a caloric deficit hurdling hay bales and jumping over water at this cross country race. Men and women race separately for the 5K. There's also a co-ed a 1.5-mile fun run option. Prizes include turkeys and pumpkin pies. Free swag includes a t-shirt to commemorate the day. All fun-run/walk participants will receive a finisher's ribbon. 

When: Thursday, Nov. 23 — 8 a.m. women's 5K; 8:45 a.m. men's 5K; 9:30 a.m. fun run.

Where: Reid Park, Ramada 10, Country Club immediately north of 22nd Street

Cost: $22 if you register by Nov. 15; $24 by Nov. 21; $30 race day for the 5K. Register for the fun run for $12 by Nov. 17; $20 on race day

Find more information here.

🎈For Kids🎈

Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary Fall Festival with Food Trucks

Play games and visit food trucks.

Where: Rattlesnake Ridge Elementary School, 8500 N. Continental Reserve Loop

When: Friday, Nov. 17, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Buy a wristband for $10 or game tickets for .50 cents each.

For more information click here.

Fit Fest 2017

First 200 kiddos get a free t-shirt. Kids will also be able to part take in the bicycle raffle, prizes, hula hooping, tennis, jump roping, health and wellness exhibits and cooking demos.

Where: Apollo Middle School, 265 W. Nebraska St. 

When: Saturday, Nov. 18, 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Jump: Family Entertainment Center grand opening


This new indoor jumping space will have free face painting, balloon artists, characters, a chance to win free passes, obstacle courses, jumping castles, a giant slide, slippery slope, toddler town, snack bar, and the only indoor Giant Jumping Pilllow in Arizona. Bring the whole family for half price admission at only $4.50 per child.

Where: Jump: Family Entertainment Center, 5120 Julian Dr.

When: Saturday, Nov. 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $4.50 per child

For more information click here.

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II

Come join the fun with Bugs Bunny and the gang. Classic Looney Tunes favorites like The Rabbit of Seville and What’s Opera, Doc? are projected on the big screen, paired with their original live scores inspired by the master composers. Kids will also get to see other favorites like Elmer Fudd, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner, Tweety, Sylvester and more. 

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

When: Sunday, Nov. 26 at 2-4 p.m.

Cost: $32-50

For more information click here.

👯‍For the BFF👯‍

Aerial Flight Month


Students drape over nylon hammocks to intensify back stretches during an aerial yoga class at Take Flight Yoga and Movement downtown.

This is a perfect opportunity to get some aerial yoga flight time. Deepen your floor practice and have some fun with your friends. Ages 15 and up.

Where: Om Yoga, 5961 N. Oracle Rd.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost: $18-65

Click here to register and purchase a ticket. Remember to bring your mat, towel, and water. 

Make & Sip: Desert Coloring, BYOB 

Get your friends together for a night of crafting at Creative Tribe. They'll provide the supplies and you'll bring the booze. It's perfect 🙌

Annotated Audrey Art will be there giving a first look at here new desert coloring book.

Find more information here

When: Friday, Nov. 3, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Creative Tribe, 236 South Scott Avenue

Cost: Coloring pages and supplies will be free.

Find more information here.

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.

Wines to be Thankful For

A variety of options in affordable price ranges and designed to give you the opportunity to select the one (or two) that you like. There are almost as many wines that will work with traditional fare as there are types of turkey stuffing.

Where: Maynards Market & Kitchen, 400 N. Toole Ave, Ste. 100

When: Friday, November 17 at 6-8 p.m.

Cost: $10

For more information click here.

AZ Bacon Fest


Judges had their work cut out for them during the 2013 Arizona Bacon Fest. 

Enjoy many different bacon dishes created by some of Tucson's finest cooks and chefs. You will also take part in sampling some of Tucson's best craft beers in a commemorative sample vessel. OINK

Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S. Church Ave.

When: Sunday, Nov. 19, 2-6 pm

Cost: $38-$78

For more information click here.


Loft Film Fest

Bring family and friends and see a ton of your favorite films.

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

When: Saturday, November 5-15

Cost: $8-15

For more information click here.

Free Family Movie Night at Tanque Verde Elementary


Samantha McKearney fine tunes her drawing at the Tanque Verde Elementary School's second Chalk Art Marathon, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star

Bring your own picnic dinner or purchase an affordable meal from our snack bar. We will also have drinks, popcorn and candy available for purchase.  Be sure to bring pillows, blankets, or chairs.

Where: Tanque Verde Elementary School, 11150 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

When: Friday, Nov. 17, 5:30-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.


GABA Bike Swap - Fall 2017


It's bike swap time again! A great place to sell your bicycles and related gear, or purchase a new bike or some parts you need.

When: Sunday, Nov. 12 at 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information click here.

32nd Annual Holiday Artisans Market


Tucson Museum of Art’s Holiday Artisans Market.

Shop a wide selection of local ceramics, glass, jewelry, paintings, prints, textiles, clothing, and more!

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

When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 17-19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair


Karen Cutlip, right, and her daughter Brit Weiland, look over some hand-painted personalized Christmas ornaments from Rhonda's Ornaments during the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair at Reid Park. The ornaments, made by local artist Rhonda Bair, were on display along with wreaths also made by Bair. If you missed it, the Oro Valley Holiday Festival of the Arts and Tree Lighting is next weekend and the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Fair is the following weekend.

Where: Demeester Outdoor Performance Center, Country Club and 22nd Street

When: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 25-26, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

For more information click here.