While you were dreaming up your next big Halloween costume (dibs on dressing up as a saguaro!) we were finding you things to do around Tucson this weekend.
From reptiles to margaritas, there's something for everyone this go around.
Friday-Sunday vibes starting ....NOW!
🎉 Fun for everyone 🎉
Oktoberfest at the Tucson Museum of Art — Free First Thursdays
Come celebrate the grand opening of the new museum store with music, crafts, and local brews.
When: Thursday, Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Avenue
Cost: Event is free to attend
Explore the world of glass art pumpkins, a fall-themed gallery and glassblowing presentations.
Create your own glass pumpkin or other fun themed-projects in the studio. Help support nonprofit glass art education in Southern Arizona.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7 and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Sonoran Glass School, 633 W. 18th Street
Costs: Event is free to attend, join glass making workshops for a fee — $10 pumpkin fridge magnets workshop, $10-$15 fused Halloween character workshop, $15 drink stirrers workshop and $85 for glass pumpkin workshop.
Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show and Sale
The Tucson Reptile and Amphibian Show is one of the largest events of its kind in Arizona. Vendors from all over the world will be selling thousands of captive bred reptiles, amphibians, and everything else that goes along with it.
There will also be a bunch of exotic animals on display and a petting zoo with alligators, lizards and giant tortoises — how cool!
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road
Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, free for anyone under 5.
Buckelew Farm's Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze
Hop on a tractor-drawn wagon ride and travel to Buckelew Farm's Pumpkin Festival.
Admission includes access to the pumpkin fields, three all-ages corn mazes, games and more.
If you're all about the spook this season, explore a corn maze after dark with Flashlight Nights, which happen every weekend after 5 p.m. — find more ticket information here.
If you REALLY want the pants scared off of you, check out Buckelew Farm's haunted attraction, Terror in the Corn, open every Friday in October from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight and Halloween from 6 p.m. to midnight. This haunted corn maze is not for the faint of heart, children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or adult — find more information here.
Find more information about the pumpkin festival and other events happening at the farm here.
When: Begins Saturday, Oct. 7 and ends Sunday, Oct. 29.
Where: Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Highway
Hours: Open every weekend in October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost: $12 general admission, $10 senior discount, $6 for children under 12 during Kids Weekend from Oct. 7-8.
Oktoberfest at Trail Dust Town
Drink local beer, eat delicious food, and dance to live music from The Bouncing Czechs. Sounds like a fine time to us!
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, from 3-9 p.m.
Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road
Cost: Event is free to attend, pay for food and booze.
GLOW! a nighttime art experience
Jump into an illuminating wonderland of lights and magic with GLOW! at the Triangle L Ranch. Let the twinkle-light path guide you through five acres of glowing sculptures, multi-media installations, performances, music and more.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: Triangle L Ranch, 2085 North Triangle L Ranch Road
Cost: $25 general admission, ages 0-3 free
👧 For the Kids 👦
Free Science Day at the downtown library
Hang out with local professionals in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields for a day of STEM-related games and actives — AKA, very cool hands-on science experiments.
When: Saturday, Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.
Cost: This event is free to attend
⚕️ Health ⚕️
Free Condom Friday!
Free to all U of A students. Male and female condoms, latex dams, lube, and gloves — available every Friday!
When: Friday, Oct. 6, 12 p.m.
Where: UA Campus Health Service, 1224 E. Lowell St. Bldg. 95
If you're uninsured and need a mammogram, the Hope Matters Breast Cancer Foundation wants to help.
Requirements include being over 40 years old and not having had a mammogram within one year.
When: Friday, Oct. 6, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Where: El Rio Healthcare, 101 W. Irvington Road.
Cost: Event is free to attend
💸 Shopping 💸
• It's time to dress the whole family up for some trick-or-treating, all Halloween costumes are buy one one 50 percent off at Target.
• Lowe's is taking 30 percent off of selected appliances including dishwashers, fridges and ovens as part of their All For Fall Event.
• Get cozy with some soup from a slow cooker, seven-quart Crock-Pots are on sale for $19.77 at Walmart.
Mercado Flea Market
The new monthly Mercado Flea features eclectic antiques, collectibles and vintage finds.
When: Sunday, Oct. 8, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento
More: Check out this list of new and expanding antique fairs in the area.
Saguaro Market's Grand Reopening
After a summer hiatus, Saguaro Market is back and ready to celebrate its one-year anniversary. Get a look at the new merchandise — if it's anything like their last stuff it's going to be super cute.
Saguaro Market will also be hosting a vintage market later in the month on Oct. 28, find more information about that event here.
When: Open Thursday, Oct. 5, to Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Saguaro Market, 657 W. Mary's Road
Cost: Items are in the $-$$ range.
👯 For your B.F.F. 👯
Happy Death Day Free Screening
Enjoy a free screening of new movie, Happy Death Day with your friends.
Get e-tickets for the screening on the Universal Pictures at University of Arizona Facebook event page, or pick up tickets at the UA's Film and Television office inside the Marshall Building at 845 N. Park Avenue.
Be sure to get there there early to ensure you have a seat. First come first serve.
When: Thursday, Oct. 5, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: Century El Con 20, 3601 E. Broadway Blvd.
Cost: Event is free to attend
Dusk Music Festival
Dusk Music Festival returns as a bigger and better experience than last year.
When: Friday, Oct. 6, from 4-11 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 4-11 p.m.
Where: Rillito Park Race Track, 4502 N. 1st Avenue
World Margarita Championship at the Hilton El Conquistador
Tucson Original Restaurants chefs are battling it out to see who has the best margarita in town.
The Southern Arizona Arts & Culture event will feature food and tequila tastings — attendees will also vote for their favorite margarita.
When: Friday, Oct. 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Hilton El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort, 10000 N. Oracle Road
Cost: $55 per person
Free Yoga at Reid Park ends this Sunday
Bring a friend, mat, towel and relax and do some yoga at Reid Park.
When: Sunday, Oct. 8, 9 -10 a.m.
Where: Reid Park near Ramada 18, 900 S. Randolph Way
Dia De Los Muertos Wine or Pint Glass Painting
Enjoy painting and having a drink with a friend or significant other.
All painting supplies for the project are included in your workshop fee, including a free drink of wine or beer.
When: Sunday, Oct. 8, 2 - 4:00 p.m.
Where: 1912 Brewing Co., 2045 N. Forbes Blvd., Ste. 105
Cost: $25 per person