Here are some of our favorite annual Tucson and surrounding area events coming up in 2015. Rincon Country operates a shuttle bus to many of these events. Ride free on all trips under 100 miles round trip. The bus is available on a space-available basis. Check our calendar for upcoming trips. You can find more events at: http://www.visittucson.org/events/calendar/
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: EVENT DATES AND DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CONTACT THE EVENT BEFORE YOU GO TO CONFIRM DATES AND DETAILS.
January 13-17, 2016
Wings Over Willcox Birding & Nature Festival – Willcox, AZ
24.20 mi Semi-Private
About 500 species of birds make their temporary or permanent home in Willcox, Arizona, located about 80 miles from Tucson. The festival is most popular for the sandhill cranes that roost in the area during the winter. The festival provides opportunities to explore nature in Southeastern Arizona through tours on photography, geology, history, botany, agriculture, birds, and other wildlife in the area.
www.wingsoverwillcox.com • 800-200-2272
January 22-23, 2016
Dillinger Days – Tucson, AZ
The Tucson capture of “Public Enemy No. 1,” John Dillinger and his notorious gang is celebrated in downtown Tucson with reenactments, historical displays, vintage cars, and tours of where the gang spent their time in Tucson.
www.hotelcongress.com • 520-622-8848
January 30 – February 14, 2016
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Show – Tucson, AZ
The biggest show of its kind in the country, this two-week marketplace draws everyone from expert mineralogists to casual collectors seeking gems, minerals, fossils, meteorites, beads, art, jewelry and more as well as museum-quality exhibits from around the globe. It includes dozens of shows at about 40 different locations, including the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®, the show that started it all in 1954. Most shows are free and open to the public.
www.hotelcongress.com • 800-638-8350
February 10 – 14, 2016
Tubac Festival of the Arts – Tubac, AZ
Artists have long found inspiration in the town of Tubac, south of Tucson. It was formerly an Akimel O’odham Indian settlement and later a Spanish Colonial fort. The festival draws some 170 visiting artists who set up booths alongside permanent galleries and studios. The festival includes music, food, and horse-drawn trolley rides.
www.tubacaz.com • 520-398-2704
February 13 – 16, 2016
Vigilante Days – Tombstone, AZ
This yearly event, now held in February, commemorates an integral part of Tombstone’s unique heritage. Activities include gunfight reenactments, street entertainment, gunfight competitions, “hangings,” and more.
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