Things to do in Tucson
Tucson's mild climate and the areas cultural and historic uniqueness make it perfect for all types of events and the Arizona Riverpark Inn hotel is conveniently located to Southern Arizona's many attractions.
Area Events. While in Tucson, or prior to your trip, make plans to explore the area, attend a festival or concert, see a film, visit a museum or attend a sports event. Tucson offers something for everyone -- fiestas to music and film festivals, gem shows to sports. Explore the distinctive cultural heritage of Tucson and the surrounding area. With its fusion of European Catholic and Native American traditions you can attend Yaqui Easter ceremonials, a Mariachi Festival, visit the Poetry Center, the Arizona State Museum's Mexican mask collection, the astronomical research site on Kitt Peak, go bird / wildlife watching, attend an art walk or attend a dark sky program. Tucson is one of only 14 cities in the U.S. with a symphony as well as ballet, opera and theatre. Outdoor sporting opportunities abound. And, if you are a cycling enthusiast, Tucson is the place for you as it has 700 miles of bike lanes including 50 miles of off-street bike paths.
Family Friendly. Tucson is family friendly and there are a number of things to do with children including Breakers Water Park, Funtastics Family Fun Park, Golf N Stuff, the Reid Park Zoo, the Children's Museum of Tucson, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios and the Pima Air and Space Museum. Do remember to check local listings to confirm time, location and fees where applicable.
The Pueblo Gem & Minerals Show at the Riverpark Inn. The 2014 show was a great success and remains the most diverse jewelry, gem and mineral show in Tucson -- a premier buyer's location for more than 30 years. The Tucson Gem, Mineral and Fossil Showcase is one of the largest gem extravaganzas in the world and some 55,000 of the world's buyers and sellers of rock of all shapes and sizes travel to Tucson for gem shopping. The 2015 Pueblo Gem & Mineral Show dates are January 30-February 11, 2015.
- until 3/29 – Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum Tours
- until 4/14 – The Photography of Ansel Adams at the UA Center for Creative Photography
- until 4/30 – Butterfly Magic at the Gardens, Tucson Botanical Gardens
- 3/1 – Tucson Desert Diamond Cup Soccer Finals, Kino Sports Complex
- 3/1 – Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at the Fox Theatre
- 3/4 – Dannú : Traditional Music and Song from Ireland at the Fox Theatre
- 3/6 – Diamond Rio at the Fox Theatre
- 3/7 – Monster Jam at the Tucson Arena
- 3/7-8 – BANFF 2014 Mountain Film Festival World Tour at the Fox Theatre
- 3/8 – Rita Rudner at UA Centennial Hall
- 3/8-9 – Body and Sol Women's Expo at the TCC Exhibit Halls
- 3/8-9 – La Traviata - AZ Opera Company at TCC Music Halls
- 3/8-9 – Monster Jam at the Tucson Arena
- 3/9 – Michael Feinstein: "The Gershwin's and Me" at UA Centennial Hall
- 3/14 – Saint-Saens Cello concerto at TCC Music Halls
- 3/15 – NPC Terminator 2014 at the Fox Theatre
- 3/15-16 – Tucson Festival of Books at the University of Arizona Mall
- 3/15 – 27th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival at Armory Park
- 3/16 – Ronnie Milsap at the Fox Theatre
- 3/16-23 – Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival at the Leo Rich Theatre
- 3/22-23 – Cherish the Ladies at TCC Music Hall
- 3/23 – Lily Tomlin at the Fox Theatre
- 3/23 – The Joffrey Ballet : "American Legends" at UA Centennial Hall
- 3/25-30 – I Love Ludy Live on Stage at UA Centennial Hall
- 3/27 – Burning Patience at Borderlands (Zuzi's) Theatre
- 3/28 – The Amazing 80's : TSO Rocks the Fox at the Fox Theatre
- 4/1 – Joe Bonamassa at the Tucson Arena
- 4/2 – Pavel Haas Quartet - AZ Friends of Chamber Music at the Leo Rich Theatre
- 4/3-4 – Tucson Poetry Festival at Hotel Congress
- 4/4 – The Ring Without Words at the TCC Music Hall
- 4/4-5 – Crush Wine, Food & Art Festival at the Tucson Museum of Art
- 4/4-6 – Ballet Tucson : Dance & Dessert at Stevie Eller Dance Theatre
- 4/5 – Amy Grant at the TCC Music Hall
- 4//5-6 – Tucson Hullabaloo at Armory Park
- 4/5-6 – Arts in the Plaza - fine Art & Jazz Festival at St. Phillip's Plaza
- 4/5-26 – Venus in Fur at the Temple of Music and Art, presented by AZ Theatre Company
- 4/6 – Diana Krall at UA Centennial Hall
- 4/6 – Cyclovia Tucson, various locations downtown Tucson
- 4/6 – Sam Hughes Historic Neighborhood Garden Tour
- 4/7 – Celtic Woman at the Tucson Music Hall
- 4/8-12 – U.S. National Synchronized Swimming Championships at Oro Valley Aquatic Center
- 4/11 – MOCA Local Genius Awards Gala 2014 at the Leo Rich Theatre
- 4/11 – Straighten Up and Fly Right : The Nat King Tribute at Tucson Fox Theatre
- 4/11 – The 23rd Annual Arizona International Film Festival at The Screening Room
- 4/11 – El Paso Chihuahauas (formerly Tucson Padres) vs. Reno Aces at Kino Stadium
- 4/11-13 – 40th Annual Spring Fling at the University of Arizona Mall, East End
- 4/12 – Tucson Earth Day at Reid Park
- 4/12 – Sabino Canyon Sunset Run
- 4/12 – The Ultimate Home & Garden Tour at Tucson Botanical Gardens
- 4/12-13 – Tucson Artists' Spring Open Studios, various locations
- 4/12-13 – AZ Opera : Don Pasquale at Tucson Music Hall
- 4/12-13 – Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona - Air Show & Open House at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
- 4/13-14 – El Paso Chihuahauas (formerly Tucson Padres) vs. Reno Aces at Kino Stadium
- 4/13-5/4 – A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Tornabene Theatre
- 4/17 – Pima County Fair at the Pima County Fairgrounds
- 4/18 – Friday Night Live at Main Gate Square in the Geronimo Plaza Courtyard
- 4/18 – Soweto Gospel Choir at UA Centennial Hall
- 4/19 – Star Party at Catalina State Park
- 4/23 – Theresa Caputo at UA Centennial Hall
- 4/23-26 – Arizona Police & Fire Games at various locations
- 4/26 – Gabriel Iglesias at the AVA Amphitheater
- 4/26-27 – Barrio Hollywood's 12th Fiesta Grande
- 4/26-27 – Princess and the Pea at the Leo Rich Theatre
- 4/27 – Bonnie McFerrin at UA Centennial Hall
- 4/27 – Mt. lemon Gran Fondo
- 4/27 – Mount Lemmon Marathon / Half Marathon & 10K
- 4/30-5/3 – Tucson International Mariachi Conference
Please note that information shown including dates, venues, and times are subject to change without notice and fees may apply.
The El Tour de Tucson, one of America's largest organized cycling events. Registration opens mid-to-late January of 2014 for the 2014 event which takes place on November 22, 2014. Register early for a low rider number and for the lowest fees possible. and remember to make your reservations to stay at the Riverpark Inn in downtown Tucson, the closest hotel to the downtown start / finish line. The Arizona Riverpark Inn, a WSC Sports Official Hotel, is the perfect place to stay whether you are a professional or amateur cyclists riding for fun. Call our toll-free number (800.551.1466) and be sure to ask for our special El Tour de Tucson rate during this premier event.
Did you know that in 2013 Tucson was placed in two national Top-10 lists for urban cycling in the country and that the recently expanded Rillito River Park Trail -- a 23-mile path offers traffic-free access to Tucson and Pima County parks and trailheads? When completed, The Loop, an eventual 131-mile shared use path will encompass the major river systems of the Tucson region. You can also bike the Santa Cruz River walkway, directly behind the hotel, which connects to the Rillito River Park Trail. The Santa Cruz section of the path is the western most portion of the 55-mile urban bike loop.
Did you realize you can take a behind-the-scenes look at how University of Arizona engineers and scientists build the next generation of giant telescope mirrors? Reservations are required to tour the Steward Observatory Mirror Lab, call 520.626.8122. Cost is $8 for students and $15 for adults. If, however, you would like to look through the largest public viewing telescope in the Southwest you can visit the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter and participate in their SkyNights Program. Visit skycenter.arizona.edu for reservations. Fees Apply.
Whether you are attending a special event or an alumni meeting, high-school or military reunion, conference or an annual meeting the Riverpark Inn is the perfect hotel. We welcome you to Tucson and encourage you to take time to enjoy what our city has to offer.
Make your hotel reservations today for the Arizona Riverpark Inn so you, your family and friends can at one of the areas nicest hotels while experiencing all that Tucson has to offer.
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