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 & Mineral Show at the Riverpark Inn. The 2013 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. Plan now to attend next year's show -- January 31-February 12, 2014..
- 12/1 – Merry Twistmas at the Fox Tucson Theatre
- 12/3 – Jonathan Richman featuring Tommy Larkins on Drums at the Rialto Theatre
- 12/3 – Tedeschi Trucks Band at the Fox Theatre
- 12/3 – My Jerusalem@ Plush at the Rialto Theatre
- 12/4 – Margaret Cho at the Rialto Theatre
- 12/5 – The Klezmatics at the Fox Theatre
- 12/6 – Festival de Navidad : A Christmas Celebration at the Fox Theatre
- 12/6 – TSO - Bach, Bees & Beethoven at TCC Music Hall
- 12/6 – TEDx Tucson : Chuk Shon to Tucson
- 12/6-7 – BICAS 18th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser at the Whistle Stop Depot
- 12/6-7 – Arizona Wildcat Hockey at Tucson Arena
- 12/6-8 – Tucson Botanical Gardens Luminaria Nights
- 12/6-23 – Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo
- 12/7 – Gabriela Martinez, Pianao - TSO Master Class Series at Crowder Hall
- 12/7 – Gerald McBoing-Boing - Just for Kids at the Tucson Symphony Center
- 12/7 – Arizona History Museum Holiday Festival
- 12/7-8 – Broadway in Tucson - Green Day's American Idiot at UA Centennial Hall
- 12/7-8 – Desert Museum Native Food and Basketry Festival
- 12/8 – TSO - Bach, Bees & Beethoven at TCC Music Hall
- 12/8 – Interpreti Veneziani at the Westin La Paloma
- 12/8 – Wynonna Judd and Big Noise at Fox Tucson Theatre
- 12/8 – Arizona Repetory Singers : Rejoice and Sing at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
- 12/8 – Tucson Marathon : Boston Qualifier, December Marathon, Half-Marathon, Marathon Relay
- 12/10 – Merle Haggard at the Fox Tucson Theatre
- 12/10-12 – Christmas at San Xavier 17th Annual Concert at San Xavier Mission
- 12/11 – Fry Street Quartet - AZ Friends of Chamber Music at TCC Leo Rich
- 12/12 – Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks at the Rialto Theatre
- 12/13 – Southern Arizona Women's Chorus "Celtic Celebration" at Ascension Lutheran Church
- 12/13 – Children's Las Posadas Procession through the Barrio el Hoyo
- 12/13 – Trevor Davis at the Calvary Chapel of Tucson
- 12/13-15 – The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair
- 12/13-15 – A Southwest Nutcracker School Matinee at Tucson Music Hall
- 12/14 – Tucson Girls Chorus Sounds of Winter concert at the Rialto Theatre
- 12/14 – Tucson Presidio Museum : Luminaria Festival in the historical Tucson Presidio
- 12/14-15 – Messiah - TSO Holiday Special at Catalina Foothills High School
- 12/14-15 – El Cascanueces : The Nutcracker Ballet at the Fox Theatre
- 12/14-15 – The Nutcracker at UA Centennial Hall
- 12/14-28 – Winterhaven Festival of Lights (off Ft. Lowell and Prince)
- 12/15 – Southern Arizona Women's Chorus "Celtic Celebration" at Catalina United Methodist Church
- 12/15 – Tucson Boys Chorus Holiday Concert
- 12/17 – A Very Merry TSO Pops! - At Green Valle Rec Center West
- 12/19 – A Swingin' Christmas at Fox Tucson Theatre
- 12/19-22 – A Tucson Pastoral - the 18th Annual Show at Borderland Theatre
- 12/20 – The Cult at the Rialto Theatre
- 12/20-21 – Candlelight in the Cave Tour of Colossal Cave
- 12/21 – Downtown Tucson Parade of Lights
- 12/21 – Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker at Fox Theatre
- 12/21 – Holiday Express with Santa at Historic Train Depot
- 12/21-22 – TSO Holiday Special : The Magic of Christmas at TCC Music Hall
- 12/22-23 – It's A Wonderful Life at the Fox Theatre
- 12/22 – A Christmas story at the Fox Theatre
- 12/27 – Charles Phoenix Retro Holiday Slide Show at the Loft Cinema
- 12/27-29 – Broadway in Tucson : Mamma Mia! at UA Centennial Hall
- 12/31 – New Year's Eve with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra at the Westward Look Resort
The El Tour de Tucson, one of America's largest organized cycling events, takes place on November 23, 2013. Make your reservations today 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.
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.
Fax: 520-239-2329 Email: sales@TheRiverparkInn.com