The MHC Hot Air BalloonFest works to raise funds for a medical residence training program to help address the national shortage of physicians, family nurse practitioners, and physician assistants. 

This list of things to do around Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley and Sahuarita includes events by local businesses and organizations including markets, music and more.

Things change quickly these days, so check for the latest information. Links are included with every activity listed.

Singer Luna Aura opens the day during the Dusk Music Festival at Rillito Park, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, Tucson, Ariz. 

Loft Film Fest

The 11th annual Loft Film Fest will showcase a selection of award-winning features and short films from festivals around the world such as Cannes and Sundance.

When: Nov. 10-18

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway

Cost: Varies

Visit the festival's website for more information.

Boots and Daisy Dukes Contest at The Maverick

Join Wild West Wednesdays at The Maverick. Don't miss the $100 boots and daisy duke contest, $1 drafts, $3 wells and $3 whiteclaws. Dj Blade and Porkchop will be bumping up their mixes all night.

Where: The Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

Cost: $5 cover after 8 p.m.

Visit the event page for more information.


Sign up now for the Tucson J's Hanukkah Hot Chocolate Fun Run (Sponsored)

You’re invited to join the Tucson J for its their fourth annual Hanukkah Hot Chocolate 5K/1K Fun Run Sunday, Dec. 5, from 8-9:45 a.m. A race T-shirt is included and hot chocolate will be served at the end of the course. Winners receive a commemorative mug. All ages, faiths and abilities are welcome.

Registration is open now through Nov. 23. Discounts for teams are available, email sports@tucsonjcc.org to inquire.


 MHC Hot Air Balloon Fest

Get ready for some high flying fun! The event includes hot air balloons, raffles, tethered balloon rides, jumping castles, food vendors, live bands, classic car show, wine tasting, beer gardens and a ball drop to win prizes.

Where: MHC Healthcare, 13395 N. Marana Main St.

When: Saturday, Nov 13, 3-9 p.m.

Cost: $5 per person, ages 5 and under are free

Visit the event page for more information. 

Gather October Market

Shop for unique treasures at this four-day event. As you shop for local treasures you can also walk through 10 themed decorated Christmas trees surrounded by vintage and antique furniture and finds for your home and garden.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 11-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

The Sensual Bachata Experience 

Get ready to bachata. This event will have workshops, dancing, prizes and other fun entertainment.

Where: Floor Polish Dance + Fitness, 930 N. Stone Ave.

When: Friday-Sunday, Nov. 12-14

Cost: $15-65

Visit the event page for more information.

Hero Dunkel Games and Mental Health Awareness Event for Military and First Responders

Join military and first responders for fun, food, music, dancing, helpful mental health resources and competition. Watch teams of two compete in cornhole, ladder ball, giant beer pong and a gladiator joust. Kids can enjoy a family friendly day with a dunk tank sponsored by Desert Trucking and games to benefit the Warrior PATH program at Boulder Crest Retreat in Sonoita, AZ.

Where: Slaughterhouse, 1102 W. Grant Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 3:30-10 p.m.

Cost: $20, get your tickets now or at the gate

Visit the event page for more information.

Bike, Car and Truck Show

Bring your family and friends to The Jackrabbit Lounge for roaring bikes, cars and trucks.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 5-10 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias: Beyond The Fluffy World Tour

Don't miss a chance to see the him live on stage at AVA Amphitheater this weekend.

Where: AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 8 p.m.

Cost: $40 and up

Visit the event page for more information

Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum and Mescal Movie Set : History Relived

See the famous wagons and carriages from your favorite westerns. Check out wagons and carriages from movies like "McLintock," "Rio Bravo," "The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean," "High Chaparral," "Oklahoma" and more.

Where: Tucson Rodeo Parade and Museum, 4823 S. Sixth Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Discovery Night at Children's Museum Tucson

Discovery Night includes bilingual story time, interactive pop-up science experiments, and art projects, plus access to the rest of the museum's exhibits.

When: Thursday, Nov. 11, 5-7 p.m.

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free

Visit the event page for more information.

Geeks Who Drink Trivia

Geeks Who Drink will be hosting pub trivia in the taproom. Gamers will win gift cards and pints.

Where: Dillinger Brewing Company Taproom, 402 E. Ninth St.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, drinks available for purchase

Visit the event page for more information.

Artist Tent Show

Visit with 35 local artists displaying and selling great art work. Shop with friends and family for some holiday finds like photography, paintings, jewelry, pottery, glass, holiday items, nature pieces and more.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Bakasana and Beer

Join an all levels yoga class with an hour of flow and a pint after class. Remember to bring your mat, water and a towel. Masks are optional.

Where: Dragoon Brewing Co., 1859 W. Grant Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 10:30-11:45 a.m.

Cost: $10, includes one-hour class and a pint

Visit the event page for more information.

Crafting under the trees at Steam Pump Ranch in Oro Valley.

Second Saturday at Steam Pump Ranch

Visit the Steam Pump Ranch and shop for handcrafted products, archaeological demonstrations, live music, crafts for kids in the heritage garden and an heirloom farmer's market.

Where: Historic Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information

American Eat Company's Weekend of Giving

Stop by for a two-day event with live music, games and pop up shopping this weekend.

Where: The American Eat Co. & Market, 1439 S. Fourth Ave.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 13-14, 5-9 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, food and drinks are available for purchase

Visit the event page for more information.

Ladies Night and Open Mic Night

Join Catalina Brewing Company for kamikaze shots, jello shots, open mic and karaoke.

Where: Catalina Brewing Company, 6918 N. Camino Martin

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 8-11 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, drinks available for purchase

Visit the event page for more information.

Cars and Coffee

Visit a free casual car meet with free coffee and stroll along roaring cars with family and friends. 

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 7-10 a.m.

Where: Lowe's parking lot, 4075 W. Ina Road

Visit the event page for more information.

Veterans Day Event and Free Lunch for Veterans

Honor local veterans this Saturday with a free lunch for active duty, retired and veteran military members.

Where: Harley-Davidson of Tucson, 7355 N. I-10 Frontage Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Second Friday Food Truck Rally

Grab dinner or a late night snack and help support a selection of women food truck owners.

Get some tasty bites from DC Jumbie Latin Caribbean Food Truck, Elysium's Oven, Bemo's BBQ, Debanea's BBQ and Soulfood, Meatball Madness, Tannas Botannas and The Sweet Coqui.

When: Friday, Nov. 12, 5-8 p.m.

Visit the event page for more information.

Art and crafts show on Tanque Verde 

Kick off the fall season with this arts and craft show on the east side. Artists will be showcasing their one-of-a-kind artwork in this open-air artisan market. 

When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit Art Attack AZ event page for more information.

Dusk Music Festival

Visit Dusk Music Festival for two days of music including headliners Diplo, Jimmy Eat World, Porter Robinson and Grouplove.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 13-14, 2 p.m.

Where: Jácome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: $65+

Visit the festival's website for more information.

Sahuarita Chalk Art Festival

Visit this fun-filled event and watch eight professional artists create original 6-foot murals based on themes from Sahuarita’s landscapes and wildlife, cultural inspirations, natural history and space.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: Sahuarita Lake Park, 15466 S. Rancho Sahuarita Blvd.

Cost: Free and open to the public. 

Visit the event page for more information. 

Native American Art and Food Festival

Purchase Native American art, plus food from Native American chefs. About 25 artists are expected at the art fair, working in ceramics, jewelry, carving, painting and more.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $5 suggested donation

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Tucson Comedy Arts Festival 

Attend a weekend of shows and workshops at this comedy festival.

When: Wednesday-Saturday, Nov. 10-13

Where: Tucson Improv Movement, 414 E. Ninth St.

Cost: Varies

Visit the festival's website for more information.

Hockey and Hops 

Eleven regional brewers will be in attendance at a Hockey and Hops event hosted by the Tucson Roadrunners before the game. Tickets include access to the pre-game beer garden, 10 beer garden drink tickets, a Roadrunners shot glass and a ticket to the game at 7 p.m. Proceeds from ticket sales go to the Tucson Roadrunners' Roadrunners Give Back foundation.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 4-6:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $50

Visit the Roadrunners website for more information.

Beginner's Archery at International Wildlife Museum

Take a beginners archery class and learn archery range safety and how to use a bow. For ages 9 and up.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 9-10 a.m. or 10:15-11:15 a.m.

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road

Cost: $8-$17, ticket includes museum admission

Visit the event page for more information. 

Shop and fundraise at the Presidio School $1 clothing sale

Dig through a large selection of clothing for just a dollar. All proceeds will go to the nonprofit school. Items can go quickly, so be sure to get there early.

When: Saturday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Mercado Flea

Spend your afternoon rummaging for treasure with 40 local vendors at the Mercado San Agustin.

When: Sunday, Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

Visit the MSA Annex Facebook event page for more information. 

St. Philip's Plaza Market

Enjoy your shopping in the open, cool shade and surrounded by peaceful flowing fountains. Shop for uniquely handmade, handcrafted, homegrown and home-baked products at St. Philip's Plaza.

When: Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for shopping

Visit the St. Philip's Plaza Market Facebook page for more information.

Second Sunday Vintage Market

Browse through vendors for vintage, antique and collectible items at this northwest-side market.

When: Sunday, Nov. 14, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money to shop

Visit the 2nd Sunday Vintage Market event page for more information.


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