There is something here for everyone. Check out local turkey trots, festivals, movies, shopping, freebies and more.


Tucson Oddities Market

Shop with vendors and artisans of the strange and unusual during this three-day shopping event. Local food trucks will be on site all weekend dishing out tasty treats. Learn more about When + Where here.

Where: When + Where Market Space, 4441 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 15-16, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $5 cash at door or purchase tickets online.

More information here. 

Family Fun Open House at Tucson Wildlife Center

Tucson Wildlife Center is celebrating 21 years of serving the wild creatures of Southern Arizona. The event will have games, prizes, stuffed animal hospital, crafts, snacks, ice cream (while supplies last). Visitors can also watch short videos and learn about the importance of rescue, rehabilitation and release of wildlife in Southern Arizona.

Where: Tucson Wildlife Center, 13275 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Anastasia the musical at Centennial Hall (Sponsored)

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical Anastasia is on a journey to Tucson at last! This dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past.

When: Nov. 19-24

Where: Centennial Hall, 1020 E. University Blvd.

Find time and ticket information here.

La Suprema Mural Reveal

See the unveiling of the final La Suprema Mural in Barrio Viejo with mural artist Isaac Nicholas Caruso at La Suprema Works and Events. 

Where: La Suprema Works & Events, 319 W. Simpson St.

When: Friday, Nov. 15, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free 

More information here. 

The Art of Planetary Science Opening Night

The Art of Planetary Science is an annual art exhibition run by UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory that celebrates the beauty and elegance of science. View artwork from scientists and artists of all levels, from paintings, photographs, sculptures, glass work, poetry and film.

Where: UA's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, 1629 E. University Blvd.

When: Friday, Nov. 15, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 16-17, 1-5 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Family Festival in the Park 

There will be games, prizes, face painting, crafts, inflatables, and class demonstrations. Reid Park Zoo will have $1 admission  and the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center will host free swimming with an inflatable obstacle course. And don't forget to stop by the local food vendors! 

Where: Gene C. Reid Park, E. 22nd St.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free, bring donations of canned goods to the festival to benefit the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

More information here. 

Oro Valley Concert Series

Listen to uber-talented youths of Jovert Steel Drum at Oro Valley Marketplace. Attendees are invited to bring their own chairs. 

Where: Oro Valley Marketplace, 12155 N. Oracle Road

When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 6-7:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, bring a chair.

More information here. 

GABA FAMA Fall Bike Swap

Looking for a used bike or part? Join the largest bicycle swap in Tucson. More than 40 vendors will be selling, buying or trading bikes/parts and clothing near Fourth Avenue.  

Where: GABA Bike Swap, Seventh Street, between Fourth Avenue and Sixth Avenue

When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

More information here. 

The Dark Crystal

Jim Henson's puppets have taken the stage to bring you excitement and laughter. Turn back the clock and watch this popular 1980s film.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 15-16, 10-11:55 p.m.

Cost: $6-$8

More information here. 

Artisan Food and Craft Fair

Enjoy trail rides, wine tasting, lawn games, demonstrations and more. 

Where: Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road

When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping. 

More information here.  

Sunday Stroll and Roll

Take a three mile walk, jog or ride and connect with community members on the way to St. Philip's Plaza and Heirloom Farmers Markets. Longer distances are available and strollers are welcome. 

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

When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 7:30-9 a.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival

Find a wide variety of sewing, quilting, needle-art and craft supply exhibits.

Where: Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington Road

When:  Friday-Sunday, Nov. 14-16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Free admission and parking

More information here. 


Visit Steam Pump Ranch and experience the holidays in the German tradition of the Pusch family. The ranch house will be decorated and tours will be given. Stop by our market for unique ornaments and holiday decor that you won't find anywhere else.

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping. 

More information here. 

Marana Turkey Trot 5K, 10K & Fun Run

Burn some calories to make room for turkey at the Turkey Trot. Runners trot along the beautiful Santa Cruz River and get a picture with the Turkey mascot. This event offers a free fun run too. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome at the event. 

Where: Marana Parks & Recreation, 13251 N. Lon Adams Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:30-11 a.m.

Cost: $20-$25

More information here. 


5th Annual Stone Avenue Block Party

Enjoy live music, food trucks and a beer garden with local beer from Barrio Brewery and Sentinel Peak.

Where: Jewish History Museum, 564 S. Stone Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 7-11 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Boss Women Unite Fall Market

There will be shopping with local boss vendors, music, raffles, prizes, photo booths, jumping castle and more. 

Where: YWCA Southern Arizona France McClelland Community Center, 525 N. Bonita Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

17th Annual Mesquite Milling Fiesta

Get your dry, harvested mesquite pods ground into delicious and nutritious flour, as well as find out other ways to use the beans. Don't miss the shopping with local vendors and eating samples from food demos.

Where: Las Milpitas De Cottonwood, 2405 S. Cottonwood Ln.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

More information here. 

Lights of the World Tucson

Visit more than 11 exhibits, 75 stunning displays and 6 million lights at Kino Sports Complex. Lights of the World features carnival rides, games, acrobatics, dance, and music concerts.

Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way (in the east parking lot)

When: Now to Jan. 5, 2020, Tuesday-Sunday, 5-10 p.m. 

Cost: $10.50-$12.60 adults, $10.50 ages 3-12. Parking is $6 and unlimited rides $15.

More information here. 

Yappy Hour

Dr. Liane Devey and the staff will be at Noble Hops for an evening of fun, food, and fur. This is a pet friendly event so bring your well-behaved leashed dog for fun on the patio. 20% of the proceeds during the event will be donated to Southern Arizona Greyhound Adoption.

Where: Noble Hops Gastropub, 1335 W. Lambert Lane

When: Monday, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring money for drinks

More information here. 


Ochoa Community Fiesta en la Calle and Block Party

Beautify and transform the intersection of Eighth Avenue and 25th Street with colorful murals. Enjoy car-free streets, free bicycle repair, and a bicycle obstacle course, free food, drinks and music for all ages. 

Where: 101 W. 25th St.

When: Friday, Nov. 15, 3-6 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here.

Frozen Party with Elsa

Join Play Place for a snow day! Craft, story time, playtime, meet and greet with the Ice Queen Elsa. 

Where: Our Play Place, 3951 W. Costco Drive

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 9-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $15 and up. 

More information here. 

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Are your spidey senses tingling? Watch your favorite comic book character swing across the screen at The Loft Cinema.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Chamberhood Kids’ Concert

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music presents Chamberhood’s first-ever kids’ concert. Listen to stories and poems with a harp, cello and violin.

Where: Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Ft. Lowell Arts and Crafts Fair with PACC

Kids can enjoy arts and crafts, face painting, food, balloon artistry and maybe find your new fur-friend! to bring home for the holidays. 

Where: Faith Tabernacle, 5011 E. Fort Lowell Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 


Sonoran Harvest: Taste the Desert

Indulge with delicious samples of food, beer and tequila. There will be plenty of activities to attend during the event, such as a pun-tastic photobooth, stargazing, stingray touch, chat with vendors and music.

Where: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 6-9 p.m.

Cost: $25-$105 (different ticket packages available)

More information here. 

Bro Yoga at Arizona Beer House

Bring your sons, brothers, co-workers, fathers, etc., to an all-fitness levels yoga class.

Where: Arizona Beer House, 150 S. Kolb Road

When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Cost: $5 suggested donation 

More information here. 

Free Yoga Party

Take a free hour yoga class structured for all levels at the Hoff Studio.

Where: The Hoff Studio, 215 N. Hoff Ave.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to  noon

Cost: Free, bring your mat and water bottle

More information here. 


Shop a wide variety of vintage vendors while listening live music. While you're there, stop by the Buffalo Trading Post for vintage clothing, jewelry, housewares and more.

Where: Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Road

When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but be prepared to shop

More information here. 

Thanksgiving Centerpiece Workshop

Make some memories and create a gorgeous centerpiece for your holiday dinner. Bring your own container or buy one, all supplies are available for purchase at the event. 

Where: Green Things, 3384 E. River Road

When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to noon

Cost: Cost of class is cost of supplies

More information here. 

Crooked Yoga

Stretch and bend for a beer at Crooked Tooth Brewery. Bring your mat! 

Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 228 E. Sixth St.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Cost: $5, includes a pint

More information here.

Chick Magnet: Art Poetry & Music Fest

Visit an event with creative art of women and femme artists. Visit with 16 artists and their pieces and installations made by the Chick Magnet. Plus, don't miss the lineup of music, poetry, dance performances and shopping.  

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

When: Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. to midnight

Cost: $10

More information here. 

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