Marana's 2022 Annual Star-Spangled Spectacular

A family sits on a blanket while watching the sunset and waiting for the fireworks show during Marana's 2022 Annual Star-Spangled Spectacular at Crossroads at Silverbell District Park in Marana, Ariz. on July 3, 2022.

June brought monsoon rain, a big Juneteenth celebration, late-night events at our favorite attractions and a whole lot of movie screenings. What will July bring?

July is when fireworks go up in the sky and the heat continues to make its way across our mighty city. You'll find tours of Monsoon Chocolate's factory, artisan markets at Old Tucson, pool parties (including one that's Taylor Swift-themed), dive-in movie screenings, a cosplay festival, backpack giveaways for kids, plant sales and lots of craft workshops.

Of course, things can change quickly these days. Check for the latest info before heading out!

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FC Tucson defender Duvan Canchila lunges in to block a shot from Ventura County's Callen Lewis, defending their slim lead in stoppage time of the second half of their USL League Two matchup on June 28 in Tucson.

FC Tucson vs. Arizona Arsenal

Watch as FC Tucson takes on Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club the day before Independence Day. Get $1 hot dogs, $2 Bomb Pops and $3 PBR beers. The night ends with fireworks.

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3

Where: Kino North Stadium, 2817 E. Ajo Way

Cost: $12-$16

Visit the event page for more information.

Canstruction Tucson: Build for Hunger

This art exhibit features "cansculptures" built with canned foods by teams of local architects, designers, builders, contractors and engineers. You can vote for your favorite sculpture by donating to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

When: Now through Wednesday, July 10

Where: Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.


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City of Tucson Fireworks

The City of Tucson will be launching fireworks from "A" Mountain for their 27th annual Fourth of July celebration.

When: 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4

Where: Tucson Convention Center's west-side parking lot, 260 S. Church Ave., and neighboring areas

Cost: Free to watch; bring money for certain lots that charge, plus bites from food trucks

Visit the event page for more information.

Oro Valley Fireworks

Keep the family entertained with live music, food trucks, a beer garden, kids crafts, lawn games and more in Oro Valley. The Oro Valley Aquatic Center will also have reduced admission rates from noon to 5 p.m. to celebrate the holiday ($1 for children, $3 for adults).

When: Thursday, July 4; events and activities start at 5 p.m., fireworks start at 9 p.m.

Where: James D. Kriegh Park, 23 W. Calle Concordia

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food

Visit the event page for more information.


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Star Spangled Spectacular

At Marana’s Star-Spangled Spectacular, enjoy live entertainment, games, the park’s splash pad, a car show and 35 food vendors from across the region for a night of fun.

When: Thursday, July 4; festivities start at 5 p.m., fireworks are at 9 p.m.

Where: Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food

Visit the event page for more information.

Diamonds in the Sky

Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium will bring together two all-American favorites: baseball and fireworks. The annual Diamonds in the Sky event will feature the Sun Belt College Baseball League showcase game, followed by a 30-minute fireworks display.

When: Thursday, July 4; Doors open at 5:30 p.m., first pitch is at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks follow immediately after.

Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

Cost: Admission is free with a donation of a non-perishable item or $1. All proceeds go to the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Visit the event page for more information.


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61st Annual 4th of July Parade

The Palo Verde Neighborhood is hosting a parade on the Fourth of July. The event is also set to feature games through the Tucson Parks and Recreation's Ready, Set, Rec! mobile recreation program and live music.

When: 7-10 a.m. Thursday, July 4

Where: Catalina High School Park, 2005 N. Dodge Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Sahuarita Stars and Stripes

Enjoy this annual event in Sahuarita with water rides, free water toys, live music, vendors and food trucks. Fireworks will light up the sky at the end of the night.

When: 5-9 p.m. Thursday, July 4

Where: Anamax Park, 17501 S. Camino De Las Quintas

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food

Visit the event page for more information.

Red, White & Boots

For a $10 cover at Corbett's this Fourth of July, you'll get a Ranch Hand brew and access to live music, a dance floor and lawn games.

When: Thursday, July 4; beer garden, games and DJ set starts at 3 p.m., live music starts at 5 p.m., after party starts at 10 p.m.

Where: Corbett's, 340 N. Sixth Ave.

Cost: $10 for adults, free for kids ages 12 and under

Visit the event page for more information.

Discovery Nights at Children's Museum Tucson

Visit Children's Museum Tucson for a free night of science and art, including story times and pop-up science experiments. 

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursdays; open Fourth of July

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

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Visitors check out Flandrau’s science exhibits during one of the planetarium’s Laser Light Music Nights.

Laser Shows at Flandrau

Flandrau is hosting several different laser shows this July, each paired with different music by artists like Taylor Swift, Gorillaz, Daft Punk and Beastie Boys. The museum is open on the Fourth of July with family-friendly laser shows!

When: Various dates in July

Where: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $20.95, admission to science exhibits is included

Visit the event page for more information.

Chocolate Factory Tour

If you love "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," this might be your dream come true. Though not as extravagant as Willy Wonka's facility, take a tour of Monsoon Chocolate's factory to learn how the chocolate is made.

When: Noon and 2 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays in July

Where: Monsoon Chocolate, 234 E. 22nd St.

Cost: $20

Visit the event page for more information.

Summer Happy Hours with #ThisIsTucson

The secret's out: we curated a happy hour menu at The Moonstone, Tucson's highest rooftop bar. Enjoy specials on food and drinks and shop from vendors, all while enjoying the mountain views.

When: 5-7 p.m. Fridays, July 5 and July 19

Where: The Moonstone inside Graduate Tucson, 930 E. Second St.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food, drinks and shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Chillin at the Chul

Check out music, spirits and bites at Tohono Chul's summer series. On Saturdays, Tohono Chul has partnered with Children's Museum Oro Valley to provide family-friendly nature play.

When: 6-9 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Aug. 31

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food and drinks

Visit the event page for more information.

Summer Safari Nights

Enjoy the cooler evening temperatures at Reid Park Zoo's after-hours Summer Safari Nights. Each event will have different themed activities including keeper chats, animal encounters, giraffe feedings, games and live music. 

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 10

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court

Cost: $11.25 for adults, $7 for kids ages 2-14

Visit the event page for more information.

Docent Floyd Newsom, left, and visitor Hans Huth take a closer look at some of the insects attracted to the black light lamps, one of the education stations set up along the walks at the Mad About Monsoons edition of the Cool Summer Nights at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, Ariz., July 16, 2022.

Cool Summer Nights

Enjoy the sights of the Desert Museum at night — in cooler temperatures! Bring a flashlight to walk around and possibly spot a nocturnal animal, touch a stingray and check out themed activities.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 24

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

Cost: $29.95 for adults, $19.95 for kids ages 3-12. $24.95 for Arizona residents.

Visit the event page for more information.

Old Tucson Saguaro Sunset Night Market

Old Tucson is hosting two night markets in July, set to feature local art and food vendors. Live music is part of the fun.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, July 6 and July 20

Where: Old Tucson, 201 Kinney Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Music on the Mountain

For years, Mount Lemmon was home to a weekly concert series. The series went on hiatus in 2013, but it's back for the season and beyond, featuring live music Saturdays through October. 

When: Saturdays; July 6 event is 2-5 p.m.

Where: Mount Lemmon Lodge, 12833 N. Sabino Canyon Park

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

'80s Dance Party at Surly Wench

Surly Wench Pub is hosting an '80s dance party. Wear your best '80s-themed attire!

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 6

Where: Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: $5. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Cups: Rituals in Clay

Mudroom Gallery is putting together a new exhibit featuring Tucson native Adley Gin's cups that embody the "rituals of pottery making, firing and daily use." 

When: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 6 for opening reception; exhibit runs until Aug. 17

Where: Mudroom Gallery, 102 W. Washington St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Lady Bits: Women's Standup Show

The Screening Room is hosting a women's standup comedy show, hosted by Jen Blanco.

When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 6 

Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

Cost: $12

Visit the event page for more information.

Nuestro Tianguis Tucson

Every Saturday and Sunday, head to Flowers & Bullets' Midtown Farm for a swap meet featuring vendors, food and music. 

When: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays 

Where: Midtown Farm, 3538 E. Ellington Place

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Cricut Classes at Crafty Flamingo Studio

Get access to a Cricut machine and make your own custom crafts at this art studio. Cricut classes take place every Saturday where you'll learn everything from basics to special techniques. 

When: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m. Saturdays 

Where: Crafty Flamingo Studio, 6061 E. Broadway

Cost: $45

Visit the event page for more information.

Libra & Thorn Workshops

Metaphysical art shop Libra & Thorn is hosting a slew of workshops and events in July. Among them: zodiac jewelry, vision boards and an intro to crafting sigils. 

When: Various dates 

Where: Libra & Thorn, 101 S. Pantano Road

Cost: $10-$40, depending on the event 

Visit the event page for more information.

Craft Workshops with Colliope Co

Local shop and craft space Colliope Co is hosting several craft workshops this month, including a number of Christmas in July events.

When: Various dates

Where: Colliope Co, 2706 N. Silverbell Road

Cost: $30-$99, depending on the class

Visit the event page for more information.

Book Swap

The Historic Fourth Avenue Coalition is partnering with the Pima County Library for a book swap this Sunday! You don't have to bring anything to take home a new-to-you item.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7

Where: Coalition Space, 311 E. Seventh St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Medella Vina Antique and Vintage Fair

Once a month, Medella Vina Ranch hosts an antique fair where you can shop vintage items from more than 100 vendors, plus take a break at an onsite food truck.

When: 7 a.m. to noon on the first Sunday of the month

Where: Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

A mural of Aretha Franklin adorns an outside wall at Hotel McCoy. The mural was created by Alley Cat Murals.

Sky Island Pool Parties

'Tis the season for pool parties! Head to Hotel McCoy every Sunday for free pool parties featuring DJ Humblelianess.  

When: 5-8 p.m. Sundays in July

Where: Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Road

Cost: Free to attend, sign a waiver at the front desk

Visit the event page for more information.

Movies at The Fox

The Fox might be better known for its concerts, but this summer the theater is screening movies, too. Catch showings of "The Wizard of Oz," "This Is Spinal Tap," "Who Framed Roger Rabbit," a sing-along version of "Frozen," "Sunset Boulevard" and "The Muppets Take Manhattan." 

When: Various dates in July

Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

Cost: $8-$10

Visit the event page for more information.

Cat events at El Jefe Cat Cafe

Spend time with the cats at El Jefe Cat Cafe! July events include bingo, sound bath meditation and yoga.

When: Various dates in July

Where: El Jefe Cat Cafe, 3025 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: $25 for sound bath; $14 for bingo, reservations required; $18 for yoga

Visit the event page for more information.

Live storytelling with F*ST Female Storytellers

F*ST, Female* StoryTellers, is back with a night of live storytelling. This time, the night will be centered around the theme "saints and sinners."

When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9

Where: The Rock, 136 N. Park Ave. 

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

"Facing Each Other" Couples Drawing Workshop

Linus Schief, of local shop Warm Shape, will teach couples how to draw each other — without looking at the paper. The process is about truly seeing your partner and connecting with one another. 

When: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 9

Where: Tap & Bottle, 7254 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $36 per couple

Visit the event page for more information.

Trivia at Crooked Tooth Brewing Co.

Test your knowledge in all things DreamWorks, "Futurama" and "Harry Potter" at these trivia nights. Teams can have as many as five people!

When: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, July 9, July 23 and July 30. Teams are signed up on a first come, first served basis. It's suggested to get there by 6 p.m. to secure your spot.

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

Cost: Free to attend, recommended to buy a drink or two!

Visit the event page for more information.

July Happenings with Desert Rose Social Club

This new social club is hosting a slew of events in July, including clubs for pickleball, running, yoga, books and walking. 

When: Various dates in July

Where: Various locations

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Odyssey Live Storytelling

Attend this live storytelling event to hear stories surrounding the theme of "dreamy."

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11

Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

Cost: $12

Visit the event page for more information.

Cassidy Crone stocks books in the young adult section at Bookmans Entertainment Exchange, 6230 E. Speedway Blvd. in Tucson, Ariz. on Jan. 25, 2022.

Summer Kids Events at Bookmans

Enjoy themed activities for kids every Thursday through July (except for the Fourth of July) at Bookmans East. July events include a cargo plane challenge, the chance to make your own comet and learning about desert wildlife.

When: 10-11 a.m. Thursdays, July 11-25

Where: Bookmans East, 6230 E. Speedway

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Gather A Vintage Market

Find all kinds of vintage and antique home and garden items at this four-day market.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, July 11-13; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14

Where: Gather A Vintage Market, 300 S. Park Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information. 

'90s Dance Party at Surly Wench

Surly Wench Pub is hosting a '90s dance party. Wear your best '90s-themed attire!

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday, July 12

Where: Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: $5. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Tasting History: Prickly Pear

Learn all about prickly pear, all while discovering how to harvest and prepare the fruits. Tastings are part of the fun. 

When: 8-10 a.m. Friday-Saturday, June 12-13

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend, donations accepted

Visit the event page for more information.

Slime + Friendship Bracelets

Create your own slime and friendship bracelets with the help of Di Luna Candles. All materials are included.

When: 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 12

Where: The Monica, 40 E. Congress St.

Cost: $32.50

Visit the event page for more information.

Science at Sunset: Into the Past with JWST

Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium is hosting a special nighttime event to celebrate the James Webb Space Telescope. Enjoy a talk with Kevin Hainline from the JWST team, a planetarium showing, stargazing and more activities.

When: 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, July 12

Where: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.

Paint & Sip with Caroline Martin

Local artist Caroline Martin is hosting two Paint & Sip events this July. At both events, attendees will get to paint on top of a vinyl.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, July 12 and 4 p.m. Sunday, July 21

Where: The Korean Rose, 6118 E. Speedway, on July 12; Postino, 2500 E. Grant Road, on July 21

Cost: $35-$45; The Korean Rose will have drink specials for purchase, Postino will have free wine for attendees

Visit the event page for more information.

Visitors get a look at the Lockheed EC-121T Warning Star under monsoon clouds for Pima Air & Space Museum’s Night Wings in 2022.

Night Wings at the Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum is staying open late twice this July! Watch as the sun sets over the planes and enjoy themed activities.

When: 5-8:30 p.m. Saturdays, July 13 and July 27

Where: Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road

Cost: $10 for ages 13 and up, free for ages 12 and under

Visit the event page for more information.

Family Dive-in Movie

Splash in the pool while watching a screening of 2023's "The Little Mermaid." 

When: 7:45 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Oro Valley Aquatic Center, 23 W. Calle Concordia

Cost: $5, tickets must be purchased in advance

Visit the event page for more information.

Monsoon Party

Celebrate our beloved monsoon during this party featuring nonprofits and environmental groups, live music, crafts, amusement rides, monsoon-inspired vendors and themed food.

When: 2-6 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $10 for admission, activities and rides; $15 for the same perks, plus a beer or wine tasting flight. Tickets sold at the door are an additional $3.

Visit the event page for more information.

Spinnin’ Wheels Outdoor Roller Disco

DJ Herm will be rocking beats at this outdoor roller disco and dance party.

When: 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: $10. Bring your own skates!

Visit the event page for more information.

Native Seeds/SEARCH Monsoon Plant Sale

Native Seeds/SEARCH is hosting a plant sale featuring wildflowers, landscape plants, herbs, veggies and a pop-up shop with gifts like seasonings, spices, teas, hats and books.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13

Where: Native Seeds/SEARCH, 3584 E. River Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for plants

Visit the event page for more information.

Quincie Douglas Back to School Bash

Families with school-age kids can get free backpacks and school supplies while supplies last during Tucson Parks and Rec's back-to-school bash. While you're there, enjoy free entertainment, vendors, lawn games, free booster seats, bike repairs and snacks. Kids must be present to receive a backpack!

When: 8-10 a.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Quincie Douglas Center, 1575 E. 36th St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Eras Tour Pool Party 

If you didn't get tickets to Taylor Swift's Eras Tour last year, Hotel McCoy is throwing a poolside version featuring nonstop Taylor Swift hits, Eras-themed drinks and tattoos, a friendship bracelet station and a pre-party class where you can paint a Taylor Swift album.

When: 4 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Road

Cost: $35; paint class is a $50 separate cost

Visit the event page for more information.

Firefighter Wetdown

Head to this event at Flower & Bullets' Midtown Farm where kids will be able to cool down in the midst of a firefighter hose. Lunch will be provided and there will be a jumping castle.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13, firefighters arrive at 10 a.m.

Where: Midtown Farm, 3538 E. Ellington Place

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Co-owner Crispin Jeffrey-Franco poses for a photo at Stacks Book Club, 1880 E. Tangerine Road, on July 7. Stacks features thousands of books, a coffee bar, wine, spirits, light food from local vendors and exhibits from local artists.

Stacks Book Club's Birthday

Stacks Book Club is getting ready to celebrate its first birthday! The Oro Valley bookstore and coffee shop will host an evening of activities, live music and pizza from Ciao Down.

When: 4-9 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Stacks Book Club, 1880 E. Tangerine Road Suite 140

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Art After Dark at Children's Museum Tucson

Each month, Children's Museum Tucson hosts Art After Dark with local arts groups and free admission! 

When: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13

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

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Repair Cafe

Need something fixed? Bring it to the Tucson Repair Cafe to be fixed for free! All items are welcome.

When: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Xerocraft Makerspace, 101 W. Sixth St.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Vail Vendor Fair

Hosted by Vail Coffee Stop, this market will feature vendors and food.

When: 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 13

Where: Vail Coffee Stop, 13105 E. Colossal Cave Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Foothills Community Markets

Visit this market to shop from vendors who have items like yard art, home decor, jewelry, baked goods and more.

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, closed July 6

Where: Foothills Mall, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Walking tours with the Presidio Museum

Explore Tucson's downtown area with walking tours hosted by the Presidio Museum. Upcoming tours include the Turquoise Trail, Barrio Viejo, Santa Cruz River and Public Art and Murals.

When: Various dates, check out the calendar here.

Where: Locations vary based on tour.

Cost: $30 and up. Pre-registration may be required for these events.

Visit the event page for more information.

Bachata Social Dance Night

Put on your dancing shoes for a night of music and mingling! Enjoy a bachata class followed by social dancing. Summer, beach and neon attire is recommended.

When: 8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 13

Where: Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N. Cherry Ave.

Cost: $15, cash or Venmo

Visit the event page for more information.

Second SundAZe at TMA 

Visit the Tucson Museum of Art every second Sunday for pay-what-you-wish admission. Activities include art-making and family yoga.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Cost: Pay what you wish

Visit the event page for more information. 

The Omni Tucson x The Happy Hive

The Happy Hive is known for its north-side markets — now taking place at a new location with loads of fun activities in store. Visit the Omni Resort for a movie, lawn games, vendors and a plate of BBQ.

When: 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday, July 14

Where: Omni Tucson National Resort, 2727 W. Club Dr.

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

Community members join FUGA on the last Friday or second Sunday of every month to ride for safer streets and to promote accessibility and mobility in their communities.

Ride with FUGA

Take a bike ride with organization FUGA, which advocates for mobility, accessibility and representation for Tucson's south-side and west-side communities. 

When: 8-10 a.m. Sunday, July 14; 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 26

Where: Ward 1, 940 W. Alameda St., on July 14; El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, on July 26

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information. 

Sonoran Splash Pool Parties at Hacienda del Sol

When the triple-digit heat strikes, there's almost nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool. Hacienda del Sol is opening up its pool for Sonoran Splash Pool Parties. Enjoy drinks, food, lawn games and DJ sets.

When: 3-7 p.m. Sundays, July 14, July 28, Aug. 11, Aug. 25

Where: Hacienda del Sol, 5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Road

Cost: $35, includes a welcome gift and a free drink. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Line Dance Party & BBQ Fundraiser

The Homing Project, a local nonprofit hoping to support Tucson's unsheltered community through a village of tiny homes, is hosting a fundraiser at The Maverick featuring live music, a silent auction, line dance lessons and a buffet.

When: Noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 14

Where: The Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $75

Visit the event page for more information.

Crafting at Pueblo Vida Brewing

Pueblo Vida Brewing is hosting two crafty workshops this month, including the chance to paint a desert-themed tote bag on July 14 and a candle-painting class (with a beer flight) with Flicker & Fleur Designs on July 21. 

When: 1 p.m. Sunday, July 14 for totes; 2 p.m. Sunday, July 21 for candles

Where: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company, 115 E. Broadway

Cost: $15 for totes; $45 for candles

Visit the event page for more information.

"Harry Potter" Trivia Night

Test your knowledge in all things "Harry Potter" during this trivia night at Snakes & Lattes.

When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17

Where: Snakes & Lattes, 988 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $10 for general admission, $32 for a 4-person table

Visit the event page for more information.

Summer Sunsets at Mission Garden

Mission Garden is staying open late during this summer series that features games, live music and a food truck. Cross your fingers for an immaculate sunset!

When: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, July 18

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Beyond Brews

Enjoy bites from Beyond Bread paired with beer from Pueblo Vida Brewing. 

When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 18

Where: Beyond Bread, 3026 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: $50, this event is for ages 21 and up

Visit the event page for more information.

Backpack Giveaway with Lerner and Rowe

Injury attorneys Lerner and Rowe are giving away 750 free backpacks stuffed with school supplies ahead of back-to-school season. Students must be present to get a backpack. The giveaway runs on a first come, first served basis while supplies last.

When: 10 a.m. Friday, July 19

Where: Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Stevie Listening Party

Roux Events is hosting a listening party at Revel Wine Bar, featuring hits by Stevie Wonder.

When: 8-10:30 p.m. Friday, July 19

Where: Revel Wine Bar, 416 E. Ninth St.

Cost: $15 for reserved seating 

Visit the event page for more information.

Punk Fest

The Rialto is hosting Punk Fest as part of its Local Love Presents series. The concert features a local lineup of musicians.

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 19

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $5-$8. This event is for ages 21 and up

Visit the event page for more information.

Guests spin around the carousel during Festive Fridays at Trail Dust Town, 6541 East Tanque Verde Road, Dec. 29, 2023. 

Rhinestones & Outlaws

Dance to classic country hits while enjoying themed drinks and shopping at Trail Dust Town.

When: 6 p.m. Friday, July 19

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $5 admission or free with a purchase of an entree at Pinnacle Peak

Visit the event page for more information.

Queer Speed Dating 

Find your next date or make a new friend at this queer speed dating event!

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, July 19

Where: Bawker Bawker Cider House, 400 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to participate with the purchase of one drink. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

The July G3

G3 Tucson, the city's gay happy hour group, is hosting a pink-themed party, complete with pink-themed drink specials and music.

When: 5 p.m. Friday, July 19

Where: Playground Bar & Lounge, 278 E. Congress St.

Cost: $9, your first drink is included. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Madaras Gallery 25th Anniversary Party: Colors of Tucson

Madaras Gallery is hosting a 25th anniversary party, where artist Diana Madaras will be in attendance to share the stories behind her art. You'll get to see new images by Madaras and enjoy light bites, photo opportunities and giveaways.

When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, July 19

Where: Madaras Gallery, 3035 N. Swan Road

Cost: Free to attend, RSVP online

Visit the event page for more information.

Movies in Marana: "The Little Mermaid" (2023)

You've heard of drive-in movies, but what about dive-in movies? Catch a poolside screening of "The Little Mermaid." Bring your own towel!

When: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Ora Mae Harn District Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Oro Valley Movies on the Lawn

Kid-friendly movies take over the Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center monthly through September. July's movie is "The Emperor’s New Groove." Bring your own seating!

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Oro Valley Community & Recreation Center, 10555 N. La Cañada Dr.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

MegaMania

A festival of cosplay, gaming, and "all-around geekery" is making its way to Pima Community College's downtown location. Among the activities, attendees will find an escape room, crafts, cosplay groups, video game tournaments, sketch comedy shows, and workshops led by authors and artists.

When: Noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Pima Community College Downtown Campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Jorge Aguayo organizes plants during the annual spring plant sale at the Desert Survivors Native Plant Nursery, 1020 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson, Ariz., March 6, 2024.

Desert Survivors Plant Sale

Pick up plants during Desert Survivors' annual monsoon plant sale!

When: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Desert Survivors Native Plant Nursery, 1020 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for plants

Visit the event page for more information.

Las Mujeres Verdes Mercado

Las Mujeres Verdes is back with another monthly market! These markets typically include around 30 vendors selling food, jewelry, candles and more.

When: 5-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Coalition Space, 311 E. Seventh St.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Desert Haze Market

Shop all kinds of vintage clothing when this market pops up at Hotel Congress. Live music is part of the fun!

When: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St.

Cost: $5 cover, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Dirty T Market

Every month, local spicy candy shop Dirty T Tamarindo hosts a monthly market featuring vendors, food, music, games and a dunk tank. July's event will have a mechanical bull!

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Dirty T Tamarindo, 1211 W. St Marys Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food and shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Flow for the Soul 

In-Rave is hosting a flow night with DJs, vendors, food trucks and flow art performances. Proceeds go to the All Souls Procession.

When: 7-11 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

Traditional O'odham Agriculture at Mission Garden

Attend this event to learn about Tohono O'odham agricultural practices, including demonstrations and talks about Native American crops.

When: 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: Free to attend, donations accepted

Visit the event page for more information.

Family Saturdays with Watershed Management Group

Head to Watershed Management Group for Family Saturdays: monsoon edition! Learn about nocturnal desert animals, engage in monsoon-inspired activities, and enjoy bilingual song and story time.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Watershed Management Group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Rainbows, Unicorn Farts & Fairy Dust comedy show

This fifth annual comedy show is a benefit event in support of Tucson Queerstory.

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Bumsted's, 1003 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: $24. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Desert Artisans Market

Shop home decor, baked goods, skincare and more during this indoor artisan market featuring 24 vendors.

When: 2-7 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: CATALYST in Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Puppy yoga with Barefoot Studio

Take this yoga class surrounded by puppies! Proceeds go to Pathways for Paws.

When: 1-2 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Barefoot Studio, 7053 N. Oracle Road

Cost: $20, this event is for ages 13 and up

Visit the event page for more information.

Cumbia Social Dance Night

Put on your dancing shoes for a night of music and mingling! Enjoy a cumbia class followed by social dancing. 

When: 8-11 p.m. Saturday, July 20

Where: Tucson Creative Dance Center, 3131 N. Cherry Ave.

Cost: $15

Visit the event page for more information.

Kidz Expo 

Arizona Bilingual Newspaper is throwing a Kidz Expo and back-to-school event where over 3,000 backpacks will be given away, in addition to 5,000 textbooks in Spanish. There will also be live music, raffles, kid-friendly activities and more.

When: 4-8 p.m. Thursday, July 25

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

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Megan Noli looks through items for her kids during the Just Between Friends of Tucson consignment sale at the Tucson Convention Center on Thursday, July 23, 2015. 

Just Between Friends Sale

Shop from more than 100,000 items for kids and babies at this consignment sale. Most items are used or "gently loved," but you may be able to find new items too. Items typically include clothes, toys, books, games, room decor, sports equipment, electronics, maternity items, baby items and more.

When: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 25; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 26; 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: 6310 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Register for free tickets online, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Summer Night Market

Shop from around 60 local makers when the Summer Night Market takes over the MSA Annex every fourth Friday of the month through September!

When: 6-10 p.m. Friday, July 26

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Monsoon Madness Plant Sale

Bring home a new plant (or plants, plural) at Tohono Chul's annual Monsoon Madness Plant Sale! 

When: 3-8 p.m. Friday, July 26; 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Local Love Presents

Enjoy a lineup of local music at 191 Toole during the venue's Local Love series.

When: 7 p.m. Friday, July 26

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $5-$8

Visit the event page for more information.

Art Is Vital: An Art & Wellness Fiesta

Grab tickets to a concert sharing dubbed "Anita," a new musical by Borderlands Theater about "the power of joy to create a sense of home and belonging." Afterwards, enjoy music, food, art exhibits and interactive activities. 

When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway

Cost: $30 for the concert, free to attend the post-show fiesta

Visit the event page for more information.

Impact Tucson Family and Community Resource Fair

At this fair held by TUSD, families of TUSD children will be asked to sign in and will then be given a passport card. After visiting with at least seven community resources at the fair, kids will be able to grab a free backpack. Lunch will be provided for participating families!

When: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 27; doors may open at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Palo Verde High School, 1302 S. Avenida Vega

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Microburst Market

Monsoon Mystics is hosting another night market this month, where you can expect to find activities and about a dozen vendors.

When: 6-10 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: Monsoon Mystics and Heathen Haus, 657 W. St Marys Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Indigenous Takeover

Indigenous bands and musicians will take the 191 Toole stage at this event.

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $12

Visit the event page for more information. 

Wall Hanging Succulent Holder

Pima County Master Gardeners is hosting this event where you'll be able to make your own plant hanger. You'll also learn about growing succulents!

When: 9-11 a.m. Saturday, July 27

Where: Pima County Master Gardeners, 4210 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: $35

Visit the event page for more information.

Puzzle Race Mini Tournament

Spend your Sunday piecing together a jigsaw puzzle for a chance to win a prize! A non-alcoholic drink for each team member is included, in addition to a shareable snack. You'll also get to take home a 500-piece puzzle.

When: 2-4 p.m. Sunday, July 28

Where: Snakes & Lattes, 988 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $20 for a 2-person table; $40 for a 4-person table

Visit the event page for more information.

Lotería y Mas

Corbett's is hosting Lotería y Mas, an event featuring a DJ, a game of lotería and Hispanic-owned businesses setting up shop.

When: 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31

Where: Corbett's, 340 N. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food, drinks and shopping

Visit the event page for more information.


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Gloria was born and raised in Tucson and is a 2018 University of Arizona grad. From wildflowers to wildlife, she loves all things Tucson and hopes to share her love of the city with readers ✨