A historic rodeo, Renaissance Fair, gem show & more await you in and around Tucson in the first part of February. As always, the city provides a wealth of opportunities for culture and activity!
1st Saturday Art Walk
This group exhibition of paintings and sculpture takes place on the first Saturday of each month between September and June. The event includes artist receptions at 6 PM-9 PM at the following Central Tucson Gallery Association (CTGA) members in the downtown Tucson Warehouse Arts District, among other venues: Andrew Smith Gallery, Contreras Gallery and Jewelry, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Joseph Gross Gallery, Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery, Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio, and Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop. (Pictured: Raices Taller 222 Gallery)
82nd Annual Tohono O’odham Nation Rodeo & Fair
It is that time again for Southern Arizona’s longest running all-Indian Rodeo and Fair Celebration! Scheduled for January 30-31 and February 1-2, 2020 at the Eugene P. Tashquinth Sr. Livestock Complex, located three miles west of Sells, Arizona along State Route 86. Bring the entire family and join us in sharing our culture by participating in our social round dancing, a variety of music entertainment will hit the main stage daily including the ever so popular Waila Bands, traditional food sampling along the food court vendors alley, arts & crafts, and exhibit booths for the leisure visitor. Join us along Sells Main Street on February 1 to view more than 100 colorful parade floats themed ‘Si has ha ‘elid hegam mo wud m-qewkdag’ (“Honoring the people who inspire us”). Come out to support the women’s and young women’s “Toka Tournament” as they celebrate 30 years as part of the Annual Rodeo and Fair.
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
For two weeks near the start of every year, Tucson becomes playground to the world of international gem and mineral trading, buying, and bargains. This international marketplace of gems, minerals, fossils, beads, and jewelry-making supplies as well as museum exhibits and other treasures includes at least 45 different sites at hotels, special venues, and tents located across town.
Tubac Festival of the Arts
The Village of Tubac hosts Southern Arizona’s longest running outdoor arts festival, now in its sixth decade. The Tubac Festival of the Arts draws tens of thousands of visitors each season. The juried event showcases the work of visiting artists from around the country and as far away as Canada. Each year, approximately 200 visiting artists exhibit their works along the village streets, mixed in with the more than 100 shops, fine art galleries and working artist studios.
32nd Annual Arizona Renaissance Festival
Escape to our 30-acre 16th century village where mermaids, maidens, merriment and magical moments await thee. With over 200 shops of handmade items; blown glass, leather goods and jewelry, 14 stages of nonstop entertainment; performances of music, dance, comedy, falconry, acrobatics and three jousting tournaments daily – there is something for everyone! Watch artisans work as they create a masterpiece right before your eyes. It’s a treasure trove! Eat, drink and be merry as you make your way through the faire. Feast like royalty at the exclusive Pleasure Feast! Join us as we celebrate 32 years of cheers! Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents’ Day, from February 8 through March 29, 2020.