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Festivals and Events

January

Santa Cruz Valley Car Nuts  carnuts.org

    Annual Collector Car Show in Tubac

Patagonia First Day Hike

    New Year’s Day guided hike at Patagonia Lake

 

February

Tubac Festival of the Arts   tubacaz.com

    Longest running outdoor arts festival in AZ

 

March

Nogales Bicycle Classic  nogalesbicycleclassic.org

    Bike competition for all ages and skills

Tubac Spring Art Walk   tubacaz.com

    Explore local working artist studios and galleries

April

Nature & Heritage Festival natureandheritage.org

    Tour and learn area’s history, nature & culture                                                                                          

Charles Mingus Music Festival mingusproject.com

    Jazz musician Mingus’ hometown festival

Wine Growers Festival sonoitawineguild.com

    Wine releases & parties at Kief-Joshua Vineyard

Patagonia Earthfest  patagoniaaz.com

    Celebrate earth’s beauty and bounty

Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards sonoitavineyards.com

    Tastings & pairings to celebrate summer season

Taste of Tubac  tubacaz.com

    Enjoy savory cuisine from local restaurants

 

May

100th Sonoita Horse Races sonoitahorseshows.com

    Thoroughbred & Quarter Horse racing

Sonoita Quarter Horse Show sonoitafairgrounds.com

    Longest running quarter horse show in world

Bacchanal Festival azhopsandvines.com

    AZ Hopes and Vines celebrates beer & wine

Fiestas de Mayo nogalesaz.gov

    Cinco de Mayo party in Downtown Nogales

Patagonia Lake Mariachi Fest azstateparks.com

    Southern AZ mariachi bands serenade next to the lake

 

July

Nogales Salute to Independence nogalesaz.gov

    Parade, music, food, fireworks at Fleischer Park

Patagonia July 4th Celebration patagoniaaz.com

    Parade, food, fun, fireworks and more in Patagonia

Tubac Old Fashioned July 4th tubacaz.com

    Games, food, and fireworks in Tubac

Little League Int. West Regional llbws.org

    Western US Intermediate Little League teams compete for a shot at the World Series

 

August

Santa Cruz County Fair sonoitafairgrounds.com

    Celebrate everything good & fun about Santa Cruz County

Magdalena Bash kj-vineyards.com

    Wine releases, grape bashing, music and fun

100th Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo sonoitafairgrounds.com

    100th anniversary of the “Best Little Rodeo in Arizona”

Harvestfest sonoitavineyards.com

    Kick off harvest season grape stomping, tours, tasting

 

September

City of Nogales Commemorative Events: nogalesaz.gov

    Night Out, 9/11 Ceremony, POW/MIA Day

Fiestas Patrias consulmex.sre.gob.mx/nogales

    Cultural festival of Mexico’s Independence

Great Crush Festival sonoitawineguild.com

    Big league wine & beer fest, music, grape-crushing

 

October

Patagonia Fall Festival patagoniaaz.com

    One of finest, best attended art festivals in Arizona

Anza Days Celebration  tubacaz.com

     Commemorate Anza’s period 1775 expedition

Santa Cruz Int’l Film Festival santacruzfilm-fest.org

    Participate in rich history of filmmaking in the area

Earth Harmony Festival earthharmonyfestival.org

    Celebrate eco-living & sustainability in Tumacacori

 

November

City of Nogales Events nogalesaz.gov

    Veteran’s Day Parade in downtown Nogales

Graveyard Tour pimeriaaltamuseum.com

     Pimeria Alta Historical Society guides & spooks

Tubac Fall Arts & Crafts Festival tubacaz.com

     Start your holiday shopping season in Tubac   

Patagonia Holiday Walking Tour patagoniaaz.com

    Santa Claus & holiday shopping in Patagonia

Tubac Southwest Fiber Arts Festival tubacpp.com

    Premier fiber artists and purveyors, classes, demos

St. Martins New Release sonoitavineyards.com

    Relaxed festival to taste newly released wine

 

December

Festival of Lights Parade nogalesaz.gov

    Christmas lights parade in Downtown Nogales

La Fiesta de Tumacacori nps.gov/tuma

    Traditional creations of local cultures