Updated: Feb 17, 2020
Residents throughout Tucson have a number of cultural and community events to look forward to throughout the year. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, one of the largest gem and mineral events in the world, takes place throughout town at as many as fifty different locations. The show takes place every February and lasts two weeks. The Tucson Rodeo, also known as the Fiesta de los Vaqueros, is also held every February and marks the start of the rodeo season in the country. - The Rodeo Parade is one of the main events during the rodeo, known as the world's largest non mechanized parade."
The Fourth Avenue Street Fair is held twice a year, once during December and the other during late March or early April. Attendees can expect to find arts and crafts booths, food vendors, pottery, paintings, and plenty of merchandise for sale. During the first weekend in May, residents look forward to the Tucson Folk Festival, which has been going strong for over 25 years.
wned musicians and performers headline the festival and over 100 local and regional musicians perform on five different stages during this festive weekend.
Cultural events also take place in Tucson, such as the Tucson Meet Yourself event and All Souls Procession Weekend. Tucson Meet Yourself highlights the diversity of Tucson's populace and includes a weekend of art, food, and live performances from over 30 different ethnicities in the downtown district. All Souls Procession Weekend is one of the larger festivals in Tucson and takes places on the first Sunday in November. The event was modeled after the Mexican holiday of Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), and combines elements of several different European, African, and Latin American culture to the event, which honors deceased loved ones.