September in Tucson
Well hello there! Back again we see. Last time on the blog we talked a lot about us, we hope you allowed us that indulgence. This time around, let’s look at you Tucson! Our lovely city is Here’s what’s going on in Tucson this coming month!
Get out of Tucson, heck leave Earth for Destination: Mars! This runs until February 23rd, 2019 so you have plenty of time to catch this exhibit at the Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium! It details the history of missions to Mars, the spacecraft that have made the journeys and the discoveries found there! There are meteorites from Mars and more all with a state of the art projection and sound systems. Find out more on their website.
On Labor Day weekend, Hotel Congress is celebrating with over 40 regional and national acts doing it up at Tucson’s oldest indoor/outdoor festival. The lineup spans genres, features lecturers, workshops, fairs and more!
103rd Annual Sonoita Labor Day Rodeo
One September 1st-3rd, the Sonoita Rodeo celebrates another year! At 103 years, the Labor Day Rodeo is one of the oldest in the country! The events include barrel racing, a wild-horse race, team-roping, mutton busting and pee-wee events. Following the rodeo on Saturday and Sunday, stick around, there’s a steak fry and dance!
Carnival of Illusion: Magic, Mystery & OOOH La La!
This magical night runs on select weekends at the Grand Parlour at the Scottish Rite cathedral from September 1st through April 13th, 2019. This illusion show brings a vaudeville-inspired traveling roadshow from 5 pm to 10 pm. Look for dates and availability at the Carnival of Illusion website.
Broadway in Tucson: Les Misérables
Head down to Centennial Hall September 4th through 9th to catch Broadway in Tucson’s production of Les Misérables opening up their 52nd season. Tickets can be found at Ticketmaster, find out more about the show at their website.
First Nations Contemporary Biennial
Starting at 5 pm on Friday the 14th and running a full week until the 21st, the Tubac Center of the Arts will be hosting a contemporary Native American exhibition from artists across the country. More can be found at their website here.
My-Oh-My Apple Pie Weekend and Country Craft Fair
Looking for something you can sink your teeth into? Well on September 15th and 16th, from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm you can start your day with an all you can eat pancake and apple pie and syrup breakfast, an apple smoked burger for lunch, all before moving on to indulging in some apple pie crumb ice cream. It’s apples all the way down! There are complimentary wagon rides to the orchard and Arizonan crafters will be selling their beautiful, handmade wares. Find out more at Apple Annie’s site.
Mt. Lemmon Oktoberfest
Start up Oktoberfest a little bit early! Beginning September 22nd and running until October 21st, the Mt. Lemmon Ski Valley in the Coronado National Forest is hosting the German celebration of beer, food, music, and dancing. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed during the fest so keep Fido at home before heading out! Need to know more?
Tucson Greek Festival
Close out the month with all things Greek! The St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church hosts the popular Tucson Greek Festival annual event! Enjoy a variety of Greek drinks, foods, and entertainments with music and the Panathenian Dancers. The accompanying Greek Market has a wide variety of foods, art, jewelry, crafts, and more.
There are loads more events happening throughout the month, even tons just over Labor Day weekend, so be sure to get out there and enjoy everything Tucson has to offer! While you’re at it enjoy all that smooth pavement and if you hit any potholes, well you know where to send ‘em! We’ll see you next time here on the blog!