We here at Sunrise Asphalt are tied to the Tucson community. Heck, if you look at our completed jobs you can see we have paved all over our fair city. You might say we’re built into the very infrastructure of our beautiful city. As you no doubt know, Tucson is home to hundreds of amazing events year round and we wanted to give a heads up of some great ones coming in the month of March!


tucson event desert view

Wilderness Survival

Perhaps a class everyone should take in Tucson, given how close we are to the wilds, this class runs two hours from 5:30 to 7:30 on March 1st for an in-class presentation and field experience at Raven’s Nest Nature Sanctuary on the following Saturday March 3rd.  Students will be given the knowledge to handle the many possible situations or challenges that the desert may have in store. You can attend both parts or choose one or the other. Space is limited so book soon. Find out more here.

First Friday at the Arizona History Museum

Every month, First Friday hits with a range of events for the community. If you have been meaning to check out the museum, why not show up on March 2nd.

Fourth Avenue Street Fair

Running Mach 2nd – 4th (and again in December) this family-friendly street fair is going on almost 50 years of tradition. Put on by the North Fourth Avenue Merchants Association it supports the local infrastructure and community.  Find out more about the Fourth Avenue Street Fair here!

Monster Jam

Keep these vehicles off our streets! But seeing them tear up the mud at Monster Jam is a sight to behold. Held at the Tucson Arena & Convention Center at 7pm March 2nd, 1pm and 7pm March 3rd and 1pm again March 4th. Watch these monsters of mechanics rip around the dirt tracks and ogle at their octane fueled antics.

Tucson Festival of Books

March 10th and 11th are the dates book lovers should be circling on the calendar right now! Hosted on the UofA Campus from 9:30am to 5:30pm you can find all sorts of books, authors, writers, storytellers, and more. Presenters include Mitch Albom, Jenna Fischer (yes Pam Beesly!), Celeste Ng, R.L. Stine, and many, many, many more! Find out more about the Festival of Books here!

Christmas in the Big Apple – Gaslight Theatre

More interested in the stage? The Gaslight Theatre has this production of The Lone Stranger running until March 25th. The Lone Stranger, his friend Tonka, and the stallion Thunder are off to bring law to the Old West.

Blacksmithing Demonstration at Presidio

Prefer to learn about craftsmen of ages past? Well on the 4th Saturday of the month, March 24th, the Presidio Museum is host to several of those craftsmen as blacksmiths work the bellows and bend metal to their will, making all sorts of pieces. Blacksmithing isn’t a relic of the middle ages, either! Their trade still exists and you can learn all about it from 10am-4pm at the Presidio.

Turquoise Trail Guided Walking Tour

This event hosted at the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum runs through April 21st so you have plenty of time to catch it. For $15 for non-members (or $10 Presidio Museum) you can get on the 2.5-mile walking tour of downtown Tucson. Registration ahead of time is recommended as it tends to fill up fast.

We love Tucson and hope you do too. Drive out over the (hopefully freshly paved) roads and get out to any of these events across our great city. Heck, these are just a handful, and more can be found all over all year. We may revisit this topic in the future, we will see. Until then, enjoy the city and enjoy the roads!