Don’t let your weekend slip away – 11 ways to have fun in Tucson!

Martin Luther King Jr Day comes this Monday, and there are a lot of ways to have fun in Tucson


10 ways to have fun in Tucson this weekend!

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Downtown Tucson Jazz Fiesta

Finish your long weekend, and the Tucson Jazz Festival with a party! Three free stages full of the best jazz in town. From 11-5 at 5th and Congress, they’re shutting down the streets with the Downtown Tucson Jazz Fiesta. Get the complete Jazz Festival schedule here.

Tucson Jazz Fest 2019 Lineup

11:00AM      Jason Carder
12:30PM      Larry Redhouse
2:00PM        Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Band
3:45PM        Brice Winston

11:00AM      Mariachi Aztlan de Pueblo
12:00PM      Cynthia Hilts & No Fiction
1:30PM        Purple Spectre
3:00PM        Jeff Grubic and Haboob

1:30PM       Lenore Raphael
3:00PM       Lenore Raphael

Tucson Jazz Festival

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Tucson Taco Fiesta

Tacos, beer, tequila, live country music, and rasslin! It all happens this Saturday at the Pima County Fairgrounds. $7 gets you into the party for music, dancing, kids’ zone and Cactus League Wrestling.

Get a $99 VIP ticket for only $25!

Dillinger Days

It’s the 25th anniversary of Dillinger Days. Relive the 30’s with reenactments of the famous arrest of Public Enemy No. 1! Costumes, Cars, Museums, Tours, Music, and Food Trucks this Saturday at the historic Hotel Congress where the caper went down.


Friday at 7, come to the Dillinger Speakeasy for an evening of food and drink inside Hotel Congress. Proceeds go to the Tucson Fire Foundation.

Dillinger Days Front Row Experience

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Martin Luther King – Birthday Celebration in Music

Celebrate the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with a 3 hour concert. A star-studded night of local musical celebrities and choirs perform at the Leo Rich Theater.

Tickets are $25 and proceeds benefit the TMM Outreach Program.

Tucson Musicians Museum

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Tucson Rodeo and Parade Barn Dance

The Tucson Rodeo season is here. Kick of the 2019 version of La Fiesta de los Vacqueros by kicking up your heels at the annual Barn Dance! Dance away the night with Live Country music from Jack Bishop! Saturday from 6-10:30.

Barn Dance


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Saturday Morning Cartoons!

The kids can get cereal, and the adults can get mimosas, but EVERYBODY gets cartoons! This happens every Saturday until July. Casa Video is near the corner of Speedway Blvd and Country Club Road.

Saturday Morning Cartoons!

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Trucks, buses, cars, bikes, trikes…whatever moves you. They’re shutting down the road! Be a kid or bring your kids to climb all over these marvelous machines at ZOOM ZOOM! Monday January 21. Admission to Children’s Museum Tucson is free for the holiday!

Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr Day!

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Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Get a head start on this year’s gem shows. Activity stations are all over the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum grounds for digging and learning about the minerals of Arizona. January 19-21 on Kinney Road.

Mineral Madness

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Total Lunar Eclipse

Don’t miss this spectacular night sky event! The volunteers from the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association will guide you as the earth snuffs out the moon…for a few minutes. Come to the University of Arizona Mall just south of Flandrau Science Center.

TAAA loves explaining the cosmos to young and old! Check out one of their recent Star Parties.

Star Party – TAAA


Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association

FREE Movies! - The Loft Cinema

The Loft Cinema is sharing two feature film for FREE on MLK Day. Black Panther runs at 11, 2, and 7:30. Hidden Figures screens at 11 and 7:30.

The Loft Cinema

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Zoppé Family Circus

Experience the Old World charm of the Zoppé Family Circus, an Italian family show that dates back to 1842. With ties to Orson Welles and the Ringling Bros., kids of all ages will be thrilled by the sights and sounds.

The show is in Tucson Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from January 11-21 at the Mercado San Agustin

Zoppé Family Circus in Tucson