Spring is here! Celebrate the season in Tucson this weekend!

Spring starts Wednesday, and the fun never ends. Here’s what you can do in Tucson this weekend.

Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show

A delight for the eyes and ears, Davis – Montham Air Force Base presents an amazing display of aerial spectacularness! The USAF Thunderbirds take over our airspace.

Thunderbirds, Warthogs & Raptors oh my… Welcome to the desert!

Experience Tucson's biggest party of the Spring with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team, the F-22 Raptor Demo Team along with many other military and civilian performers and displays at the Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show March 23 & 24 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Admission is FREE but there are a limited number of premium seats for sale while supply lasts at www.ThunderAndLightningOverArizona.com

Posted by Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona Air Show on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

It’s Saturday and Sunday…you can’t miss it! Just look up! Get all the details here.

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After the roar of the jets, chill out to the roar of Shine Down, Asking Alexandria, Fever 333 and Papa Roach at KFMA Day. It’s this Saturday from Noon to 10PM at Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium. Get your tickets here.

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Wild Horse and Burro Adoption and Sale

If you’ve ever wanted to adopt a wild horse, here’s your chance. The Bureau of Land Management is bringing their adoption program to Southern AZ.

We visited a local mustang trainer here in Marana. For more information in this adoption event, and trainer Jeff Cook’s story, click here.

Dust Devil Tournament 2019

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Are you ready for THREE days of roller derby action? Tucson Roller Derby is hosting the 13th annual Dust Devil Invitational, Mar 29 – 31, 2019 at the Tucson Indoor Sports Center. That’s right  with WFTDA Teams, B-Teams, and Juniors Teams! Your weekend pass will grant you access to all games over the weekend; one-day tickets will also be available. There will be Dust Devil specific merchandise to buy and vendors to browse in between your derby viewing pleasure.

These women are TOUGH! Watch this video on the women of Tucson Roller Derby!

Friday 3/29/19
12:00 pm:      Tramps vs North Star
2:00  pm:       V Town vs Happy Valley
4:00  pm:       Humboldt vs FoCo
6:00  pm:       Saddlebrats vs Cherry Bombs Juniors

Saturday 3/30/19
9:00  am:       Tucson Dirty T’s vs TBD
11:00 pm:       FoCo vs Duke City
1:00  pm:       Tramps vs Happy Valley
3:00 pm:        Saddlebrats vs Sin City Juniors
5:00 pm:        SoCal vs Humboldt
7:00 pm:        North Star vs V Town

Sunday 3/31/19
9:00  am:       SoCal vs FoCo
11:00 am:       Duke City vs Humboldt
1:00 pm:         North Star vs Happy Valley
3:00 pm:        Tramps vs V Town
5:00 pm:        SoCal vs Duke City


$20/weekend or $10/day plus processing fee online presale or $25/weekend or $15/day at the door
**If you buy your adult presale weekend or one-day tickets from one of the Tucson skaters, you will get a $5 discount ($20/weekend, $10/day)!**
$10/weekend or $5/day for ages 11-17.
FREE for children under 10 with purchase of adult ticket

Village of Elgin Craft Artisan Festival

It’s just a short drive to Elgin for the first 2019 Craft Artist Festival, Saturday.

Held quarterly in the courtyard of the Elgin Distillery, local crafters and artisans help support Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS). Get full details here.

Chiricahua National Monument Astronomy Stargazing

Gaze at the stars from one of the darkest skies in Southern AZ. Explore the night skies Saturday. Jim Knoll from TAAA  will discuss “What’s to See Up There?” at 6:30 with observing starting from 7:30 – 9:30 pm. at the Chiricahua National Monument with the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association. They’ll have telescopes and experts to help you view nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies.

We went last year to their Chiricahua Star Party. Watch it here!

Tohono Chul’s Spring Plant Sale

This is your opportunity to bring some of Southern AZ’s most unique plants into your home.Tohono Chul is selling over 500 varieties of native plants that will help make your house a home. It’s all day Saturday and Sunday.

Get the hours and more details here.

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Asian Lantern Festival

Reid Park Zoo’s Asian Lantern Festival ends this weekend. It’s your last chance to see larger than life lanterns that create a wonderland of Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture.

This runs from February 2 to March 23 6-10PM.

Get your tickets here

Gallery in the Sun’s New Exhibit: “Desert Blooms”

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Don’t miss the Gallery in the Sun’s new exhibit – Desert Blooms.

The flora and fauna of the Sonoran desert in Spring are celebrated in “Desert Blooms”, a selection of 1950’s watercolors by Tucson artist Ted DeGrazia. These colorful and playful paintings of cactus flowers and desert critters will be on display at the Gallery in the Sun from February 1st 2019 through September 4th, 2019.

Check out their Facebook page


Sharks take over the Flandreau

Turn your fears into fascination at Sharks: Magnificent and Misunderstood. Interactive displays lead you to the IMAX showing of Great White Shark. There’s an additional fee for the movie.


Ansel Adams

Don’t miss the Center for Creative Photography‘s exhibit Ansel Adams: Examples.

Taking the book as its template Ansel Adams: Examples draws upon the Center for Creative Photography’s collection of Adams’ work to realize the premise of “Examples” with original prints and archival materials. Paired with text from the book, written by Adams himself, the exhibition affords viewers and unprecedented opportunity to familiarize themselves with the intricacies of Adams’ work.

The exhibit runs until May 4 on the UA Campus.

  • Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm
  • Saturday: 1 – 4pm
  • Sunday – Monday: closed