Tucson, Arizona is a popular place for families to take their vacations because of the climate, scenery and multitude of activities available year around. Outdoor festivals are a favorite with the locals and many people visit Tucson at certain times of the year just to attend these festivals. Below is a list of family friendly festivals in Tucson that your family will be sure to enjoy.
Mid-January sees the Arizona Square and Round Dance Festival occurring in downtown Tucson which emphasizes square, clogging and round dancing.
The La Fiesta de los Vaqueros Rodeo takes place from mid to late February and is an 8 day festival taking place at the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. It features Hispanic folk dancing, marching bands, floats and rodeos.
Early March sees the Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival, a 7 day event of music and composers playing their special brand of music.
May 5 begins the famous Cinco de Mayo Festival which is held in Kennedy Park Fiesta Area.
This is a grand festival with lots of music, food, crafts, dancing and other entertainment.
At the Santa Cruz River on June 24, the Dia de San Juan Fiesta is held which celebrates the “Season of the Monsoon Rains”.There are real cowboys, trick horseback riders and other entertainers performing all sorts of entertaining shows.
Tucson hosts the 4th of July Tour for Tucson’s Children with biking and walking events to promote kids’ safety. It is held at the Convention Center and features a variety of entertaining activities for children, including a 3 mile walk and 27 mile bike ride for charity.
The Sonoita Vineyards is host to the Festival at Sonoita Vineyards which features grape testing, live music, a wild grape-stomping contests and all the food and wine you can drink and eat.
A Greek theme pervades the annual Tucson Greek Festival, with homemade Greek food available for your dining pleasure, along with Greek dancing and music.
For a delightfully chilling Halloween, spend it at the Halloween Howl Festival held at the La Posta Quemada Ranch and featuring haunted hay rides, spooky games and a variety of southwestern food.
This is just a handful of the many family friendly festival happening in Tucson, Arizona. Check a local guide to see if there are any more festival occurring which you and your family might be interested in attending.
Remember to bring need items depending on the season. Sunblock and hat in the summer, jacket and a winnie the pooh quilt cover set in the winter.