Our newest book, which includes Arizona Highways iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and is written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about accessibilty, amenities and fees is included for each campground.
Note: Dates and activities could change. Before planning to attend events, phone for fees and to confirm days and times.
Archaeological Lecture; September 15; Tucson; 520-444-6385; www.az-arch-and-hist.org. Paul E. Minnis presents “What? No Chiles in the Ancient Southwest?” at DuVal Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.
13th Annual Chile Festival; September 20; Vail; 520-591-2276. Fresh New Mexico chiles and other locally grown and produced items, mariachi bands, kids activities and more.
Star Party; September 20; Kartchner Caverns State Park;www.azstateparks.com. Observe the wonders of the night sky through astronomers’ telescopes at this event sponsored by the Huachuca Astronomy Club and Astronomers of Verde Valley.
6th Annual Tucson Flamenco Festival; September 23-28; Tucson;www.tucsonflamencofestival.com. Experience flamenco and Spanish culture in a traditional late-night, outdoor festival atmosphere at Casa Vicente, with four days of performances, fashion shows featuring local, regional, and national designers, and a brand-new guitar competition. Guest instructors will offer a variety of workshops for beginning through advanced levels in dance, guitar, percussion and vocals.
Tucson Greek Festival; September 25-28; Tucson; 520-888-0505; www.tucsongreekfest.com. St. Demetrios Orthodox Church hosts a celebration of Greek food, drink and music, and offers dance lessons, children's activities, tours of the church and vendor displays.
13th Annual Tucson Oktoberfest; September 26-28; Tucson; 520-574-9320; www.autumnmoonpromotions.com. The Optimist Clubs of Tucson hosts a German festival with live music and dancing, kids games, craft booths and German foods at Breakers Water Park.
28th Annual Sun Sounds Great Beer Fest; September 27; Tucson; 520-296-2400; www.azbeer.com/tucson.htm. At Kino Veterans Memorial Stadium, taste a wide variety of beer by brewers and breweries from around the Southwest, and sample hors d’oeuvres, play games such as horseshoes and steer-roping, listen to music and enjoy the wine garden.
90th Annual Cochise County Fair; September 25-28; Douglas; 520-364-3819; www.cochisecountyfair.org or www.arizonafairs.com. Come “Rock with the Stock” at the County Fairgrounds, plus carnival rides, collegiate rodeo, 4-H demonstrations, livestock auction, live entertainment and exhibits.
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