Tucson Event Oracle for Things to do Today

BEST Things to do in Tucson...

The Event Oracle knows ALL the fun things to do in the land of the Tucson sun. Select your date above then scroll down to check out what events are going on this week...

  • Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride

    Mountain Adventure Horseback Ride


    Every Monday and Wednesday, year round, expand your horizons with a half day Mountain Adventure Ride through the desert. Starting at 8:00 AM you will set off with your favorite horse deep into the Rincon Mountains where you will be able to take in the beautiful scenery and broad wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This walk ride is an adventure for all skill levels of horsemanship so long as you are involved in the riding program or have passed the lope check. With large elevation gains and losses and narrow trails, this is a unique way to explore the desert on horseback. Complete with a packed lunch in the winters and pack breakfast in the summer, it is a great opportunity to live like the cowboys and cowgirls of the old days. Perching next to your favorite Saguaro or in the shadows of one of the low lying trees, you can take in the beauty of the Saguaro National Forest. Back by high noon, it is a great chance to take memorable photos or simply enjoy the sights the Tucson area has to offer. See you in the saddle!

  • Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour

    Birds of Tohono Chul Walking Tour


    Tohono Chul hosts several docent-led and self-guided walking tours of its grounds. Learn to identify birds that are local residents and those just passing through, plus information on habits and habitat during the Birds of Tohono Chul tour. Tours are included in the admission price; reservations are not necessary.

  • Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art

    Woven Through Time: American Treasures of Native Basketry & Fiber Art


    Arizona State Museum's new permanent exhibit features a sampling of the more than 35,000 specimens of basketry and other fiber art in the museum's extensive collection, ranging from millennia-old objects to modern-day masterpieces that celebrate the Southwestern U.S. region's ancient and abiding fiber-weaving traditions. ASM’s total assemblage of basketry and fiber art specimens dating back some 8,000 years represents the major indigenous basket-making cultures from across North America. The museum's unparalleled collection of basketry and pottery has been designated an American Treasure by the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Save America’s Treasures Program.

  • Destination Mars at Flandrau Planetarium

    Destination Mars at Flandrau Planetarium


    Explore the history of missions to the Red Planet and learn about the different types of spacecraft that have made fascinating discoveries there. This and more can be explored at the Mars exhibit at Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, located on the University of Arizona Mall. See how Mars compares to planet Earth and what it might take for a human mission to Mars. Don't miss the rare meteorite from Mars and the largest scale model of the surface of Mars in the world created from real spacecraft data. The Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium explores our universe, from earth to space and everything in-between, with changing exhibits that focus on biology, energy, optics and more and weave in ground-breaking UA research. The Eos Planetarium Theater-Southern Arizona’s only planetarium--was recently renovated with state-of-the-art projection technology, sound system, and seating--it's an experience you don't want to miss!

  • The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting

    The Resiliency of Hopi Agriculture: 2000 Years of Planting


    Arizona State Museum presents this photographic exhibit--guest curated by Michael Kotutwa Johnson, Hopi farmer, photographer, and UA Ph.D. candidate in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment--which illustrates traditional Hopi farming practices, which are based on spiritual beliefs, community values, and ancient, time-tested techniques. Arizona State Museum is closed on Sundays and federal and state holidays.

  • Arizona History Museum Exhibit: Facing Work

    Arizona History Museum Exhibit: Facing Work


    Facing Work, a multi-media exhibit exploring untold stories, lives, and histories of people behind the cash register by Tucson artist Kim Nicolini. In her exhibit, Kim combines creative arts, living people, and archival photos to shed new light on Tucson service workers: people we see every day but who are rarely recognized for their role in Tucson's human, historical, and economic landscape, at the Arizona History Museum. 

  • Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk

    Meet Me at Maynards: Social Run & Walk


    Southern Arizona Roadrunners presents a non-competitive 3-mile run/walk and social event beginning and ending downtown in the patio courtyard at Hotel Congress, across Toole Avenue from Maynards, every Monday evening, rain or shine. Bring the kids (strollers welcome) and the dog (on a leash...and not barking please. Food/beverage specials are available at downtown restaurants/bars.

  • Tucson Roadrunners Ice Hockey: Tucson Home Games

    Tucson Roadrunners Ice Hockey: Tucson Home Games


    Watch the Tucson Roadrunners cross hockey sticks with competing teams at the Tucson Convention Center Arena in downtown Tucson. The Tucson Roadrunners are the American Hockey League affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes ice hockey team. During the 2018-19 season, home games take place on select weekdays, from October 6 through April 13. Consult the website for schedule information. 

  • Carnival of Illusion

    Carnival of Illusion

    Scottish Rite Grand Parlour
    160 S Scott Ave.
    Tucson, AZ 857011

    Carnival of Illusion is an evening of Old-World Magic in the style of classic entertainers such as Buster Keaton, Mae West, Gypsy Rose Lee, and Harry Houdini. The hosts have performed as house entertainers at the world's top resorts, Fortune 100 CEOs, to the 200 Most Powerful Women in America and operate the longest-running Arizona theater show. Carnival of Illusion is "Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La."

  • The Music Man

    The Music Man


    The irresistable musical tribute to the power of make-believe marches onto the ATC stages - and into your heart - with trumpets blaring! By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching. The Music Man is American musical theatre at its best.