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January Events
The following list describes events that occur annually in Tucson. For exact dates and information, check local listings in newspapers and magazines or check out VisitTucson, or call 888-638-8350.

American Indian Exposition

A collection of American Indian art, craftworks, and food exhibited directly by American Indian artists. See artisans at work, enjoy live entertainment on weekends. An official event of the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, located at Flamingo Hotel (Stone & Drachman). North American Indian Information & Trade Center, (520) 622-4900.
ARIPEX Stamp Show
World-renowned international philatelic (stamp) exhibition presented by ARIPEX and Arizona Federation of Stamp Clubs. Tucson Convention Center, (520) 791-4101.
Tucson Association of REALTORS Soccer Shoot-Out
Annual Youth Soccer Competition. This competition features teams from regional, state, national and international destinations. Over 300 teams will play in this three day event. See
link for details and locations, (520) 349-4519.
Copper Bowl
Junior tennis players compete in top-ranked tournament, headquartered at Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf and Tennis Resort and other public and private venues around town. Dickenson Sports, (520) 742-2204.
Coyote Classic Golf Tournament
Join the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA) for a golf tournament, benefitting Special Olympics, at Dell Urich Golf Course, Randolph Park. American Gem Trade Association, (800) 972-1162.
Dillinger Days 1934 Street Festival
Dramatic re-enactments of the 1934 capture of "public enemy number one," John Dillinger, staged at the hotel, with educational and entertaining public events in the area of 5th Ave. and Toole Ave., including The Rialto Theater, Historic Train Depot, and Arizona Historical Society Downtown Museum. Free admission. Historic Hotel Congress, (520) 884-5980.

Annual celebration of local arts scene, staged in public spaces downtown, from the Tucson
Convention Center through La Placita Village, to El Presidio Park, with all day continuous entertainment and interactive activities for children of all ages. Food vendors. Free. Tucson Pima Arts Council (520) 624-0595.

More than 300 quilts and other quilted items displayed at 29th annual Tucson Quilt Show, Tucson Convention Center. Tucson Quilters Guild, (520) 547-5463.
Senior Olympic Festival
Adult athletes, age 50 and over, compete in 30 sports or activities, ranging from archery to volleyball. Family, friends and the general public are invited to attend all events as spectators
free of charge. Sometimes held in February. Various locations, Senior Olympic Festival, (520) 791-3244.
Southern Arizona Dance Festival
Square dancers, round dancers and cloggers from around the nation perform and demonstrate dances; vendors sell dance clothing and accessories. Tucson Convention Center. Square and Round Dance Association of Southern Arizona, (520) 885-6273.
Thunder in the Desert Indian Cultural Event Pow-Wow and Indian Craft Market
Experience the life and history of several Indian nations at this event educating the public on American Indian culture and discover a culture richness that rivals anything from this continent.  (520) 622-4900
Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase
The world's largest marketplace of its kind, with more than 30 locations throughout town (at fine hotels and resorts, in shops and attractions, and under tents) featuring international dealers of precious gems, minerals, fossils, beads, jewelry, and jewelry-making materials. Browse or purchase original, handmade artworks by American Indian artisans; take the
children to the hands-on educational exhibits at Tucson Convention Center; hunt for bargain
prices on all kinds of treasures. Metro Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau, (800) 638-8350.
Tucson Old West Round-Up
For collectors of Old West memorabilia, exhibits of cowboy and Indian collectibles and Western art and decor, including one-of-a-kind items for sale by national dealers. Tucson Convention. Center North Exhibit Hall, (520) 791-4266.

Willcox Historic Home Tour
Walk the historic Railroad Avenue District, tour five private homes, and enjoy refreshments on the veranda of the former Hooker Town House. Willcox Chamber of Commerce, (520) 253-0247.





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