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February 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.
Accenture Match Play Championship
This cornerstone of the World Golf Championship series is staged in the lush Sonoran Desert foothills of the Tortolita Mountains, approximately 20 miles north of Tucson at The Gallery Golf Club at Dove Mountain. The course was designed by John Fought and rated No. 1 by Golf Digest magazine. Featuring five days of competition between the best 64 available golfers from the Official World Golf Ranking, and a purse of $7.5 million, this popular match-play event benefits the local chapter of The First Tee as well as other local and regional charities. International Federation of PGA Tours. 
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.
Baile de las Flores
The oldest charity event in Tucson, hosted to benefit St. Luke?s home and its residents.  (520) 624-5034
Chili Cook-Off & Western Heritage Day
Kick off Rodeo Week at La Posta Quemada Ranch, with a chili tasting, and foot-stomping music and cowboy poets for entertainment. Colossal Cave Mountain Park, (520) 647-7121.
Climb A Mountain
A four-mile hike up A Mountain to raise money for the American Cancer Society, Arizona Division.  (520) 321-7989
Cochise Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering
This family-oriented celebration of Western culture, history, and folklore, presented through the song and verse of real cowboys, is an event Governor Janet Napolitano declared as the state's first official "Arizona Treasure". Buena Performing Arts Center, Sierra Vista, (800) 288-3861.
Cowboy Traditions Festival
Western music and singers, Wild West stunt shows, Native American dancers and cowboy displays. Trail Dust Town, (520) 296-5442.
Fiddler's Contest
One of the longest-running old-time fiddle contests in the country.  Reid Park, (520) 791-4079.
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Tucson Rodeo
The first La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Celebration of the Cowboys) in 1925 touted four days of events and competition. Today, the event is an eight-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 20 professional rodeos in North America. Tucson Rodeo Grounds, (520) 741-2233.
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros: Tucson Rodeo Parade
This colorful mostly-horse-drawn parade has been presented since 1925 and is considered the largest non-motorized parade in the United States. The route begins at 9 a.m. at Ajo Rd. and Park Ave., and goes south on Park to Irvington Rd., and continues west on Irvington Rd. to South Sixth Ave., and north on Sixth to the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. Tucson Rodeo Grounds, (520) 294-1280.
La Reunion de El Fuerte
A celebration of the heritage of the historic Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood.
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 January. Various locations, Senior Olympic Festival, (520)
Southwest Indian Art Fair
Indian art fair, featuring 200 artists from around the Southwest, with artworks for sale and musical entertainment. Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, (520) 626-8381.
Tucson Boys Chorus Classic Concert
Iconic Tucson junior chorus perform classics.  Tucson Boys Chorus, (520) 296-6277.
Tubac Festival of the Arts
Historic village offers more than 90 galleries, boutiques, and working artists' studios, with art, history, and native crafts. More fun to shop than 5th Avenue or Rodeo Drive. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Tubac Chamber of Commerce, (520) 398-2704. 
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.

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