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March 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.
America-Israel Friendship League Luncheon
Event honoring a worthy Tucsonan. Sometimes held in April.
Arizona Distance Classic
Runners and walkers of all ages, shapes and sizes celebrate active lifestyles in this Half Marathon, 5K, and Senior Stroll. All races start at Ventana Medical Systems. John Bingham Racing, (877) 474-0449.
Arizona Opera League Designer's Choice Home
On display: some of Tucson?s finest homes. Organized by the Arizona Opera League, the tour benefits Arizona Opera.
Art of Music
Tucson Symphony Orchestra fundraiser with an auction of decorated musical instruments.
ArtWalk in Tubac
Explore the local working artists' studios and fine art galleries for which Tubac is renowned during this annual walking tour. Tubac Chamber of Commerce, (520) 398-2794.
Aviation Day at Ryan Airfield Ajo and Valencia
The Tucson Jazz Society presents its annual Primavera All Stars, an all-girl musical house party, featuring the crème de la crème of local female artists, performing all genres of jazz,
rhythm and blues, Latin, cabaret, and gospel. Berger Performing Arts Center, (520) 903-1265.
Civil War in the Southwest
History re-enacted by soldiers in period costume, with staged battles, encampments, and demonstrations, at the site of the only Civil War battle in Arizona?The Battle of Picacho Pass, April 15, 1862. Picacho Peak State Park, (520) 466-3183.
Emerald Ball
Live music, Irish dancing and a dinner to benefit The Ulster Project, which brings together Irish youth of different faiths.
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair
Hundreds of arts and crafts booths, food vendors, street musicians and performers, and kids' entertainment. Between Ninth St. and University Blvd. on Fourth Ave. Sometimes held in April.  (520) 624-5004 
Ironwood Festival
An educational celebration of the Sonoran Desert's ironwood tree. Mason Audubon Center, (520) 744-0004.
Heart Walk
Walk that features food, music, information booths and prizes.
Laughter on the Sunnyside
A top national comedian or musical group performs at this fundraiser for students in the
Sunnyside School District.
LPGA Golf Championship
World-class women golfers vie for big prize money in this event sponsored by Circle K and
Welch's. Randolph Golf Course Complex
Major League Baseball Spring Training
Major League Baseball warms up for the regular season as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago White Sox, Colorado Rockies, and other pro teams play ball practically every day in March. Two sites: Tucson Electric Park (520-434-1111) and Hi-Corbett Field (520-327-9467. Metro Tucson Convention & Visitors Bureau, (800) 638-8350.
Opera Guild's Quest for the Best
A competition to recognize talented young, local singers.
Presidio Street Festival
Celebrate Tucson's history, from the Presidio era to the Territorial period, with living history, drama, music, dance, food, tours, and other historical/cultural activities. Free event in Downtown Tucson's El Presidio neighborhood. Tucson Downtown Alliance, (520) 547-3338.
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival
Gather at Jacome Plaza (Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave. There is plenty of parking at the Pennington St. garage).  Tucson St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, (520) 791-5572.
The Sip
Wine-tasting fundraiser to benefit St. Gregory College Preparatory School. Sometimes held in March.

Spring Artisans Market
More than 120 of the Southwest's finest artists and crafters gather at the Tucson Museum of Art's courtyards to sell their wares at this annual event. Unique items from jewelry, textiles, photography, pottery, and more are available. Tucson Museum of Art, (520) 624-2333.

Sundown at the Pass
A walk/run fundraiser for the Drachman Prevention Fund for Children.
Territorial Days
Stagecoach rides, street performers, log sawing and spike driving contests, duck racing, and pet parade. Tombstone Chamber of Commerce, Tombstone, (888) 457-3929.
Tex-Mark Gun and Collectible Show
Pima County Fairgrounds
Tohono Chul Park Wildflower Festival
Wildflowers, live music, food, and an auction highlight this fundraiser.
Top of the Town Dinner
Dinner, silent and live auctions and a presentation of college scholarships, proceeds benefiting Youth on Their Own.
Tubac Jazz & Blues Festival
"Feel the heat" at this second annual festival of Arizona's finest musical talents.  Tubac
Chamber of Commerce, Tubac, (520) 398-2704.
Tucson Botanical Gardens Spring Plant Sale
Herbs, succulents, chiles, wildflowers and other native plants for sale at this fundraising event.
Tucson Botanical Gardens Home Garden Tour
A fund-raising self-guided tour of gardens at various Tucson homes.
Tucson Urban League Gala
Awards presentations, dinner and more, benefiting programs for disadvantaged people in Pima County.
Tucson Winter Chamber Music Festival
Nationally and internationally renowned chamber music groups perform at Leo Rich Theater, Tucson Convention Center for "one of the best and most adventurous festivals in the US." Arizona Friends of Chamber Music, (520) 577-3769.
UA Hillel Foundation Benefit
Well-known celebrity performs in concert. Sometime takes place in February.
Unsanctioned, Anything Goes Chili Cook-Off
Urban Picnic and Art Auction
A fundraiser for the Tucson Arts District Partnership, sometimes held in April.

Wak Powwow
Annual gathering of Tucson's Tohono O'odham Indian tribe and other tribes, with dancing, drumming, craftworks, and food.  Mission San Xavier del Bac, (520) 294-5727.



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