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November 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.

All Soul's Procession
A non-motorized costume parade through the heart of Tucson featuring Tucson Puppet Works and Flam Chen. Spectators are invited to participate in costume. Tucson Puppet Works, (520)770-1533.
Annual Holiday Craft Market
Annual holiday craft market has more than 120 booths with handmade and unique gift items.
Tucson Museum of Art, (520) 624-2333.
Bisbee Historic Home Tour
Turn-of-the-century architectural splendor comes to life with docents - some in period costumes - leading tours and answering questions about the distinctive structures. Bisbee Visitor Center, (520) 432-3554.
Boys & Girls Club of Tucson Auction
A fundraising night of auctions, dinner, dancing and gambling.
Cactus Speed Classic
Arizona's only in-line skating marathon.
Dia de los Muertos/Day of the Dead
Exhibit of traditional nichos, flowered wreaths, candles and other decorative items to commemorate the holiday. Arizona Historical Society Tohono Chul Park, (520) 742-6455.
Dia de los Muertos Exhibit
Exhibit of traditional paper-mache calacas (handmade skeleton or skull figurines) and a building of altares (altars), with a special event for children. Tucson Children's Museum, (520) 792-9985.
El Nacimiento
Traditional Mexican nativity scene showcases more than 300 earthen figurines, displayed at a restored adobe residence dating from the 1800s, La Casa Cordova. Tucson Museum of Art Historic Block, (520) 624-2333.

El Tour de Tucson
Thousands of cyclists from around the world compete in this annual, major event featuring a prestigious 109-mile perimeter race --- including varied rides for all ages and abilities, from seasoned competitors to fitness buffs, and a kids fun ride. Most begin at Tucson Convention Center. Perimeter Bicycling Association of America, (520) 745-2033.

'El Tour de Tucson' Downtown Fiesta
Special effects and flames fill the Tucson Convention Center when internationally renowned performance group, Flam Chen takes the stage. Downtown Tucson Alliance, (520) 547-3338. 
Festival of Color Balloon Rally
Bring your camera for mass ascension of up to 30 colorful hot-air balloons Sunday morning, weather permitting. Rally and related events happen at Veteran's Memorial Park. Sierra Vista Convention & Visitors Bureau, (800) 288-3861; (520) 417-6960.
Festival of the Arts
Quiet setting for arts and crafts exhibits and vendors, music, food, and nature trails. Holy Trinity Monastery, (520) 720-4642.
Holiday Craft Market
More than 130 of the Southwest's best artisans, hosted by the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. Tucson Museum of Art, 624-2333.
Jerome Beillard Festival for Life
Live and silent auctions, food and celebrity guests to support the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.
Native American Month Social Powwow and Indian Craft Market
Tribal members share their culture with dance, food, music, crafts, and demonstrations.  Rillito Raceway Park, (520) 622-4900.
Open Studio Tour
Tucson artists open their studio doors to the public for annual, free self-guided tour through downtown Tucson's Historic Warehouse Arts District and throughout the city. Tucson Pima Arts Council, (520) 624-0595.
Puro Mexicano: Tucson Film Festival
The first and only U.S. festival devoted to the best in Mexican and Mexican-American films, with premieres of award-winning pictures, panel discussions with guest filmmakers and celebrities, and a star-studded fiesta. Fox Theatre, (520) 624-1817 Ext. 138.
A day of wine tasting and winery tours, with a souvenir glass, and live music in scenic Elgin- Canelo; food offered for purchase from Cafe Sonoita and the Steak Out. Sonoita Vineyards,(520) 455-5893.

Tubac: An Art Experience
Working artists create original works in open-air studios as visitors look on. Tubac, (520) 398-2704.
Tucson Celtic Festival & Scottish Highland Games
Annual celebration of Celtic cultures, with pipe bands, singers, dancers, traditional dress, food vendors, and Celtic music and Highland Dance competitions, Keltic Kid's Korner, and sheep-herding demonstrations. Rillito Racetrack Park, Tucson Celtic Festival Association, (520) 807-9509.
Tucson Fall Festival Horse Show
Hunter-jumper horse show at Pima County Fairgrounds. Southwestern Fair Commission, (520)762-9100.
Tucson Harvest Festival
America's oldest and largest touring crafts marketplace. Tucson Convention Center.
Tombstone Western Music Festival
Live western music, performed on the Allen Street Stage and at the historic Schieffelin Hall, featuring headliners, Belinda Gail and Curly Musgrove and others, and "Cowboy Church" on Sunday morning. Tombstone, Arizona, (520) 457-2295.

University of Arizona Homecoming
Homecoming parade, tents on the mall, football--a regular Bear Down celebration. University of Arizona, (520) 621-7576.
University of Arizona Men's Basketball
The season begins, usually ending in March.
The season begins, usually ending in March. 

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