Even with its hot days and scarce rain, Arizona is a state teeming with life, from towering saguaro cactuses to small and friendly geckos. The warm embrace of Arizona's heat also invites visitors who thirst for the beauty of an endless desert view. From the major urban centers to the small rural towns, tourists and residents can find plenty of outdoor and cultural attractions and events in Arizona.
Every Labor Day weekend, the county presents the annual fair that offers everything from livestock exhibits and shows, carnival games and rides to live performances by clowns, magicians and musicians. Fun for the entire family, the fair offers something for everyone.
Outdoor and fitness enthusiasts regularly participate in this fall event that provides the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque hills and surrounding community while conquering 1,000 steps situated in nine different scenic areas. Walk, run and set your own pace.
This three-day event takes place during the first week of every November and continues in the tradition of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration. Nearly 30,000 spectators observe as over 10,000 participants trek the two-mile procession complete with altars, costumes and floats in commemoration of deceased loved ones.
- 4th Avenue between University Blvd Tucson, AZ 85705 in Tucson, AZ
Hundreds of thousands stroll 4th Avenue each March and December for the massive biannual street fair. Over 400 artisans and dozens of food vendors participate in the event. Two outdoor stages provide live entertainment and the local children's museum offers a various activities for younger guests.