Fall is here which means cooler weather in Southern Arizona and plenty of fun things to do in Tucson!
Here are more than 20 things to do in Southern Arizona this Fall (2015)
UA Football Game – September 3rd – November 14th – Bear Down and watch the Wildcats play at home!
Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival – October 3rd – 31st – We go every year and love picking pumpkins, visiting farm animals and other festive fall activities. We go every year, you can see more from our experience here.
Apple Annie’s Pumpkin Festival – Weekends September 19th – October 31st – Pick your own pumpkins, fall produce and of course apples. Enjoy the largest corn maze in Arizona with 2 levels of difficulty. Arrive early for pumpkin pancakes or stay through lunch for apple burgers!
Buckelew Farm Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze – Weekends October 10th – 31st – Another pumpkin picking opportunity with lots of fall fun activities. Older kids and adults may also enjoy Terror in the Corn Fields: Find your way through the corn maze in the dark with flashlights or partake in the haunted version.
Tucson Meet Yourself Festival – October 9th & 11th – Head downtown to enjoy musicians, artisans, dancers, food, special exhibits that celebrate our Southern Arizona.
Mount Lemmon OktoberFest – Weekends September 19th – October 11th – Enjoy the changing fall colors of Mount Lemmon and German food, beer, music and dancing
Tucson Comic Con – November 7th & 8th – Head to the Tucson convention center to experience the world of comic book fun including a costume contest. Expect to see national comic book industry movers and shakers as well as local influencers. It’s a family fun event perfect for all ages, in fact kids 12 and under are free with a paid adult!
Annie Presented by Broadway in Tucson – September 29th – October 4th – This classic family production would make a fabulous introduction to the theater for little kids. Tickets are available through UA Presents.
Disney on Ice Presents FROZEN – October 15th – 18th – Don’t miss the biggest Disney sensation ever now on ice! Sing and dance along with Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and the trolls. Disney On Ice FROZEN information here.
Howl-o-Ween at Reid Park Zoo – October 23rd – 25th – Enjoy costumed characters, decorations and trick or treating. Tickets go on sale October 1st and usually sell out.
Henry Porter & The Sorcerer’s Secret – September 3rd – November 8th – All Harry Potter fans should head to the Gaslight Theater to catch their fun take on wizards, witches and muggles.
Helldorado Days – October 16th – 18th – Head down to Tombstone and enjoy their annual Helldorado Days complete with gunfight re-enactment shows, street entertainment, fashion shows and a family oriented carnival. The Annual Helldorado Parade is on Sunday.
All Souls Procession Weekend – November 7th & 8th – The 2 miles, 2 hour procession through downtown Tucson remembers the dead and celebrates the living. More details here.
Nightfall at Old Tucson Studios – October 1st – 31st – Another fun idea for older kids and adults is Nightfall! Scare yourself silly with live shows, walk-thru attractions, tricks and treats, haunts, amusements, and some of your favorite characters! Nightfall admission separate from Old Tucson daytime admission
Nature Connects, Art with LEGO Bricks – September 11th – January 3rd – Visit the newest exhibition at Tucson Botanical Gardens featuring larger than life, nature inspired sculptures made entirely from LEGO bricks. A LEGO playroom will be open on select Saturdays throughout the length of the exhibit.
Of course the cooler weather means we can enjoy more of the fabulous outdoor activities Tucson offers.
- Visit the Sonoran Desert Museum
- Hike Saguaro National Park
- Check out Tohono Chul Park
- Explore the Pima Air and Space Museum
- Feed the giraffes at the Reid Park Zoo.
- Experience the spirit of the Old West at Old Tucson Studios.
- Don’t forget the free splash pad fun at the Brandi Fenton and the Marana Splash Pads.