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You don't have to break the bank to enjoy Tucson's local events, including free museum days, science fests for kids, and star parties.

Here are 30 events that are free to attend this February.






Located at the base of Sentinel Peak, the nonprofit Mission Garden is a living agricultural museum showcasing a legacy of Sonoran Desert-adapted fruit trees, traditional local crops, and edible native plants.




Lunar New Year Celebration at Mission Garden

Join the Mission Garden for a Lunar New Year celebration featuring Chinese vegetable demonstrations, citrus giveaways, a calligraphy table, a Chinese yo-yo show, and more.

when: Saturday, February 3rd from 9am to noon

where: mission garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Fee: Participation is free

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tucson star party

Enjoy a day of astronomy talks, solar gazing, and stargazing at this Tucson Star Party. This party is hosted by the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Society in collaboration with the editors of Astronomy Magazine and Pima Community College.

when: Saturday, February 3rd, 1pm to 9pm. Check out the full schedule for more details.

where: Pima Community College East; 8181 E. Irvington Road

Fee: Participation is free

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Pascua Yaqui Art Festival

This Saturday, the Pascua Yaqui Arts Festival will feature art vendors, food trucks, a car show, entertainment, children's activities and more.

when: Saturday, February 3rd from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

where: Pascua Yaqui Wellness Park, 5305 W. Trim Street

Fee: Participation is free

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Lunar Anime Fest

Local shop Kira Kira Collectibles is hosting Lunar Anime Fest this weekend, which will feature vendors, raffles, cosplay, games, and more.

when: Saturday, February 3rd from 2pm to 8pm

where: korean rose, 6118 E. Speedway

Fee: Participation is free, but please bring your own shopping and drink expenses.

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Save Saguaros Month Kickoff Date

Help pull out invading buffelgrass on Mt “A” this Saturday to kick off “Save Our Saguaros Month,” which runs through early March. Gloves, pickaxes and digging sticks will be provided.

when: Saturday, February 3rd from 9am to noon

where: A Yamashita parking lot, 1001 S. Sentinel Peak Road

Fee: Participation is free

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The first Saturday in the Valley of the Moon is free.

Local fantasy park Valley of the Moon is opening for free this Saturday. The park will host events featuring sing-alongs and toasting hot cocoa and marshmallows by the campfire.

when: Saturday, February 3rd 5:30pm – 7:30pm

where: valley of the moon, 2544 E. Allen Road

Fee: Participation is free

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fire market carnival

Local blacksmith school Desert Metal Craft will host a market this weekend with food trucks, stalls, raffles, demonstrations and more.

when: Saturday, February 3rd from 10am to 5pm

where: desert metal craft, 544 E. 24th St.

Fee: Participation is free, but please bring your own shopping and meal expenses.

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Story time character hour

The University of Arizona Bookstore hosts monthly Storytime Character Hours for children ages 2-5. In addition to reading aloud and crafts, there will also be a chance to take photos with the characters from the picture book. Ladybug Girl will appear in February.

when: Saturday, February 3, 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

where: University of Arizona Bookstore, 1209 E. University Blvd.

Fee: Participation is free

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arizona ante

Visit Steinfeld Gallery this weekend for the opening reception for Suzanne Villela's mixed media playing card series “Arizona Ante.”

when: Saturday, February 3rd from 4pm to 9pm

where: steinfeld gallery, 101 W. Sixth Street

Fee: Participation is free

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signs and signals

Etherton Gallery will celebrate its latest show, “Signs and Signals,” with an opening reception this Saturday. The exhibition will feature works by Andy Burgess and Matt McGee, including mixed media and abstract oil paintings.

beer + bike

This bike ride takes you along The Loop to 1912 Brewing Company for a beer or two, then returns to Button Brew House.

when: Saturday, February 3rd, 11am

where: button brew house 6800 N. Camino Martin

Fee: Free to attend, please bring beer money

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Parents watch their children ride a wagon-themed Ferris wheel in Trail Dust Town on Dec. 29, 2023.




playpalooza

Play District, your local source for activities for kids in Tucson, is hosting Playpalooza in Trail Dust Town, featuring family-friendly vendors, free rides, crafts, Mr. Nature music, face painting, and more. We are planning.

when: Sunday, February 4th, noon to 4:30 p.m.

where: trail dust town, 6541 E. Tank Verde Road

Fee: Participation is free

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Discovery Night at Tucson Children's Museum

Visit the Tucson Children's Museum for free science and art experiences, including story time and pop-up science experiments.

when: Thursday 5pm to 7pm

where: Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. 6th Avenue

Fee: Participation is free

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Art corner with BICAS

Get creative with free access to recycled bike art parts, tools, and other materials. Once completed, if possible, you can donate your work to his BICAS or make a donation suggestion to a non-profit organization. After checking in at the front counter, head to the art area.

when: Thursdays 3:00pm – 6:00pm

where: Vikas, 2001 N. 7th Ave.

Fee: Free to attend, donations encouraged

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Art After Dark at Tucson Children's Museum

The Tucson Children's Museum hosts Art After Dark every month with local art groups, and admission is free.

when: Friday, February 9th 5:30pm – 7:30pm

where: Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. 6th Avenue

Fee: Participation is free

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Tasting History: Citrus

Learn about the origins of citrus fruits like oranges and limes and how they became part of Tucson's agricultural and culinary traditions. Demonstrations and tastings are also part of the fun.

when: Friday-Saturday, February 9th-10th, 9am-11am

where: mission garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Fee: Participation is free, donations accepted

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Tucson Repair Cafe

Need something fixed? Bring it to Tucson Repair Cafe for a free repair! All items are welcome.

when: Saturday, February 10th from 4pm to 8pm

where: Zero Craft Maker Space, 101 W. Sixth Street

Fee: Participation is free

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2nd Saturday

Check out food trucks, live music, and local makers at our monthly outdoor street festival.

when: Saturday, February 10th from 5pm to 10pm

where: Along downtown Tucson East Congress Street

Fee: Participation is free, but please bring your own shopping and meal expenses.

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Steam Pump Ranch every 2nd Saturday

The second Saturday of every month is a special event at Steam Pump Ranch. Find on-site historical tours, demonstrations led by Archeology Southwest, crafts for kids, vendors selling art, a Farmer's Market, and more.

when: Saturday, February 10th from 9am to 1pm

where: steam pump ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

Fee: Participation is free, please bring your own shopping expenses.

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A statue of Southern Arizona pioneer John Campbell Greenway casts a shadow over the Arizona Museum of History in Tucson.




Free Admission Day to Arizona Museum of History

Celebrate the Arizona Museum of History's 70th anniversary with free admission!

when: Saturday, February 10th from 10am to 3pm

where: Arizona History Museum, 949 E. Second Street

Fee: Participation is free

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Become a Moe Moe Mine

The anime pop-up “Moe Moe” hosts love-themed events with vendors, dances to K-Pop, cosplay contests, karaoke, and more.

when: Sunday, February 11th, 2:00pm to 8:00pm

where: korean rose, 6118 E. Speedway

Fee: Participation is free, but please bring your own shopping and drink expenses.

visit Event page For more information.

3rd Thursday of the month is free at MOCA

The third Thursday of the month is a party at the Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art. The museum will be open late, with free admission, food, drinks, and music from KXCI DJs.

when: Thursday, February 15th from 5pm to 9pm

where: Tucson Museum of Contemporary Art, 265 S. Church Ave.

Fee: Participation is free

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Family Science Fest

The Tucson Children's Museum hosts a festival dedicated to science, where kids can watch science demonstrations and participate in STEM activities. Admission to the museum is free all day.

when: Saturday, February 17th from 10am to 2pm

where: Tucson Children's Museum, 200 S. 6th Avenue

Fee: Participation is free

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Traditional O'odham farming at Mission Gardens

Attend this event to learn about Tohono O'odham farming practices, including demonstrations and talks about Native American crops.

when: Saturday, February 17th, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

where: mission garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Fee: Participation is free, donations accepted

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Family Saturday with Watershed Management Group

Go to the Family Saturday Watershed Management Group and learn about birds and bats. Other activities include song time, story time, and coding using CoderDojo.

when: Saturday, February 17th from 4pm to 9pm

where: watershed management group, 1137 N. Dodge Blvd.

Fee: Participation is free

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The Pets of Pima Parade brings together Tucson's animal lovers while benefiting the Pima Animal Shelter.




Pima Parade Pets

The third annual Pets of Pima Parade will be held on 4th Street, celebrating Tucson's pets of all shapes, sizes and types. Watch your pets waltz down historic Boulevard or join in the parade yourself. He also enjoys the music, vendors, and activities for children.

when: Parade begins Sunday, February 18th at 10am

where: Historic Fourth Avenue.Check the parade route here.

Fee: Click here to watch for free here Register to participate in the parade

visit Event page For more information.

Ride with FUGA

Go for a bike ride with FUGA, an organization that advocates for mobility, accessibility, and representation in communities on Tucson's south and west sides.

when: Friday, February 23rd from 6pm to 8pm

where: El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road

Fee: Participation is free

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rodeo round up

Put on your cowboy hat and enjoy the Wild West in Trail Dust Town. Enjoy live country music, discounts on ride wristbands, animal encounters, and stunt shows.

when: Friday, February 23rd from 5pm to 8pm

where: trail dust town, 6541 E. Tank Verde Road

Fee: Participation is free; please bring your own transportation, food, and drinks.

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social skills

In this hip-hop jam, Arizona dancers compete for a $1,000 prize. Food, clothing, and art vendors will be on site!

when: Saturday, February 24th 2pm

where: coalition space, 311 E. Seventh Street

Fee: Participation is free, please bring your own shopping expenses.

visit Event page For more information.

fort lowell day

Celebrating history and the Fort Lowell area, Fort Lowell Day is a family-friendly afternoon of performances, demonstrations, lectures, children's activities, and more.

when: Saturday, February 24th from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

where: Fort Lowell Museum; 2900 N. Craycroft Road

Fee: Participation is free

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