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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Things to Do With Kids During Tucson Rodeo Vacation {Rodeo Parade and More}

Things to Do With Kids During Tucson Rodeo Vacation 
{Rodeo Parade and More}

Photo Credit: Tucsonrodeo.com

What:Rodeo Parade-This colorful, exciting Parade is presented each year and keeps the spirit of the first Parade back in 1925. Now known to be the largest Non-Motorized Parade in the country, It still achieves its success through the community's participation and the dedicated work of its members ,  volunteers and the generosity of the Sponsors. More information for the Tucson Rodeo Parade 

When:9am-11am Thursday, February 23, 2017

Where:The Parade begins at 9 am. Parade route begins on Ajo Highway 1/2 mile east of Park Ave. going east to Park Avenue, then south on Park to Irvington Rd., west on Irvington to Sixth Avenue and north on Sixth to the North end of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds. The Judges and Reviewing stands are located on the North side of Irvington close to Sixth Ave. Grandstand seating is on Irvington Road. 

Cost: FREE unless sitting in the grandstands

Map of restrooms along the parade route ;)

What: La fiesta de los vaqueros The first La Fiesta de los Vaqueros(Celebration of the Cowboys) in 1925 touted three days of events and competition. Today, the event has grown to a nine-day celebration centered on the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 professional rodeos in North America.
When: The 2017 Tucson Rodeo is February 18-26 
Where: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. 6th Ave. See directions.
Cost: All Information on the rodeo <-----

What Rodeo PopUp

When: 7am-1pm

Where:4563 S Park Ave, Tucson, Arizona 85714

Cost: FREE (costs for purchasing items)

What: Family Day at the Gardens! One of our favorite things to do is head to the Tucson Botanical Gardens for some outside fun and beautiful butterflies. The Gardens are offering up one of their fabulous Family Days! More information on the Family Fun Day 

When:Friday, February 24, 2017 9am-12noon

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens

Cost: Included with admission

What: Motown The Musical - So much energy- a mix of history, concert and musical that the whole family will love!

When: February 21- 26, 2017 Full Schedule

Where: UA Centenial Hall

Cost: As low as $19 for student tickets! All ticket information <----

What:Arizona Renassaince FestivalIt's a Pirate Invasion at the Festival Feb. 25 & 26! Start practicing your ARRRGH!! And get out to Faire or YE be WALKIN' the PLANK!
Bring two (2) *NEW* books to the Kids Need to Read booth Valid February 25th & 26th ONLY and receive a FREE Child admission (ages 5-12) $14 Value. 
And we have a Pirate costume Contest for KIds on Sat. the 25 and for Adults on Sun. the 26. For more details: http://arizona.renfestinfo.com/…/february-25-26-high-seas-…/
When:The Festival is open Saturdays and Sundays, February 11 - April 2 and Presidents' Day Monday February 20. 10am - 6pm.

Where:12601 E Highway 60

Cost: Discounts available and a Giveaway <----

What:Rodeo Night at Trail Dust Town! This year, we are proud to support Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids (TRAK)! Enjoy a petting zoo, horse rides, food and drink specials both outside and at Pinnacle Peak Tucson, Wild West Stunt Shows by The Pinnacle Peak Pistoleros, rides, live music in Pinnacle Peak by David Rychener and more! See you there! Please note that safety is important to us! Each horse rider will wear a helmet and have an experienced handler with them. Learn about TRAK at www.traktucson.org.

When: Friday, February 24, 2017 5-8pm

Where:Trail Dust Town 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road Tucson

Cost: It's always free to enter Trail Dust Town! A $12 wristband gives you unlimited admission to the petting zoo, train, Ferris wheel, carousel, and one-time admission to gold panning, Museum Of The Horse Soldier. Ravenhearse Family Classic Haunt, and The Wild West Stunt Shows (at 7 & 8pm). Each attraction can also be enjoyed on its own by purchasing wooden nickels. Horse Rides are not included with the wristband and are two wooden nickels or $5. A portion of the evening's proceeds benefit TRAK!

What: 7th Annual Rodeo Days Arts Celebration - a fun filled day of ART, MUSIC, and FOOD! ART: jewelry, fabric, leather, metal, glass, more! MUSIC: Mariachi Herradura 10-11AM; Bill Ganz Band 11:00-1:00; AZ Dance Hands 1:00-3:00. FOOD - BBQ 4U, Plaza Palomino restaurants, tamales & more. QUICK DRAW with Tucson notables 3:00; Artists' silent auction, BEER from Dillinger Brewing Company, DANCE COMPETITION by Amanda Skaff, PONY RIDES, CARRIAGE RIDES, lots of good old fashioned family fun. FREE entry!

When:Sat. Feb. 25 10AM-4PM 

Where: Plaza Palomino 2940 N Swan Road Tucson

Cost: FREE to attend other activities different charges

What: Reid Park Zoo Pokemon Nights and More!

When: Pokemon Nights Friday, February 24 6-9pm 
Every day of vacation the Zoo is open! Enjoy this weather :)

Where: Reid Park Zoo 3400 E. Zoo Court

Cost: Regular Zoo Admission or special pricing for Pokemon Nights $9 adults $5 kids $2 off for members and cosplay costumes

What: Take the kids out to eat with $1 Kids meals at Olive Garden Coupon <------ or full List of Kids Eat Free (or cheap) in Tucson

When: Depends on daily offers

Where: Various restaurants -see guide

Cost: Free or cheap

The FULL TUCSON FAMILY AND KIDS EVENT CALENDAR has even more to keep your family having fun all of the long weekend in the Old Pueblo!

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