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Happy Birthday Tucson at Historic Train Depot

Happy Birthday Tucson!


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Tucson’s Birthday Bike Ride on August 18

Hosted by Living Streets Alliance

August 18,  6 to 9 p.m.

“Who wouldn’t rather be in Tucson, especially in August?! If that’s you, then you’ll fit right in on this easy, social bike ride in honor of Tucson’s birthday.

We’ll gather at the Julian Wash Archeological Park, 2820 S. 12th Ave. around 6pm and head north along the Santa Cruz River Park section of the Loop multi use path to arrive at the Mercado Annex for DJs, some dancing, drinks, and a very special birthday celebration in honor of our favorite city. Check out the bike route in the comments section.

This is a free event, but bring some cash to support local businesses at the Mercado Annex. There will be drink specials on all Tucson beers atWestbound, food available for purchase at Beaut Burger, and special surprises for Tucson’s birthday.

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Free Nature Expo at Southeast Arizona Birding Festival

FREE Nature Expo
Join the festivities at the Nature Expo! Featuring fun, games, free talks and vendors all held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tucson – Reid Park.

Friday, August 10, 12:00pm — 6:00pm
Saturday, August 11, 10:00am — 6:00pm
Sunday, August 12, 10:00am — 2:00pm

“Our Nature Expo will feature family-friendly activities in the all new Kids Zone, which includes live animals from the Reid Park Zoo, live raptors from Wildlife Rehabilitation of Northwest Tucson, face painting, owl pellet dissection, and Nestlings Storytime.

Nature lovers will also find opportunities to learn about birds and other wildlife at the Nature Expo. Free and paid workshops and talks will cover birds and birding optics, hummingbird photography, bats, bears, nestboxes, insects, conservation, rattlesnakes, home habitat creation, and much more. If you’ve never tried it, you can go bird watching on one of the many casual walks around the hotel grounds led by an expert.

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (Aug. 11)


“Join us to celebrate International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.
We will have music, speakers, food, spoken word, and more!
Program TBA (see flyer below).

August 11, 5 to 10 p.m. at Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26 Street, Tucson

Special memorial celebration of Jose Matus, founder of the Alianza Indigena Sin Fronteras/Indigenous Alliance Without Borders.

This is a drug and alcohol free event that is kid and family friendly, free and open to the community.”

Hosted by Indigenous Alliance Without Borders

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KXCI’s 7th Annual House Rockin’ Blues Review on August 3

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