As summer comes to an end and the temperature begins cooling it becomes an excellent time to experience Tucson to the fullest. Many Tucson locals would agree that Fall is the best time of year due to so many festivals and events, and the annual harvest which draws people to local farms for produce specials and family fun. Here we have compiled five fall activities to try in Tucson this year.
Frankenstein at the Gaslight Theatre
Experience the story of Frankenstein at the Gaslight Theater this Fall. The music comedy performance is running from September 1 to November 13 and is a great show for those looking to get into the Halloween spirit. The story of Frankenstein starts with a young scientist whose experiment goes wrong and ends up creating a grotesque monster-like creature. If you’re looking for something to do in the lead up to Halloween, make sure to book your tickets at the Gaslight Theater for a screening of Frankenstein.
Get lost in a Corn Maze
Fall marks the harvest in and around Tucson and the months of September, October and November are great for visiting farms and getting lost in corn mazes. There are nearly half a dozen corn mazes near Tucson and exploring these mazes is always a great family-friendly experience in Fall. If you’ve never navigated a corn maze before expect sky high husks of corn as far as the eye can see with interwoven pathways in all directions. Many corn mazes also have pumpkin patches where you can select the perfect Halloween pumpkin for your home.
Afternoon tea at Tohono Chul Park
The heat of the summer is over and the weather is perfect for exploring Tohono Chul Park, a 49-acre oasis just north of Tucson. The park features some of the best botanical gardens in the world, diverse art exhibits and winding desert trails. After exploring the park wind down in the alfresco bistro and enjoy a relaxing tea or bite to eat. Those with kids will love that there’s plenty of space to run around and adults will enjoy the relaxed and picturesque ambiance of the park.
Day of the Dead Celebrations
The notable Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is celebrated by Tucson residents of all race, class and religion. The holiday which takes place October 31 to November 2 pays tribute to the dead and involves music, dancing, skeleton figurines, and an All Souls Procession. Despite the somber theme of the event it is actually quite a festive atmosphere and well worth checking out.
Have a Pint at Oktoberfest
Take your pick from a range of Oktoberfest celebrations around Tucson from the Marana Oktoberfest that features kid-friendly activities, the German Club Oktoberfest and the free Oktoberfest at Trail Dust Town. Oktoberfest is a sixteen-day festival that runs from mid-late September into October. The German festival which has been adopted by other nationalities around the world is full of good old fashion fun and beer drinking.
With plenty to do this Fall in Tucson take advantage of the cooler weather and check out some of these great events and activities in the coming months. Looking for somewhere to live while in Tucson? Stargate West Luxury Apartments offers short and long term furnished accommodation, centrally positioned in Tucson.