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JANUARY

Exhibition: Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People

September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018
Jewish History Museum
564 S Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-670-9073
www.JewishHistoryMuseum.org

Exhibition runs September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Museum open hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm, and Friday 12-3 pm

MTB-BowlingBowling, Food, Games, and Drinks!

January 9th, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Lucky Strike
50 W Jefferson St #240
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(Located in Cityscape)
626-614-6394
www.meetup.com/More-Than-Bars/events/244929969/

Join our monthly FUNdraiser! Every 2nd Tuesday of the month!

 

Wedding-WalkChandler Wedding Walk

Downtown Chandler
www.ChandlerWeddingWalk.com

Participating vendors include photography, bridal gown, venue spaces, videography, rehearsal/catering, bachelor/bachelorette party locations and gift registry options.

Desp-Logo1Desperado LGBT Film Festival

Center for the Performing Arts
Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N 32nd St
Phoenix, AZ 85032
info@desperadofilmfestival.com
www.DesperadoFilmFestival.com

We invite you to drop by for the films, talk movies for hours, or find a comfy seat and just soak up the atmosphere. There are special events such as music, vendor tables, and our LGBT art gallery.

FEBRUARY

Exhibition: Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People

September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018
Jewish History Museum
564 S Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-670-9073
www.JewishHistoryMuseum.org

Exhibition runs September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Museum open hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm, and Friday 12-3 pm

one-n-tenFresh Brunch

February 11th, 2018
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa
2400 E Missouri Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85016
928-853-7106
www.onenten.org

Signature fundraising event celebrating programs that serve (LGBTQ) youth.

 

ChocolateAffaire logoGlendale Chocolate Affaire

Murphy Park
58th and Glendale Avenues
In the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale
www.glendaleaz.com/events/chocolateaffaire.cfm

Chocolate!  Perfect for your valentine.

 

chocolate-lovers-trainChocolate Lovers’ Romance On The Rails

February 14th, 2018
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800-582-7245
www.VerdeCanyonRR.com

One of the most popular Verde Canyon Railroad events. It blends the rich flavors of everything sweet with magnificent vistas of raw, unspoiled nature.

 

ARFArizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

12601 E. Hwy 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
520-463-2600
www.RenFestInfo.com

Looking for a unique getaway? How about a trip back in time?

 

AGRAAGRA Rodeo

Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
7611 S 29th Ave
29th Ave and Baseline Rd
Laveen AZ, 85339
www.agra-phx.com

The Arizona Gay Rodeo Association’s signature annual event.

 

HRC LogoAnnual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ, 85004
dinner@hrcarizona.org
www.HRCAZDinner.org

The Phoenix HRC Steering Committee and invite you to the Annual Arizona Human Rights Campaign Gala Dinner. Join us as we celebrate the most recent major accomplishments in LGBT equality.

 

MARCH

Exhibition: Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People

September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018
Jewish History Museum
564 S Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-670-9073
www.JewishHistoryMuseum.org

Exhibition runs September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Museum open hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm, and Friday 12-3 pm

ARFArizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

12601 E. Hwy 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
520-463-2600
www.RenFestInfo.com

Looking for a unique getaway? How about a trip back in time?

 

cactus-league-logoMLB Spring Training

www.CactusLeague.com

Beautiful warm sunny days and baseball. The two have gone together for almost a century here in Arizona – from the sports barnstorming days before statehood to the beginnings of the Cactus League in 1947.

 

Pride Run_1080x470Pride Run Phoenix

Uptown | Midtown | Downtown
PrideRun.phxfr.org/phoenix/

Run it! Race it! Live it! EVERYONE’S WELCOME!

 

 

APRIL

Exhibition: Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People

September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018
Jewish History Museum
564 S Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-670-9073
www.JewishHistoryMuseum.org

Exhibition runs September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Museum open hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm, and Friday 12-3 pm

PHX-FonrtrunnersPride Run & Street Fair

Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ 85004
info@phxfr.org
priderun.phxfr.org

Benefiting Phoenix Frontrunners, Inc. (PHXFR), which is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization promoting health and wellness through running and walking. Also, benefits the Phoenix Pride Scholarship Program, which helps those in need further their education.

 

pride-festival-titlePhoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian School Park
www.PhoenixPride.org

Phoenix Pride celebrates and promotes the history, diversity and future prosperity of the metropolitan Phoenix LGBTQ community.

 

2018-Pride-LogoPima County Fair

April 19th – 29th, 2018
Launa Rabago
11300 S. Houghton Rd
Tucson, AZ 85747
520-7462-9100 x 1014
www.PimaCountyFair.com

 

FOTATempe Spring Festival Of The Arts

www.TempeFestivaloftheArts.com

The Tempe Festival of the Arts consistently ranks among the Top 200 art festivals in the nation.

 

Saguaro CupSaguaro Cup Sports Festival

www.SaguaroCup.com

The Premier Softball Tournament in the Southwest.

 

Dining Out For Life InternationalDining Out For Life

www.DiningOutForLifeAZ.org

An annual dining fundraising event raising money for AIDS service organizations.

 

 

MAY

Exhibition: Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People

September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018
Jewish History Museum
564 S Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-670-9073
www.JewishHistoryMuseum.org

Exhibition runs September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Museum open hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm, and Friday 12-3 pm

21617969_10208120808536916_3519757653427882821_nBartlett Lake Bash

3rd weekend of May and September
Bartlett Lake
Scottsdale, AZ 85263
www.BartlettLakeBash.com

A fabulous camp-out; Bartlett Lake Bash was started many years ago by gay men and women who want to meet at the Lake and have a fun time!

 

Jell-o-WrestlingJell-O Wrestling – Tucson

www.Jello-Wrestling.org

Teams of wrestlers raise funds to wrestle in a pit of Jell-O, often with extraordinary costumes and characters. Between wrestling matches our Drag Diva Hostesses run a live auction featuring a variety of unique items selected to please the crowd.

 

Southwest-Center-for-HIVAIDS-Prevention-·-Wellness-·-ResearchNight For Life – Phoenix

www.NightForLife.org

Night for Life is an annual black-tie gala and largest fundraising event for Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.

 

PowerPoint Presentation3rd Annual LGBTQ Family and Friendship Picnic

Noon until Sunset
Watson Lake Park off Hwy 89 (at the roundabout)
Prescott, AZ
gyccinfo@gmail.com

Every year, the LGBTQ+ Community invites every identity under the rainbow to celebrate community and build bridges with our friends, family, and allies.

 

JUNE

Bisbee-PrideBisbee Pride

www.BisbeePride.com

Celebrate the diversity of Bisbee!

 

 

Flagstaff Pride LogoPride in the Pines – Flagstaff

www.FlagstaffPride.org

A great way to cool down and show your pride.

 

Pride-NightD-backs Pride Night

GIANTS VS. D-BACKS
June 29th, 2018
6:40 PM

Chase Field
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
www.dbacks.com

A giveaway will be included with the ticket purchase and a group area will be available to mix and mingle with other LGBTQ friends, allies and baseball fans!

 

 

JULY

Too hot to go outside in the Desert? Head to Northern Arizona to cool down. Book your LGBT friendly accommodations today.

 

4thofJulyPatioJuly 4th Firecracker Express

July 4th
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800-582-7245
www.VerdeCanyonRR.com

Verde Canyon Railroad will celebrate Independence Day with their annual Firecracker Express which begins with a traditional all-American barbecue and patriotic music in the depot’s shaded courtyard.

 

Scottdale Gallery AssociationAnnual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

Main Street and Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ
480-421-1004
www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com

It’s summertime’s annual cool down in the Scottsdale Arts District. ArtWalkers can “chill out” as they “ArtWalk the Line” along Main Street and Marshall Way where dozens of fine art galleries will be busy with artist demonstrations, exhibit openings and special receptions.

 

Northern Arizona Celtic Heritage SocietyArizona Highland Celtic Festival

Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
www.NACHS.info

A festival celebrating all things Celtic; including Celtic entertainment, traditional food and merchandise vendors, competitions in Highland dance, bagpiping, athletics, tug-o’-war; historical reenactment and demonstrations, Celtic clans and societies, genealogy, educational workshops, plants and geology of the Celtic regions, and a fun and festive children’s area including our signature oatmeal toss.

 

AUGUST

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SEPTEMBER

21617969_10208120808536916_3519757653427882821_nBartlett Lake Bash

3rd weekend of May and September
Bartlett Lake
Scottsdale, AZ 85263
www.BartlettLakeBash.com

A fabulous camp-out; Bartlett Lake Bash was started many years ago by gay men and women who want to meet at the Lake and have a fun time!

19894660_1115051051929741_3128405094998229051_nTucson Pride

www.TucsonPride.com

 

 

 

OCTOBER

ZooWalkASU’s Autism/Asperger’s Research Program 10th Annual Zoowalk

Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-273-1341
www.ZooWalk.org

Come out and participate in the annual Zoowalk for Autism Research held at the Phoenix Zoo to raise funds for ASU’s Autism/Asperger’s Research Program.  The walk starts at the Phoenix Municipal Stadium parking lot, the walk ends at the Zoo.

aids-walk-tucsonAIDSWALK Tucson

aidswalktucson.saaf.org

A fundraiser for the care services, prevention programs, and LGBTQ initiatives of the Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation.

 

rainbows_logoRainbows Festival

Heritage Square Park
113 N 6th St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
602-277-7433
www.PhoenixPride.org

An urban street fair celebrating diversity in downtown Phoenix. FREE ADMISSION.

 

AIDS Walk Phoenix LogoAIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run

www.AIDSWalkAZ.org

Support this great event to help fight HIV/AIDS in downtown Phoenix.

 

JeromeHalloweenHalloween Adventures in Jerome

www.SedonaVerdeValley.org

One of the most haunted towns in Arizona. Go to Northern Arizona Accommodations now to book your rooms for all the fun.

 

 

NOVEMBER

TDRTransgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day Remembrance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance is recognized annually each November 20. It is a day to memorialize fallen members of the trans* community who have been killed as a result of transphobia and hate.

 

Dbg-logoLas Noches De Las Luminarias at The Desert Botanical Gardens

www.DBG.org

A unique southwestern holiday tradition in Phoenix.

 

 

DECEMBER

Exhibition: Invisibility and Resistance: Violence Against LGBTQIA+ People

September 1st, 2017 – May 31st, 2018
Jewish History Museum
564 S Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
520-670-9073
www.JewishHistoryMuseum.org

Exhibition runs September 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018
Museum open hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday 1-5 pm, and Friday 12-3 pm

 

desert-voices-rock-the-holidaysDesert Voices: Rock the Holidays

December 8th & 9th, 2017
St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church
3809 E. Third Street
Tucson, AZ 85716
www.DesertVoices.org
www.eventbrite.com/e/rock-the-holidays-tickets-38892984965

A mix of classical and secular holiday music that is sure to get you in the mood to dance!

 

Ty-Herndon“A Ty Herndon Christmas”, Sounds of the Season & The Hits

 December 10th, 2017
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
(Doors 5:30 PM)

BLK Live
7301 E. Butherus Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Purchase Tickets

BLK Live announces Ty Herndon, Sounds of the Season Intimate Acoustic Concert. Herndon will be playing classic Christmas songs & his hits. $12.00 all ages.

 

London Bridge festival of lightsAnnual Boat Parade of Lights @ London Bridge

www.LBYBoatParadeOfLights.com

Enjoy the spirit of Christmas and experience a Winter Wonderland as gaily decorated vessels cruise under the historic London Bridge on the shimmering waters of Lake Havasu! Lake Havasu City’s Boat Parade of Lights has been repeatedly selected as one of the top 100 events in the U.S. by the American Bus Association.

 

Reid Park Zoo Logo TucsonZoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

3400 Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-791-3204
www.TucsonZoo.org

Santa, lights and wild animals at Tucson’s Zoo.

 

Fourth Avenue TucsonFourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

Tucson, AZ
www.FourthAvenue.org

A Tucson staple for over 40 years.

 

hankey-posterBroadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS

December 22nd, 2017
7:00 PM and 10:00 PM
The Listening Room Phoenix
4614 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85014
www.brownpapertickets.com
/event/3198264

Valley favorites come together in a hilariously offensive Christmas benefit concert for Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS.