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JANUARY

Desperado LGBT Film Festival

Desperado LGBT Film Festival

Center for the Performing Arts Paradise Valley Community College
18401 N 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

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

Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Murphy Park
58th and Glendale Avenues
In the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale

Chocolate! Perfect for your valentine.

Chocolate Lovers’ Romance On The Rails

Chocolate Lovers’ Romance On The Rails

February 14th, 2019

Verde Canyon Railroad

300 N. Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 96324
800-582-7245

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

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

12601 E. Hwy 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

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

AGRA Rodeo

AGRA Rodeo

Corona Ranch and Rodeo Grounds
7611 S 29th Ave
Laveen, AZ 85339

The Arizona Gay Rodeo Association’s signature annual event.

Annual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner

Annual HRC Arizona Gala Dinner

Sheraton Phoenix Downtown Hotel
340 N 3rd St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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

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

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

Arizona Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

12601 E. Hwy 60
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

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

MLB Spring Training

MLB Spring Training

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 Phoenix

Pride Run Phoenix

Uptown | Midtown | Downtown

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

Tempe Spring Festival Of The Arts

Tempe Spring Festival Of The Arts

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

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

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

Deep Meditation Retreat

Deep Meditation Retreat

April 4th - 8th, 2018
Sedona Mago Retreat Center
3500 Bill Gray Rd.
Sedona, AZ 86336
720-863-6363

Transformative Deep Meditation Retreat moving you to your divine Light.

Pride Run & Street Fair

Pride Run & Street Fair

Phoenix Art Museum
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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.

Phoenix Pride Festival

Phoenix Pride Festival

Steele Indian School Park

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

Pima County Fair

Pima County Fair

April 19th – 29th, 2018
Launa Rabago
11300 S. Houghton Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85747
520-762-9100 x 1014
Saguaro Cup Sports Festival

Saguaro Cup Sports Festival

The Premier Softball Tournament in the Southwest.

Dining Out For Life

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

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

Barlett Lake Bash!

Barlett Lake Bash!

3rd weekend of May and September
Barlett Lake
Scottsdale, AZ 85263

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 Wrestling - Tucson

Jell-O Wrestling – Tucson

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.

Night For Life - Phoenix

Night For Life – Phoenix

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

JUNE

Bisbee Pride

Bisbee Pride

Celebrate the diversity of Bisbee!

Pride in the Pines – Flagstaff

Pride in the Pines – Flagstaff

A great way to cool down and show your pride.

D-backs Pride Night

D-backs Pride Night

GIANTS VS. D-BACKS

June 29th, 2018
6:40 PM

Chase Field
401 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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

July 4th Firecracker Express

July 4th Firecracker Express

Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N. Broadway
Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800-582-7245

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.

Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

Annual Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

Main Street and Marshall Way
Scottsdale, AZ
480-421-1004

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.

Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Arizona Highland Celtic Festival

Foxglenn Park
4200 East Butler Avenue
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

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

Barlett Lake Bash!

Barlett Lake Bash!

3rd weekend of May and September
Barlett Lake
Scottsdale, AZ 85263

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!

Tucson Pride

Tucson Pride

September 29th, 2018
Tucson, AZ
520-234-8498

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Tucson Pride is a 501(c)(3) organization that produces & promotes educational, cultural, & recreational events for the Tucson LGBTQ community.

OCTOBER

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

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

Phoenix Zoo
455 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-273-1341

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.

AIDSWALK Tucson

AIDSWALK Tucson

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

AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run

AIDS Walk Phoenix & 5K Run

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

Halloween Adventures in Jerome

Halloween Adventures in Jerome

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

NOVEMBER

Rainbows Festival

Rainbows Festival

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

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

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender 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.

Las Noches De Las Luminarias at The Desert Botanical Gardens

Las Noches De Las Luminarias at The Desert Botanical Gardens

A unique southwestern holiday tradition in Phoenix.

DECEMBER

Annual Boat Parade of Lights @ London Bridge

Annual Boat Parade of Lights @ London Bridge

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.

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

Zoo Lights at Reid Park Zoo

3400 Zoo Court
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-791-3204

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

Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair

Tucson, AZ

A Tucson staple for over 40 years.