This is a whole new Downtown. We still have the history that you can only find in Tucson, but there is a seamless blend with the modern. Downtown Tucson is a unique mix of chic, Western Nouveau, a hip art scene and down-to-earth family-centered fun.
From the sophistication of Arizona Opera, Tucson Symphony Orchestra and the Arizona Theatre Company at the Temple of Music and Art, to the eclectic music venues like The Rialto Theatre, Fox Theatre and Club Congress, Downtown Tucson is the center of cutting-edge entertainment.
The heart of the city pulses with creative energy. This is the Arts District with a wide range of galleries and museums that show everything from traditional to contemporary. View screenings of award winning independent films or catch a classic movie under the stars. History buffs can travel back in time at half a dozen museums and countless historic sites.
For an exceptional shopping experience, Downtown Tucson has it covered. Select from discerning clothiers with vintage lines and cutting edge fashions, to jewelery and curios, to funky re-sellers and a Japanese toy begoda.
When it comes to delectable dining, the city center is Tucson’s new restaurant row with a variety of mouthwatering options to satisfy the most discriminating of palates and cater to budgets of every size.
Year-round, Downtown Tucson is host to over 40 cultural and outdoor festivals and hundreds of smaller events. In addition to the monthly 2nd Saturdays, the city’s core also hosts the Parade of Lights, Dillinger Days, Carnaval and the Gem and Mineral Show during the temperate winter, the Folk Festival in the spring, and Tucson Meet Yourself, El Tour de Tucson and the All Souls Procession in the fall months.
Downtown Tucson is thriving. But don’t take our word for it, come see it yourself!