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Tucson is the second-most populated city in Arizona behind Phoenix and is located about sixty miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. The city is a educational and artistic epicenter of the state with heavy influences of Spanish culture seen throughout the city in architecture, annual events, and sights to see. Some of the ones not to be missed are the Arizona Historical Society, Fort Lowell Museum, and Old Tucson Studios.
All Souls Weekend
November is a great time to visit Arizona. The winds and heat tend to be a bit milder than normal which makes for excellent parade weather. The All Souls Procession is the largest parade in Tucson with over 50,000 out of town guests each year. The parade starts at sundown and consists mostly of non-motorized floats trekking through downtown Tucson. Through the procession, party-goers and parade members write prayers on scrolls to be burned in an outdoor urn at the end of the event. Here’s the website for more details: http://allsoulsprocession.org/.
La Fiesta de los Vaqueros (Tucson Rodeo)
“The Celebration of the Cowboys” or the Tucson Rodeo boasts to be the largest non-mechanized rodeo in the world. In fact, it’s such a huge event that the United States marks the Tucson Rodeo as the beginning of rodeo season in the rest of the country. Big names in the rodeo circuit compete for $500,000 in cash for various prizes. Events include bull riding, bareback and saddle bronco riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, team roping, and women’s barrel racing. There are also events for the kids like sheep riding competitions for children ages four to six and junior rodeo for young ones just starting out.
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