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Mark your calendar! Here are five can't miss summer events in Tucson

The Loft Kids Fest
Posted at 8:12 AM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-24 11:41:35-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — There is an endless amount of events to attend in Tucson this summer.

Here are five great ones:

TMC Meet Me Downtown 5K Night Run and Festival of Miles

Beat the heat by participating in this night time race! This 5K is for both runners and walkers. Following the event, participants can partake in the festival's beer garden and food trucks. If that's not enough for you, an after-party will take place at Hotel Congress.

Drive-In Movie on the Driving Range

Experience a movie with the sunset as a backdrop and a golf course at your feet. This event takes place at the Oro Valley Community Center and is showing the following films: Miracle (June 15), The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (July 20), and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Aug. 17). Best of all, this event is free!

Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival

Looking for somewhere to take dad for Father's Day weekend? The Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival is the perfect idea. This event celebrates Visit Tucson's Best 23 Miles of Mexican food in America. Admission gets you samplings from over 30 local Mexican restaurants.

The Loft Kids Fest 2019

Keep the kiddos entertained this summer at the Loft Cinema's Kids Fest. Admission is free and endless amounts of popcorn is waiting to be devoured. The annual event features family friendly films, hands-on activities, and live performances.

Light the Night - Tucson Water Lantern Festival

Write messages on lanterns to say goodbye to a loved one, make a wish, or say anything you want on a lantern and release it into a lake. This event takes place at Columbus Park on August 3. To purchase tickets, visit