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Tucson Meet Yourself

Tucson has often found its self with an identity crisis. We've looked to cities like Portland and Austin and tried to find some tips and tricks to follow. There's nothing wrong with that. But we may have overlooked what has always made us great. We don't need to be like any other place in order to thrive. We're finding that being Tucson, as quirky as we can be, is good enough. Read more»

Every 2nd Saturday provides plenty of free fun and entertainment, with music filling the streets and the scent of food wafting through the air. What's really special this month is a gigantic celebration of Tucson's 238th birthday. Read more»

People line the streets during 2nd Saturdays.

Naturally, there are not too many major events in July or August. That's what makes 2nd Saturdays so special during the sizzling summer months. When the heat peaks, there is nothing like a gigantic (and free) urban street festival after the sun sets to bring people out of their cool hiding spots and out onto the streets of Tucson. Read more» 1

Sarah Griffin holds an American flag, first flown in 1912, during the opening of the centennial celebrations.

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild kicked off Tucson's centennial celebrations Friday with an early and extended 2nd Saturday in honor of Arizona's 100th birthday. Read more»

Sporting KC defender Chance Myers stretches to block a cross from San Jose midfielder Rafael Baca.

Major League Soccer preseason continued in Tucson on Saturday, with the San Jose Earthquakes falling to Sporting Kansas City, 2-1. Plus: street soccer Downtown for 2nd Saturday. Read more» 1