Upcoming Events

Past Events held at the Tucson Expo Center:

Below you will find a list of our past events held at the Tucson Expo Center.
Event Name Date Description
Toy Train Show & Meet June 2-3, 2017 GPD hosts three toy train shows/swap meets annually, now called the Winter Toy Train Show (formerly Coyote) and Summer Toy Train Show (formerly Roadrunner). And now, a third Fall meet in November. The Winter meet is held the second Friday & Saturday in January. The Summer meet is held the Friday & Saturday after May Memorial week-end. Fall meet second Friday & Saturday in November. All are open to the public and feature model and toy trains as well as prototype railroad memorabilia.

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Tucson Expo GunShow May 6-7, 2017 Exhibitors from throughout the U.S. will display Custom Knives, Vintage Knives, Tactical Knives, Factory Knives, Knife Making Demonstrations, Knives Purveyors , Modern Firearms, Antique Firearms, Hunting Rifles, Gun Parts, Indian Artifacts, Indian Jewelry, Antique Indian Art, Mountain Men Collectables and Contemporary Crafts, Old West Memorabilia, Cleaning Supplies, Militaria, Huge Selection of Ammunition, Collectables, and much... much... more!
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Adopt Love Adopt Local April 15, 2017 Adopt Love Adopt Local is a one-day mega-adoption animal fair designed to help hundreds of our community's homeless pets find their forever homes. More than 30,000 pets enter our local shelters each year, but sadly all may not find a new home. Adopt Love Adopt Local, an initiative of the Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAW), aims to solve this issue by connecting adopters with a collaboration of local shelters and rescues to increase adoptions and awareness. Through research, education, and an annual, community-wide adoption event we intend for every displaced companion pet in our community, to have a happy, forever home.

9AM-4PM

Adoptions awareness in our community has increased substantially over the past ten years. Luckily with the backing of the community our two main, but separate animal shelters, Pima Animal Care Center and Humane Society of Southern Arizona, have increased their adoption rates well above the national averages. An integral part of saving all of these lives also comes from smaller, volunteer-based rescues. Without the help of our local rescue groups, animals with special needs may not get the aid they desperately require. Right now our community faces the monumental task of finding homes for all of these animals. With your help we certainly will be able to accomplish this task. Even if you cannot adopt, there are plenty of ways to help such as: volunteering, donating, or spreading the word about all the great work the organizations do in our neighborhoods everyday.

2017 Pet Adoption Facebook Post
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Miss Vietnam Southern Arizona April 8, 2017 Miss Vietnam Southern Arizona (formerly Miss Ao Dai Southern Arizona) presented by U of A VSA is a beauty pageant revolving around the elegant traditional Vietnamese long dress, the Ao Dai. This pageant is particularly targeted towards young women of Vietnamese background, to help them be confident and feel empowerment. Pageant winners will receive a one-time scholarship for their college expenses.
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29TH ANNUAL TUCSON COLLECTIBLE TOY SHOW AND SALE March 5, 2017 Tucson Collectible Toy Show And Sale is a 1 day event being held on 5th March 2017 at the Tucson Expo Center in Tucson, United States Of America. This event showcases products like cars, trucks, buses, trains, model kits, dolls, airplanes, space toys, banks, farm toys, comics books and many more etc. in the Baby, Kids & Maternity industry.
9am - 3pm
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Tucson Self-Publishing Expo March 4, 2017 In our first annual Tucson Self-Publishing Expo, we will bring together experts in self-publishing and have a display area for vendors to present products and services as well as answer questions related to self-publishing and book marketing. This expo is open to members and nonmembers alike.

7:45am - 6:30 pm

Writers: Learn how to publish a professional looking book that will compel readers to hit the "buy" button. Talk directly to industry professionals to learn the tips and hidden techniques you can use to help your book gain more visibility and higher rankings on the bestseller lists.

Readers: Meet the established and rising-star authors in the local community. Be a part of discovering the next national best seller!

Vendors: Talk directly to potential customers who are in various stages of the self-publishing process. Many of these authors are eager to learn about available options and services to help maximize their chances of having a successful book release.
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TRex Planet Feb 18-19, 2017 T. REX PLANET offers a range of fun and engaging activities designed to appeal to and engage all members of the family. Walk through our live dinosaur and fossil exhibits learning interesting facts about each one. Our massive Mamenchisaurus and two Tyrannosaurus rexs' are sure to make you feel quite small. Then head on over to our ongoing concert with our three dinosaur band who play catchy tunes about dinosaurs that even adults will enjoy. Tickets are purchased at the event or online.
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Tucson Expo GunShow Feb 17-19, 2017 Exhibitors from throughout the U.S. will display Custom Knives, Vintage Knives, Tactical Knives, Factory Knives, Knife Making Demonstrations, Knives Purveyors , Modern Firearms, Antique Firearms, Hunting Rifles, Gun Parts, Indian Artifacts, Indian Jewelry, Antique Indian Art, Mountain Men Collectables and Contemporary Crafts, Old West Memorabilia, Cleaning Supplies, Militaria, Huge Selection of Ammunition, Collectables, and much... much... more!
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JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show Jan 26 - Feb 6, 2017 The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is among the largest and most attended independent jewelry trade shows in the U.S.A. Wholesale jewelry manufacturers, designers, miners and international gemstone and jewelry dealers gather at the Tucson Expo Center, the site of the JOGS show, twice a year. JOGS Tucson Show is a top destination for gem and jewelry professionals from around the world. Held at the Tucson Expo Center the JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show offers exceptional services, facilities, and the most complete product range found under one roof.

The buyers of the JOGS Tucson Show are representatives of gem and jewelry stores, cruise ships, gift shops, galleries, boutiques, private collectors, Gem TV channels, online stores, department stores, and retail jewelry shops. The buyers are able to buy jewelry, gems and minerals right on the floor as it is delivered; this makes JOGS a cash and carry show.

Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show has been a top destination for gem and jewelry industry professionals for the last 56 years and it is becoming the main trend setter in the jewelry world. In the two week period the city of Tucson turns into an enormous museum dedicated to gems and jewelry.

JOGS Show is well known for its US Largest Amber and Southwestern Jewelry Pavilion (over 600 booths) Indonesian and Nepal Silver Pavilion, International Designer and Silver Pavilion-can't miss this one and The largest US silver pavilion, Pavilion of findings, Mineral Pavilion, Cut Stone Pavilion, Bead dealers, Jewelry making classes and seminars and much, much more!

Some designers display their products exclusively at the Tucson Show-it is the only place you can meet them. If you only attend local shows you are more likely to carry same merchandise as your competition.
Event Name Date Description
Winter Toy Train Show & Meet Jan 13-14, 2017 GPD hosts three toy train shows/swap meets annually, now called the Winter Toy Train Show (formerly Coyote) and Summer Toy Train Show (formerly Roadrunner). And now, a third Fall meet in November. The Winter meet is held the second Friday & Saturday in January. The Summer meet is held the Friday & Saturday after May Memorial week-end. Fall meet second Friday & Saturday in November. All are open to the public and feature model and toy trains as well as prototype railroad memorabilia.

SPONSORED BY
THE GADSDEN-PACIFIC DIVISION TOY TRAIN OPERATING MUSEUM, LTD

BUY-SELL-TRADE-ALL GAUGES-RAILROAD AND TOYS

OPERATING LAYOUTS - SNACK BAR
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Tucson Expo Knife & Gun Show December 17-18, 2016 Exhibitors from throughout the U.S. will display Custom Knives, Vintage Knives, Tactical Knives, Factory Knives, Knife Making Demonstrations, Knives Purveyors , Modern Firearms, Antique Firearms, Hunting Rifles, Gun Parts, Indian Artifacts, Indian Jewelry, Antique Indian Art, Mountain Men Collectables and Contemporary Crafts, Old West Memorabilia, Cleaning Supplies, Militaria, Huge Selection of Ammunition, Collectables, and much... much... more!
Saturday 9a-5p, Sunday 9a-3p
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Clipper Combat 3 Dec 4, 2016

8:30 AM 8:00 PM MST

Calling out all barbers, stylist, and hair entrepreneur's in the southwest region for the third annual  CLIPPER COMBAT.

SPONSORED BY: NOVA HOME LOANS , LARRY H. MILLER DODGE, JOHNNY B, OHFISHL CLOTHING, SHOWCASE BARBERS, MOTIV_PRO, HEALTHY BARBERS APP, HIENDTIGHT BARBERSHOP, AND MANY MORE TO COME. 

Some of the industry's most prominent barbers and hair stylist go head-to-head to be crowned TUCSON CLIPPER COMBAT GENERALS.

BARBERS AND STYLIST WILL BE JUDGED ON THE FOLLOWING:

PRESENTATION, ORIGINALITY, CREATIVITY, CLEANLINESS OF CUT, PROFESSIONALISM, AND STYLE OF CUT.

PLEASE READ ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS CAREFULLY:

ALL MODELS WILL BE GIVEN COMPLIMENTARY ENTRANCE INTO THE CLIPPER COMBAT AS A COMPETITOR MODEL

ALL COMPETITORS WILL BE ENTERERED INTO THE BATTLE WITH A PAID FEE PRIOR TO CATEGORY TIME.

ALL EDUCATION PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENTER EDUCATION SEMINAR WITH A PAID FEE OR PAY AT DOOR ENTRY. ( PLEASE NOTE : EDUCATION AND BATTLE ENTRANCE SOLD SEPARATELY.) LEARN NEW TECHNIQUES WITH EDUCATIONAL CLASSES TAUGHT BY SOME OF THE BEST BARBERS IN THE INDUSTY


DONT MISS THE CHANCE TO BE A PART OF THE BIGGEST BATTLE ARIZONA HAS TO OFFER. 


VENDORS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS EVENT TO GET YOUR BUSINESS IN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE.(PLEASE SEE DETAILS BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION UNDER THE VENDOR OPTION

Event Name Date Description
Toy Train Show November 11 - 12, 2016 Gadsden-Pacific Division is a charitable, non-profit IRS 501 (C) (3) organization dedicated to the hobby of model railroading. By providing the public with an interactive museum of operation toy layouts and displays.
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Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival November 8-12, 2016 Come join us for our Festival in Tucson! At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-Art and Craft supply exhibits from many quality companies.

HOURS: 10 AM - 5 PM Thursday & Friday | 10 AM - 4 PM Saturday



FREE SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS | DAILY DOOR PRIZE DRAWINGS

See, test and buy the latest machines and supplies for:

Sewing Machines
Machine Quilting
Longarm Quilting
Fashion Sewing
Embroidery Machines
Embroidery Patterns
Embellishments
Quilting Patterns
Quilting Tools
Quilt Frames
Quilting Templates
Rulers & Guides
Fabrics
Fabric Cutters
Rotary Cutters
Lights & Magnifiers
Notions
Applique Patterns
Scissors
Sewing Tools
Stenciling
Embossing
Needle Art
Books
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Tucson Expo Gun Show October 29-30, 2016 Exhibitors from throughout the U.S. will display Modern Firearms, Antique Firearms, Knives, Hunting Rifles, Gun Parts, Indian Artifacts, Indian Jewelry, Antique Indian Art, Mountain Men Collectables and Contemporary Crafts, Old West Memorabilia, Cleaning Supplies, Militaria, Huge Selection of Ammunition, Collectables, and much... much... more!
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Aviculture Society of Tucson October 23, 2016 Fall 2016 Bird Expo, Sunday October 23, 2016, 9AM to 4 PM at the Tucson Expo Center

The Avicultural Society of Tucson (AST) is a Non-Profit Educational Organization. Their main objective to share great information about birds, and to help educate the new owners on how to properly care of their feathery addition to the family. They will educate on how housing and socialization is important for your bird, possible dangers, and how to educate them for their birds to live a long happy life.

The Avicultural Society of Tucson Is Proud to Present The Largest Exotic Bird Expos in Southern Arizona, held in April and October at the Tucson Expo Center, 3750 E. Irvington, Tucson

AST sponsors two large annual Bird Expos and one or two smaller bird marts where club members and other vendors sell birds and bird paraphernalia.

An educational booth at these events has knowledgeable club members to help answer questions regarding care, nutrition and behavior, and to distribute printed information.

Some of the proceeds from the Bird Expo are donated each year to various bird-related charities and research projects around the country, as voted on by the AST Board. In the past some has also been donated locally to such organizations as the Reid Park Zoo and the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum Hummingbird Exhibit, both in Tucson, as well as other local non-profit groups.
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Body Art Expo Tucson October 7-9, 2016 SHOW HOURS
FRI: 2:00PM-11:00PM
SAT: 11:00AM-11:00PM
SUN: 11:00AM-7:00PM

A GIGANTIC SKIN SHOW-OFF PARTY!!!

Over 300 Top Artists, Piercers & Exhibitors on site!
20+ Tattoo Contests
Beerfest
Clothing Vendors
Supply Companies
Live Music
APPEARANCES BY CELEBRITY ARTISTS!!!
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Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show & Sale October 1-2, 2016 Fifteenth Annual

Arizona's Real Largest & Oldest Reptile Show

Come See and Purchase Thousands of Captive Bred Tortoises, Snakes, Lizards, Frogs, Turtles, Bugs, Cages, Books, Shirts, Jewelry and Reptile Supplies All at Great Savings

Displays of Native Rattlesnakes, Exotic & Venomous Reptiles From The USA & Around the World, Alligators, Crocodiles, Giant Tortoises, Giant Monitors, Cobras, Vipers, Mambas, Taipans

Meet and Buy Direct From Well Known Breeders and Reptile Enthusiasts From Around the Country.

Hands On Herp Photography Workshop With Bill Love (Professional Photographer & Writer For Reptiles Magazine) Throughout The Entire Show!

Bring Your Camera

Free Fossil Dig For Kids, A Petting Zoo With Alligators, Giant Lizards, Giant Tortoises, Lizards & Snakes, Oh My. We'll Have a Few Mammals Too, Just For Variety
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JOGS Tucson Gem & Jewelry Show September 8-11, 2016 The JOGS Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show is among the largest and most attended independent jewelry trade shows in the U.S.A. Wholesale jewelry manufacturers, designers, miners and international gemstone and jewelry dealers gather at the Tucson Expo Center, the site of the JOGS show, twice a year. JOGS Tucson Show is a top destination for gem and jewelry professionals from around the world. Held at the Tucson Expo Center the JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show offers exceptional services, facilities, and the most complete product range found under one roof.

The buyers of the JOGS Tucson Show are representatives of gem and jewelry stores, cruise ships, gift shops, galleries, boutiques, private collectors, Gem TV channels, online stores, department stores, and retail jewelry shops. The buyers are able to buy jewelry, gems and minerals right on the floor as it is delivered; this makes JOGS a cash and carry show.

Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show has been a top destination for gem and jewelry industry professionals for the last 56 years and it is becoming the main trend setter in the jewelry world. In the two week period the city of Tucson turns into an enormous museum dedicated to gems and jewelry.

JOGS Show is well known for its US Largest Amber and Southwestern Jewelry Pavilion (over 600 booths) Indonesian and Nepal Silver Pavilion, International Designer and Silver Pavilion-can't miss this one and The largest US silver pavilion, Pavilion of findings, Mineral Pavilion, Cut Stone Pavilion, Bead dealers, Jewelry making classes and seminars and much, much more!

Some designers display their products exclusively at the Tucson Show-it is the only place you can meet them. If you only attend local shows you are more likely to carry same merchandise as your competition.
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AZ Gun Show August 27th-28th Exhibitors from throughout the U.S. will display Modern Firearms, Antique Firearms, Knives, Hunting Rifles, Gun Parts, Indian Artifacts, Indian Jewelry, Antique Indian Art, Mountain Men Collectables and Contemporary Crafts, Old West Memorabilia, Cleaning Supplies, Militaria, Huge Selection of Ammunition, Collectables, and much... much... more!
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Alta Consigna en Tucson August 6, 2016 Alta Consigna biene a Tucson Expo Center en Agosto 2016!
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Toy Train Show June 3 - 4, 2016 Gadsden-Pacific Division is a charitable, non-profit IRS 501 (C) (3) organization dedicated to the hobby of model railroading By providing the public with an interactive museum of operation toy layouts and displays.
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AZ Gun Show May 14 - 15, 2016 Come and see all the wonderful Exhibit displays that come from all over the U.S to display their treasures. They have great many displays of unique items such as: firearms Indian artifacts, jewelry, old west memorabilia, and collectibles and much, much more to see. Website: www.azgunradio.com
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Pet Show-Adopt Local April 16, 2016 We are welcoming all adopters to this great event to give a displaced companion pet in our community a forever loving home. The Pima Alliance for Animal Welfare (PAAW), main objective is to solve more than 30,000 pets that our local shelters each year. Their research and education is an annual community-wide adoption event is to place these displaced pets a happy and healthy home.
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Tucson Toy Show March 6, 2016 Once again the Non-Profit Tucson Miniature Auto Club will be sponsoring their 27th Annual Tucson Toy Show and Sale. The Show has become one of the Largest in the US with Vendors participating from around the Country. Antique to Modern Toys and Toy Related Memorabilia will be displayed for Sale. The show is comprised of over 185 Vendors and 425 plus Tables.
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Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival 2015 November 5-7, 2015 At the Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival you will find a wide variety of Sewing, Quilting, Needle-Art and Craft supply exhibits from many quality companies.
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Gun Show October 31,2015- November 1,2015 Exhibitors from throughout the U.S. will display Modern Firearms, Antique Firearms, Knives, Hunting Rifles, Gun Parts, Indian Artifacts, Indian Jewelry, Antique Indian Art, Mountain Men Collectibles and Contemporary Crafts, Old West Memorabilia, Cleaning Supplies, Militaria, Huge Selection of Ammunition, Collectibles, and much much more! Our PrepperFest Shows gives you an opportunity to understand, appreciate, and frame prepping for what it really is: essentially, it is all about living the Boy Scout motto of "BE PREPARED!" Our vision of prepping is living with self-reliance that ALL of our ancestors knew was critical for living a sustainable, secure lifestyle. The Prepper Fest Expo will feature: Building materials, solar power, freeze dried food, dehydrated food, water filtration/storage, canning, aquaponics, hydroponics, permaculture, naturopathic healing, herbal and essential oil healing, wilderness & tactical survival gear, first aid & medical supplies, currency & finance, and much... much... more!Our PrepperFest Shows gives you an opportunity to understand, appreciate, and frame prepping for what it really is: essentially, it is all about living the Boy Scout motto of "BE PREPARED!"
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Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show October 3-4, 2015 50,000 sq. ft. of Reptiles and Amphibians. Exotic venemous snakes from around the world. Pettubg Zoo: Alligator, monitor and tortise family fun!
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Car Con 2015 September 26, 2015 Car-Con is a unique auto show and comic book convention at one location. The show will have a wide variety of custom vehicles including classic / antique cars, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, tuners, low riders and host of other types of cool rides!
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Hair & Health Show September 19,2015
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