Friday, February 5, 2016

Need Some Fresh Air? Try These 3 Things to do Outside This Weekend

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 2:00 PM

The recent storm brought wind and rain, but it also brought some beautiful weather for this upcoming weekend. Enjoy it:

click image An amateur astronomer observes the night sky at the 23rd Annual Star Party in 2013. - GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, MICHAEL QUINN
  • Grand Canyon National Park, Michael Quinn
  • An amateur astronomer observes the night sky at the 23rd Annual Star Party in 2013.

1) Mount Lemmon SkyCenter SkyNights Program
 


Check out the largest public viewing telescope in the Southwest any night this weekend. A five hour "tour of the universe" up on Mount Lemmon is $60.

The event is held nightly at the Mount Lemmon SkyCenter (9800 Ski Run Road) from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Reservations are required through skycenter.arizona.edu.

click image Visitors enjoy the Arizona Renaissance Festival. - ARIZONA RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL FACEBOOK
  • Arizona Renaissance Festival Facebook
  • Visitors enjoy the Arizona Renaissance Festival.

2) Arizona Renaissance Fair 

Head on over to the Arizona Renaissance Fair! Starting Saturday Feb. 6, the 30 acre fair will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day. Look forward to jousting, crafts, and delicious medieval treats. Parking is free and tickets can be purchased online here. The fair is located at 12601 East Highway 60, Gold Canyon  AZ  85118.


click to enlarge Barrel cactus in bloom with orange flowers at Tohono Chul Park in 2007. - BIGSTOCK PHOTO
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  • Barrel cactus in bloom with orange flowers at Tohono Chul Park in 2007.

3) Walking Tours of Tohono Chul Park

One-hour walking tours of the desert park are available at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tickets to are $8 and student, senior, and children's discounts are available. For more information visit tohonochulpark.org/tours.

Enjoy your weekend! Go outside!

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