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Labor Day weekend hosts countless events for families, music lovers, sports fans and nature hobbyists. See what events you can't miss in Tuscon this weekend!

HoCo Fest 


The four-day fest at Hotel Congress kicks-off tonight, Aug. 29 with an 80s Dance Party. Howard Jones, Men Without Hats and more will perform. The event starts at 7 p.m., tickets are $20 and $25. Friday, Aug. 30 is Latin Night, with performers like Sergio Mendoza y la Orkestra, Camilo Lara and Taraf de Tucson. Tickets for Friday cost $12, the event starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31 is a free day that starts at 5 p.m. and features performances from over a dozen bands. The finale on Sunday, Sept. 1 features music from Chelsea Wolf, the Frank and Woody Show among others, it starts at 5:30 and costs $15. 


Bat Bridges Discovery

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Enjoy the last Bat Bridge Discovery of the summer tonight, Thursday, Aug. 20. Watch naitive clouds of bats move from under bridges through the sunset. Docents from the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum will be stationed at two bridges: River/Campbell & at Pantano River Park (located at Pantano & 22nd). The event starts 7:30, although it's advised to arrive 40 minutes early. It's perfect for families who love the outdoors.


UA Volleyball Invitational


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Volleyball events take over the UA McKale Memorial Center this weekend. Friday, Aug. 30 UA plays Morgan State at 1:30 p.m, Kansas plays Central Arkansas at 11 a.m. On Saturday, Aug. 31, the Wildcats play Central Arkansas at 10:30 a.m.; Morgan State plays Kansas at 12:30 p.m.; Central Arkansas plays Morgan State at 4:30 p.m.; and Arizona plays Kansas at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 to $10 per game.


Vulture Celebration at Reid Park Zoo


International Vulture Day is Saturday, Aug. 31. The zoo will celebrate with special events and activities from 9 to 11 a.m. Activities are free with normal admission, no registration is required. 


Music on the Mountain

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Saturday Aug. 31, Chuck Wagon & The Whatevers with Heather HArdy and Amochip Dabney perfrom on Mt. Lemon in Summerhaven oart of the Music on the Mountain summer concert series. Music starts at 12:30 p.m. and runs until about 4:30 p.m. 


Apple Harvest Celebration

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Celebrate the peak of apple season Saturday, Aug. 31 through Monday, Sept. 2 at Apple Annie's Orchard in Willcox. Go early for the all-you-can-eat pancake brakfast served with fresh-made apple syrup from 7:30 - 10:30 a.m., or stick around for apple-smoked burger lunches from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free wagon rides transport guests to pick their own apples or purchase veariois apple goods like apple crumb pie ice cream.