Ajo is located west of Tucson between Gila Bend and Lukeville along Highway 85 near the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Ajo is part of the Tucson, Arizona metro area.
Two hours away by car from Phoenix, or two and a half hours from Tucson, Ajo is one of Arizona's great finds. Ajo, the birthplace of copper mining in Arizona, has a rich history. Today, the town is a popular tourist destination and retirement community. Ajo, at an elevation of 1,798 feet, is unincorporated. Mountains and the Sonoran desert surround the region.
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03/04 Coming to The area
National Festival of the West Scottsdale AZ March21-24 Nation Festival of the West is the country's largest celebration of the Old West and the American Cowboy.
Arizona Renaissance Festival Apache Junction AZ March30-31 In addition to village street and pathway events, the Festival has twelve stages of ongoing shows performing every half-hour. From the daily opening ceremony to the closing cannon shot, every Festival minute and every Festival acre is filled with mirth, merriment and marketplace exhibitions.
Marana Main Street Festival Marana AZ April6 Located downtown at Marana Main Street and Civic Center Drive, between the Marana Municipal Complex and the Marana Health Center. There will be:
Concert (Saturday night),
Pancake breakfast (Sunday), and
RV boondocking (Friday-Sunday).
10th Annual Polish Festival Phoenix AZ April13-14 Authentic Polish food, beef, raffle, live entertainment, fun activities for kids.
Prickly Pear Festival Superior AZ August24 The historic copper mining town of Superior hosts a new prickly pear festival featuring a morning “how to pick and juice ‘em” class by Jean Groen.