Tucson Arizona Temple Open House and Dedication

  • June 3–24; August 13, 2017
Date
June 3–24; August 13, 2017
Location
Tucson, Arizona, USA

Artist rendering of the Tucson Arizona Temple, which will be dedicated August 13, 2017.

Article Highlights

  • Open house: June 3–24
  • Cultural celebration: August 12
  • Dedication: August 13

The First Presidency has announced dates for the open house, cultural celebration, and dedication of the Tucson Arizona Temple.

The free public open house begins Saturday, June 3, and continues through Saturday, June 24, 2017, except for Sundays. A few weeks before the open house, the public can make reservations at templeopenhouse.lds.org.

The cultural celebration will be held Saturday, August 12, featuring music and dance performances by local youth. The temple will be dedicated the following day on Sunday, August 13, at 9:00 a.m., noon, and 3:00 p.m. The dedication will be broadcast to members of the Church in Arizona. The three-hour block of meetings will be cancelled for that Sunday for those congregations to enable members to participate and focus on this sacred event.

President Thomas S. Monson announced this temple at the October 2012 general conference. Ground was broken for the temple on October 17, 2015, on N Skyline Drive in the Catalina Foothills.

The Tucson Arizona Temple will be the sixth in the state. Temples are operating in Mesa, Snowflake, The Gila Valley, Gilbert, and Phoenix. There are more than 416,000 members of the Church in Arizona.