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44th Annual La Fiesta de Tumacacori
December 5, 2014 - December 7, 2014Free
La Fiesta de Tumacácori: 44th Annual Celebration
at Tumacácori National Historical Park
The 44th annual Fiesta at Tumacácori National Historical Park will take place from 10:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, and 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 7, 2014.
There is no charge for this event, and admission to the park is free during the fiesta. La Fiesta de
Tumacácori is a celebration of all the cultures which have lived in and influenced the historical
Santa Cruz Valley. The two-day event will feature Native American, Mexican, and Southwest
food, crafts, and performances.
Fifty booths, representing a wide variety of local non-profit historical, cultural, environmental, and
religious organizations, will provide food, handicrafts, and information. On the main stage, there
will be all-day, continuous entertainment, featuring a multi-cultural variety of dance and music
groups. There will be all-day demonstrations of paper flower making, rawhide braiding, horse hair
rope making, tortilla making, and O’odham basket weaving. Guided tours of the mission will be
available both days, as well as guided walks to the Santa Cruz River. In the hands-on “Discovery
Corner,” there will be family-friendly activities including folklorico dance lessons, piñata breaking,
adobe brick making, historical clothing, and nature based games. Participants in the Discovery
Corner will be able to collect stamps at each activity and earn prizes.
Sunday will begin with a procession from the visitor center, through the fiesta grounds, to the front
of the historic mission church, where a multi-cultural Catholic Mass will take place. The
procession begins in front of the visitor center at 10:00. Mass begins when the procession returns
to the church, approximately 10:30. Please note that no photos are permitted during the
procession or mass, or while sacred dances are being performed. (“NO PHOTOS” signs
will be posted prominently at restricted times and locations.)