Festivals have been a tradition in Tubac since 1959.
Southern Arizona’s longest running art festival, the Tubac Festival of the Arts has a 56 year tradition that draws tens of thousands of visitors each season. The juried event showcases the work of visiting artists from around the country and as far away as Canada. Each year, approximately 200 visiting artists exhibit their works along the village streets, mixed in with the more than 100 shops, fine art galleries and working artist studios.
Following the success of the annual Festival of the Arts, the Tubac Chamber of Commerce added an annual Fall Arts & Crafts Festival, held the first weekend in November just in time for holiday shopping.