Festival Parking Permit Information

Festival Parking Permit
Information

Dear Merchants, Residents, and Vacation Rental Owners of The Village of Tubac,

The 65th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts is February 7-11, 2024.  Thank you for your cooperation with our festival planning and execution. The Chamber has had numerous conversations with Santa Cruz County and State officials, Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety, Tubac Fire District, and the Arizona Rangers regarding our Traffic Plan. Due to safety concerns, parking and traffic flow changes will be implemented from 9:30 am to 5 pm, February 7-11, 2024.

Law Enforcement and First Responders insist that our festival be a “Walking Festival” due to safety concerns. Unnecessary and unauthorized traffic will be halted within The Village from 9:30 am to 5 pm. This applies to all Merchants and their Employees/Volunteers.

If you have questions, please scroll down to the bottom and read our most Frequently Asked Questions.

Parking Permits

There are three types of Parking Permits:

  1. Merchant Parking Permits (includes merchant-owned golf carts)
  2. Resident Parking Permits (includes resident-owned golf carts)
  3. Vacation Rental Guest Permits  

Merchant Parking Permits

Merchant Parking Permits are only for Merchants and Employees/Volunteers who will remain inside The Village from 9:30 am to 5 pm.

  • If you or your employee arrive after 9:30 am, and you have a Merchant Parking Permit, plan to park at Ron Morriss County Park. 
  • If you or your employee plan to leave before 5 pm, and you have a Merchant Parking Permit, plan to park at Ron Morriss County Park. 
  • If you try to leave before 5 pm, your Merchant Parking Permit will be revoked, and you will need to park at Ron Morriss County Park for the remainder of the festival.
Example #1: Joe works from 9:30 am to 5 pm. He will get a Merchant Parking Permit. His vehicle is to remain parked from 9:30 am to 5 pm.  Joe needs to arrive before 9:30 am.
 
Example #2: Ralph works from 9:30 am to 1 pm. Ralph will need to park at Ron Morriss County Park.  Ralph is a shift employee.
 
Example #3: Susie works from 1:30 pm to 5 pm. Susie will need to park at Ron Morriss County Park.  Susie is a shift employee.
 
Example #4: Michelle works from 9:30 am to 5 pm, but decides to leave work early. Michelle’s Merchant Parking Permit is revoked by Law Enforcement. She is to park at Ron Morriss County Park the remainder of the festival.
 
Example #5: Mary arrives at 9:31 am and has a Merchant Permit. Mary is too late to enter The Village and needs to park at Ron Morriss County Park, and ride the Trolley into The Village.
 
If you have shift employee/volunteers, those shift employees/volunteers need to park at the Ron Morriss County Park. They do not need a permit to park at the county park. The Trolley will pick up all employees/volunteers, and take them to the Trolley stop. 
 

Or if you prefer paper, download the Paper Form.  If you have trouble printing the form, please contact the Chamber.

Resident and Vacation Rental Guest Parking Permits

These permits are only for Residents and Vacation Rental Guests who reside or will be staying within the Village of Tubac.

If you know of a resident residing at your building or near it, feel free to share this webpage. We want to take care of them.  We likely do not have their contact information.

Residents and Vacation Rental Guests are the only people authorized to enter/exit The Village within the hours of 9:30 am and 5 pm. 

If you have a Vacation Rental within the Village of Tubac, please fill out the form. You will need to obtain the information from your guest that is required for a permit prior to their arrival.  
 

Or if you prefer paper, download the Paper Form.  If you have trouble printing the form, please contact the Chamber.

After You Complete the Form

If you completed the form online by January 29th, we will have your Permits ready for pick up on January 31st.

Paper forms can be emailed to info@tubacaz.com.  If we receive the form by January 29th, we will have your Permits ready for pick up on January 31st.  If you present the paper form to us on January 31st, you will need to wait for your Permits, or we can deliver them to you by February 2nd.

Where:
We’ve arranged for the pick up location to be outside of Tubac Old World Imports at 7 Plaza Road.
 
When:
Wednesday, January 31st from 9:30 am to 3 pm
 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is Ron Morriss County Park?

Ron Morriss County Park is on the east end of Calle Iglesia.  This park is known to locals as the “dog park.”  Take Burruel Street to Calle Iglesia and turn east at St. Ann’s Church.  Continue toward the Santa Cruz River.  The park is located at the end of Calle Iglesia toward the south.  See the Traffic Plan Map below.

Is Parking free at Ron Morriss County Park?

Yes, parking is free.

How do I get to the Village from Ron Morriss County Park?

A wagon-drawn Trolley will take you to and from the Village to the park.  You may also walk.  The wagon-drawn Trolley will operate from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

What if Ron Morriss County Park is full?

Please park at the Tubac Community Center at 50 Bridge Road.  If the County Park is full, the Trolley will head to the Tubac Community Center to pick up employees and visitors.  Or, you can pay $10 to park at any parking lot.

What if I have to leave the Village due to an emergency?

You will need to slowly and carefully exit the Village at the nearest exit.  Please tell the Arizona Ranger or Sheriff’s Office Deputy you have an emergency.

I work at a merchant located in La Entrada de Tubac.  Do I fill out this form?

No.  Please see Todd Harrison at Harrison Real Estate about a Parking Permit.  

I work at a Mercado de Baca shop or restaurant.  Do I fill out this form?

No.  You will park in Plaza de Anza or along the east-side of the building on the Private Alley known as Frida Kaholo.  The Private Alley is first-come, first-served parking.

If you feel you will not find parking in Plaza de Anza or along the Private Alley, please complete the Merchant Parking Permit.

I work at Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty.  Do I fill out this form?

No.  See Gary Brasher or Sea-Anna for your parking location.

I live or work on Burruel Street.  Do I need a Parking Permit?

No.  You are not within the barricades of the Village of Tubac.

I am a tenant of a Karen Clark-Taylor property.  Do I fill out this form?

Yes.  Please do not take the paper form to the Tubac Presidio as directed in the past by Karen; this is incorrect information.  Submit the paper form to the Chamber via email or on January 31st.

My relative/Vacation Rental Guest is getting a rental car upon arrival to Arizona.  How do I get my guest a Parking Permit?

Please ask your relative/guest the details of his/her vehicle upon arrival and communicate with the Chamber at info@tubacaz.com or (520) 398-2704.

Traffic Plan Map