Festivals have been a tradition in Tubac since 1959. The February Tubac Fine Arts Festival has a 61-year tradition and is Southern Arizona’s longest running art festival. The two hundred + artists lure thousands of visitors from all over the world to see the works of highly talented and creative artist. The artist tents compliment the 100 shops, fine art galleries and working artist studios that grace the village throughout the year.
The first Black Friday, Tubac Arts and Wine Tasting Fiesta will be held November 26th – 28th. It will be a festive affair that opens opportunities for holiday shopping and visiting the many art galleries in Tubac as well as artist from across the state and others.
In addition to the traditional beer garden, wine tasting will be held at various local restaurants including Tubac Jacks, Melios, Shelby’s Bistro, Soto’s, DOS and Wisdoms. Flying Leap Wineries will host a wine tasting in their courtyard on Otero. The Village is looking forward to hosting the 2021 festival on November 26th – 28th 2021.
Luminaria Nights will be held on December, Friday the 3th and Saturday the 4th. Join the village of Tubac as we light up the entire village with luminarias, treats, shopping, Santa, music, and more. Stores will be open late for shopping.
The 2022 Fine Arts Festival is scheduled for February 9th – 13th 2022. The five day festival welcomes artist and visitors to a fun and wonderous affair. Artist from across the country will present their finest in art.
FOR ARTISTS ONLY – Information for festivals is on Zapplication.org. Other vendors email the Chamber at email@example.com.
Reservations are suggested at hotels, B&B’s, and restaurants in the village and the Tubac Golf Resort for all festivals and events.
The Tubac Village also celebrates various holidays representative of Tubac’s amazing history. Shops, galleries, and restaurants prepare and welcome all to celebrate this celebrated tradition.
More Tubac Celebrations
An old-fashioned 4th of July celebration takes place at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Music, happiness, and food abound. The day closes with the Tubac Fire Department showering children and adults, who who wish to participate, with water from an old fire truck.
Anza Days is celebrated on the 3rd weekend in October with special events held at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Juan Bautista de Anza, a captain on the Spanish frontier, led an expedition of soldiers, padres, 300 men, women, and children from Tubac. The expedition established missions along the California coast all the way to San Francisco. Horses, food, and fun abound.
Día de los Muertos celebrations are held the last weekend in October or the first weekend in November. It is a centuries old celebration for the souls of our dearly departed friends and family, an opportunity to rejoice their life. The Tubac Presidio State Historic Park is adorned with family altars, music, booths, tributes and of course food. The Rio Rico High School band leads the pilgrimage to the Tubac Cemetery and the evening closes with a bon fire at the Newby Gallery grounds.