Festivals

Festivals

 

Festivals have been a tradition in The Historic Village of Tubac since 1959. The Tubac Festival of the Arts has a 63-year tradition and is Southern Arizona’s longest running art festival.  

Highlights of the Festival include more than 250 fine artists and craftsmen, a large assortment of festival eateries, and live entertainment.  Exhibiting artists are integrated throughout The Village, along roadways and plazas, and woven among the more than 125 art galleries, boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants – providing one of the most spectacular art settings in Arizona!  Discover the place Where Art and History Meet! We are located just 45 minutes south of Tucson.

Reservations are suggested at hotels, B&Bs, and restaurants in The Village, Tubac Golf Resort and Spa, and in Tumacacori, Arizona for all festivals and events.

We are grateful for Tucson Golf Cars for sponsoring our festival and providing transportation for the staff of the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, Tubac Fire District, Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Public Safety, and Arizona Rangers!

Tucson Golf Cars are golf car enthusiasts, and they are excited to help you experience the fun and adventure that a quality E-Z-Go or Cushman® vehicle can bring into your life! Visit their website to learn more about their new and pre-owned golf cars and other vehicles. 

Vermillion Festivals have become magnets for art enthusiasts, cultural tourists, collectors, and talented artists from around the globe. Patrons enjoy the relaxed ambiance of these venues combined with a unique style of fusing the visual, culinary, and performing arts all into one idyllic location. These award winning festivals have developed a reputation for combining amazing art, tasty culinary dishes, and delightful entertainment to create the ultimate Festival experience.

Vehicle Parking:  Parking is $8 per automobile and RV.  Proceeds from parking fees go toward local charities.

Due to safety concerns, unauthorized golf carts will not be allowed into The Village of Tubac during the Tubac Festival of the Arts from 9:30 am to 5 pm.  Two golf cart parking lots have been created, and the fee will be $5 per golf cart.  Golf Cart Parking North is located at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum; proceeds benefit The Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum, the non profit organization that manages the park.  Golf Cart Parking South is located to the east of Plaza de Anza, near Lot F, and managed by the Santa Cruz Valley School District #35; proceeds benefit the school district.

Tour Busses:  We have provided a map for you to print prior to your departure.  Please click here.  Please follow the signage to the Bus Stop, which is located at St. Ann’s Church at 11 Calle Iglesia.  

Volunteers are needed!  We need Booth Sitters for the artist, vendor, and Chamberbooths.  Available shifts are 10 am to 1:30 pm, and/or 1:30 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday-Sunday, February 9-13, 2022.  A catered lunch, a parking pass, and a commemorative poster are given to all volunteers!  Contact us at (520) 398-2704, info@tubacaz.com, or tubacchambersecretary@gmail.com if you are interested!

If you are an artist or food vendor, information for festivals is on Zapplication.org. Others such as non profits, please email the Chamber at info@tubacaz.com about requesting a booth.  As of January 19, 2022, we have a waitlist.  Please email us at info@tubacaz.com to be put on the Waitlist.

Future events:

The Tubac Arts and Wine Tasting Fiesta will be held the third weekend in November, November 18-20, 2022.  It will be a festive affair that opens opportunities for holiday shopping and visiting the many art galleries in Tubac as well as artists from across the country.

Luminaria Nights de Tubac will be held the first weekend in December,  December 2-3, 2022.  Join The Village of Tubac as we light up The Historic Village with luminarias, treats, shopping, Santa, music, and more. Stores will be open late for shopping.

The 64th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts will be held February 8-12, 2023.  Save the date!

More Tubac Celebrations

An old-fashioned 4th of July celebration takes place at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum.  Music, happiness, and food abound.  The day closes with the Tubac Fire District showering children and adults, who wish to participate, with water from an old fire truck.   

Tubac’s 4th Annual Santa Gertrudis Day Anza Days is celebrated on March 12, 2022 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park and Museum.

Celebrate the Feast Day of Santa Gertrudis, for whom the Presidio’s chapel was named. Santa Gertrudis was a Belgian nun and her name graced the church in Tubac from 1767 to 1917. 

Starting off, Anza Trail Color Guard will hold a Santa Gertrudis Day Parade through the Village of Tubac at 10 am. After parading the town with all the other celebrants, they will return to the Presidio for the St. Ann’s remembrance ceremony. 

Lots of activities for young and the young at heart! Experience an architectural discussion tour of St. Ann’s Church, Anza’s rededication of the Church, and scheduled talks about the Dark Ages from Santa Gertrudis. Don’t miss the riders! 

Food and Belgian beer garden will be available for purchase, and admission is free.

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 and Museum 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.