Festivals

Festivals

Tubac Festival of the Arts

Festivals have been a tradition in The Historic Village of Tubac since 1959. The Tubac Festival of the Arts 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.

Voted #7 in the USA in Sunshine Artist Magazine 2020
Voted #3 in the USA in Sunshine Artist Magazine 2022

 

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 creating the ultimate festival experience.

We are grateful to 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. 

For the first time in festival history, artist and local resident, Nicholas Wilson has been chosen to represent the annual Tubac Festival of the Arts!  “Tubac Style” is 12×16,” and the original gouache painting is for sale at the Newby Gallery.

Commemorative Posters (18×24″) will be sold during the festival at the Tubac Historical Society located at 6 Burruel Street, the Tubac Rotary Club booth located on Tubac Road at the entrance of the footbridge to Newby Gallery, and also sold at the Newby Gallery.  “Meet the Artist” dates and times will be announced soon! 

Vehicle Parking:  Parking is $10 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 Chamber booths.  Available shifts are 10 am to 1:30 pm, and/or 1:30 pm to 5 pm, Wednesday-Sunday, February 8th-12th.  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 for future festivals. 

Dogs are welcome on a leash, but not recommended due to the volume of pedestrians and the heat of the asphalt.

Voted USA Today Readers' Choice for "Best Small Town Arts Scene" 2021
Voted USA Today Readers' Choice for "Best Small Town Arts Scene" 2022

November 2022

Day of the Dead Altar Tour will be November 1st-5th.  The Day of the Dead Procession will be November 5th in The Historic Village of Tubac.

Tubac’s Fall Art Walk is a celebration of art and the creative process during the holiday weekend of November 11th-13th, from 10 am to 5 pm.  This long-standing tradition allows visitors to meet the artists of Tubac inside the Village’s galleries and artist studios. See art in action, witness the artists at work, and enjoy the hospitality of Tubac’s many art galleries, boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants.

The Tubac Turkey Trot is returning!  Save the morning of Thanksgiving, November 24th for a Trot throughout The Historic Village of Tubac.  Details forthcoming!

The Tubac Art and Wine Fiesta, usually held in November, will be combined with the Tubac Festival of the Arts in February 2023. 

December 2022

Luminaria Nights de Tubac will be held the first weekend in December!  The Historic Village is lit up with luminarias!  Enjoy treats, shopping, music, and more Friday and Saturday, December 2nd-3rd. Stores will be open late for shopping.

Saturday, December 10thMeet Santa in The Historic Village of Tubac – Details forthcoming!

February 2023

The 64th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts will be held Wednesday-Sunday, February 8-12, 2023.  Hours have changed* for 2023:  Wednesday-Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm*.

March 2023

The Tubac Spring Art Walk is a celebration of art and the creative process during the weekend of March 24-26,  2023 from 10 am to 5 pm.  This long-standing tradition allows visitors to meet the artists of Tubac inside the Village’s galleries and artist studios. See art in action, witness the artists at work, and enjoy the hospitality of Tubac’s many art galleries, boutiques, specialty shops, and restaurants.

April 2023

Visitors will find great merchandise and bargains galore at participating merchants during this Spring Clearance Sale!  Visit us Friday and Saturday, April 21-22, 2023.