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.
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 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!
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For the first time in decades, artist and Tubac resident, Barbara Hill has allowed a reproduction made of her original artwork in honor of the 63rd Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts! “Paco and Friends” is 14×12.50″, and the original oil painting is for sale at the Newby Gallery.
Commemorative Posters (18×24″) will be sold for $20 unsigned and $25 signed 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 $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.
ATMs will be located throughout The Village at:
- Untamed Confections in La Entrada de Tubac
- Tubac Center of the Arts at 9 Plaza Road, near the Food Truck Court
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 9-13, 2022. A catered lunch, a parking pass, and a commemorative poster are given to all volunteers! Contact us at (520) 398-2704, firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com if you are interested!
If you are an artist or food vendor, information for festivals is on Zapplication.org for future festivals. As of January 28th we are sold out.
Dogs are welcome on a leash, but not recommended due to the volume of pedestrians.
Tubac’s 7th Annual Dia de los Muertos, Saturday, November 5, 2022. Details coming soon!
The Tubac Fall Art Walk is back! Enjoy a variety of demonstrations by local and visiting artists November 11-13, 2022 from 10 am to 5 pm. It’s a weekend celebration of art and the creative process. Visitors will have the chance to meet the artists of Tubac inside the Historic Village’s galleries and artist studios. See art in action, witness the artists at work, and enjoy the offerings of Tubac’s delectable restaurants.
The Tubac Art and Wine Fiesta, usually held in November, will be combined with the Tubac Festival of the Arts in February 2023.
Luminaria Nights de Tubac will be held the first weekend in December! The Historic Village is lit up with luminarias! Enjoy treats, shopping, Santa, music, and more Friday and Saturday, December 2-3, 2022. Stores will be open late for shopping.
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 3 pm*.
The Tubac Spring Art Walk is back! Enjoy a variety of demonstrations by local and visiting artists March 24-26, 2023 from 10 am to 5 pm. It’s a weekend celebration of art and the creative process. Visitors will have the chance to meet the artists of Tubac inside the Historic Village’s galleries and artist studios. See art in action, witness the artists at work, and enjoy the offerings of Tubac’s delectable restaurants.
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.