October 18, 2014

Anza Days Celebration in Tubac

8:30 am – 4:00 pm


This annual celebration commemorates Spanish explorer Juan Bautista de Anza’s 1775 expedition from Tubac to the Pacific where he founded a settlement that would become San Francisco. Enjoy a colorful re-enactment on horseback of Anza’s expedition, living history demonstrations, period costumes, dancers, music, children’s activities and food! Plus a 5K Fun Run and Walk in the morning. For more information call Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, 520-398-2252 or the Tubac Chamber of Commerce, 520-398-2704. FREE admission.


October 18

Anza Day Mass

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Each year the park hosts a commemorative Mass inside the Tumacácori mission church in conjunction with Tubac Presidio State Historic Park’s annual Anza Day celebration.

Participants are encouraged to wear historical costumes appropriate to the early 1800s.

The Mass, and the State Park’s reenactment horseback ride which follows, commemorate the expedition led by Tubac Presidio Captain Juan Bautista de Anza which left Tubac in October of 1775 to establish a presidio and community on the San Francisco Bay in Alta California.

November 7–9, 2014

NEW – Tubac Fall Arts and Crafts Festival

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

$8 parking

Tubac Chamber of Commerce has been successfully producing an annual Art Festival, each February, for the past 55 years. After many requests from our exhibiting artists and festival visitors, we have added a Fall Arts & Crafts Festival. Just in time for Holiday Shopping.

December 5–6, 2014

Luminaria Nights

5:00 am – 9:00 pm

Fiesta de Navidad is Tubac’s annual celebration of the Historical Season! The streets are lined with luminaries and the stores are open until 9 pm.

February 4–8, 2015

56th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

$8 for parking

Tubac Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the 56th Annual Festival of the Arts. The major event of the year for Tubac showcases the work of hundreds of visiting artists, craft persons from around the country and Canada. The food court features a variety of cuisines.

Updated and new events can be found on the Tubac Chamber of Commerce website. For more information about other events in Tubac please check out the websites of  Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, Tubac Center of the Arts and Tubac Healing Arts Center. (Cick on highlighted text to be taken to their website.)


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