Enjoy food from more than 30 cultural communities. Spacious eating areas provided on Jacome Plaza and Stone Avenue. Rope walkways help maintain social distance in the event of wait-lines. Limited reserved parking for quick food take-out!
50 folk artists sharing manual and visual arts, spaced 6-feet apart, so visitors can view their work and process. No hands-on activities for visitors this year. Select artists will share work and process in a demonstration tent for short periods of time.
TMY and TMC Healthcare present the inaugural Arizona Ethnic and Traditional Dance Festiva on Thursday, Oct. 7. This one-night event features the region’s most celebrated ethnic and traditional dance companies. This is a ticketed event at Tucson’s Fox Theatre.
Back by popular demand, this contest celebrates corridos, a musical genre and oral tradition from Mexico. From the Spanish “correr,” to run, corridos are running accounts of historical events put to verse. Original corridos written and sung by locals. Let your applause choose the winner!
Amidst celebration, we acknowledge loss and ongoing grief. Find comfort with music and dances of healing, add to the Wall of Losses, contribute to a community jukebox, chat with a Tucson End-of-Life Doula, or share stories of solace. Sponsored by the Arizona End-of-Life Care Partnership.
For over 50 years, Los Changuitos Feos (The Ugly Little Monkeys) have brought mariachi music to the region and expanded opportunities for young people. A new documentary on the original band members, 1964-69, will include a scene at this year’s festival. Come be an “extra” in this finale seen when you happen upon it.
Mariachi POP-UP PERFORMANCE & Documentary Film Finale
COVID-19 has revealed deep vulnerabilities within many of those we serve. To provide direct support to these artists and culture/heritage practitioners, we’ve launched the Traditional Artists & Culture Bearer Emergency Relief Fund with seed money from the Arizona Commission on the Arts (10K) and individual donors, including over $5000 from community members on Arizona Gives Day and are continuing the campaign to help artists in need. Apply or donate to the fund here.