Jorge: Curing Myself

Yo nací en Mexico, en Guadalajara. Vine aqui a curarme, porque me dectectaron cáncer. Apenas tengo aquí un més. Ya conocía a Tucson, por eso vine aquí. Me dieron radiaciones y parece que el cáncer ya no está activo, está en remisión. Estoy felíz, pero ya no puedo tomar. Tomaba diario, todo los días. Pero … Read more

2018 Festival Moves from El Presidio Park

Your favorite festival returns to downtown Tucson this fall, but this year on slightly new territory. Ready for a downtown block party? This year, we’ll surround the Tucson Public Library, running along North Stone and Church Avenues, between Congress and Alameda, and on Pennington Ave. We’re excited to continue animating downtown streets alive through cultural … Read more

Andi: Growing Farmer

When I first came to Tucson almost four years ago I started harvesting for the Breckenfeld Family south of town, on Valencia. A good family. They have taken me under their wing and helped me grow to be the farmer that I hope to become and grow to be myself. I’m farming on their land. … Read more

Policies

Old courthouse

Alcohol Tucson Meet Yourself is an alcohol-free event. Dogs Dogs are allowed at Tucson Meet Yourself. We ask dog owners to exercise common sense and courtesy. The festival can get busy and crowded so do consider your dog’s comfort—as well as that of others—before bringing it. Emergencies Tucson Police Department officers are dispatched throughout the … Read more

Nelda: Home Cooking

Today we’re going to be doing a cooking demonstration here at the festival, Tucson Meet Yourself. The dish we’re going to be cooking is ejotes and nopales en chile colorado which is a traditional dish that my great grandmother used to make me. They used to grow their own chiles and their own ejotes, green … Read more

Liang: Showing Culture

I think this is a very open community to me. I started learning traditional Chinese dance at 5 years old. I’ve been practicing for more than 10 years and I just moved here and I want to continue it. I want to show my culture to other people. Life is beautiful. Dance is part of … Read more