La Fiesta de Tumacacori

http://www.nps.gov/tuma
Open Date:

Sat, Dec 01, 2018

Close Date:

Sun, Dec 02, 2018

 
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Since 1971, La Fiesta de Tumacácori is a celebration of all the cultures which have lived in and influenced the historical Santa Cruz Valley. The two-day event will feature Native American, Mexican, and Southwest food, crafts, and performances. A multicultural Catholic Mass will be celebrated in front of the historic Tumacácori Mission church on Sunday morning. Dozens of local non- profit historical, cultural, environmental, and religious organizations will be selling food and hand crafted items. On the main stage, there will be all-day, continuous entertainment, featuring a variety of dance and music groups representing many cultural traditions. Visitors can enjoy demonstrations including paper flower making, rawhide braiding, tortilla-making, and O’odham basket weaving. Guidedtours of the mission will be available both days, as well as guided walks to the Santa Cruz River and tours of the park’s heritage orchard. In the hands-on “Discovery Corner,” there will be family- friendly activities including piñata breaking, adobe brick making, historical clothing, and nature based games. Visitors to the fiesta will be able to collect stamps at each activity and earn prizes. On Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., a procession begins in front of the visitor center, leading through the fiesta grounds and ending in front of the mission church. The multicultural Catholic Mass begins when the procession arrives, approximately 10:30 a.m. Please note that no photos are permitted during the procession or mass, or while sacred dances are being performed. Only service animals are allowed on the mission grounds or fiesta grounds. Tumacácori’s Anza Trailhead is closed to equestrian access during the fiesta. Tumacácori National Historical Park is located 45 miles south of Tucson and 15 miles north of Nogales. Take exit 29 off of I-19 and follow the signs. For information, call the Tumacácori visitor center, (520) 377-5060.

Location:

EI-19 at Santa Gertrudis Lane

Tumacacori, AZ

85640
Additional Features:
Commercial Vendors, Crafts, Entertainment Free, Food, Handicapped Access, Music
Ethnic Audience:
Mexican, Spanish
Hours:
Sat. 10am-5pm, Sun. 10am-4pm
Admission:
Free
Phone Number:
(520) 377-5060
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