Tumacácori hosts a number of special events during the year -- some with long-standing traditions and some that are brand new. Even returning visitors will find something unique to experience. Be sure to scroll all the way down the page to see the full array of special events for the coming year. Or, download the Calendar of Events (pdf, 2.5Mb) for this year.
You may also want to consult the Tubac Calendar for a listing of events nearby.
Full Moon Nights and Starry Saturdays
Experience Tumacácori under the light of the full moon or a galaxy of stars. Bring a flashlight and warm layers. Guided programs may be available.
Upcoming schedule for 2014/2015 to be determined.
La Fiesta de Tumacácori
Held every year -
In recognition and celebration of the many cultures that were historically and are presently associated with the Santa Cruz Valley, the Tumacácori Fiesta presents the traditional creations of these cultures. The fiesta features around fifty food and craft booths, continuous live entertainment on stage, and children's activities each day. On Sunday, the day begins at 10:00 a.m. in front of the Visitor Center with a procession through the Fiesta grounds to the historic church, followed by a traditional Mariachi Mass in front of the church. The mission grounds and park are open throughout the weekend and admission is free.
For more details on vendors, performers, and activities, please visit La Fiesta de Tumacácori.
Dogs and other pets are NOT allowed in the park or on the Fiesta grounds during the Fiesta weekend.
The Tumacácori Anza Trailhead is closed to horseback riders during Fiesta.
NPS Photo by Jerry Ingram
Anza Day Mass
In conjunction with Tubac State Historic Park's
Once each year a Catholic Mass is celebrated inside the Tumacácori Mission church as it would have been during the time that Tumacácori was an active mission community. Participants are invited, but not required, to wear Spanish style clothing like that which would have been worn around the turn of the 19th century. A reenactment ride to Tubac of Spanish-attired soldiers leaves from the church immediately following the Mass, in commemoration of Juan Bautista de Anza's historic expedition to California in 1775-1776.
Did You Know?
Los Santos Ángeles de Guevavi is a mixture of Spanish and O'odham words meaning "The Holy Angels of the Big Wells."