May 12, 2015
Contact: Visitor Center
Tumacácori National Historical Park will join the state of Sonora, Mexico in celebrating the life and missions of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino as part of the Mexican state's annual Festival Kino. In its fourth year in Arizona, the Kino Festival has been an annual event in Sonora since 1967. Beginning in Magdalena on the first anniversary of the discovery of Father Kino's remains, the event has grown to include all of northern Sonora, and now includes three historic sites in southern Arizona: Mission San José de Tumacácori, the Tubac Presidio, and Mission San Xavier del Bac.
As part of this cultural festival, Tumacácori will host a lecture followed by a program of music inside the historic mission church on Saturday, May 23, beginning at 1:00. Speaker Rene Córdoba will begin the program at 1:00 with a journey through the culinary, historic, and geographic diversity found in the favorite Mexican dish, posole. At 2:00, Classical guitarist Avelino Vega will present a concert of popular traditional songs from Mexico and Latin America, and regional songs from Sonora.
The annual Festival Kino takes place this year throughout northern Sonora from May 20 through May 24. For more information on events in Sonora, visit the Sonoran Institute of Culture website at isc.gob.mx/festivalkino.php.
Admission to the park is $3.00 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16. There is no additional charge for the lecture or concert. For more information, call Tumacácori National Historical Park at 520-377-5060, or visit the park's website, at nps.gov.tuma.