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, browse the Calendar for events coming up.
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You may also want to consult the Tubac Calendar for a listing of events nearby.
Park Rx Day: Run, Hike, Walk, Stretch, Play!
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Get outside to hike, explore, and be with friends. Hike the length of the Anza Trail between Tumacácori and Tubac, then rest, rehydrate, and catch the free shuttle back to your starting point. Join the health fair in Tumacácori's picnic area from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. where you can participate in demonstrations, classes, and info sessions. Refreshments served and special appearance by Pancho the Vermilion Flycatcher.
Día de San Juan: Splash Fest
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Día de San Juan, the day set aside to celebrate the birth of Saint John the Baptist, is also the day on which people all over Mexico welcome the summer season and celebrate the arrival of summer “monsoon” rains. This holiday is a great time to enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun with lots of games and opportunities to cool off by getting wet. Visitors to Tumacácori will be able to celebrate the day with water activities and delicious raspados. Expect games like water cup races, a sponge toss, fill the bottle, and more. Water squirters and games will be provided - come prepared to get wet!
International Dark Sky Park Celebration
Sunday, August 12, 2018
National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Park-to-Park Hike: #Trails50
Sunday, October 7, 2018
The National Historic Trails Act turns fifty years old this month, so hop on the first leg of the nationally recognized Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail between Tumacácori and Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Park at either end, hike 4 miles along the shady Santa Cruz River, then catch the free shuttle back to your starting point.
Meet the Authors
Friday, October 12, 2018
Dozens of books have been written about Tumacácori and its themes over the years. In celebration of some newly republished works as well as old favorites, rub shoulders with some of our foremost local authors and scholars. Present this year:
Cosecha - Bake-Off and Harvest Party
Sunday, October 28, 2018
It's harvest season in the heritage orchard. Bring your taste buds and enjoy the "fruits" of our labor! Community members are invited to submit their finest recipe in one of three categories inspired by the heritage fruit trees of the mission orchard – pomegranate, stonefruit, and apple/pear/quince. Participants will submit their recipe online in advance and then bring the item to the park on event day. These pies, cakes, pastries, cookies, breads, and more will be sampled and scored by visitors on the merits of taste and originality. The highest scoring entries in each category will win a gift basket filled with treasures for the kitchen. In addition to tasting, visitors can walk the grounds, visit the garden and orchard, participate in informal presentations about food and gardening, and go home with their own delicious homemade craft. Visit the Mission Bake-Off Online Submission for details.
Día de los Muertos
Friday, November 2, 2018
Visitors can begin setting up their own outdoor movie seating at 4:00 p.m. in front of the mission church. Ushers will be available to help make sure everyone has a good view of the screen. In addition to blankets, mats, and camp chairs, visitors may wish to bring a picnic dinner. (Pick up after yourselves, and no glass, please.)
La Fiesta de Tumacácori
Saturday, December 1, 2018: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Held every year during the first full weekend in December
For more details on vendors, performers, and activities, please visit La Fiesta de Tumacácori.
Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, April 13, 2019
Kick off National Park Week with youngsters. All ages welcome to enjoy a day to play, create, learn, and protect! Dress for mess and go home with fabulous prizes.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Last updated: April 17, 2019