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.
Storytime with a Ranger!
Every Saturday in October, young children can gather in the visitor center courtyard garden to join in reading special children's books.
Día de los Muertos
Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Visit and contribute to the park's ofrenda during the weeks leading up to Día de los Muertos. On November 2nd, the park will be open late for visitors to also walk through the grounds lit by candles. Make your own unique Día de los Muertos craft, sample some Mexican candy, enjoy the mission grounds by candlelight.
50th annual Fiesta de Tumacácori
Saturday, December 3, 2022, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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 activities for families 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 multicultural mass in front of the church. The mission grounds and park are open throughout the weekend and admission is free.
Starry Night in the Park
Wednesday, December 21, 2022, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Mammals, Birds, and Bugs - Oh My!
Sunday, April 30, 2023, 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Join Tumacácori in celebrating Dark Sky Appreciation Week! Explore the world of nocturnal creatures and learn the importance of preserving the night sky.
Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, April 22, 2023, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
All ages welcome to enjoy a day to play, create, learn, and protect! Games, crafts, and prizes.
Día de San Juan: Splash Fest
Saturday, June 24, 2023, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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 refreshments. Come prepared to get wet!
- Past Events Below -
Past, but not forgotten! Watch for these events on upcoming calendars.
Anza Virtual Fun Run
Saturday, April 17 2021 - Saturday, May 1 2021
A Night in 1917: (Virtual) Family Sleepover
Saturday, April 24, 2021
National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Experience the Night: Dark Night Skies
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Last updated: August 26, 2022