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.
Día de los Muertos
Monday, November 2, 2020
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 among candles decorated with the images of loved ones who have passed. Learn more about participating remotely or in-person.
La Fiesta de Tumacácori
Cancelled this year. Come back in 2021!
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 multi-cultural 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.
Yoeme (Yaqui) Ways of Today
Sunday, January 21, 2021
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Junior Ranger Day
Saturday, April 17, 2021
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.
Park Rx Day
Saturday, April 24, 2021
Get outside to hike, explore, and be with friends. Run, walk, march, or stroll 4 miles in the footsteps of Anza's expedition to California then rest, rehydrate, and catch the free shuttle back to your starting point.
Día de San Juan: Splash Fest
Thursday, June 24, 2021
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!
National Public Lands Day
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Last updated: October 10, 2020