Flag Ceremony Marks Tucson's 240th Birthday Tomorrow

The flags that have flown over Tucson over the last 240 years, including the flags of the Tohono O’odham Nation and the Pascua Yaqui Tribe, will be presented in a ceremony to celebrate Tucson’s 240th birthday.

The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson location is the interpretive center on the site of Tucson’s original adobe-walled presidio. The flags used in the event serve as historical symbols and as an acknowledgment of all of the sovereignties in Arizona. Pre-party festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Courtyard (southwest corner of Church Avenue and Washington Street), with music by the youth mariachi group Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson. The flag ceremony starts at 6:15 p.m., and there will be birthday cake at 7:15 p.m.

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