The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) announced yesterday that Tucson is among nine worldwide cities recognized as 2017 recipients of its IFEA World Festival & Event City award. The award was accepted by the City of Tucson's Donovan Durband, president of the Festivals & Events Association of Tucson & Southern Arizona (FEATsAZ), during the 62nd annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat in Tucson.
The award was created as a way for the global festivals and events industry to openly encourage, support, and recognize positive local environments for festivals and events worldwide. City entries were judged by an international panel of industry experts in the only recognition program of its kind. Each city entry was considered based upon a compilation of detailed information.
Watch the video below to see Tucson's submission.
Watch a Tucson 12 story about the award.