Tucson’s 244th Birthday Fiesta will be held Aug. 20 at the Presidio San Agustín Museum, 196 N. Court Ave. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and the event runs from 5-8:30 p.m. The party is presented by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum. Sponsors include Pima County, the City of Tucson, the Arizona Daily Star, Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, Rio Nuevo, Visit Tucson, the Downtown Tucson Partnership, El Charro, Cox Communications, Mister Car Wash, and Long Realty.
The free event will celebrate Tucson’s 244th birthday in the context of the community’s long and rich history. There will be appearances by Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Richard Elias.
Other activities include live music from the youth mariachi group Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson, DanzaCultura Folklorico, and Gertie and the T.O. Boyz. There also will be tables for Tucson historical organizations, and posthumous recognition of Mr. Bobby Benton with special guest Ted Ramirez, Tucson’s official troubadour.
See Tucson’s historic flags displayed, and enjoy free birthday cake, sponsored by Long Realty.