A free event to celebrate Tucson’s long and rich history, focusing on the community’s and region’s food heritage, will be held at the Presidio Museum, on the corner of Church and Washington Streets downtown on Monday, Aug. 21. The gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6 p.m. It is presented by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission and the Tucson Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation/Presidio Museum with major sponsorship from Desert Diamond Casinos and Entertainment.
Other activities include cannon firing by the Presidio Garrison, live music from Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson prior to the program and a performance by Danzacultura Mexicana afterward, Tucson’s historic flags displayed by the Presidio Garrison and friends, display tables by local preservation and historical organizations, and free birthday cake sponsored by Long Realty.
Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission
The Presidio Trust for Historic Preservation/Presidio Museum
City of Tucson
Arizona Historical Society
El Presidio Neighborhood Association
Friends of Tucson’s Birthplace (Mission Garden)
La Cocina Restaurant
Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson
San Xavier Co-operative Farm
Sons of Confederate Veterans
Southwest Association of Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th Cavalry
Tucson Mormon Battalion Monument Foundation
Vail Preservation Society
The Presidio Museum is also free to the public all day on Sunday, Aug.
20 (Tucson’s actual birthday).
Date: Monday, August 21, 2017
Time: 5:30 p.m. – Gates open and music by Los Changuitos Feos de Tucson
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. – Program
6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. – Performance by Danzacultura Mexicana, serving birthday cake, demonstration
tables, tastes of traditional foods
Place: Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Courtyard (SW corner of Church Avenue and Washington Street)
For information, call Marty McCune, Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission, (520) 437-5355.
For questions on ADA accommodations and accessibility for this event, call Shawna Lee, City Clerk’s Office, at (520) 791-4213.
Additional information: Parking is available at various locations; fees may apply. For additional parking information, go online to https://www.tucsonaz.gov/park-tucson.