Programs & Events

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

Ongoing Event: Children’s Garden

Daily   9am. - 4pm.

The children’s garden by the schoolhouse allows children of all ages to play hopscotch, marbles, and jump-rope the old-fashioned way.


New Wayside Exhibit Signs Unveiled at Tubac Presidio

October 21, 2018   10:00 a.m.

Tubac Presidio, in cooperation with The Tucson Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution announces the first ever grave marking ceremony for a Revolutionary War patriot buried in Arizona. This event recognizes the Hispanic contribution to Southern Arizona’s history.


Anza Family Fun Day Celebration

October 21, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Anza Day reflects Tubac’s Spanish history and provides educational engagement of youngsters in this significant event in Tubac’s history.


Dr. Luis Coronado Guel presents "A Cultural History of the Day of the Dead in Mexico"

October 27, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mexico's Day of the Dead tradition has been declared intangible cultural heritage of the humanity by UNESCO since 2003. How did this celebration become worldwide?


Tubac’s 5th Annual Traditional Day of the Dead Celebration

October 28, 2018   11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Tubac celebration of Día de los Muertos is an event exuberantly honoring our ancestors and community.  Everyone is welcome to create an ofrenda or altar and these will be displayed throughout the community.


Special Event: Canoa Speaks O'odham

Friday, November 9, 2018   2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Join us for an exploration of the O'odham history in this series by the Friends of Canoa heritage Foundation! Learn more about the culture and foods at the Presidio!


Old Town Tubac Historic Building Guided Tour

Saturday, November 10, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Join us for a guided tour of the Presidio and experience the history of Tubac from a new perspective.


Teodoro ‘Ted’ Ramirez Artist-in-Residence Concert Series: Stewart MacDougall

November 11, 2018   2:00 p.m.

Ted is in his 6th successful season of bringing stellar folk music to the Tubac Presidio, a diverse spectrum of authentic American, Mexican and Indigenous music styles.For our opening concert, Stewart MacDougall will perform on vocals and keyboard.


Frontier Printing Press Demonstrations

Varied Weekdays in November   Mon 9:30 a.m., Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00 a.m.

Join an instructor to learn the rich history of Arizona's first newspaper and print a few small souvenirs yourself!


Guided Tour of the Barrio de Tubac Archaeological Site

Friday, November 16, 2018   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a special tour of the grounds south of Tubac Presidio!


The Plains Indian Wars, Part One - Special Presentation by Jack Lasseter

Saturday, November 17, 2018   2:00 p.m.

It is an American saga that is too large to be told in one sitting. Join Tubac for Part One of the Plains Indian Wars story!


Water/Ways Exhibit

October 19 to December 1, 2019

Arizona Humanities and the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives and School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University are pleased to announce an exclusive Arizona tour of Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution.