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"2013 Annual Events"JANUARY * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *FEBRUARYSanta Cruz Valley Car Nuts Car ShowCar Nuts 19th Annual Collector Car ShowSaturday Feb. 2, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Tubac Golf Resort, Tubac, Arizona For more information: www.car.Nuts.org or Tubac Chamber at (520) 398-2704 * * * 54th Annual Tubac Festival of the Arts Wednesday, Feb. 6, - Sunday Feb. 10, 2013 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Every February the Tubac Chamber of Commerce is proud to sponsor the Tubac Festival of the Arts. For more information call Tubac Chamber at (520) 398-2704 or visit www.tubacaz.com* * *Santa Cruz County Historic Film FestivalBattle HymnStarring Rock Hudson, Martha Hyer and Dan DureaFriday February 8, 2013Oasis Cinema240 W. Roper Rd. Nogales, Arizona For information call (520) 988-5425 www.santacruznatureheritage.org* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * MARCH Art Walk (Tubac)Enjoy a walking tour of Tubac's galleries and studios.For more information call Tubac Chamber at (520) 398-2704 or at visit www.tubacaz.com * * *Mariachi Festival (Patagonia Lake State Park)Live Mariachi music at the lake with great food.Call Patagonia Lake State Park at (520) 287-6965 or visit www.patagoniaaz.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * APRIL Tumacacori's Historic High Mass (Tumacacori)A traditional Catholic mass with all participants dressed in 18th century costumes.
Reservations are required.Call Tumacacori National Historical Park at (520) 398-2341 * * * 35thBlessing of Sonoita Vineyards Saturday, April 27th, 2013 The oldest wine festival in Arizona features tours of Sonoita Vineyards. Call Sonoita Vineyards at (520) 455-5893 or at www.sonoitavineyards.com/festivalsspecialevents.html* * *Charles Mingus Jazz Festival (Nogales)Charles Mingus was born April 22nd 1922 in Nogales, AZ.
His father was part of the Buffalo Soldiers based at Camp Little in Nogales, AZ. Features regional Jazz great food, entertainment and lots of fun.April 19th, 20th, 2013 For more information visit www.mingusproject.com or Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce at (520) 287-3685 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *MAY Fiestas de Mayo Celebrations!Fiestas de Mayo (Nogales, AZ) live music, games, art exhibitions and great Mexican food.For more information call Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce
at (520) 287-3685 visit
* * *Mariachi Festival
May 18, 2013
Patagonia Lake State Park
For information please visit
or call (520) 287-6965
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *JUNE Sonoita Quarter Horse Show (Sonoita)The Oldest Quarter Horse show in the Nation at Sonoita Fairgrounds.Call the Sonoita Fairgrounds (520) 455-5553 or at www.sonoitafairgrounds.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * JULY July 4th Celebrations around Santa Cruz County.
Check our Calendar of Events for more details!July 4th celebrations (Nogales, AZ) held at the Fleischer Park from 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. food, games, entertainment, fire works!!! Call City of Nogales at (520) 287-6571Tubac, AZ - Join us for the annual Fourth of July Celebrations!!!Call the Tubac Chamber of Commerce at (520) 398-2704 or at www.tubacaz.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * AUGUST Blessing of the Harvest (Elgin)Celebrating the grape harvest with $10.00 admission.
Wine tasting, souvenir glass, winery & vineyard tours, live music, dancing, grape
stomping contest. Lunch may be purchased on site form 2 local restaurants. For questions contact (520) 455-5893 or www.patagoniaaz.com * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * SEPTEMBER "NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH (U.S)" Santa Cruz County Fair & RodeoSanta Cruz County Fair & Rodeo Assn. at (520) 455-5553Email them at email@example.com or at www.sonoitafairgrounds.comSonoita Rodeo (Sonoita)Rodeo, steak fry and dance Labor Day weekend at Sonoita Fairgrounds.Santa Cruz County Fair (Sonoita) 4-H auction, open exhibits, carnival, vendors, school exhibits
and family entertainment during the last weekend in
September at Sonoita Fairgrounds. * * * Mexican Independence Day - Sept. 16th, “Fiestas Patrias”The Mexican Independence Day is a major holiday in Mexico.For information call Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce at (520) 287-3685 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * OCTOBERGrass Ridge Horse Trials (Sonoita) Equine enthusiasts converge for this annual competition. Call Sonoita Fairgrounds at (520) 455-5553
or at www.sonoitafairgrounds.com* * * Patagonia Fall Festival (Patagonia)Over 150 arts, crafts and specialty food booths from around the Southwest with great entertainment in Patagonia's Town Park. Call Patagonia Visitor Information at (520) 394-0060 or (888) 794-0060 or www.patagoniaaz.com * * *Anza Days Celebration (Tubac) Honoring Juan Bautista de Anza and the heritage of Tubac with a re-enactment of Spanish Colonial soldiers riding horseback from Tumacacori Mission to the Tubac Presidio along the Anza Trail. Call Tubac Chamber at (520) 398-2704 visit www.tubacaz.com * * * Tumacacori's Historic Reenactment High MassOnce each year a High Mass is celebrated inside the Tumacácori Mission church as it would have been during the time that Tumacácori was an active mission community.
Participants are invited to wear Spanish style clothing such as would have been worn around the turn of the 19th century. No chairs are available; participants must be able to stand for the entire one hour service. A reenactment ride to Tubac of Spanish-attired soldiers leaves from the church immediately following the Mass,in commemoration of Juan Bautista de Anza’s historic expedition to California in 1776. Reservations are required. Call Tumacacori National Historical Park at (520) 398-2341 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
NOVEMBER Day of the Dead - (Dia de los Muertos)Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos), celebrated between October 31st and November 2nd,
is a celebration in which Mexicans remember and honor their deceased loved ones.
Though it may sound gloomy or morbid, it's not. It's a festive and colorful holiday.
Mexicans visit cemeteries, decorate the graves and spend time there - in the presence of their deceased friends and family members.
They also make elaborately decorated altars (sometimes called ofrendas) in their homes to welcome the spirits. Tubac, An Art Experience brings visitors up close and personal with the artists of Tubac. During this November event, artists create works right before visitors’ eyes throughout a weekend that celebrates the artistic process.
Local musicians entertain guests while artists provide demonstrations of their works that capture their imagination.
For more information visit: www.thenogaleschamber.com or at www.tubacaz.com
* * *HARVESTFEST 2013Saturday & Sunday
August 3 & 4, 2013.......... ST MARTIN'S NEW RELEASE FESTIVALSaturday, Nov 9, 2013Call Sonoita Vineyards at (520) 455-5893 or at www.sonoitavineyards.com/festivalsspecialevents.html * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *DECEMBERNogales Christmas Parade & Annual Christmas Tree Lighting (Nogales) An all-day festival featuring Santa Claus and his reindeer, children’s parade
and the lighting of a 30-foot Christmas tree. Contact Nogales Chamber of Commerce at (520) 287-3685 * * *Fiesta Navidad/Luminarias (Tubac) Tubac glows at night from street-lined luminaries. Visitors can shop and enjoy food,
music and art galore! Call Tubac Chamber at (520) 398-2704 or visit www.tubacaz.com* * * La Fiesta de Tumacacori In recognition and celebration of the many cultures that were historically and are presently associated with the Santa Cruz Valley, the Tumacácori Fiesta presents the traditional
creations of these cultures. The fiesta features some fifty food and craft booths, continuous live entertainment on stage, and children’s activities each day.
A Mariachi Mass, preceded by a traditional procession, is held on Sunday
beginning at 10:00 AM. The mission grounds are open throughout the weekend,
and admission is free. Call Tumacacori National Historical Park at (520) 398-2341 or at www.tubacaz.com*Submit your events via firstname.lastname@example.org Visit our Calendar of Events and Chamber News for further events!!!