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"2014 Annual Events"
JANUARY * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *FEBRUARYSanta Cruz Valley Car Nuts Car ShowCar Nuts 19th Annual Collector Car ShowTubac 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. 5 - 9 , 201410:00 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 FestivalFeb. 7 - 9, 2014 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 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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 * * * Blessing of Sonoita Vineyards Saturday, April 26, 2014Tastings and pairings to celebrate the beginning of the summer and growing season!
Usually towards the end of April on a Saturday, it includes tastings, pairings, tours
of the winery and vineyard and a procession through the vineyard behind Father Greg,
who has been giving the vineyard its annual blessing for over 30 years
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)
Features regional Jazz great food, entertainment and lots of funWhen: Sat. April 26th, 2014 Times: 11:00 a.m.Where: First Fidelity Bank Plaza
825 N. Grand Ave.
Nogales, Arizona 85621For more information visit www.mingusproject.com or
Nogales-Santa Cruz County Chamber of Commerce at (520) 287-3685 * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *MAYSanta Cruz Nature & Heritage Festival 2014May 1 - 4, 2014Mexico/USA Birding & History Tours
For information please visitwww.santacruznatureheritage.org * * * Fiestas de Mayo Celebrations!Saturday, May 3, 2014�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
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Mariachi FestivalBands * Dances * Fun
When: Saturday May 17th, 2014
Where: Patagonia Lake State Park
For information please visit
or call (520) 287-6965
* * *Sonoita Quarter Horse Show (Sonoita)
The Oldest Quarter Horse show in the Nation at Sonoita Fairgrounds.
May 9th - 11th
3142 S. Hwy 84
Sonoita, AZ 85637
Call the Sonoita Fairgrounds (520) 455-5553 or at www.sonoitafairgrounds.com
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* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * JULY July 4th Celebrations around Santa Cruz County.
Check our Calendar of Events for more details!Nogales, AZJuly 4th celebrations 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) 287-6571
Tubac, AZOld Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park
1 Burruel St. Tubac, AZ 85646
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park will be the site of an assortment of free games for the kids, free hot-dogs and a watermelon, and a “squirt-down” courtesy of the Tubac Fire Department.
Park admission is FREE during the event. - 10:00 am – 12:00 am
For more information call the Tubac Chamber of Commerce at (520) 398-2704 or at www.tubacaz.comTubac Golf Resort’s July 4th Celebration at Tubac Golf Resort & Spa
One Otero Rd. Tubac, AZ 85646
Enjoy a spectacular family event including Desert Sky Fireworks at
8:45pm. This year’s festivities are bigger and better than ever! Family festivities start at 4:00pm with a Kid’s Zone, Southern
Arizona’s longest inflatable obstacle course, face painting, kid’s games, lots of food booths and entertainment.
$10 per car - 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For more information call the Tubac Golf Resort & Spa at (520) 398-3521
Festivities start at 7:00 am with a pancake breakfast. Parade will start at 11:00 am. There
will also be a Celebration of the Grand Marshall, as well as the presenting of
Citizen of the Year Award. Festivities will also include free music, games and an assortment of vendors throughout the day! Fireworks will start at 8:45 pm.
For more information call Lars at (520) 394-0230
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * AUGUST Blessing of the Harvest (Elgin)Celebrating the grape harvest
Saturday & Sunday August 2, 3, 2014
Wine tasting, souvenir glass, winery & vineyard tours, live music, dancing, grape
For information please visit
or call (5200 455-5893
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * 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”Saturday, September 13, 2014
Nogales High School Auditorium
1905 N. Apache Blvd.
Nogales, AZ 85621
6:00pm - 10:00pm
Admission is FREE
Celebrating Mexican Independence Day, enjoy a fabulous collection of sizzling Latin entertainment ranging from traditional Mariachis to colorful folkloric dancers to some of the well-known groups.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 in AugustA great way for us to kick-off our Harvest Season! This is a grand all-weekend festival,
with hundreds of guests participating in the activities including grape stomping
competitions, horse-drawn vineyard tours, along with tastings and pairings showing off
our signature wines.Call Sonoita Vineyards at (520) 455-5893 or at www.sonoitavineyards.com/festivalsspecialevents.html.......... ST MARTIN'S NEW RELEASE FESTIVALAfter a busy harvest season, what better way than to kick back and party?
This festival is a prime opportunity to taste our newly released wine,
as well as some soon to be released wine, straight from the barrel! Call 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 City of Nogales
* * *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
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 FACEBOOK PAGE for further events!!!Visit Nogales-Santa Cruz County