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Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta Returns to Tucson for 7th Year

The seventh annual Vamos a Tucson Mexican Baseball Fiesta presented by Vantage West, Cox, and Visit Tucson will be played on October 5 – 8, 2017 at Kino Stadium in Tucson. This year’s event will include the Naranjeros de Hermosillo, Yaquis de Obregon, Aguilas de Mexicali, and the Cañeros de Los Mochis, all of the Mexican Pacific League (Liga Mexicana Del Pacifico), as well as top prospects from one Major League Baseball (MLB) organization to be determined. Hermosillo and Obregon have participated in all seven years.

Tucson Named First UNESCO City of Gastronomy in the USA

On December 11, 2015, Tucson, Arizona became one of 116 Member Cities of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Creative Cities program - established in 2004 to promote cooperation between cities for "sustainable urban development" - and the only one in the United States selected for Gastronomy.

Downtown Tucson Turns Red, White and Blue

Downtown Tucson will be all decked out in red, white and blue this Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14! American flags and bunting will adorn light poles and building facades in a celebration of community pride and American spirit.

Blue Star Museums - Tucson & Southern AZ

Calling all active duty military! To thank you for your service, several museums in Tucson & Southern Arizona are offering free admission to active duty, National Guard, and reserve military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums Appreciation Initiative, from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Celebrating July 4th All Week Long at 2nd Saturdays, July 8, 2017

On July 8, 2nd Saturdays sizzles from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.   The July 4th activities keep going as Congress Street jumps with people, music, food and activities. Look for street performers to entertain you, from Toole Ave. to Church Ave. Don't miss the fun!