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Press Releases Overview


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.

Dude Ranchers’ Association Welcomes Rancho De La Osa as Accredited Member

CODY, WYOMING – May 17, 2017 – The Dude Ranchers’ Association (DRA) has added Rancho De La Osa in Sasabe, Arizona to its impressive list of member ranches. The ranch went through a rigorous inspection and approval process and were found to meet the highest standards in the dude ranch industry. 

Canyon Cafe named in 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America for 2017

For the third consecutive year, Canyon Café at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has been named as one of “The 100 Best Brunch Restaurants” in America by OpenTable. Its Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday Brunch is a weekend institution, offering live blues and live action cooking stations. Canyon Café represents Tucson as the only restaurant in Arizona to receive this recognition.

‘You’re Gonna Miss Me,’ Filmed Exclusively in Southern Arizona, to Receive Red-Carpet Premiere at Old Tucson, May 13

To celebrate the premiere of the film, directed by Dustin Rikert and starring John Schneider, Kix Brooks, Leo Howard and Justin Deeley, Visit Tucson is proud to present a red-carpet event at historic location Old Tucson on May 13, 2017. Complete with an acoustic performance by Kix Brooks – of superstar duo Brooks and Dunn and a star of the film – this event is a can’t miss for both country music and film fans.