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Press Releases Overview


93rd Annual La Fiesta de los Vaqueros -Tucson Rodeo & Parade Fact Sheet

Arizona's celebration of the cowboys, La Fiesta de los Vaqueros, has been heralded as Southern Arizona’s oldest and most celebrated heritage event since its inception in 1925. This annual event is centered around the Tucson Rodeo, one of the top 25 rodeos on the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) calendar. The sports’ best cowboys and cowgirls compete in six rodeo performances on February 17 and 18, and February 22-25, 2018.

PGA TOUR Champions and Exact Sciences announce Cologuard Classic as new title of Tucson event

The PGA TOUR and Exact Sciences, the manufacturer of Cologuard, announced today an agreement making the early cancer detection company title sponsor of the PGA TOUR Champions event in Tucson, to be played February 26-March 4, 2018, two weeks earlier than the event’s traditional date to align with the beginning of March as national Colon Cancer Awareness Month.

Tucson Sports Named as a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award Winner

Tucson Sports in Tucson, AZ has been recognized as a 2018 Readers’ Choice Award winner. Award winning destinations and venues for youth and amateur sports will be honored in the January 2018 issue of SportsEvents Magazine.

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.

Tucson Named a World Festival & Event City

The International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA) – the premier association supporting and enabling festival and event professionals worldwide – announced and recognized the 2017 recipients of their “IFEA World Festival & Event City” award, during the 62nd Annual IFEA Convention, Expo & Retreat in Tucson, Arizona, United States on September 14, 2017.

The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl 2016 Donates Nearly 200 Thousand Dollars to Local Charities and Pumps 21 Million Dollars into the Local Economy

The third NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl game, on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at Arizona Stadium, will include great teams, an excellent half time show, and pre-and post-festivities that make this bowl the best ever. The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl is proud to help raise needed funds for worthy organizations; charitable giving from the 2016 Bowl game was nearly 200 thousand dollars.

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.