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Press Releases Overview

2017

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.

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.

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.
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