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Press Releases Overview

2017

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.

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.

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.

NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl Announces New Game Date 

The NOVA® Home Loans Arizona Bowl announced that is has moved the date for the 2017 bowl game to Friday, December 29, 2017. The game will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. MST at Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona.   

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.
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