Happy Birthday Tucson

               Tucson Birthday Celebration

Sponsored by Desert Diamond Casino

Monday, August 21, 5:30 pm

The Presidio Museum and the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission invite you to celebrate the City of Tucson’s Official 242nd Birthday “with a bang”!

The festivities will include:

  • A presentation by city officials of the six flags that have flown over Tucson throughout its history
  • A cannon firing by the Presidio Garrison Soldados
  • Tucson’s own Los Changuitos Feos
  • Birthday cake baked by Mexican bakery Dolce Pastello
  • Folklorico dancing of DanzaCultura Mexicana

This year the event continues to grow as a family-friendly food tasting celebrating the robust food culture we enjoy here in Tucson which was recently honored by UNESCO with the title of “City of Gastronomy”.  Food presenters will include:

  • Mission Gardens with native heritage food tastings
  • The Tucson Mormon Battalion Monument Foundation
  • The San Xavier Co-operative Farm with produce and products made and grown at the farm
  • The Presidio La Gente with tortillas and prickly pear jelly
  • Many more!

This event is free and open to the public.

Additional sponsors include Long Realty, Los Descendientes del Tucson and the Presidio Neighborhood Association.

El Presidio San Agustin is at 196 N. Court Ave. in downtown Tucson. More info:
http://tucsonpresidio.com/.

Firing a canon is one of the usual activities at this birthday celebration. And it is a loud bang.

One Response to Happy Birthday Tucson

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