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2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival on St. Patrick’s Day

“The 31st Annual Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday, March 17, 2018 in Armory Park. The parade begins promptly at 11am, winds through downtown ending at Armory Park. The festival begins at 10am-6pm with a line up of musicians, food and entertainment for the entire family.”



This annual parade & festival doesn’t always coincide on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) but in 2018 it does. May the luck of the Irish be with you.


Give peace a chance: 2018 Peace Fair & Music Festival

Tucson’s Annual Peace Fair & Music Festival is now in its 34th year. Tentative schedule of performances:

And here’s a tentative 2018 Peace Fair Music Line-Up:
11am — One Heartbeat
Noon — Tucson Raging Grannies
12:30 — Vimala
1pm — The Enchanters
2pm — Santa Pachita
3pm — Mark Holdaway & Friends

“This FREE event is Arizona’s largest gathering of Peace, Justice, and Environmental groups. There will be live music, tables, food, entertainment, and children’s activities.”Note the new location- Armory Park downtown, 221 S. 6th Avenue, south of Broadway Blvd.

30th Anniversary of Tucson St. Patrick’s Day Parade

More info: www.tucsonstpatricksday.com.

2017 Grand Marshal

Robin McArdle

2017 Peace Fair at Armory Park (new location)

New location: Armory Park downtown at 220 S 5th Avenue.

“Join us for Arizona’s largest gathering of Peace, Justice and Environmental groups. Live music, tabling, food, entertainment, children’s activities and more! Free and open to the community! The Tucson Peace Center extends the invitation to peace, justice and environmental organizations to table at the annual event, which provides the opportunity to build solidarity and strengthen movement work. Please note the new location!”

Info:  www.tucsonpeacecalendar.org.


Women’s March in Tucson: “This is what Democracy looks like” (updated photos)

The estimate of the huge Women’s March in Tucson crowd that gathered this morning at Armory Park on S. 6th Avenue and marched to Jacome Plaza (in front of the Joel D. Valdez library) was about 15,000.  Lots of very creative signs went by, carried by people of all ages, children, elderly, even people with crutches and walkers…gay, straight, multi-racial, many with dogs, wagons, etc.  Every few blocks people were chanting “This is what Democracy looks like”.  Here’s some photos of today’s crowd.

Large crowd gathering at Armory Park, photo courtesy of George Girard

Crowd at Armory Park, courtesy of Kristel Foster

Women’s March proceeding west on Congress Street to Stone Avenue, photo courtesy of George Girard

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“Sonoran Shadows” shadow play on Oct. 14 & 15



October 14-15, 2016
By Milta Ortiz
Excerpted and adapted from Patricia Preciado Martin’s El Milagro and Other Stories
Art Direction by Cristina Cardenas
Directed by Marc David Pinate

“Los buquis (kids) from the ol’ neighborhood have front row seats to Nana’s Sunday Matador ritual, a girl who always wanted to be a dancer, a flash flood in all its glory, and other local folktales come to life through the magic of shadow puppetry. Experience, reminisce and celebrate the richness of Tucson’s Sonoran heritage.

Sonoran Shadows is a captivating shadow play based on Patricia Preciado Martin’s short stories and local folktales. This ritual of remembrance takes its form from the ancient Balinese shadow tradition still active today. Activities begin at sundown with a blessing by Aztec dancers, Xochilpilli Centeotl, followed by a brief pre-show discussion with author Patricia Preciado Martin. Also featuring two shadow plays by students from Borderlands Theater’s shadow theatre workshop in collaboration with Tucson High Drama Department. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks to this never before seen spectacle! Please help spread the word!”

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information:

Based Event ($10 Suggested Donation)

No one Turned Away for Lack of Funds – Pay What You Can

Friday, October 14th, 2016

sundown (6pm)

@ Armory Park Band Shell – 221 S. 6th Avenue

Saturday, October 15th, 20163

sundown (6pm)

@ Oury Center – 600 W. St. Mary’s Road 

from www.borderlandstheater.org