Happy Birthday Tucson



“Celebrate Tucson’s official birthday “with a bang”!
At the Presidio Museum, 196 N. Court Ave.  Friday, August 19th.
Gates open at 5:30 pm.Event starts at 6:00.
Presented by the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission
and sponsored by

FREE! Bring the family for this family-friendly food tasting to celebrate Tucson’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy. Enjoy samples of cuisine representing 4,000 years of food in the Sonoran Desert.

Cannon fire by the Presidio Garrison!
Live music from Los Changuitos Feos!
Arizona’s historic flags posted by the Presidio Garrison and friends!
Free birthday cake sponsored by Long Realty!
The Sonoran Mexican Cuisine Food Truck On Site

The Presidio Museum is also FREE TO THE PUBLIC ALL DAY on AUGUST 20th – Tucson’s actual birthday.”


  1. Mayor Jonathan Rothschild spoke of Tucson’s new designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and pointed out the various food sampling booths at tonight’s birthday celebration. Supervisor Richard Elias mentioned his 7th generation family history and traditions that make up Tucson. In the beginning Linda Mayro of the Pima County Office of Conservation & Sustainability said that this is no longer a birthday celebration (241) but a “cultural convergence”. As usual Hugo O’Conor’s 8/20/1775 letter proclaiming the establishment of the Tucson Presidio was read in Spanish/English, and the various flags (7) which have been flown over Tucson were recognized and displayed. Happy Birthday Tucson, tomorrow. Retiring JP Carmen Dolny present tonight as well, as she is one of the Las Donas de los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson.

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