The Tubac Art & Wine Fiesta continues a 62 year tradition of art events held in the Village of Tubac, located in Southern Arizona. Two main Festivals are held annually in this unique art colony – The internationally acclaimed Tubac Festival of Arts is the Southwest’s longest running arts festival, held each February in conjunction with the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show. In the Fall, visitors flock to the Village for the Art & Wine Fiesta celebrating the beginning of the Holiday shopping season.
Acres of green land and the gorgeous Santa Cruz River add the natural beauty to this location, while buildings dating back to the mid-18th century add a more modern yet interesting touch. The myriads of artwork on display around the village allows locals and visitors to get an insight into the history of this place, as well as being aesthetically pleasing to look at, it’s a great place for everybody to browse and shop, particularly if you are interested in American history. Many visitors find beautiful souvenirs and gifts which they can take back home to their family members and friends after their trip.
When visiting Tubac for the first time, people notice the beautiful trees which are on display almost everywhere you look. Cottonwood, acacia and mesquite trees are just a few of the varieties of plants which you will observe while you’re strolling through this village, and the fact that the fort was built on a chaparral is the reason for the abundance of plant life.
Within Arizona, Tubac is the only real artist’s colony which remains, making it very special and unique. Apart from those who have lived there for their entire lives, many painters, sculptors and artists are attracted to this village for obvious reasons. Boasting over 130 galleries, boutiques, plazas, specialty shops, a wine tasting room, and one-of-a-kind restaurants.
Festival highlights include more than 125 artists, wine tastings, food concessions, and live music – all located throughout the village roads and scenic plazas. Great for a day trip, but you may want to consider a stay at the beautiful Tubac Resort or one of many quaint Bed & Breakfasts located in the Village.