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Independence Day

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July 4, 2019


Western Heritage Festival

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November 22-24, 2019

Join the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation and Old Tucson in celebrating our roots with a Western Heritage Festival!
Catch us next year to start your holiday shopping and buy local from artists and other local vendors.
This fun and educational event is great for the whole family, so don’t miss out on this celebration of our Western Heritage.

Ted Walker Youth Day

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Come join us in 2019 the next time we hold this event!

Arizona Civil War Days

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Old Tucson and Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation are celebrating the 28th Annual Ted Walker Youth Day at Old Tucson!

This free educational event is open to public, private, charter and home school 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. Education components are aligned with the
Core Standards and are comprised of Western Living History presentations, educational shows and information stations provided by agencies such as Pima County Environmental Education,
Territory of the Arizona Buffalo Soldiers, Arizona Game and Fish and many more.

The North & South come together at Old Tucson, with encampments, battles and demonstrations, all weekend long!
See life in the Arizona Territory during the Civil War, and re-live the battle of Picacho Peak.
Old Tucson’s own Buck Helton will sing Civil War-era tunes in the Grand Palace both days!

Happy Birthday Arizona

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Celebrate Arizona’s 106th birthday all weekend long! Arizona residents enjoy Buy One/Get One admission, living history presentations, live entertainment, a petting zoo for the kids and a parade Saturday at Noon, and a Flag Ceremony at Noon on Sunday in Heritage Square.


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Join K-LOVE and the Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation in a day of celebration and music at Old Tucson! Four local church bands will be
performing throughout the day: Reach (Calvary Chapel), UCity Worship (University City), Vida Worship (Vida Nueva) and Identity Found (Calvary Fellowship).
Tickets are available online at, or at the gate!

Heritage Summer Camp 2019


Registration will open TBD

Kids ages 9 – 13 years old

The Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation hosted a series of specialty one and two-day summer camps at Old Tucson.
The camp offered local youth authentic, experiential, fun and educational programs about the lives of local peoples and cultures during the southern Arizona and northern Mexico Territorial period
of 1850-1912. Day campers from the Jewish Community Center, Northwest YMCA and Jacob YMCA attended this unique specialty summer camp.

Workshops include discussion and hands-on activities related to the history and heritage of the cultures that have influenced the
Arizona-Sonora region as well as the origins and evolution of area industries such as farming and mining and their impacts on the region’s growth.

School Field Trips

Anytime: Schedule with Old Tucson Even Staff

Our programs meet the Arizona Academic Standards for Social Studies; Customized programs for students’ age group; Western historians, re-enactments and hands-on activities;
“hands on” approach to learning and experiencing the West. These programs take place at Old Tucson. Please consult the Old Tucson website for hours, cost and other information.

Here are a few of the programs available through Old Tucson. For more information contact the staff at Old Tucson.

Life of a Miner: A look at Arizona mining and minerals.

Mountain Men: Fur Trapping in the 1800’s.

Adobe Brick Making: Building techniques used by the Tohono O’odham tribe.

Behind the Scenes: Sound, Lights & Special Effects.

Arizona Sonora Western Heritage Foundation also offers visitors the opportunity to interact with regularly scheduled educational and entertaining programs,
displays and interactive installations. You’ll witness re-enactments of movie gunfights, old-west saloon shows, comedy and more as you enjoy a slice of life in the Sonoran Desert
as it existed when the southwest was settled. For hours and prices, visit the Old Tucson website.


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