Friday, August 31, 2007

Noche de Luz at RAZ Restaurant, Aug. 31

RAZ patrons wrapped up Tucson's 232nd Birthday Celebration with living history presentations, music and dancing at a Noche de Luz party on August 31.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Fiesta de San Agustin, Aug. 25

Soldiers in period uniforms escort the statue of Tucson's Patron San Agustin in the procession from St. Augustine Cathedral to Armory Park for the Fiesta de San Agustin.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Celebrate Tucson Authors, Musicians and Filmmakers

All Bookman's locations are featuring special Tucson's Birthday displays featuring books, music, movies made in or about Tucson!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Thanks to Mrs. Bliznak's 6th Grade Class

We really enjoyed your e-mails with congratulations and suggestions for Tucson's 233rd Birthday next year. Yes, we should have a parade. Maybe your class can organize one at your school. That sounds like a great project!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Tucson Mementos and Memorabilia at Joel Valdez Main Library

The Joel Valdez Main Library's exhibit of Tucson Mementos and Memorabilia continues through August 31.

232nd Birthday Flag Ceremony at the Presidio Aug. 20

Representatives of the Tohono O'odham Nation participated in a ceremony raising five flags over the Presidio de San Agustin del Tucson. American, Spanish, Mexican, Confederate, State of Arizona flags were presented, as well as the flags of the Tohono O’odham and Pascua Yaqui nations. Also among the banners was a replica of the 28-star American flag brought by the Mormon Battalion and flown briefly over Tucson on December 16, 1846. Many in attendance wore period dress from the era in which the Presidio was active.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Kids Celebrate at the Children's Museum Aug. 19

Kids who visited the Tucson Children's Museum Aug. 19 celebrated Tucson's Birthday by making birthday cards and decorating cookies. Admission to the museum was free, too!

David Prouty Concert at Atria Bel Court Gardens Aug. 14

Residents of Atria Bel Court Gardens enjoy birthday cake and a piano concert by David Prouty.

Bear Essentials News at Golf 'n Stuff Aug. 19

Bear Essential News' Birthday Celebration for Tucson was at Golf-N-Stuff and was attended by many happy and appreciative families. Family fun was had by all with free golf, King Putt, Boomer Bear and loads of yummy birthday cake and prizes. Thanks to Golf-N-Stuff, Albertsons, Lisa Frank and all the Bear Essential News readers for making it a great birthday celebration!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Whatever Happened to the Santa Cruz River? Aug. 9

Gayle Hartmann of Tucson Presidio Trust lectured on the evolution of the Santa Cruz River beginning from the time of the earliest, native settlers.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

TIA wishing Tucson Happy Birthday

This just in- Tucson International Airport is planning to put "Happy Birthday Tucson - August 20, 1775" on the electronic signs throughout the airport terminal!

Monday, July 9, 2007


Well, all the kids are doing it, so, why not? If you and/or your organization are on MySpace, add the Birthday as your friend. And while you're on the Birthday MySpace, check out the cool videos of the bats flying out from under the Campbell Ave. bridge and a Mariachi jam session. Also, you'll hear Lalo Guerrero singing Cele Peterson's favorite song, "There's No Tortillas".


All my life, everywhere I’ve traveled, being from Tucson has opened doors for me. You’ve probably had the same experience. All over the world people know this is a special place. I believe our history, from ancient times to the present, has captured people’s imaginations. So much history! So many cultures!

But I believe what makes Tucson most special has been its unique sense of community. Our town is a warm and friendly place, where everybody knows everybody else. No matter how big we grow we want to preserve that.

As we continue to grow and develop, that quality of community depends on our commitment to sustaining and sharing our traditions, from our older residents to our younger ones, our long-time neighbors to our newer ones.

August is uniquely “our time.” Tucsonans are returning from their summer adventures, getting ready for school, preparing for our winter guests, and planning for our Fall season of social and community events.

August is also hot, but its sunsets are the most beautiful of the year, and the monsoon storms are more spectacular than a George Lucas movie.

Luckily, August gives us historic reasons to pull together, have fun and share our traditions as a community. August 20 is the anniversary of Tucson’s first historic document: The declaration of the Presidio de Tucson. And for generations our community held a month-long fiesta in August, in honor of Tucson’s patron saint, San Agustin.

So when people ask me, “Why don’t we celebrate in winter, sometime when the weather is nice and the winter visitors and students are here,” I have a ready answer. Our community’s ancestors were the kind of people who lived here in August without air-conditioning or trips to the beach. They had a lot of the same problems we have today, and they worked them out as a community. That’s what we’re celebrating.

We’re still here, and we’re still working together as a community. As much as I welcome growth in our town and our economy, I think it’s essential to maintain that sense of community that makes Tucson special. So I hope you will join me in celebrating our history, traditions and culture throughout the month of August, and throughout our community.

Happy Birthday!
Cele Peterson

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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Happy Birthday Tucson Graphics!

Download FREE Tucson's Birthday Graphics to make cool stuff like t-shirts, invitations, banners, posters, or even add illustrations to your website. Whatever you want, the possibilites are endless! Just make sure that they are used only in conjunction with messages, events or other activities which have some element celebrating Tucson's birthday in August.