Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Wear a Guayabera to celebrate Tucson's 233rd!

Why not treat yourself to a Guayabera for Tucson’s Birthday?
It's the the favorite attire of Tucson's Birthday celebrants! If you can't find one at your favorite store, try one of Tucson's many great vintage and resale shops.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Monday, June 23, 2008

We're under way for 2008!

Check out the Birthday's new website and see how much fun is already in store! And check back often because we'll keep adding events from now through the month of August. There will be something for all ages, and almost every interest. Have fun with that search feature. Soon you'll even be able to search by zip code.

While you're at the site, add an event of your own at the link "My Event". Click on the "Resources" page to get some ideas about how to make it special.

The "Graphics" page has a whole collection of Birthday art you can use to spruce up your invitations, flyers, posters and party decor. Or you can make an iron-on decal for a t-shirt.

Last year’s celebration featured more than 100 events and exhibits all over town. And they kept Tucson’s bakeries busy with orders for birthday cakes.

Tucson’s month-long birthday celebration was conceived in 2006 by Cele Peterson, who co-chairs the 2008 event with Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, President of Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson. The Birthday celebrates the contributions of many cultures and interests, as well as the environmental features and institutions that have made Tucson unique.

Tucson has a long history of celebrating both the saint’s day of its patron St. Augustine (San Agustin), for whom its cathedral is named, and the anniversary of the founding of the Presidio de Tucson on August 20, 1775.