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January 11, 2020

6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival

  6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival Presented by HSL Properties TUCSON, AZ – The 6th annual TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL has been announced with some of the biggest names in jazz arriving to perform on stages all over the city. The 11-day TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL January 10-20, 2020, is presented by HSL PROPERTIES and features headliners […]

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January 10, 2020

2020 Dillinger Days

2020 Dillinger Days Dillinger Days Speakeasy WHEN: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm WHERE: Hotel Congress, 311 East Congress Street, Tucson, Arizona 85701 WHO: Ages 21 and older COST: Tickets are $45 each Dillinger Days weekend begins with the Dillinger Speakeasy, an exclusive Hotel Congress experience to travel back to the 1930s. Celebrate the first night of Dillinger Day’s weekend with tastings […]

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January 11, 2020

6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival

  6th Annual Tucson Jazz Festival Presented by HSL Properties TUCSON, AZ – The 6th annual TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL has been announced with some of the biggest names in jazz arriving to perform on stages all over the city. The 11-day TUCSON JAZZ FESTIVAL January 10-20, 2020, is presented by HSL PROPERTIES and features headliners […]

December 19, 2019

Final holiday movie of the season in Downtown Tucson

  This Friday Wraps Up Outdoor Holiday Movie Series Downtown , ‘Friday Food, Fun and Flix’ DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, December 19, 2019 – The Friday Food, Fun and Flix holiday movie series lit up the big screen on Fridays this December with a series of family-friendly flicks downtown. Families flocked to the events, which features […]

December 16, 2019

10th Annual Downtown Window Decorating Competition

  Vote for your favorite holiday window display Downtown Businesses Compete in the Holiday Window Decorating Competition DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, December 16, 2019 – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Tucson! Downtown businesses are decorating their storefront windows for the holidays, vying for the distinction of best dressed window. Grand prize […]

December 10, 2019

Free Outdoor Holiday Movie Series Downtown, ‘Friday Food, Fun and Flix’

  Free Outdoor Holiday Movie Series Downtown, ‘Friday Food, Fun and Flix’ DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, December 10, 2019 – The Friday Food, Fun and Flix holiday movie series lit up the big screen on Friday to kick off a series of family-friendly flicks downtown. Families flocked to the event, which features a gigantic screen in […]

November 29, 2019

Downtown Tucson Small Business Saturday: Shop small & give the gift of downtown

  Shop small & give the gift of downtown Downtown merchants launch holiday season with Small Business Saturday DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, November 29, 2019 – Headed downtown for the 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival on Saturday? Come early, ride the streetcar for free, and grab some great deals from local merchants as part […]

November 27, 2019

Entertainment Lineup for the Mister Car Wash 25th Annual Parade of Lights

  A multicultural celebration of music, culture and light! Don’t miss the Mister Car Wash 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival on November 30 DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, November 26, 2019 – Celebrate the holidays Tucson-style at the 25th Annual Parade of Lights & Festival, a colorful, multicultural display of lights, music and creativity sure […]

November 27, 2019

Free Streetcar Rides on Small Business Saturday, November 30th

Free Streetcar Rides on Small Business Saturday, November 30th Ride Sun Link and shop local in Tucson districts   Tucson, AZ, November 27, 2019, Press Release via Sun Tran – This Saturday, November 30th, holiday shoppers can take part in Small Business Saturday and ride the streetcar for free all day. The free streetcar service begins at 8 […]

November 5, 2019

25th Annual Parade of Lights shines with help from Mister Car Wash

  25th Annual Parade of Lights shines with help from Mister Car Wash DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, November 5, 2019 – Downtown Tucson will become the sparkling heart of the city on November 30 as the 25th Annual Parade of Lights kicks off five weeks of holiday festivities. Mister Car Wash, this year’s title sponsor, is generously supporting the […]

October 29, 2019

Downtown Tucson Partnership shares accomplishments, goals in just-released FY 18/19 Annual Report

    Downtown Tucson Partnership shares accomplishments, goals in just-released FY 18/19 Annual Report. DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, October 29, 2019 – Jácome Plaza is humming with activity, colorful planters beautify the streets, and hundreds of special events are making Downtown Tucson a place people want to live, work and play, according to Downtown Tucson Partnership’s new FY […]

October 14, 2019

Parade of Lights Celebrates 25th Anniversary

  Parade of Lights Celebrates 25th Anniversary Apply by November 8 to participate in this year’s event! DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, October, 14, 2019 – Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season by walking, riding, pedaling or even dancing your way through downtown as the annual Parade of Lights – with a new title sponsor, Mister Car […]

September 30, 2019

Record attendance projected for 2019 TENWEST Impact Festival

  Attendees encouraged to “discover their role” in the Tucson community through ten days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences from national experts and local heroes. September 20, 2019 (Tucson, Arizona) via Storyteller PR — Startup Tucson’s TENWEST Impact Festival returns October 11-20, with ten days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences from national experts […]

September 18, 2019

Healthy Feet on the Street

  Healthy Feet on the Street New wellness program helps downtown staff put best foot forward Downtown Tucson, AZ – Keeping downtown Tucson clean, safe and well-maintained requires a lot of boots on the ground. That’s why Downtown Tucson Partnership has partnered with El Rio Community Health to launch a new staff wellness program, Healthy […]

August 19, 2019

First Annual Sonoran Restaurant Week Features Several Downtown Favorites

  Savor meals from local restaurants during inaugural Sonoran Restaurant Week: A Celebration of Tucson City of Gastronomy — supporting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Via Laura Reese, Storyteller Public Relations – July 30, 2019 (TUCSON, AZ) – This September, Tucson-area restaurants come together for the first annual Sonoran Restaurant Week: A Celebration […]

July 23, 2019

Sun Link 5-year Anniversary Celebration, July 27th

  Sun Link 5-year Anniversary Celebration, July 27th Free rides all day and events along streetcar route TUCSON, Ariz. – The Sun Link streetcar celebrates its 5th Anniversary! On Saturday, July 27th, Sun Link will mark the milestone with free rides from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., sponsored by Rio Nuevo, and special events within the Districts along the streetcar route. All events are open to the […]

July 16, 2019

Brings Coworking Launches in Tucson’s Historic Brings Building

  Brings Coworking Launches in Tucson’s Historic Brings Building The brand new Brings Coworking, above the Owl’s Club bar in Downtown’s Armory Park neighborhood, combines Tucson charm with modern office amenities. The coworking space repurposed the second floor of the Historic Brings Building, which now hosts Tucson professionals in private offices and open-plan resident desks. […]

July 11, 2019

Downtown Desert Deals Are Here!

  Downtown Desert Deals Downtown Businesses Offering Deals and Specials for the Summer Season Downtown Tucson, AZ, July 11, 2019 – Looking for summer savings? We got you. Downtown Desert Deals are back for the summer, brought to you by the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Over 35 businesses including restaurants, bars, shops, entertainment venues, museums and […]

June 25, 2019

Rio Nuevo Accepts Priority List For $65M in TCC Improvements

  Rio Nuevo Accepts Priority List For $65M in TCC Improvements Via Rio Nuevo, June 25, 2019 – The Rio Nuevo board unanimously accepted a list of priorities for a $65 million renovation plan for the Tucson Convention Center. The package of improvements, upgrades and additions throughout the Convention Center campus includes work on the […]

June 12, 2019

American Flags to Grace Downtown Tucson Streets

  American Flags to Grace Downtown Tucson Streets DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, June 12, 2019 – Downtown Tucson streets will be lined with American flags this summer. Over 40 American flags will adorn light poles along popular Downtown corridors including Stone Avenue, 6th Avenue, Church Avenue and Pennington Street. Local non-profit, Flags for the Flagless (FFF), […]

May 13, 2019

Construction Commences on Tucson Convention Center Hotel: A DoubleTree by Hilton

  Caliber and Ryan Companies Us, Inc. Break Ground on Opportunity Zone Project Construction Commences on Tucson Convention Center Hotel: A DoubleTree by Hilton TUCSON (May 13, 2019) — Caliber –The Wealth Development Company, Rio Nuevo, The City of Tucson, Ryan Companies US, Inc., and the Barrio Viejo Neighborhood gathered today to break ground on […]

April 22, 2019

New Trees Planted Downtown in Celebration of Earth Day

  New Trees Planted Downtown in Celebration of Earth Day Tucson Clean and Beautiful, City of Tucson and the Downtown Tucson Partnership Come Together to Plant Trees DOWNTOWN TUCSON, April 22, 2019 – In celebration of Earth Day, seven new trees will be planted in the downtown core made possible through the combined efforts of […]

April 17, 2019

Agave Heritage Festival 2019

  TUCSON, Ariz., (via Hotel Congress)— From the Tucson Basin, home to the succulent plants used to create tequila, bacanora, mezcal, pulque, and rich culinary and cultural arts traditions dating back 8,000 years, comes the 11th annual Agave Heritage Festival, with over 10 days of colorful and flavorful events from April 23rd to May 5th. […]

April 10, 2019

FSL Plans Grand Opening of Marist on Cathedral Square on April 11

  FSL Plans Grand Opening of Marist on Cathedral Square on April 11 Tucson, Ariz. (April 3, 2019) – FSL is holding a grand opening for the new Marist on Cathedral Square on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. The new affordable senior living apartments are located at 111 S. and 235 S. Church Ave. […]

April 4, 2019

Meet Me at Maynards Celebrates 10th Birthday!

  Meet Me at Maynards Celebrates 10th Birthday with music/more music/walk/run/games/food/ musical after-party! TUCSON, AZ (March 27, 2019) – Get Out! And head downtown to join in the celebration for Meet Me at Maynards’ (MMM) 10th birthday party, Monday, April 15, title sponsored by HealthOn, powered by TMC Healthcare and El Rio Health. The birthday […]

March 27, 2019

Downtown Tucson Partnership Annual Report FY 17-18

A Message from Kathleen Eriksen, President and CEO of the Downtown Tucson Partnership: FY 17/18 was a landmark year for the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Significant changes can be seen everywhere. From the remarkable transformation of Jacome Plaza and a dramatic decrease in chronic street homelessness, to the impressive holiday décor and building illumination program. This […]

March 19, 2019

Old Pueblo Poems Literary Competition to Announce Winners on the 1st Day of Spring

  Old Pueblo Poems Literary Competition to Announce Winners on the 1st Day of Spring The Mayor and Tucson’s Poet Laureate to Recognize Winners this Thursday DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, March 19, 2019 – The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) and U of A Poetry Center are pleased to announce the winners of the 1st Annual Old […]

March 16, 2019

Arizona Theatre Company’s ‘American Mariachi’ is impossible not to love

February 20, 2019

The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities Report – Now Available!

  Second Edition of The Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities Report Released by IDA Downtown Tucson included in economic and community impact analysis of 24 downtowns across the nation DOWNTOWN TUCSON, AZ, February 20, 2019 –The International Downtown Association (IDA) has released the Value of U.S. Downtowns and Center Cities: Second Edition report. […]

February 5, 2019

Old Pueblo Poems, Literary Contest Now Open

  February 5, 2019, Downtown Tucson, AZ – Calling all creatives, writers, and aspiring poets from the Old Pueblo and beyond! The Downtown Tucson Partnership together with the University of Arizona Poetry Center are proud to announce the 1st annual Old Pueblo Poems literary competition. Twenty winning haiku poems will be chosen to be featured […]

December 5, 2018

Downtown advocates to help homeless find jobs and housing

  Downtown advocates to help homeless find jobs and housing Savanah Modesitt, Special to Tucson Local Media Caroline Shive has experienced homelessness herself, so she had a special passion for helping other people living on the streets find shelter. As Old Pueblo Community Services’ community engagement specialist, Shive’s helped 84 homeless individuals find homes. She […]

November 29, 2018

BENNUVAL! Celebrates the Spirit of Human Curiosity

  Eric Swedlund, UA College of Humanities – Nov. 14, 2018   As OSIRIS-REx approaches the asteroid Bennu, a family-friendly variety show explores how space unites science and the humanities. The night sky has always captivated humankind. To ancient peoples, celestial bodies were the gods and goddesses, and their movements became the myths that told […]

November 20, 2018

Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Lights Up Black Friday!

  Desert Nights Downtown Lights Begins November 23rd – Black Friday w/ Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony Tucson, AZ, November 20, 2018 – Downtown Tucson is turning on the lights this holiday season with Desert Nights Downtown Lights, powered by Pima County. This five-week long celebration kicks off with a retooled Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony! The […]

November 1, 2018

IDA Presents Pinnacle Award Recognizing DTP Connects Program

  IDA Presents Pinnacle Award Recognizing DTP Connects Program Downtown Tucson, AZ, November 1, 2018 – The International Downtown Association (IDA) recognized Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) with the Pinnacle Award, the industry’s highest honor, for the DTP Connects homeless outreach program. This award recognizes improvements to urban centers by dedicated organizations from around the globe, […]

October 4, 2018

DTP Encouraging Downtown Property Owners to Illuminate their Building for the Holidays

  Downtown Building Illumination Program Downtown Tucson, AZ – The holidays may seem far away, but they are just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about holiday decorations for Downtown Tucson. The Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) is here to make it streamlined and economical for private property owners in Downtown Tucson […]

September 27, 2018

Downtown Series to Focus on Music, Identity, Place

  Downtown Series to Focus on Music, Identity, Place This year’s free Downtown Series at the Fox Theatre will examine how humans have used music to connect, communicate, examine our surroundings and express our multifaceted identities.   By Lori Harwood, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences The Downtown Series returns to Tucson in October, as the University […]

September 23, 2018

Arizona Theatre Company’s 2018/2019 Season

  Arizona Theatre Company’s 2018/2019 Season Reflects Influence, Impact of First David Ivers-Shaped Lineup Season’s Theme, “Scene in America,” Resonates in Each of the 6 Plays Downtown Tucson, AZ – Arizona Theatre Company (David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is excited to announce the six shows selected for the 2018/2019 season, ATC’s 52nd, […]

September 20, 2018

Supervisors clear $50K supplemental contribution to improvement district

  Supervisors clear $50K supplemental contribution to improvement district Downtown Tucson, AZ – The Board of Supervisors today voted unanimously to use $50,000 from the Contingency Fund to supplement the County’s contribution to the Downtown Tucson Partnership in order to increase lighting downtown. The Board in July set aside $180,000 as the County’s DTP payment […]

September 1, 2018

Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Fall Exhibition

  Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) Fall Exhibition Downtown Tucson, AZ – The Museum of Contemporary Art Tucson (MOCA Tucson) is pleased to present Blessed Be: Mysticism, Spirituality, and the Occult in Contemporary Art, a curated exhibition by Ginger Shulick Porcella exploring religion, ritual, cult mentality, and the human impulse to belong and participate, as […]

August 30, 2018

Zipcar Has Arrived in Downtown Tucson

  City of Tucson’s Park Tucson Announces Car Share Program The City of Tucson and Park Tucson are partnering with Zipcar to bring car-sharing to Downtown Tucson for the first time through a one-year pilot program. One Zipcar vehicle, which is now available for use, will be parked in a designated parking space in front […]

August 23, 2018

HOCO Fest 2018

  HOCO Fest 2018 Tucson, Arizona, April 10, 2017 – A rising cultural hub and longtime artistic oasis, Tucson, Arizona’s historic Hotel Congress is once again hosting the annual HOCO Fest, a distinctively curated festival combining tastemaking musical acts, Tucson’s best venues and locations, and the vibrant, inspiring spirit of the desert community. HOCO Fest strives to encapsulate more than just the typical music […]

August 5, 2018

Downtown’s First Beer Hall to Open on Congress Street

  Ten55 Brewing & Sausage House will open to the public on August 11 Downtown Tucson, AZ — After years of dreaming and planning, Ten55 Brewing Company co-owners Chris Squires and John Paul Vyborny will open downtown Tucson’s first traditional beer hall on August 11. Ten55 Brewing & Sausage House will serve Ten55’s full line of […]

July 24, 2018

Downtown Tucson Partnership Launches INFO on the GO

  Downtown Tucson Partnership Launches INFO on the GO Downtown Tucson, AZ, July 24, 2018 – Downtown Tucson Partnership is welcoming visitors in a whole new way with the mobile visitor center, INFO on the GO! INFO on the GO is a motorized bicycle scheduled to be stationed at events, high foot traffic areas, and public spaces throughout Downtown Tucson this […]

July 20, 2018

Hexagon opens new mining headquarters in Tucson, Arizona

  Office to showcase rich possibilities of a smarter, safer, fully connected mine DOWNTOWN TUCSON, ARIZONA, JULY 12, 2018 – Hexagon‘s Mining division has opened its North American headquarters in the emerging technology hub of downtown Tucson, Arizona. The move from the city’s outskirts to the newly built and designed Hexagon building at City Park, 40 East Congress Street, heralds a […]

July 11, 2018

Downtown Desert Deals

  Downtown Desert Deals Downtown Tucson, AZ, July 12, 2018 – The monsoon season isn’t the only thing taking Tucson by storm this summer, so are the deals Downtown! Downtown Desert Deals are here for the summer, brought to you by Downtown Tucson merchants and promoted by the Downtown Tucson Partnership. Over 35 businesses including […]

July 5, 2018

Tucson Museum of Art’s Arizona Biennial 2018

  Arizona Biennial 2018: Contemporary Art from 70 Artists from Across State  Juried Competition Features 84 New Works Downtown Tucson, Arizona July 5, 2018) – Tucson Museum of Art’s (TMA) Arizona Biennial 2018 kicks off [today], July 5, 2018, with an opening reception 5pm-8pm, and runs through September 16, 2018.  First organized in 1948, the Biennial […]

June 26, 2018

Downtown Tucson Development Report – Summer 2018

Downtown Tucson Development Report – Summer 2018 Downtown Tucson, AZ, June 26, 2018 – The Downtown Tucson Development Report – Summer 2018 is now available! The report tracks development activity over the last 16 months and provides details about construction projects as well as new businesses. Inside, you’ll find impressive statistics in the “Development At […]

June 13, 2018

American flags grace Downtown Tucson streets

  American flags grace Downtown Tucson streets Downtown Tucson, AZ, June 13, 2018 – Downtown Tucson streets will be lined with American flags this summer. American flags will adorn light poles along two popular Downtown corridors, Stone Avenue and 6th Avenue. Local non-profit, Flags for the Flagless (FFF), has donated 30 American flags to commemorate […]

May 23, 2018

Series 19 brings Arizona liquor galore to downtown Tucson

  Series 19 brings Arizona liquor galore to downtown Tucson By Matt Russell, Special to Tucson Local Media What do 12 whiskeys, 10 gins, 10 rums, seven vodkas, three cactus fruit spirits, two agaves, a brandy and an apple pie liqueur all have in common? The answer is easy if you’re at Series 19. They’re […]

May 16, 2018

Chef Dee Buizer of Senae Thai Bistro Recognized by Thai Government

Tucson Chef receives prestigious “Thai Select” award for Thai cuisine Chef Dee Buizer is one of 32 Thai Select chefs worldwide chosen by the Government of Thailand By Jamie Verwys Tucson, Arizona – Tucson chef Amonwadee “Dee” Buizer, owner and chef of Senae Thai Bistro, is one of 32 chefs around the world invited by […]

May 9, 2018

MSA Annex Now Open in the Mercado District

  New shopping market made of shipping containers opens Friday at Mercado By Johanna Willett of This Is Tucson The Mercado district west of Interstate 10 will double in size this weekend when the long-awaited MSA Annex opens.  It’s a shopping center made of shipping containers that will host 13 local businesses just south of the original Mercado […]

May 5, 2018

Tucson’s tourism rebound continues