Fiesta Sahuarita Named an Official Arizona Centennial Event

Posted on by az100

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fiesta Sahuarita, to be held on September 24, 2011, has been named an Official Arizona Centennial Event by the Arizona Centennial Commission.

The Centennial is Arizona’s 100th birthday, which takes place on February 14, 2012. The goal of the Arizona Centennial is to inspire all Arizonans to appreciate and celebrate our state’s rich past, celebrate the present, and together, create a vibrant and sustainable future.

As an Official Arizona Centennial Event, Fiesta Sahuarita will celebrate the Town’s 17th birthday and the State of Arizona’s 100th birthday at Anamax Park. The Fiesta will include artifacts from southern Arizona’s history including a carriage used in the John Wayne movie “McLintock” filmed at Old Tucson Studios, Tucson Electric Power’s  first line wagon from  the 1880’s, Buffalo Soldier saddles and gear, and the U.S. flag presented to the City of Tucson by President Taft in 1912.

On September 24, other Fiesta activities include live music, 5K run and 1 mile fun walk, inflatables, games for kids, food vendors, and other special surprises.  The run and walk will take place early in the morning. Fiesta Sahuarita runs from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Anamax Park, 17501 S. Camino de las Quintas.

Over 40 vendors have signed up, with less than 20 vendor spots remaining. To secure a vendor spot, contact Sahuarita Parks and Recreation Department at 445-7850, or our Fiesta Sahuarita page.

Centennial Events are already underway and will continue to be held through December 2012. Arizona’s centennial is being celebrated primarily through the execution of special events and projects that honor our state in both fun and meaningful ways. The Centennial Commission has put together an ambitious list of special events and projects going on throughout the state to commemorate the centennial. For a list, visit the Arizona Centennial site.


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