In 1775, founding father Hugo O'Conor authorized the construction of the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson. This fort protected the City from outside forces and allowed it to grow in its early stages. To celebrate, the Presidio will be hosting Tucson's birthday party celebration on its official 243rd birthday, August 20th. And they invite the public to join them.
Tucson's Birthday Party 2018
Festivities for Tucson's birthday party begin at 4:15 pm, when the Presidio unveils its new sign. Then, enjoy dinner at La Cocina Restaurant (201 N Court Ave) from 5 pm to 7:30 pm, when happy hour is in full effect. The restaurant offers a no-host bar as well as a taco bar for guests. Must be at least 21 with a valid ID to consume alcohol on the premises. Gertie & the TO Boyz perform live on-stage at the restaurant. Los Changuitos Feos perform as well. For dessert? How about a little free birthday cake created by La Cocina's very own pastry chef Nick Carson?
After dinner, head back to the Presidio for a free one hour tour. Beginning at 7:30 pm, museum historian Ken Scoville takes guests on a guided tour through the museum. Learn about our city's history as well as how the Presidio helped us become the thriving community it is today.
Pre-Birthday Party Celebration
Want to know even more about our city's history? The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum celebrates Tucson's birthday with a free party of their own on Sunday, August 19th. Beginning at noon, the Mayor presents an official birthday proclamation for the City of Tucson. Then, listen to Mariachi Innovacion and the Southern Comfort Blue Grass Band perform live. And, of course, there'll be birthday cake.
Give a warm "happy birthday" to the city at Tucson's birthday party. Enjoy birthday cake twice, if you'd like. And learn all about how our city evolved throughout the years. These events can be enjoyed by the entire family. So, don't miss out on the fun!