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Century of Tucson Party
November 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us as we celebrate these amazing Tucson organizations reaching milestone anniversaries!
Hotel Congress: 100 years
Rialto Theatre: 99 years
Tucson Symphony Orchestra: 90 years
Arizona Public Media: 60 years
We’ll have tons of fun for the whole family, including:
Amazing music all day, including three sets by Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s renowned brass quintet, mariachi performances, and more on the Hotel Congress Plaza stage.
Pop-up history museum by Hotel Congress & Arizona History Museum
Guided historical tours around downtown Tucson
An intimate sit-down with Richard and Shana Oseran on the Hotel Congress Plaza
Arizona Illustrated theatre experience in Club Congress featuring the premiere of their latest piece, 24 Hours at Hotel Congress
Tucson’s largest birthday cake
The highly anticipated closure of our time capsule
Drink & food specials all day long
Arizona Public Media and Local First team up to create a special kid-centric roadshow vendor fair in front of Maynards Market & Kitchen. Explore local companies offering products and experiences just for the kids. Visit the PBS kids corner for your chance to meet Clifford the Big Red Dog and everyone’s favorite feline, Daniel Tiger! Enjoy a patio jam session from Rich Hopkins and the Luminarios on the back patio at Maynards!
We’re also excited to pass the 100-year torch to our friends across the street, Rialto Theatre!
The Rialto Theatre launches its 100-year anniversary celebration with the return of El Cine Plaza on this day. From 1971-1973 and from 1978-1984, Rialto Theatre ran as a Spanish language movie house and is now revisiting that time with this free, family-friendly event. Visit the theatre starting at noon for multiple short films, full-length feature screenings, and a musical performance by Sergio Mendoza!
Don’t miss this milestone celebration of these four organizations that have made Tucson a great place to live and that continue to engage and nurture the Tucson community.