Friday, March 31 | 5:30pm – 9:30pm (Songwriting Competition Finals and Headliner at Plaza Stage)
Saturday, April 1 | 12pm – 9:30pm
Sunday, April 2 | 11:30am – 8:30pm
- Friday night, the festival kick off with our annual songwriting competition at the Jacome Plaza Stage followed by an evening performance by a National Headliner.
- Saturday and Sunday, the festival occupies 3 city blocks and Jacomé Plaza, in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson AZ 85701 (Get Directions).
- Plaza Stage at Jácome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson AZ 85701
- Wildflower Stage at Jácome Plaza, 101 N. Stone Ave., Tucson AZ 85701
- North Church Stage at North Church Avenue just north of Alameda/Church intersection
- Presidio Museum Stage at Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum, 196 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
- Court Stage at 200 N Court Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 (Near Court Ave and Washington St)
- Roy Place Stage at 44 N. Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 (Indoor Stage Near Stone Ave and Pennington St). Supported by Startup Tucson and FORGE
Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE event. Please consider making a donation of any amount at the festival entry points, in donation boxes throughout the grounds, or buckets carried by volunteers at performance stages. Everything helps. You can also make online donation to our non-profit organization here.
Tucson Folk Festival sells water, sodas, t-shirts, and merchandise during the festival to raise funds. All proceeds feed back into the festival and the costs of its production. Help keep the festival free!
PUBLIC TRANSIT: Public Transit is still no cost for the 2023 Festival Dates.
- SUN TRAN offers public transportation to Downtown Tucson. SunTran’s Ronstadt Transit Center is just two blocks southeast of Jacomé Plaza.
- SUNLINK STREET CAR: The “Church and Congress” stop gets you the closest to the festival.
- SUN VAN ADA-accessible transport.
Lots of bike racks downtown!
Metered street parking is free on evenings (after 5pm) and weekends.
From the I-10, we recommend exiting on St Mary’s Street and heading East. Turn Right (South) on Church and bear left (East) on Franklin, and turn South on Stone Ave. Public Works Garage and the Main Library Garage are both just West of Stone on Alameda, and Pima County El Presidio Garage is about .2 miles.
- None that impact Downtown access
These three garages are all offering special extended weekend hours and day rates for the festival.
- Public Works Garage – 50 W Alameda, (520) 724-8200, Open 9 AM until 11 PM each day, $5 per day (500 parking spaces)
- El Presidio Garage – 160 W Alameda, (520) 724-8200, Open 9 AM to 11 PM each day, $5 per day (500 parking spaces)
- Main Library Garage – 45 W Alameda St,, (520) 791-5071, Open 9 AM to 11 PM each day, $5 per day (266 parking spaces)
Additional Parking Within 10 minutes Walking:
• Franklin Parking Lot:
50 W Franklin St, (Franklin St and Stone Ave), Open 24 hr, Free on Weekends
• Wells Fargo Garage (ABM Parking):
35 E. Alameda St. (East of N. Stone Ave.), Open 24 hr
• Alameda/Scott Lot:
86 W. Alameda St., at N. Scott Ave., Open 24 hr, $5.00
• Pennington Street Garage:
110 E. Pennington Street, (520) 791-5071, Open 24 hr, $5.00
• Old Pueblo Parking Garage:
51 E. Congress Street, (520) 622-5544, Open Sat to 3 am, Sun to 12 am, $7.00
• Pueblo Parking Lot:
63 E. Congress Street, (520) 623-3191, Open Sat to 3 am, Sun to 12 am, $6.00
• El Charro Lot:
W Council St. between N. Court and N. Church (across from El Charro restaurant), Open 24 hr, $5.00
• Stone/Council Lot:
241 N. Stone St., Open 24 hr, $5.00
• La Placita Garage:
211 S Church Ave (entrance from Jackson, between Church/Stone), $10 maximum day rate
• City/State Garage:
498 W Congress Ave (Structure # 5 right underneath the Presidio District icon on this map.
• Tucson Convention Center Parking Lots A, B & C
ALCOHOL: Tucson Folk Festival has three designated beverage areas where alcohol is permitted: Plaza Stage / Food Vendor area at Jacomé Plaza, North Church Stage, and Presidio Museum Stage. No outside alcohol is permitted inside the festival grounds. Alcohol sales directly support the presentation of the free Tucson Folk Festival.
DOGS: Dogs are allowed at Tucson Folk Festival, but the festival can get busy and it is often hot. We ask dog owners to exercise common sense and courtesy. Consider your dog’s comfort–and that of other’s–first.
EMERGENCIES: Tucson Police Department officers are dispatched throughout the Festival area. Approach Festival volunteers or staff (identifiable by their TFF T-shirts) for assistance. In case of an emergency call 911.
FREE SPEECH: The Festival takes place in public plazas and streets, free of charge. Therefore anyone can exercise their First Amendment right to free speech at our festival site; however, petitioners must remain outside of stage and vendor areas and per City of Tucson ordinance, it is required that petitioners or free speech individuals or groups move about the area instead of remaining stationary. These petitioners are not endorsed by Tucson Folk Festival or its parent organization, Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association. Proselytizing, haggling, soliciting business, or engaging in disrespectful noise-making activity that disrupts neighbors, stages, or Festival audiences will not be tolerated. If you observe any such disruptions, please approach Festival volunteers or staff for assistance.