The majority of our Festival takes place in Jacome Plaza: Plaza Stage, Young Artists Showcase (Wildflower Stage), Songwriting Competition, Children’s Show, Festival Store, Ballad Tree, Arts & Crafts and Food Vendors and the Beer Garden.
The street level entrance to the Joel D. Valdez Library is from Jácome Plaza. The plaza was constructed during the construction of the Library in 1989 on the site of the family owned and operated Jácome’s Department Store. The plaza and was officially designated Jácome Plaza in 2003.
Jacome Plaza is Downtown Tucson’s central plaza that is host to a number of annual events including Tucson Meet Yourself, Parade of Lights & Festival, Veterans Day Parade and several more. It is also home to the Outdoor Office concept which encourages Downtown office employees and patrons to work, meet, play or eat! The Outdoor Office features red bistro tables and chairs, FREE WiFi, a beautiful shaded area with flowers and large lit Mesquite trees and games like giant jenga, life-size chess, giant connect four, corn hole and ping pong. The Outdoor Office encourages Downtown employees to digress from the office atmosphere in a clean, safe and vibrant outdoor atmosphere. Jacome Plaza is located at 101 N. Stone Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701.
Located in the heart of the historic Presidio district of downtown Tucson and tucked inside the walls of Old Town Artisans you will find the beautiful courtyard restaurant that is La Cocina. Boasting al fresco dining, a rustic Cantina, and live music under the stars this gem certainly offers something for everyone.
The menu is an eclectic mix of Mexican food, sandwiches, salads, and other globally inspired items. Lunch is served daily, brunch takes place on Saturday and Sunday, and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday nights. You will even find a late night taco bar using an outdoor grill on the weekends.
Step inside the Cantina and you will find several Arizona craft beers on tap, a full bar, and house infused spirits. The bar staff mixes up creative twists on classic cocktails using fresh, house made ingredients. Their newest addition is The Dusty Monk Pub which is a European style pub featuring an extensive list of Belgian beer, a carefully curated whiskey list, and pub fare.
Both local and national acts are featured on the outdoor stage most nights of the week. Late night music focuses on high energy acts or DJ’s that guarantee you won’t be able to keep your feet still. Whether you are dining, drinking, or dancing La Cocina surely offers something for everyone! Be sure to join us the Friday night before the festival for our Festival Kick-Off! After setting up for the Festival on Friday, we all gather at La Cocina for great music, excellent food-and-drink and great conversatio! You never know who you might see jump onto the stage to perform! La Cocina and the Dusty Monk Pub are located at 201 N. Court Avenue.
Located one block east of Old Town Artisans, the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson Museum is a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775. Visitors travel back in time to learn about life as early Tucsonans would have lived it. Docent tours discuss life in the Santa Cruz Valley for early Native Americans, Presidio residents and Territorial Period settlers. See the archaeological remains of a pit house, walk along the original Presidio wall and experience a 150 year old classic Sonoran Row house. Presidio San Agustin del Tucson (Presidio Museum) is located at 196 N Court Avenue.