The Tucson Folk Festival is a FREE, annual two-day event celebrating American folk music traditions and all the wonderful variations, including Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Jazz, Celtic, Zydeco, and various styles of Latin and Mexican music! This family-friendly festival is held in some of the most historic sections of Downtown Tucson including El Presidio Park, La Cocina Restaurant and the Presidio Museum. Featuring five stages of acoustic music and 120 performers, the festival entertains a diverse audience of over 10,000 fans coming from all over southern Arizona and across the nation each year. This two-day event also features a wide variety of food and craft vendors, a beer garden, interactive music workshops, a Childrens Program, Young Artist Stage for youth under 18, a Ballad Tree for future songwriters (Open Mic), and the Stefan George Songwriting Competition. Over 150 volunteers contribute annually to the success of this festival.
FREE to the public since its beginning in 1986, the Festival is held in the first weekend of May, and is one of the loveliest events on the Tucson calendar.