Tucson Meet Yourself is an annual celebration of the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona's and Northern Mexico's diverse ethnic and folk communities. Each October, the three-day event features hundreds of artisans, home cooks, dancers, musicians and special exhibits that celebrate and honor beauty in all its diverse, informal, and everyday forms.

Behind the Scenes


2016 Festival Celebrates Tucson as UNESCO City of Gastronomy

Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival has been celebrating the intersections of food and culture since its inception 43 years ago. This year it adds a special stadium—complete with bleachers—to showcase those connections … More...


Six Curious Food Questions from TMY Festival Attendees

Every year, at the end of each edition of Tucson Meet Yourself our staff solicits feedback from the public, participants and key stakeholders. This process is valued tremendously in our festival organization. We learn, we … More...


Foodways: How a Festival Whets the Appetite for Culture

Like anything else in this world, food can be complicated. There are multiple ways to look at the role of ethnic food in a public festival. Scholars have written about the danger (and promise) inherent to festivals, … More...

Tucson Meet Yourself: a Folklife Festival

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