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2014 Festival Dates
Polkas and Bread announcement
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.

Upcoming Events

festive big heads

Help TMY make distinctive "capgrossos" or "cabezudos" for the 2014 festival at our Festive Big Heads Workshop. Join TMY on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in April and learn techniques of large-scale paper mache and … More...


  Join TMY on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 11am to 3pm for Polkas and Bread --a micro-festival experience of cultural fusion. Suggested donation: $5 Location: Whistle Stop Depot (127 W. 5th Street, Tucson, … More...

Highlights from Borderlore

Women Playing Toka

The mesquite tree, made pliable by winter rains, is a necessary and timely tool for the women of the Tohono O’odham Nation. Now is the time for fashioning usiga sticks from mesquite branches, for play in the Nation’s ancient … More...

Behind the Scenes: Notes


Every year, Tucson Meet Yourself devotes resources to evaluating the festival. We are interested in gathering data around 3 fundamental questions: What are we doing right; What needs improvement; What best practices … More...

Tucson Meet Yourself: a Folklife   Festival