Facts and Factoids

“By The Numbers”  (The “Tucson Meet Yourself” Experience) based on 2012 datamonks

  • 100,000+ Curious and Respectful Attendees
  • 600 Dedicated Volunteers
  • 56 Authentic Cultural Food Vendors
  • 75 Community Groups/Exhibitors
  • 557 Folk Artists, Musicians, Dancers and Tradition Bearers
  • 45 Different Cultural Groups, Ethnicities and Nationalities Represented
  • $46,000 Direct cash payments to Artists (2015)
  • 40 “Green Stations” offering choice of Trash, Recycle, Compost
  • 8,000 lbs. of Food and Waste turned to Compost
  • $360,000 Cost to produce the festival
  • 100% Percentage of Members of Board of Directors who make a Financial Contribution
  • 35 Employed Seasonal Staff
  • 32% Share of Festival support that comes from Government
  • 80% of Festival Expenses are paid to local and small businesses/contractors
  • $350,000+ Amount raised by non-profit and cultural groups that sell at the festival
  • 0% Percentage of Sales that vendors/artists are required to share with TMY
  • 1,500 Number of Surveys collected from the audience at the festival (2012-2015)
  • 31% Percentage of attendees that said they were First-Timers to the event
  • 51% Percentage of attendees that said they belonged to minority or mixed-race group
  • 53% Percentage of attendees that said they were between 15-40 years old
  • 40% Percentage of attendees that said they planned to spend $15-$25 at the event
  • aquas_frescas65% Percentage of attendees that said “diversity,” “education,” and “building community” were the most valuable aspects of the festival