2017 Festival in the works!

As the weather starts to warm up in the Old Pueblo of Tucson, the gears start turning to plan for the beloved “festival of festivals” — this year marks the 44th edition of Tucson Meet Yourself! At the moment we are preparing for a significant change in the festival’s footprint: Due to renovation work being […]

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 front and center. The City of Gastronomy Kitchen Stadium and Exhibit will highlight Tucson’s recent designation as a UNESCO City of Gastronomy featuring […]

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 reflect, we apologize, we explain, we adjust and we try to do better. Sometimes, the questions and the answers are […]