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.

Faces of the Festival

Andi: Growing Farmer

When I first came to Tucson almost four years ago I started harvesting for the Breckenfeld Family south of town, on Valencia. A good family. They have taken me under their wing and helped me grow to be the farmer that I hope … [Read More...]

Nelda: Home Cooking

Today we’re going to be doing a cooking demonstration here at the festival, Tucson Meet Yourself. The dish we’re going to be cooking is ejotes and nopales en chile colorado which is a traditional dish that my great … [Read More...]

Liang: Showing Culture

I think this is a very open community to me. I started learning traditional Chinese dance at 5 years old. I’ve been practicing for more than 10 years and I just moved here and I want to continue it. I want to show my culture … [Read More...]

Behind the Scenes

Visiting Guest Performers Bring New Energy and Opportunities to TMY

Aside from expanding and contracting our waistline over the years (we’re human, after all), the Festival has remained for the most part tried and true every year. You know you can expect delicious food, folk art … More...

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