Tamal Festival

AVA Amphitheater
This event was held 12/07/2013.

The ninth annual Tucson Tamal & Heritage Festival returns to AVA Amphitheater. Experience the rich flavors of the tamal, an Old Pueblo favorite! Don’t miss a full day of live entertainment, art and culture.



The festival features:

  • Live Entertainment and Music
  • Contests
  • Food demonstrations
  • Arts & Craft vendors
  • Children’s area with Face painting and balloon animals
  • Farmers Market
  • Over 50 food vendors

Schedule of Events

Opening Prayers:

  • Maestro: David Rivera (Capilla Señor de los Milagros) 9:45AM – 10:00AM
  • Pahkola Kolencia – (Dear Dancer will Bless the Festival following Maestro David Rivera) 10:00AM – 10:45AM

AVA Main Stage:

  • Danza Azteca (Azteca Dances, Temo) 11AM – 11:30AM (30min)
  • DJ Aqua (DJ Music in between breaks)
  • Tierra Yaquí (Tribal Yaqui Group) 11:40PM – 12:25PM (45min)
  • Maná – Tribute (Tribute Band) 12:40PM – 1:25PM (45min)
  • Mariachi Del Sol (Mariachi, Tradicional) 1:35PM – 2:00PM (25min)
  • Folklorico Tapatio 2:10PM – 2:30PM (20min)
  • Folklorico (Viva Performing Arts Center) 2:35PM – 3:00PM (25min)
  • Folklorico Tapatio 3:05PM – 3:25PM (20min)
  • Destiny Olea (Young Yaqui Tribal Singer) 3:30PM – 3:45PM (15min)
  • Tamal Fest Winners/Announcements 3:45PM – 4:15PM (30min)
  • DJ Aqua 4:15PM – 5:00PM (45min)

To participate as a food vendor, please fill out the application below. For all vendor inquiries, contact Laura Andrade at 520-838-6716 or via email at laura.andrade@solcasinos.com.