Join us at an upcoming Education Mixer!

Topic: Events in Public Parks & Spaces

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Location: CATALYST Arts & Maker Space by SAACA (at Tucson Mall) 

Description: Interested in holding an event in one of our amazing public parks? This Mixer is for you! Representatives from Tucson Parks & Recreation, Sahuarita Parks & Recreation, and Marana Parks & Recreation will be on hand to explain the process, showcase their facilities, and answer your questions.

Panelists Include:


August 2022

Topic: Working with the Media

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Location: El Conquistador Tucson

Registration opening soon!


September 2022

Topic: Social Mixer and New Outdoor Event Venue Tour

Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Time: 5:30 pm – 7 pm

Location: The Tuxon

Registration opening soon!



FEATSAZ has many relevant panels in the planning stages. Stay tuned for updates on Educational mixers focused on:

*Social Media for your Event

*Growing Your Festival

*Recruiting Volunteers and Board Members

*AZ Special Event Liquor Laws

*Gaming at your Events: What You Need to Know

*Event Safety 101

*Security for Your Event

If you’re interested in being a Mixer host or sponsor, reach out to Have expertise the Festival & Events community needs to know? Send us your information at



The Metro Tucson Tourism Master Plan  showcases how festivals and events collectively impact tourism in Tucson and Southern Arizona.  Take a moment to download the plan at the link above and review the Culture section, beginning on page 48, which includes Events & Festivals.


  • We are way proud of Tucson’s prestigious designation as a 2017 WORLD FESTIVALS AND EVENT CITY,  bestowed by the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA)!
  • We are grateful to IFEA for this significant recognition for Tucson and also for choosing Tucson for the three years (2017, 2016, 2015) as the location of the international IFEA Annual Conference and Retreat.
  • FEATSAZ also thanks Visit Tucson, the City of Tucson, Pima County, those who contributed to the development of the successful entry to IFEA, and to the many Tucson area festival industry professionals, suppliers, vendors, and volunteers for creating the diverse and wonderful festivals and special events that make Tucson special.

IFEA World Festival & Event City Award

The IFEA World Festival & Event City Award, was designed and created as a way for the global festivals and events industry to openly encourage, support, learn from and recognize positive local environments for festivals and events worldwide.

Here’s Tucson’s video submission:

Here’s the accompanying written entry (pdf):

Tucson IFEA Entry document

Benefits of FEATSAZ Membership

  • FEATsAZ & IFEA 2017 Annual Conference discounted registration fee
  • Promotional Opportunities for Products and Services
  • Access to the Membership Directory
  • Member Rates to Seminars, Conferences, and Socials
  • Advocacy, Legislative Monitoring
  • Networking Opportunities targeted to this industry
  • Peer to Peer Q & A
  • Social Media Promotion
  • Membership Logo to add to your email signature

Membership Dues

FEATSAZ is a membership association.  Please visit our Membership page for more information: Become a FEATSAZ Member today!


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