Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Tucson Meet Yourself October 10, 11, 12

                        Polish Fiesta came from Poland to perform on Friday and Saturday

Around the second week of October Tucson, Arizona, hosts the annual Tucson Meet Yourself festival. Tucson Meet Yourself "is a celebration of the living traditional arts of Southern Arizona's and Northern Mexico's diverse ethnic and folk communities." This is a longer festival with acts starting around 12 pm on Friday and ending around 6 pm on Sunday night. On three different stages dancing groups, musicians and bands perform traditional acts.Recently this festival has become known for its food and locals even call it "Tucson Eat Yourself." Admittedly the food choices are amazing. Dozens of booths feature food from Vietnam, India, Poland, Mexico, and Jamaica just to name a few. However, for me Tucson Meet Yourself is about seeing great entertainment and learning about new cultures.  One of the enduring hallmarks of this festival is that it is free to watch the acts all they ask is for a one dollar donation. Enjoy my photos from Friday and Saturday's acts.(some information from

                                  Polish Fiesta danced traditional Polish dances

                                 The girls of Polish Fiesta
                                        Belly Dance Tucson

                                   Belly Dance Tucson

                  Group who sang Russian songs

                     Gertie and the TO Boys

                         Sonora Dance Group

                        Beautiful dresses of the group

                              Seven Veils Belly Dance

                 Indian food stand