Established in 1752 as a Spanish presidio, the first Spanish colonial garrison in what is now Arizona, Tubac was one of the stops on the Camino Real (the "Royal Road") from Mexico to the Spanish settlements in California.

Beginning in the 1930s Tubac became an art colony, which is still thriving today with more than 100 art galleries and studios, boutique shops, restaurants, and a world-class golf resort.  Tubac is home to the annual Tubac Art Festival, which is held each February and is nations longest running outdoor art festival.
Tubac Festivals