/ October 29, 2017/ News

Tucson, AZ was one of nine cities to win the 2017 IFEA World Festival & Event City Award.  The International Festival and Events Association awards several cities each year who apply for the award and Tucson was one of the few chosen.  “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.”

“Tucson is fueled by well-renowned festivals and events that enrich deeply our residents’ quality of life and attract visitors from across the globe.  Many of our festivals are unique to Tucson and originated organically from residents and business operators to celebrate Tucson’s culture and diversity.” ~ Jonathan Rothschild, Mayor – City of Tucson

The other cities awarded in 2017 were: Coffs Harbour, New South Wales, Australia; Des Moines, Iowa, United States; Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia; Hadong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do, South Korea; New Taipei City, Taiwan; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Port Macquarie Region, New South Wales, Australia; & Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Learn more about past recipients.

Expedia recently mentioned Tucson, AZ as one of 14 cities that give one the Fear of Missing Out because there are so many events and activities to do in Tucson.  “Not too hot and not too cold, Tucson is the Goldilocks of winter destinations, making January a prime time to explore this dramatically scenic Arizona city. And it’s not just the temperatures that make Tucson so appealing during winter; the city hosts countless artsy January events to trigger your FOMO.”

They even mention the Tucson Fringe Festival as another fun event that you do not want to miss.  Read Expedia’s article to learn about the 14 Cities That Give You the Worst Case of FOMO and be sure to tell us what Tucson Fringe has that makes you never want to miss a show in the festival.

About James Pack

James Pack is a graduate of Full Sail University with a Master of Science Degree in Entertainment Business. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona majoring in Theatre Arts with a minor in Creative Writing. James is the Treasurer of the Tucson Fringe Theater Festival and manages an entertainment website, www.vaudvil.com.