TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Enjoy and support the celebration of Pima County's vibrant history.
Pima County is inviting the public to 'KICK IN' for Anza at Canoa Ranch on Saturday, September 13.
A $25 ticket covers admission to Canoa Ranch at 10 a.m. for self-guided tours with docents, a lunch at 11:30 a.m. and visits with volunteers dressed as members of the 240-person group led by Juan Bautista de Anza in 1775-76. The group embarked on a 1,200-mile trip from Nogales, Arizona, to the Bay Area of California.
Only 250 tickets will be sold, and all donations help fund the Anza Trail Color Guard attend two of its annual events. The color guard will appear in the annual White Elephant Parade in Green Valley on October 25 and the 2014 Anza Day at Canoa Ranch on October 26.
Tickets for the event may be purchased at
or by calling (520) 289-3940. Checks should be made payable to 'Friends of Canoa'.
The public is invited to a presentation by Gregory McNamee on Foods of Arizona at 1 p.m.; the presentation is funded by Arizona Humanities.
BAJA Sporting Club, in partnership with Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, is hosting the event.
Canoa Ranch is located at 5375 S. Interstate 19 Frontage Road in Green Valley.