University of Arizona Campus  •  March 12 - 13, 2016  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

2016 Festival Information

Festival Staff / July 1, 2015

The 2016 Tucson Festival of Books will take place on Saturday, March 12 and Sunday, March 13 on the beautiful University of Arizona campus.

Admission and parking are free.

The Tucson Festival of Books is located on the University of Arizona Mall - along East University Boulevard, stretching from Old Main to east of Cherry Avenue - and in several nearby buildings. For such a large event, the location is relatively compact.

Free public parking is typically available in the University's surface lots and in six garages: Cherry Avenue, Highland Avenue, Main Gate, Park Avenue, Sixth Street and Tyndall Avenue (the Second Street Parking Garage is not available for the public).

Because the University will be on spring break, Festival participants and spectators won't be competing with students for parking.

Free public wi-fi is available on the campus.

The Festival offers two full food courts along with snack vendors.

Net proceeds from the Festival - from the support of our sponsors, exhibitors, and Friends of the Festival - go to fund critical literacy programs in Southern Arizona.

If you have questions related to disability access, accessible parking, sign language interpreters and ASL during Festival weekend, please contact the University of Arizona Disability Resource Center at (520) 621-3268 Voice / TTY or

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Major Sponsors

Epic Reads
Friend of the Festival
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores

Key Sponsors

Miriam Brucker Trust
Cox Communications
Marshall Foundation
Pizza Hut
William and Mary Ross Foundation
Tucson Electric Power Co.
Sub-Zero / Wolf and Westar

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Sponsor Information Sheet

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