Twilight in Tubac

Twilight at Mercado de Baca in Tubac is worth marking your calendar for, when, once a month, seven different stores and Shelby’s Bistro remain open later than usual, offering discounts, food, drinks and entertainment.

Organizers are planning to repeat this event the second Friday of every month until the end of the year, said Lyle Collister, owner of participating store Lily’s of Tubac.

The purpose of this celebration is to encourage people to come to the area. For the last two months, the results have exceeded the expectations with several hundred people attending, said Collister.

I came for the first time on July 13. It was a delightful evening with wonderful music provided by the group “Man & Whiskey Girl.”


Whiskey Girl performs at Twilight in Tubac, Mercado de Baca. Photo by Paula Beemer ©.

The food consisted of tamales, beans, rice, chips, salsa and tacos – a buffet of hors d’oeuvres. Some people preferred to enjoy the exquisite cuisine of Shelby’s Bistro and some did both.

Relaxed seating was available under the canopies formed by the trees and all around the beautifully designed area.

It was a great opportunity to visit with friends and meet new people.  The next event is scheduled for Friday, August 9, from 5-8 p.m.


A friendly food line at Twilight in Tubac. Photo by Paula Beemer ©.

Mercado de Baca is located in the Tubac Village at 19 Tubac Rd.