Fort Lowell Day / La Reunión Online Saturday Feb. 13, 2021

The 41st annual celebration of Fort Lowell Day and La Reunión de El Fuerte takes place online in 2021 thanks to (or rather no thanks to) the COVID-19 pandemic.  We go online Saturday morning, Feb. 13, 2021.

The 2021 virtual Fort Lowell Day and La Reunión de El Fuerte is composed of a number of vignette videos that recreate a bit of the in-person experience of a walking tour of historic sites in the neighborhood, cavalry re-enactments in the park, reviews of neighborhood cultural and natural history, and musical performances throughout the day.

Videos are available on two Facebook pages; facebook/oflna and facebook/fortlowellday. Videos are also available on the newly opened OFLNA YouTube channel. Search for “oflna” or “fort lowell” to bring up the videos or use this link:

Individual video links are also listed below:
Our History –
Walking Tour – Post Hospital –
Walking Tour – El Callejón / La Tiendita –
Walking Tour – San Pedro Chapel –
Walking Tour – La Capillita –
Walking Tour – The Post Trader’s Store –
Walking Tour – The Commissary –
Los Fuerteños –
Music –
B-Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) –
A Trooper’s Day Through Bugle Calls –

The dual events commemorate the cavalry post outside Tucson that was active from 1873 to 1891. It is also a homecoming for descendants of the Mexican-American farming community named El Fuerte, that sprang up around the abandoned military installation in the early 20th century.

The Old Fort Lowell Neighborhood Association (OFLNA) sponsors both events. The Tucson, Arizona neighborhood is bounded by Glenn Street on the south, Swan Road on the west, and the Rillito River to the east and north. Fort Lowell Park and San Pedro Chapel are centers of neighborhood activity.

Special thanks to the Fort Lowell neighborhood residents and volunteers who put the virtual event together. We look forward to 2022 and to resuming in-person celebration of our neighborhood with our friends from around the world.