Fort Lowell Day / La Reunión de El Fuerte

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.


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.com/oflna and facebook.com/fortlowellday. Videos are also available on the newly opened OFLNA YouTube channel. Search for “oflna” or “fort lowell” to bring up the videos.


Individual video links are also listed below:
Our History – https://youtu.be/fdQxWAtCn4Q
Walking Tour – Post Hospital – https://youtu.be/5qyeXXzcjn0
Walking Tour – El Callejón / La Tiendita – https://youtu.be/mIjXtG68n9Q
Walking Tour – San Pedro Chapel – https://youtu.be/7VG_Ig_3LZM
Walking Tour – La Capillita – https://youtu.be/Fj-WwSRT8Xw
Walking Tour – The Post Trader’s Store – https://youtu.be/WpYlKxyvVbs
Walking Tour – The Commissary – https://youtu.be/n0rV-5e6328
Los Fuerteños – https://youtu.be/6nTOW2_aYD8
Music – https://youtu.be/eGKjaeEM-o8
B-Troop, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) – https://youtu.be/jctZouwkQjw
A Trooper’s Day Through Bugle Calls – https://youtu.be/JrsVFBdSz4I

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.