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Weekendzona: Discover Douglas-Arts, Culture, and Heritage Getaway

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Join Local First Arizona Foundation on our Upcoming WeekendZona Excursion!

July 20th-22nd

WeekendZona aims to redirect the billions of dollars (6 billion in Southern California, alone!) that Arizonans spend vacationing out of state in our unique and diverse small towns. By creating a curated experience to showcase each small town in its best light, we expose Arizonans to hidden gems and create a measurable economic impact in these communities.

Have you ever explored Southern Arizona's Cochise County?

It is home to beautiful national monuments such as the Chiricahuas, delicious local wineries, and right before you get down to Mexico, the rural town of Douglas. Douglas was established in 1776 as a smelter town for the mining production in Bisbee. The town now holds years of history such as the Gadsden Hotel, Four Church Square (featured in the Guinness Book of World Records), the Border Air Museum (where Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart opened the first international airport in the U.S.), and tons of culture you will need to experience for yourself and we're here to help you do that.

Discover Douglas - An Arts, Culture, & Heritage Getaway

Art and culture: The charming border-town of Douglas has adapted an artistic spirit that matches the cultural influences around them. Experience the creativity of the Southwest in Douglas and leave with new inspiration for your artistic endeavors.

Heritage: The deep history and heritage of Douglas are seen all throughout the town. You will get a first-hand experience of this through the grand staircase at the Gadsden Hotel where Pancho Villa and his horse Siete Leguas left a chip on the grand staircase. Continuing on with our tour of the historic district and getting to peek into the secret tunnels of El Chapo.

All Packages Include the Following:

July 20th-22nd

Lodging for Two Nights: 

Meals: (alcohol and gratuity not included)

Group Activities: (gratuity not included)

  • A clay pottery workshop guided by a local artist, paired with a guided local wine tasting by Zapara Vineyards
  • Guided tour of the quirky and unique Art Car Museum

  • Guided tour of the Historic District (including private tours of the Veterans Museum, the world record holding "4 churches", and the tunnels used by El Chapo)

  • Guided Border Air Museum Tour (where Eleanor Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart opened the first international airport in the U.S.)

  • Murder Mystery Dinner and private tour of the Gadsden, catered by Casa Segovia

** In your free time between group activities, choose between the following regional attractions: (not included in price of the package)

Join us for a weekend getaway to Douglas!

The town of Douglas is a small, charming border community about 2 hours south of Tucson. With a population of 15,000, Douglas was recently dubbed one of the nation’s best “micropolitan” areas with a growing economy and wonderful amenities. Douglas’ history dates back to the 1500’s when Cabeza de Vaca established a route from Mexico. The town is full of history and offers a wealth of attractions for birders, hikers, and shoppers.  Streets are lined with historic buildings including the Gadsden Hotel and the Grand Theatre. There are multiple hiking trails and outdoor experiences, and explore some of the cultures at Church Square which was in Ripley’s Believe It or Not as the only city block in the world with a different church on each corner.

After registration is complete the event organizer will inform you of your lodging details. If you have any specific disability requirements regarding your lodging please let the organizer know ASAP at


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Transportation is not included in the getaway package. Parking is available and easily accessible at every location where parking is needed.


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact the organizer at


Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, please contact the organizer to let them know of the change.


What's the refund policy?

You can receive 75% refund if canceled by June 22, 2018. You can receive up to 50% refund if canceled by July 6, 2018. You can receive up to 25% if you cancel by July 6, 2018. You will receive no refund if canceled after July 13, 2018.

*Please note, tickets are transferable if you are no longer able to attend.