Located approximately 45 miles south of Tucson. I-19 to exits 40 and 34. Tubac was once the site of a Spanish presidio built to protect nearby missions and settlements. Take a tour of the Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Modern Tubac is known as an artists’ community with more than 80 shops, galleries, and restaurants. The town sponsors a multi-day art festival in February and Luminaria night in December.