Día de San Juan, a day to celebrate the birth of Saint John the Baptist, is also the day on which people in Mexico welcome the summer season and celebrate the arrival of summer monsoon rains.
Tumacácori National Historical Park plans to mark the occasion with its third annual Día de San Juan Splash Fest on Monday, June 24, with an afternoon of water games and cold refreshments
“This holiday is a great opportunity to enjoy a fun-filled day in the sun playing a variety of refreshing water games,” the park said in a news release.
From 1-3 p.m. visitors can participate in games such as fill the bottle, sponge toss and the monsoon tunnel walk. At 2:30 p.m., the “mega super soaker” will rain down upon all who join in. The park calls it “a thrilling and enjoyable opportunity to cool off on a hot day.”
Games and a limited supply of squirters will be provided by the park.
Admission to the park is $7 per adult, free for federal pass holders and children under age 16.
For more information, call (520) 377-5060 or see nps.gov/tuma.