Sanctuary Cove, a spiritual retreat on the northwest edge of the Tucson area, will hold its 63rd annual Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 1. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The non-denominational service will begin at 6 a.m., 13 minutes before sunrise. Sit in the outdoor amphitheater in the middle of a beautiful desert landscape and watch the sun come up over the mountains across the Tucson Basin.
Gates open at 5 a.m. There is no charge to attend. Coffee, juice and refreshments will be served afterward.
Sanctuary Cove's Easter Sunrise Service in Tucson was started in 1957 by Elmer Staggs, a rancher and preacher who homesteaded much of the land at the base of Safford Peak. The gathering has been held every year since.
Sanctuary Cove is located at 8001 N. Scenic Drive, Tucson. At the intersection of N. Silverbell Road and N. Coachline Blvd., turn southwest onto Continental Reserve Loop, then west onto W. Pima Farms Road. At the stop sign, turn left onto N. Scenic Drive and go to the end of the road. Sanctuary Cove is across from Stardance Event Center.