Cultivate Tucson

Fine Life Co. model Rachel Apostolik, left, with owner Emily Tartaglia.


Cultivate Tucson: Spring Pop-Up Market

Shop local vendors selling jewelry, art, clothes, pottery and other goodies.

When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost:  Event is free to attend, but you can purchase tickets to get access to the market early. 

More information here.

Pima County Fair

It's that time again! Enjoy funky fair food, see some concerts, visit the carnival rides, booths and animals. TLC will be performing this year. 

Where: Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Rd.

When: April 18-28

Monday-Friday, 2 p.m. to midnight

Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to midnight 

Cost: Adults $9, ages 6-10 $5, ages 5 and under are free. Parking $5

More information here.

Spend some time with the Tucson Botanical Gardens' magical butterflies before May 30 (Sponsored)

Butterfly Magic is a fully immersive experience that surrounds you with rare live butterflies, tropical plants and orchids in bloom. Butterfly Magic is located inside the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion greenhouse. With a constantly changing and growing display, and new varieties of Butterflies being added regularly, Butterfly Magic is never the same experience twice!

When: Open every day until May 30. The exhibit will reopen in October.

Where: Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: Included with regular admission.

Find more info here.

Fatimah Al Mohamad, left, and Reema Abu Zaed fill a takeout box for a hungry customer at the Dec. 17 sweets market.

Pop-Up Syrian Souq & Bazaar

Treat yourself to sweets, savories, coffee and crafts made by our Syrian neighbors.

When: Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Where: Sema Foundation, 2843 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: Free, bring money for sweets and art.

Find more info here.

Independent Bookstore Day Tucson book crawl

Celebrate Independent Bookstore Day with three of Tucson's women-owned independent bookstores: Antigone, Clues Unlimited and Mostly Books. Check out special events at the stores and enter a drawing to win fun stuff if you visit all three.

When: Saturday, April 27

Cost: Free, unless you buy some books

Find more info here.

4th Annual Tanque Verde Flow and Feast

Learn how you are connected to flowing desert creeks and discover ways you can help restore them through WMG's River Run Network. This event will also take you on creek walks, a catered dinner, craft beer, wine, live music and star gazing.

When: Saturday, April 27, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cost: Free, register here. 

Friday Night Jazz at Main Gate Square

It's starting to warm up! Cool off with some jazz at the Main Gate Square. Enjoy a live concert under the stars listening to a local artist, Neamen Lyles.

Where: Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd.

When: Friday, April 26, 7:30-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

The Tucson Flea at Borderlands Brewing Company

Shop over 40 vendors with handcrafted, vintage art, housewares, clothing and more. 

Where: Borderlands Brewing Company, 119 E. Toole Ave.

When: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping. 

More information here. 

Celebrate Earth Month at Oro Valley Farmers Market

Celebrate in Oro Valley with biking, shopping and a wellness scavenger hunt. Anyone who rides their bike to the farmers market will get a free organic hibiscus lemonade from Queen Ceviche and other vendor discounts. Scavenger finalists will get free swag and entered into a drawing for $50 (market tokens).

Where: Oro Valley Farmers Market, 10901 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, $5 donation for yoga. 

More information here.

Town of Oro Valley Arbor Day Celebration

The event will feature tree planting, demos by certified arborists and a flower seed packet give away. Plus, you can enter a raffle to win a tree to take home. 

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

When: Saturday, April 27, 9:30-11 a.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

The Cat's Pajama Party: A Fundraiser for Tucson CARES

Enjoy a delicious vegan breakfast bar filled with sweet and savory goodies. Stick around and you can participate in the raffle and listen to some music. This is a family and dog friendly event and you get to wear your favorite pajamas too. Proceeds from food and raffles benefit Tucson C.A.R.E.S.

Where: Public Brewhouse, 209 N. Hoff Ave.

When: Saturday, April 27, 7-10:30 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for food and raffles. 

More information here. 

Tucson Poetry Festival 

The Tucson Poetry Festival has been helping Tucsonans celebrate poetry since 1981. The festival is back this weekend with poetry readings and workshops with both local and national poets. There will be a poetry reading Thursday to kick it off, a poetry party Friday at Passé and workshops on Saturday. The whole thing will conclude with an open mic night on Sunday. 

Where: Various locations near downtown.

When: Thursday-Sunday, April 25-28

Cost: Free. Donations suggested. 

More information here. 

The Tucson Poetry Festival has been helping Tucsonans celebrate poetry since 1981. The festival is back this weekend with poetry readings and …

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Live Demonstration: Agave Roasting and Fiber Crafts

Get ready for a tasty event! Watch a live and in person roasting and preparation of agave hearts. The event includes agave fiber craft demos and mescal tasting. 

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Ln.

When: Thursday, April 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Cost: $15-$45

More information here. 

Tucson's Agave Heritage Festival explores and celebrates the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of agave on the border region through a festival of seminars, trade shows, and world class culinary events.

Ignite Agave

Fox Theater is screening a presentation about agave to celebrate the season. This screening will tantalize your taste buds with food, agriculture, drinks, culture and celebrity chefs. 

VIP ticket holders enjoy exclusive early entrance at 6 p.m., access to balcony seating, specialty cocktails, and light bites

Where: Fox Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

When: Friday, April 26, 7-10 pm.

Cost: $5 general admission and $45 for VIP

More information here. 

Agave Fiesta 

This event showcases all things agave, including presentations, agave cocktail showdown, live music, agave spirit tastings, agave art and other goodies inspired by the agave plant. 

VIP ticket holders enjoy early entry at 6 p.m. for an exclusive presentation and tasting with stars from the agave spirit world in Hotel Congress’ Copper Hall.

Where: Hotel Congress Plaza, 311 E. Congress St.

When: Saturday, April 27, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: $40-$75

More information here. 

Agave: Spirit Of A Nation Documentary Screening and Plant Swap

Enjoy a free screening and a local nursery agave fair. After the movie, take home an agave plant for your home garden.

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Tuesday, April 30, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 


Kids Movie and Craft Night: Ferngully

Take the kids to see the 1992 animated film, "FernGully: The Last Rainforest". Crysta, a struggling forest fairy, finds out humans are destroying her home and gathers her forest friends and fairy folk to stop the destruction. Stick around and the kids can make a themed craft to remember the event.

Where: Bookmans Midtown, 3330 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Friday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free, limited space available. Please email to reserve a spot. 

More information here. 

7th Annual Children's Day Festival

The Reid Park Zoo is throwing a party full of games, music, food, raffles and more. First 1,000 children ages 3-14 get in for free. 

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct.

When: Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: First 1,000 kids ages 3-14 are free and ages 15 and older must pay admission to the zoo. Ages 0-2 get in free all day.

More information here. 


Brews and Shoes at Fleet Feet

Shopping and beer is always a good combo. Take the opportunity to shop all the brands and save money on every shoe in the store. Plus! Don't miss the raffle benefiting the Arizona Trail Association. Prizes include free shoes and cool swag. Beer tastings will be hosted by local breweries. 

Where: Fleet Feet, 7301 E. Tanque Verde Road

When: Friday, April 26, 6-8 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring some money for shopping. 

More information here. 

Beer and Yoga

Enjoy a fun one hour yoga class followed by a ice cold glass of draft beer to celebrate. This class is for all levels and space is first come, first served. Please bring your own mat and towel.   

Where: Caps & Corks, 3830 W. River Road, Ste. 100

When: Sunday, April 28, 10-11 a.m.

Cost: $10, includes drink.

More information here. 

Moonlight Art Market at Harlow Gardens

Visit and shop with a select group of artists for this one-of-a-kind special event. Appetizers and beverages will be served. 

Where: Harlow Gardens, 5620 E. Pima St.

When: Saturday, April 27, 6-8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free to attend

More information here. 


Movie in Marana: Peter Rabbit

Hoppity, hop! Sit under the stars and watch a fun animated movie with your friends and family. Make sure to bring a blanket or chair for you and the family during the movie. 

Where: Ora Mae Harn District Park, 13250 N. Lon Adams Road

When: Saturday, April 27, 7:15-8:40 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Rango Screening at Las Milpitas Farm

Have you ever heard of a chameleon saving a town in the middle of the dessert? Well meet, Rango. Bring your own seating and food trucks will be there at 6:30 p.m.

This event is part of Science on Screen, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre, in partnership with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Geronimo’s Revenge food trucks will be there at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Las Milpitas De Cottonwood, 2405 S. Cottonwood Lane

When: Friday, April 26, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

Teen Wolf with Curry Pot

Watch Marty McFly transform into a furry beastie and take on high school. Can Marty juggle both lives?

Where: Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Thursday, April 25, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

The Burbs with Substance Coffee Diner

Some neighbors can be a pain, but these neighbors are a totally different monster. Watch Tom Hanks lurk and fumble within his cul-de-sac in attempt to save his peaceful/quirky suburban neighborhood.

Where: Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Thursday, April 25, 7-9 p.m.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

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