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Women-owned Business Mini Market

Startup Tucson is hosting a mini market featuring women-owned businesses. You'll find about 10 makers selling items like baked goods, soaps, candles and purses.

When: 8:30-10 a.m. Thursday, March 2

Where: FORGE at Roy Place, 44 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Spring Ikebana Festival

Ikebana is known as the "meditative art of Japanese floral arrangements." This festival at Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson celebrates the arrival of spring with floral arrangements around the gardens. Plus, its Yume's 10th anniversary!

When: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, March 2-5

Where: Yume Japanese Gardens of Tucson, 2130 N. Alvernon Way

Cost: $18 for adults, $5 for kids under age 15

Visit the event page for more information.


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Old Tucson returns

Old Tucson hosted two attractions last year, Nightfall for Halloween and Yuletide over the holidays. But now, Old Tucson is returning to its roots, officially debuting "A Western Experience." There will be cowboy gunfights, musicals in the Grand Palace, historical tours, a petting zoo, rides and more.

When: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays-Sundays through May 7

Where: Old Tucson, 201 Kinney Road

Cost: $34 for adults, $17 for kids ages 5-11. Admission includes all shows, rides and attractions. It's recommended to purchase tickets in advance.

Visit the event page for more information. 

First Thursday at Tucson Museum of Art

Visit the Tucson Museum of Art every first Thursday of the month for pay-what-you-wish admission. There will be art and gallery activities, live music, snack vendors and a cash bar.

When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 2

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Cost: Pay what you wish, reserve tickets in advance

Visit the event page for more information. 


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Discovery Nights at Children's Museum Tucson

Visit Children's Museum Tucson for a free night of science and art, including story times and pop-up science experiments. 

When: 5-7 p.m. Thursdays

Where: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

TMA Spring Artisans Market

The annual Spring Artisans Market at the Tucson Museum of Art features over 100 local makers showing off their creations, from candles and pottery to jewelry and photography.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Sunday, March 3-5

Where: Tucson Museum of Art, 140 N. Main Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.


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The Happy Hive Market

Head to Button Brew House for The Happy Hive Market, complete with nearly two dozen local makers and food truck 420 Taco. You can expect to find macrame, skincare products, permanent jewelry and more.

When: 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 3

Where: Button Brew House, 6800 N. Camino Martin

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food, drinks and shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Art Corner with BICAS

Get free access to recycled bike art parts, tools and other materials and get creative! Once you're finished, you can donate your creation to BICAS or give a suggested donation to the nonprofit, if you're able to. Check in at the front counter before heading to the art area.

When: 4-6 p.m. Fridays

Where: BICAS, 2001 N. Seventh Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, donation suggested 

Visit the event page for more information.

The Hotel Congress Séance Experience

The Hotel Congress Séance Experience is a live recreation of a Victorian Era-theatrical séance "exactly as performed in 1800s" in the hotel's only third-floor room to survive its 1934 fire (be prepared to go up a few flights of stairs).

When: 7:45 p.m. Fridays in March

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 

Cost: $14.94 for general admission, $28.33 to participate. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Westward Look Concert Series

Get a dose of jazz, rock and more at the Lookout Tucson at Westward Look Concert Series, in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance. 

When: 6-8 p.m. various days in February 

Where: Westward Look, 245 E. Ina Road

Cost: Free admission, tables are available on a first come, first served basis

Visit the event page for more information.

Friday Night Concert at Steam Pump Ranch

Oro Valley Parks and Recreation is hosting two free concerts in March, including one on March 3 with Good Trouble and one on March 31 with Black Cat Bones.

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Fridays, March 3 and March 31

Where: Steam Pump Ranch, 10901 N. Oracle Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food and drinks. Bring your own chair or blanket!

Visit the event page for more information.

Spring Vegetable Start Sale with Tucson Village Farm

Tucson Village Farm is hosting its annual sale of spring vegetable starts, including tomatoes, peppers, chiles, eggplant and basil.

When: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: 2201 E. Roger Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for plants

Visit the event page for more information.

Moon Market

Four of Wands is hosting a moon market, complete with astrology, palm readers, and bone and tarot readings. There will be $20 Pisces- and Virgo-themed flash tattoos, vendors and a food truck. 

When: 2-9 p.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: Spark Project Collective Event Center, 4349 E. Broadway

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping 

Visit the event page for more information. 

Food Not Bombs Yard Sale

Food Not Bombs Tucson and Tucson Food Share are hosting a yard sale in support of their mutual-aid organization. 

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: 1030 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

"Our Blackness, Our Heritage" True Colors step show

Barbea Williams Performing Company began a step show six years ago to bring the community together during Black History Month. This year's event will feature Barbea Williams Performing Company alongside D.C.-based dance company Step Afrika! You'll also find a food truck and Black business vendors onsite.

When: 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: Cholla High School, 2001 W. Starr Pass Blvd.

Cost: $10

Visit the event page for more information.

"Monsters, Inc." vs. "Toy Story" Roller Derby

Which Pixar movie is your favorite? Copper State Derby League skaters will pick "Monsters, Inc." or "Toy Story" and compete in a roller derby! 

When: 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: Eric Michael Ogden Skatepark, 1702 N. Palo Verde Blvd.

Cost: $5 for adults to watch the derby, $3 for kids 

Visit the event page for more information.

Tucson Orchid Society's Orchid Show and Sale

Tucson Orchid Society is hosting its annual show where you'll get to see orchid displays and have the chance to purchase orchids of your own.

When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 4; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 5

Where: Mesquite Valley Growers, 8005 E. Speedway

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping 

Visit the event page for more information.

'80s Dance Party at Surly Wench

Surly Wench Pub is hosting an '80s-themed dance party featuring throwback music videos. Dress in your best '80s attire. 

When: 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. Fourth Ave.

Cost: $5. This event is for ages 21 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Beer + Bikes

This bike ride goes along The Loop to 1912 Brewing Co. for a beer or two, followed by a bike ride back to Button Brew House for food truck bites.

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, March 4 and March 18

Where: Button Brew House, 6800 N. Camino Martin

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for brews and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Kid's Night Out

Drop off the kids for a night at We Rock The Spectrum. There will be pizza, crafts, games and open play such as a zipline and a trampoline. 

When: 4-7 p.m. Saturday, March 4 and March 18

Where: We Rock The Spectrum, 4811 E. Grant Road

Cost: $35 per child in advance, $45 day of

Visit the event page for more information. 

Pasta Cooking Class

Learn to make your own pasta! You‚Äôll get to choose between fettuccine, angel hair, tortellini or ravioli ‚ÄĒ making and rolling the pasta, while also learning to fill it and create your own sauce.

When: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: The Garden Kitchen, 2205 S. Fourth Ave.

Cost: $55. This event is for ages 18 and up.

Visit the event page for more information.

Tree Care and Planting Workshop with Mission Garden

Learn about growing heritage fruit trees and native trees in Tucson! Topics include location, pest control, irrigation and pruning. 

When: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4

Where: Mission Garden, 946 W. Mission Lane

Cost: $60, scholarships available. Spots are limited.

Visit the event page for more information.

Jazz under the Stars at Tohono Chul

Visit Tohono Chul's Garden Bistro on Saturday nights through May 13 for cocktails, brews and bites, all while listening to local jazz. 

When: 5-8 p.m. Saturdays

Where: Tohono Chul, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for food and drinks

Visit the event page for more information.

Southern Arizona Clay Artists in Main Gate Square

Check out the work of 13 Southern Arizona clay artists! They'll be selling their art and putting together clay-throwing demonstrations. 

When: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, March 4-5

Where: Geronimo Plaza in Main Gate Square, 814 E. University Blvd.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping

Visit the event page for more information.

Goat yoga

Enjoy an hour of yoga and goats with this class at Udall Park! 

When: 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, March 4 and March 11

Where: Udall Park, 7290 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: $25

Visit the event page for more information.

Drag Queen Bingo

Roxi Starr is hosting Drag Queen Bingo at least twice in March!

When: 7-8 p.m. Saturday, March 4 at Button Brew House; 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Bawker Bawker.

Where: Button Brew House, 6800 N Camino Martin on March 4; Bawker Bawker Cider, 400 N. Fourth Ave. on March 18.

Cost: Free to play 

Visit the Button Brew House event page for more information. Visit the Bawker Bawker event page for more information.

Free First Saturday at Valley of the Moon

On the first Saturday of each month, fantasy park Valley of the Moon opens its doors for free. This Saturday there will be a dance performance by Haggs of Tucson.

When: Noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 4

Where: Valley of the Moon, 2544 E. Allen Road

Cost: Free to attend

Visit the event page for more information.

Arizona Renaissance Festival

Go back in time at the Renaissance Festival with an arts and crafts fair, jousting tournaments, entertainment, food and more.

When: Saturdays and Sundays through April 2

Where: 12601 E. US Highway 60, Gold Canyon, about 90 minutes north of downtown Tucson

Cost: General admission is $21 for kids, $33 for adults

Visit the event page for more information.

Magic & Mystery Dinner Theater

At this event, you'll get to enjoy dinner from Dante's Fire, all while watching a magical theatrical performance. 

When: 6:30 p.m. Saturdays in March

Where: Dante's Fire, 2526 E. Grant Road

Cost: $49 without dinner, $79 with dinner

Visit the event page for more information.

St. Philip's Plaza Market

Visit St. Philip's Plaza to shop from local makers and enjoy live music. While you're there, grab a bite to eat at one of the plaza's several eateries.

When: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through April

Where: St. Philip's Plaza, 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Plant swap with Plantney

Britney Spears-themed plant shop Plantney is hosting a plant swap for community members. Bring your plants, pots and any botanical-themed items to trade and swap with fellow plant lovers. Snacks and drinks will be provided!

When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 5

Where: On the corner of Sixth Avenue and Sixth Street

Cost: Free to attend, bring plants to swap

Visit the event page for more information.

Beer Mile

It's time for the fifth annual Beer Mile, where each .25-mile lap, you drink a beer. Fun runs and competitive options are available.

When: 11 a.m. Sunday, March 5 (postponed from Feb. 26 due to weather)

Where: Westbound, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: $20

Visit the event page for more information.

Medella Vina Antique and Vintage Fair

Once a month, Medella Vina Ranch hosts an antique fair where you can shop vintage items from more than 100 vendors, plus take a break at an onsite food truck.

When: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month

Where: Medella Vina Ranch, 4450 S. Houghton Road

Cost: Free to attend, bring money for shopping and food

Visit the event page for more information.

Nature at Night drag show

Miss Nature frequently hosts drag shows at Bumsteds with several performers. No two shows are the same! 

When: 5 p.m. Sundays, March 5 and March 19

Where: Bumsteds, 1003 N. Stone Ave.

Cost: $12

Visit the event page for more information. 

TKMA Song Circle Social Gathering

Tucson Kitchen Musicians Association, aka the folks who put on the annual Tucson Folk Festival, are putting together a bimonthly Song Circle Social. Bring your instrument, share some songs and mingle with fellow musicians.

When: 5:30-8 p.m. Sunday, March 5 and March 19

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

Cost: Free to attend 

Visit the event page for more information.


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