4th Annual SAVOR Food & Wine Festival At Tucson Botanical Gardens

(Credit: Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance)

What
SAVOR Food & Wine Festival
When
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat., Feb. 4
Where
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
More Info
saaca.org

Tucson, it’s time to get excited. The SAVOR Food & Wine Festival, arguably Tucson’s best food festival, returns to the Tucson Botanical Gardens Saturday, February 4.

SAVOR is known as the largest culinary festival in Southern Arizona and brings together over 70 restaurants, chefs, breweries, wineries, and food purveyors. The festival is presented in partnership with the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance, Local First Arizona, and the Tucson Botanical Gardens — all of which educate and promote the culture of Southern Arizona.

The event will feature tastings of chefs’ signature dishes, wine and cocktail samples, interactive cooking stations, live music, an event raffle, and the opportunity to engage with local chefs. The participating chefs and restaurants have yet to be announced.

Guests who attend the festival will also be given admission to the Botanical Gardens’ newest Frida Kahlo exhibit in addition to Butterfly Magic. Both exhibits are scheduled to end in May.

Arizona Inn – View Menu
Renee’s Organic Oven Pizza
Ghini’s French Cafe – Made With Love 300×250
Boca Tacos Taco Dog
Mama Louisa’s Caprese
Fox – North – Handmade from Scratch

“This spectacular community collaboration has truly grown to become the largest annual showcase of Southern Arizona’s rich and diverse culinary talent, and native foods,” SAACA Executive Director Kate Marquez said.

“We look forward to highlighting our regional cuisine and providing an opportunity for our community to come together to spend a day experiencing local foods and recipes in one of our region’s most serene settings at the Tucson Botanical Gardens,” she said.

Last year’s event sold out and welcomed over 1,200 people. Early bird tickets are on sale currently for $65 each. This is a 21+ event.

For more information, visit saaca.org. To purchase tickets, visit the SAVOR Food & Wine Festival on Thundertix.

Gloria Knott is Tucson Foodie's latest journalism and social media intern.