Summerfest 2022: Cocktails & self-led safaris at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

Cocktails & cultural safaris from June to Labor Day

The scorchin’ heat of Tucson summers can be a drag at times, but it doesn’t necessarily need to be. For instance, there’s the flavorful and frozen Eegee’s treats available to distract you from the blistering temperatures. You can’t forget about the cool patios spread throughout the city either — fans and misters and shaded shelters, oh my. So, don’t lose your cool because the summer months aren’t something you need to worry about.

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Another option this summer is Summerfest at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, which will feature hand-crafted cocktails and mocktails at Flying V Bar & Grill, along with a self-led cultural safari that’s designed for guests of all ages and abilities.

Summerfest kicks off on Wednesday, June 1, and will keep things rolling through Labor Day, Monday, September 5 at the resort. The multi-month-long event is meant to celebrate seasonal travel, in-person connectivity (leave your smartphone at home), and something they’re referring to as “artistic authenticity.”

And, even though it’s a celebration of travel, it’s a nice staycation for us Tucsonans, too.

Limited-time Summerfest Cocktail & Mocktail

Summerfest Cocktail with SelvaRey Rum
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Sonoran Daiquiri (Photo courtesy of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort)

The Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is capturing the flavors of summer with a brand new cocktail in partnership with Bruno Mars’ award-winning SelvaRey Rum. They’re keeping it local, too, with locally-sourced ingredients and garnishes.

The Sonoran Daiquiri is a mixture of SelvaRey White Rum, lime juice, and prickly pear syrup

Destination-Driven Craft Mocktails
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Southwest Refresher (Photo courtesy of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort)

For those looking to embrace a healthier option all summer long, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort’s mixology team has put just as much attention into crafting the Southwest Refresher.

The Southwest Refresher is a concoction full of citrus agave cordial, lemon juice, two slices of strawberries, one slice of jalapeno, and club soda.

Summerfest Cultural Safaris

Earlier, the term “self-led safari” was mentioned, which is a way for guests to discover a handful of Tucson’s hidden gems.

“Designed as a self-guided tour, the Summerfest Cultural Safari includes everything from destination landmarks to distinctive southwest art, family-owned local businesses, and a look at the stars,” Loews Ventana Canyon Resort released in a statement. “The Summerfest Cultural Safari is fully inclusive and is designed for all ages and all abilities, with a majority of the points of interest within a short radius from Loews Ventana Canyon Resort.”

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Photo courtesy of Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

These destinations include DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun Museum, Eegee’s, Mount Lemmon, and Sabino Canyon.

Summerfest is also offering a Live Like a Local package and it comes with a $50 food and beverage credit, waived resort fee, and late check-out.

For more information about Loews Ventana Canyon Resort, call 1-877-879-9979 or visit

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