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Foodie Events from March 16 – 22: Wizards, wine & other shenanigans

March 15, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

With St. Patrick’s Day rearing its head on Friday, we figured we’d keep things a little lighter in the event world, you know, for recovery and such.

Check out our article, “Shamrocks & shenanigans: St. Patrick’s Day 2023 festivities in Tucson,” and make plans that’ll leave your friends green with envy. If you’re looking for something a bit more wholesome, Tucson Hop Shop is putting together care kits for those that have been displaced, or if you’re more into wizarding, then check out the Wizarding Out West at the Trail Dust Town.

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Friday, March 17 from 6 – 8 p.m.
Simon Hazel Cellars, 6960 E. Sunrise Dr.. Suite 160

Join Simon Hazel Cellars for their Wine & Jazz Happy Hour featuring live music by the phenomenal Joshua Rhodes, light appetizers, and exceptional wines! This incredible edition of “Old World vs. New World” will highlight wines from Burgundy, France, as well as Oregon and Washington State.

For more information, follow Simon Hazel Cellars on Instagram.

Other cool stuff


Thursday, March 16 from 5 – 7 p.m.
Flora’s Market Run, 2513 E. 6th St. 

It’s our favorite Thursday of the month! Flora’s Market Run hosts a free beer & wine tasting in their market every 3rd Thursday of the month. Consider this a monthly moment to connect with the neighborhood and our Tucson community.

They’ll have live music, delicious samples from the deli, and some great beers and wines! 

For more information, follow Flora’s Market Run on Instagram.


Saturday, March 18 from 5 -9 p.m.
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Image provided by Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Join the Desert Museum for their third annual wine festival, WineDown with Wildlife, to help support the amazing wildlife in their care and celebrate World Wildlife Day. Sip on the best local and regional wines in the Southwest, enjoy local munchies, catch the desert’s magical sunset, stargaze, jam to live music, and visit with their engaging animals.

Food will be available for purchase from Ironwood Terraces and Phoebe’s Coffee Bar, as well as from local food trucks. You’re encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle as they have water fountains all over the grounds for your convenience.

For more information, visit desertmuseum.org.


Sunday, March 19 from 2 – 6 p.m.
Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Wizarding Out West (Photo courtesy of Trail Dust Town)

Wizarding Out West is a celebration of all things wizarding! Enjoy a Wizard Alley of specialty vendors, magic shows, a sorting hat experience, a potions class presented by Bookmans, butterbeer and themed food and drink, Care of Creatures petting zoo with TRAK, photo ops, a magical train ride, and amusement rides, costume contest, and merriment!

Get dressed up in your favorite robe, get your wand, and come have a magical time!

For more information, check out our article, Wizarding Out West.


Tuesday, March 21 from 2 – 8 p.m.
Pearly Baker Fermentables, 64 E. Broadway Blvd.
Image provided by Pearly Baker

Exciting new things are happening at Pearly Baker! Every Tuesday stop in for a wine tasting with Sommelier Joshua Osteen.

Cost: $10, includes two wines and meat and cheese to pair. Plus you’ll also receive 15% off all bottles!


Tyesday, March 21 at 6 p.m.
Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd. H

Join Care Kits Tucson at Tucson Hop Shop and assemble care kits for those experiencing homelessness. A care kit is a bag of essential items for those experiencing homelessness in the community.

For more information, follow Care Kits Tucson on Instagram.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies and hopes to one day apply that towards helping people (and animals) around the globe, while traveling and tasting along...

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