Foodie Events from April 27 – May 3: A beer fest, crawfish boil & more

April 25, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

How about that weather, huh? Get out there and enjoy it with these local events. Don’t forget, you can always check out our Things to Do section on the website to check out what’s going on any day of the week.



Thursday, April 27 – Sunday, April 30
Multiple Locations

Saguaros may be the local cactus kings, but agaves are Tucson’s most celebrated succulents — especially when distilled into potent beverages. A dazzling array of events at the upcoming Agave Heritage Festival (April 27-30, 2023) invites attendees to understand — and experience firsthand — the spiky plant’s culinary, cultural, and economic clout throughout the southwestern US and Mexico.

This year’s activities roster includes several savory new ways to become agave savvy. A number of (mostly) downtown venues are hosting multi-course pairing dinners, guided mezcal tastings, and bar takeovers for the first time. You can sit at some of the city’s top restaurant tables or barstools and learn about everything from the effect of soil depletion on tequila production to the latest bacanora cocktail stylings, all while sampling the spirits being discussed.

Learn more.

More cool stuff


Saturday, April 29
119 E. Toole Ave.

Borderlands Brewing Company has been on a tear in the last year or so, opening a brand-new spot in the Sam Hughes neighborhood, debuting new menus, and brewing unique beer collabs. Now, the team behind the brews is excited to throw its 12th Anniversary Beer Festival from 1 – 5 p.m. (at noon if you purchase VIP tickets) on Saturday, April 29 at 119 E. Toole Ave.

Plus, make sure you buy your tickets sooner than later because there’s the risk they’ll sell out and you won’t be able to purchase them at the door/on the day of.

Learn more.


Saturday, April 29
4210 N. Campbell Ave.

The Tucson Village Farm Team has partnered up with James Beard award winner and owner of Barrio Bread, Don Guerra to bring you an unforgettable Spring gathering – a delicious farm-fresh dinner featuring Arizona heritage grains on the farm’s outdoor patio overlooking the majestic Catalina Mountains. Enjoy a drink, the sunset, and dine alfresco!

Tucson Village Farm is a 4-H Youth Development program within the Pima County Cooperative Extension and the University of Arizona’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Proceeds from this fundraising dinner will go toward summer camp programming, camp scholarships, and our future animal education center. Cost:  $150.

Learn more.


Saturday, April 29
4746 E. Grant Rd.

Go ahead and tuck that napkin into the collar of your shirt because the annual Southern-inspired event is returning to the midtown brewery. FireTruck Brewing Company is once again turning up the heat during its Crawfish Boil from 11 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29.

All you’ve got to do is follow your nose to the brewery. In partnership with Tucson Mardi Gras, it’s the sixth year FireTruck Brewing has allowed the smell of Cajun seasonings to fill the parking lot at Grant and Swan Road, and — like previous years — the live crawfish will be flown in from New Orleans, Louisiana.

Learn more.


Sunday, April 30
115 E. Broadway Blvd.

An hour-long, laid-back yoga class with the brewery as your backdrop.

Cost: The class is $10 and it includes a fresh pint of craft beer after class to cheers your good work! Also, you’ll get a 10% discount on any to-go beer purchased the same day.
21+ only.

Learn more.


Tuesday, May 2
64 E. Broadway Blvd.

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!


5/2 – Santo Tomas: Blanco/ Tinto

Learn more.

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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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