Looking for something to do in southern Arizona this summer? Check out this list and make your plans.
6 TUCSON: Primavera Cooks! at Vivace - Vivace hosts a wonderful culinary experience as part of the Primavera Cooks! Summer Dining series, which includes four- or five-course, wine-paired, gourmet dinners created by some of Tucson's top chefs, with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers, and served at select local Tucson restaurants. Reception and check-in 6:00pm to 6:30pm; Dinner seated 6:30pm. For reservations: 520-308-3104 or https://primavera.org/how-to-help/cook.html
13 TUCSON: Primavera Cooks! at Feast - Feast restaurant hosts a culinary experience as part of the Primavera Cooks! Summer Dining series, which includes four- or five-course, wine-paired, gourmet dinners created by some of Tucson’s top chefs, with help from apprentice chefs and sommeliers, and served at select local Tucson restaurants. Reception and check-in 6:00pm to 6:30pm; Dinner seated 6:30pm. For reservations 520-308-3104 or https://primavera.org/how-to-help/cook.html
16 TUCSON: 3rd Annual ‘The Tucson 23: Mexican Food Festival’ - JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Celebrating Visit Tucson's best 23 miles of Mexican food in America. Features weekend stay-cation packages, food demos and education, live music and more. $60 in advance - tickets include food samplings from up to 30 of the participating restaurants, beer and tequila sampling, live mariachi and norteño music. $60 in advance, $75 day of. 6 pm. 520-797-3959 or http://saaca.org/
16 TUCSON: Dash for Dad 5K - Dads, grab the kids and come out for an early morning run/walk along the Rillito River path on The Loop. If you're a kid and you don’t live close to your Dad or he is no longer living, we invite you to come out and run in honor of him. Moms, without you there are no kids. Awards to first 100 finishers, first man/woman and special award to fastest dad. 2018 beneficiaries Friends of Saguaro National Park and Giffords: Courage to Fight Gun Violence. 6:30am. Registration 5:30 am. $10-25. 520-820-6447 or https://www.taggrun.com/event/dash-for-dad-5k-4/
24 TUCSON: 21st Annual Dia de San Juan Fiesta - Mercado San Agustín. Honors St. John the Baptist (patron saint of water). During the celebration, people gather west of the Santa Cruz Riverbed, south of West Congress Street at the Mercado San Agustín Annex, for a procession and an appeal for summer monsoon rains, a blessing, and a festival featuring live music, dancing, games, food, and refreshments. Free. 6-10 pm. 520-861-4504 or http://www.visittucson.org
2-7/15 BISBEE: Smithsonian Exhibition: Water/Ways - Bisbee – Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. Explores the endless motion of the water cycle, its effect on landscape, settlement and migration, and its impact on culture and spirituality. Looks at political and economic efforts to ensure access to water, and explores how human creativity and resourcefulness provide new ways to protect water resources and renew our relationship with the natural environment. http://azhumanities.org/water-ways/
15-17 BISBEE: 14th Annual Bisbee Pride Weekend - Bisbee Pride's zany GLBT pride celebrates diversity with a street fair, a parade, and dancing in the streets on Father's Day weekend. Purchase tickets at the gate. 520-432-2900 or https://www.bisbeepride.com/
16-17 SIERRA VISTA: SonoraFest 2018 - The Mall at Sierra Vista. Showcases businesses, artisans, and culture from Sonora, Mexico. http://www.SierraVistaAZ.gov
28-29 DRAGOON: 9th Annual Garlic Festival and Benefit – Triangle T Ranch. Vendors, music, food, fun, games, prizes, crafts, garlic cooking contest, farmer’s market, benefits Wounded Warriors and The Emillo Vasquez Fund. 10 am – 4 pm. 520-586-7533 or http://www.azretreatcenter.com/
**Dates for events were correct at time of publication. Since dates are occasionally changed, please confirm them in advance.
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