Category: Community Events, Culinary, Historic, Holiday & Seasonal, Annual / Ongoing

Agave Heritage Festival

Thursday, April 23 2020 to Tuesday, May 5 2020

Explore and celebrate the cultural, commercial, and culinary significance of the agave across borders.

Agave Heritage Festival is a city-wide, ten-day destination event that spotlights the southwest region through the lens of the agave plant. Agave Heritage Festival celebrates the unique importance of the  agave plant and the borderlands culture with seminars, trade shows, and world-class culinary events. 

El Tambó Fest

  • Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
  • Saturday, April 25, 2020 - 10:00 AM  - 2:00 AM
  • Hotel Congress @ 311 E Congress St

El Tambó Fest brings together legendary cumbia bands from across the borderlands and cutting-edge DJs from across the nation for one night of discussion, food, mezcal drink specials, and a massive dance party all hosted at two stages at the historic Hotel Congress in downtown Tucson.

Bacanora: Spirit of Sonora

  • Monday, April 27, 2020
  • 6:00 PM -  8:00 PM
  • Exo Bar

Celebrate Bacanora as the signature Sonoran mezcal. Enjoy in-person presentations by Bacanora producers showcasing the traditions, culture, and production methods of borderland mezcals.    


  • Thursday, April 30, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Downtown Tucson

Dive into the cocktail world of mezcal, sipping and strolling through the bars and lounges of downtown Tucson. Agave spirit enthusiasts at each participating bar create a cocktail for you with one common ingredient—mezcal!  

Agave Heritage Dinner

  • Friday, May 1, 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Hotel Congress, Copper Hall

An exclusive dining experience featuring a collaboratively created menu and showcasing local produce.

Agave Fiesta

  • Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Hotel Congress

This annual signature event showcases all things agave, including presentations, over 30 agave spirits, and an agave cocktail showdown. Enjoy live music, delicious food, agave spirit tastings, agave art, and other goods produced or inspired by the agave plant.

Agave Expo

  • Sunday, May 3, 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Hotel Congress @ 311 E Congress St

Engage all things agave in this pop-up bazaar featuring local vendors and nurseries, agave spirit tastings, expert-led talks, refreshing treats, and live music.    

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

  • Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 7:00 PM - 2:00 AM
  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 7:00 - P.M. 2:00 AM
  • Hotel Congress

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