25 things to do in Tucson this weekend, March 15-20 – Arizona Daily Star


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Tucson Museum of Art Market and Flower Festival

The festival features over 100 unique and local artists and artisans with crafts, original artwork, pottery, glass, jewelry, textiles, fine art, and gift items. Plus, local florists and nurseries will be offering an array of living art. The event also includes food vendors, concerts and more through the entire weekend. 

When: Friday-Sunday, March 15-17, 10 a.m.

More information here

Spring Round-Up at Trail Dust Town

Ride into spring at Trail Dust Town. The event features a petting zoo and horseback rides from TRAK, snacks and sandwiches from the Savoy Opera House, three wild west stunt shows, beer from Barrio Brewing and backyard games. The regular scheduled activities like the train, carousel, ferris wheel, haunted house, and Museum of the Horse Soldier are open during the event too. 

When: Friday, March 15, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: $2.50-$12, depending on activity. 

More information here

Calling all Plant Mamas and Plant Papas. This event is dedicated to reconnecting to our food while viewing (and purchasing 😍) some wonderful plants.

Enjoy cooking demonstrations, grab a bite from one of the many food vendors, and enjoy live music in the shady springtime setting of the Tucson Botanical Gardens.

When: Sunday March 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This event is dedicated to reconnecting to our food while viewing (and purchasing 😍) some wonderful plants.

City of Fun Carnival at Tucson Premium Outlets 

Kick-off your spring break with 12-15 hair-raising rides, three tasty food wagons and six gaming booths. 

Thursday, March 14, 5-10 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, March 15-17, 4-11 p.m.

Wednesday-Thursday, March 20-21, 5-10 p.m.

Friday-Sunday, March 22-24, 4-11 p.m.

Cost: A wristband allows the wearer unlimited rides for $30. Ten tickets for $12 or 20 tickets for $20 — rides cost 2-4 tickets. 

Spirit of the West Fest at Old Tucson

Special activities and performances all weekend like a historic firearm demo, trick shooting, whip cracking, trick roping, a petting zoo and more.  

When: Friday-Sunday, March 15-17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Included with regular admission. $19.95 for adults, $10.95 for kids ages 4-11 and kids ages 3 and under are free.  

Visit Tucson’s largest gathering of Native American crafts, food and performances. Listen to music and see native culture dances. Video is not permitted during the event, but photos are.

When: Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17, 10 a.m.

Cost: $7 for adults, $5 for kids, ages 6 and under are free. Parking is $3 per vehicle. 

Buffalo Exchange 45th Anniversary Pop-Up Shop and Giveaway

Buffalo Exchange is hosting a closet buster this weekend! Roll up your sleeves and dig into racks and shelves full of vintage finds, rustic apparel, jewelry, boots, heels and stick around for a boat load of raffles. If you purchase $100 or more you get a special addition shoppers bandanna.

The big raffle prizes include $1,000 gift card, $45 gift cards and a swag bag. Jewelry, sunglasses and other goodies will be raffled throughout the weekend too.

When: Saturday-Sunday, March 16-17, 10 a.m.

Cost: Free to attend, but bring your wallet for shopping. 

Tucson Cancer Conquerers Community Open House at Brandi Fenton

Cruise to the park for a good time and learn about the cancer support programs TCC has to offer. There will be a cooking demo, tours of the butterfly garden and the Historic Binghamton House, food, DJ, prizes, exercise demos and a huge inflatable slide. 

When: Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.