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Ignite Agave!
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Ignite Agave!

An engaging presentation about food, agriculture, beverage, and culture that features live music, celebrity chefs, botanists, and business owners highlighting the importance of sustainability and the agave plant’s impact on our region.

VIP ticket holders enjoy exclusive early entrance at 6pm, access to balcony seating, specialty cocktails, and light bites crafted with local heritage ingredients by Tucson’s very own Chef Kevin Fink of Emmer & Rye and Chef Brian Smith of Maynards Market & Kitchen.

GA: $5 / VIP: $45

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Agave Roasting Live Demonstration
Apr
27
5:30 PM17:30

Agave Roasting Live Demonstration

Taste fresh roasted agave and agave spirits. Plus agave home cooking workshop. Presentations by Jesús García and local wild food chef, Carolyn Niethammer.

Price: $45; $15 for under 21

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Agave Spirit of a Nation Documentary Screening
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Agave Spirit of a Nation Documentary Screening

Enjoy a free screening of the film Agave: The Spirit of a Nation, which premiered last year at SXSW. Discover how this delicate plant has carried the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it.

Price: FREE

In Mexico, families have passed down the tradition of distilling agave for generations. Discover how this delicate plant has carried the weight of a nation and the people trying to protect it.


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Agave Expo
May
4
10:00 AM10:00

Agave Expo

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Engage all things agave in this pop-up bazaar at the Hotel Congress! Visit local vendors and nurseries while enjoying live music and entertainment for agave spirit tastings and an agave plant you can take home. There will also be Arizona Sonora Desert Museum presentations and a book signing by Chasing Centuries author Ron Parker. Attend expert-led talks given by artists, historians, ethnobotanists, and makers. Enjoy refreshing treats and live music as you explore the world of agave!

Price: FREE

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FREE Family Friendly Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

FREE Family Friendly Cinco de Mayo Celebration

An event filled with the traditions of the Southwest. Enjoy mariachi band performances, agave spirit tastings, and artist displays. Includes food vendors, a local produce farmers market, local makers, games for the kids, and much more.

Price: FREE

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Cinco de Mayo Celebration
May
5
to May 6

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

THE annual Cinco de Mayo party hosted by Hotel Congress! Grab your friends and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with us. This evening is full of live music from Santa Pachita, dancing, and, of course, agave spirits, including drink specials featuring Milagro and El Silencio!

Come early for a Mezcal Happy Hour from 7-8pm!

Price: $5

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