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6 Things to do in Tucson this Weekend (11/3-11/5)

From beer festivals to the annual All Souls Procession.

November 2, 2017

Upcoming Events

Gelato Festival Tucson 2017

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What: Gelato Festival Tucson 2017
When: Friday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 5th
Where: La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr. Tucson, Arizona

Let your taste buds take you to Tuscany this weekend at the 2017 Gelato Festival. This European delight is touring through the country and is making a pit stop in Tucson for the weekend. Check out the event page here and purchase your tickets.

22nd Annual Tucson Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off 

Image credit: Jeff Smith

What: 22nd Annual Tucson Fire Fighters Chili Cook-Off 
When: Saturday, November 4th from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: The Bandshell at Reid Park, 998 S. Concert Place Tucson, AZ

Take some Prilosec and  try some of  the best chili, from spicy hot to veggie, in southern Arizona at this year’s Fire Fighter Chili Cook-Off. Every year, over 750 gallons (24,000 servings) of chili are served!

This event is free and family friendly. There will be live music, beer and wine, a kids’ zone, and of course great chili. Food tickets are $1 per ticket or 6 for $5. Tickets are good for all food items, not just chili. Most food items cost 1 to 3 tickets. Beer and wine tickets are 1 for $5 or 6 for $25.

All proceeds from the cook-off benefit the Tucson Fire Fighters Association’s Local 479 Adopt-A-Family program. Adopt-A-Family assists local families with clothing, meals, basic necessities, and toys through the holiday season. For over two decades, the Tucson Fire Fighters Association has provided nearly 160,000 meals for over 26,000 families and has given more than 4,000 local Tucson families presents during the holidays.

See you there!

Happy 1st Birthday Crooked Tooth

Image credit: Danyelle Khmarma

What: Happy 1st Birthday Crooked Tooth
When: Saturday, November 4th starting at 12 p.m.
Where: Crooked Tooth Brewing Co., 228 E. 6th Street, Tucson, Arizona

Join the birthday shenanigans this weekend as Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. celebrates its 1st birthday! There will be live music, food, and beer releases all day.

Food Trucks:

12-4 p.m.: Geronimo’s Revenge
4-8 p.m.: Black Top Grill
8 p.m.-1 a.m.: Nhu Lan Vietnamese

La Garrafa Ice Cream will be serving from 1-5 p.m.!



2-4 p.m.: Little Cloud
6-8 p.m.: Los Streetlight Curb Players
9-11 p.m.: Bumble Buzz

Beer Releases

12 p.m.: Barrel Aged Physical Act of Love (Sour Brown, Tart Cherry, 5.2% ABV)

4 p.m.: Barrel Aged When Comets Collide (Dry-Hopped Blonde Sour, Brett, 4.2% ABV)

8 p.m.: Barrel Aged Wiracocha (Imperial Porter, Palo Santo, 9.2% ABV)


I certainly wish my birthday was as fun as this!

Southern High Tea

Image credit: Kate Selby

What: Southern High Tea
When: Saturday, November 4th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails 4280 N. Campbell Ave.

This Saturday, Sazerac Creole Kitchen & Cocktails will host a Southern high tea, complete with finger sandwiches and sweets galore.

Southern High Tea Sandwich and Quiche Menu

  • Hard-boiled egg, bacon, green onion, and remoulade
  • Blackened chicken salad, green apple, and pecan
  • Brie, balsamic strawberries, and fresh basil
  • Three-onion quiche
  • Crimini mushroom quiche

Homemade Sweets Menu

  • Warm scones with clotted cream and preserves
  • Southern lemon tea cakes
  • Mini fall fruit tarts
  • Meringue cookies made with pumpkin spice, cinnamon maple, and blueberry
  • Miniature beignets


Seats are $25 per person (tax & gratuity not included). Reservations for this tea-party must be be made by calling (520) 389-8156.

Tucson Roadrunner Hops & Hockey

As the sign says: Yay, beer!

Image credit: Liora K.

What:  Tucson Roadrunner Hops & Hockey
When: Saturday, November 4th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Tucson Convention Center, 260 S Church Ave, Tucson, Arizona

Hockey and beer, a winning combination. Enjoy some craft brews before the 7:05 game start of the Tucson Roadrunners vs. the Cleveland Monsters.

The $45 General Admission ticket includes access to the private beer tasting event, a 5-oz commemorative glass, 8 3-oz samples, and 1 premium side section ticket. Choosing only 8 samples might prove difficult.

Participating Breweries:
Pueblo Vida Brewing
Dillinger Brewing Co.
Thunder Canyon Brewery
Sentinel Peak Brewing Company
Green Feet Brewing
1912 Brewing Co.
Blackrock Brewers

All ages are welcome to attend (a non drinking ticket is $24), but beer samples will only be given to 21+ (duh). Purchase your tickets here.

Hops & Hockey – great way to spend a Saturday night!

All Souls Procession

Image credit: Steven Meckler

What: All Souls Procession
When: Sunday, November 5th starting at 4 p.m.
Where: 32 W. Congress St, Tucson, Arizona

End the jam packed weekend with this year’s 2017 All Souls Procession, an event to creatively honor and celebrate the dead. This procession is open to all cultures, traditions, art forms, and people. Please remember to help create a safe, positive, celebratory, and respectful experience for yourself and everyone around. The streets will be shared with over 100,000 people. Check out the All Souls Procession website for more information on the intentions, spirit, history, and meaning of the event. Read the FAQ section to learn what is and isn’t okay to do at the All Souls Procession. 


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