TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — If you're headed to this weekend's Agave Heritage Festival, Tucson Mayor Regina Romero has made it official: This is "America's City of the Century Plant."
The festival is a four-day "action packed adventure into the world of the agave."
A city proclamation describes the "significance of agaves, or 'century plants' as they are known to Tucsonans." Mayor Romero said further:
The Agave Festival is both a celebration of the agave and an acknowledgment of Tucson's rich cultural history and the traditions that unite the people of the Southwest.
Over 20 events are slated throughout the entire weekend.
The festival presents several possibilities for learning, tasting and exploring the centuries-old culture of the agave.
- Ignite Agave: Women of Mezcal
- Friday, April 29 at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
- Tucson Leo Rich Theatre, 260 S Church Ave.
- Agave Fiesta
- Saturday, April 30 at 7 - 10 p.m.
- Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St.
- Agave: Spirit of a Nation Screening
- Saturday, April 30 at 12 - 2 p.m.
- The Screening Room, 127 E Congress St.
- Sons of Mezcal Screening
- Sunday, May 1 at 12 - 2p.m.
- Loft Theater, 3233 E Speedway Blvd.
- La Luna Presents: Agave Roasting Pit Opening and Expo
- Sunday, May 1at 6 - 8:30 p.m.
- Mission Garden, 946 E Mission Ln.
- Agave Heritage Dinner
- Sunday, May 1at 6 - 9 p.m.
- Maynard’s, 400 N Toole Ave.
Some activities offer free admission, while others require tickets. Tickets can be purchased at agaveheritagefestival.com.
The Agave Heritage Dinner is a five course meal featuring regional ingredients. Explore the menu at the festival's website.
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