Great Arizona Picnic in Scottsdale

March 31st, 2008

When: Sunday, April 13 at 1:00 pm
Where: Scottsdale Center For the Arts, 7380 E 2nd Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Link: Website
CVB: Scottsdale, AZ

Enjoy food Sampling from 50 restaurants, Absolut Bistro-featuring specialty Absolut Vodka inspired drinks, Garduno?s Margarita Village sponsored by Patron- enjoy the best Mexican food and margaritas in the Southwest, with a special VIP area, the Southwest Festival of Beers presented by New Belgium featuring hundreds of beers to sample! Live entertainment on three stages featuring great local bands, and cooking demonstrations from local and national chefs.

$10 admission fee, purchase online in advance or at the gate
Children-12 years and under - Free
Seniors 65 and older - Free
$1 per tasting coupon

Challenge to the Chefs
Part of the Great Arizona Picnic, this event features four chefs, cooking on identical Viking cooktops, each presented with identical “mystery baskets” of ingredients. The challenge: create an appetizer and an entrée - all within a time limit - and you get to watch every move! Mixologists will also compete alongside the chefs using BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GIN to create new and innovative drinks as part of the challenge.

Sunday, April 13, 2008, 1:00 pm
Ticket Price: Included in $10 GAP entrance fee
Absolut Bistro: $5 additional admission, must be 21 or older

Spring Flowers Burst with Color in Tucson Arizona

March 28th, 2008

When: Spring 2008
Where: Tucson, Arizona
CVB: Tucson, AZ 

The Sonoran Desert surrounding Tucson is bursting with color. Tucson and Southern Arizona are green and their famous annual desert wildflowers are blooming in one of the best displays in 10 years. The display, ranging from Mexican gold poppies and purple lupine to pink penstamen and more, won’t last long. The spectacular but relatively short blooming season usually runs mid-March through mid-April, depending on sustaining spring rains. You can view the show in town at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tohono Chul Park, and Tucson Botanical Gardens.

For fantastic, wild desert flowers, keep your eye on palo verde and ironwood trees in late April and May, and saguaro and prickly pear in May and June.

Life on the Rocks exhibit opens at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ

March 1st, 2008

When: Opens March 1, 2008
Where: Tucson, Arizona
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum , 2021 North Kinney Road, Tucson, Arizona 85743
CVB: Tucson, AZ 

Life on the Rocks is a new multi-species exhibit at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum that gives an in-depth look at the habitat and species most often encountered amidst Tucson’s rocky slopes. This new interactive exhibit takes visitors through the above and below ground wonder of this unique region by featuring the mammals and birds, invertebrates, reptiles, fishes, plants and minerals in what could be called the Museum’s most ambitious and dramatic natural exhibit to date.

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