Quick Bites


Margarita & Sangria Festival. There's only two ways to enjoy fruit: floating in your alcohol, or pinned on the rim of the glass. Either way, this festival is sure to entertain. The Oasis at Wild Horse Ranch is hosting a Margarita & Sangria Festival where you get to sample over 25 different drinks, dance to music and feast from local food trucks. 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16. 6801 N. Camino Verde. $25 regular admission, $40 VIP.

Civano Park Food Truck Roundup. Come one, come all, come hungry! All the best food trucks in Tucson are getting together so can have a little bit (or a lotta bit) of great food. Participating food trucks include: Stacey's Irresistible Cheesecakes, Los Locos Tacos, TacoQueta, Meatball Madness, Fiesta Filipina, You Sly Dog, The Curry Pot Sri Lankan Fusion and more. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17. At Civano Park, 5241 Richard Ashley Way.

St. Patrick's Day Roundup. What, you thought Tucson was going to let an excuse to have fun just slip by unnoticed? Here's a list of only some of the many events happening when the Old Pueblo embraces the Old World on Sunday, March 17.

Arizona Beer House is hosting a free, family-friendly event along with Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games. This features a jumping castle, live music, food trucks, face painting, bagpipers, balloon twisting, Irish Whisky, and more. Noon to midnight. 150 S. Kolb Road.

1912 Brewing Co. is hosting an employee cook-off of corned beef and cabbage (what else?) and you get to eat it! They will also be releasing three beers in celebration of this event: the Shenanigans Pale Ale, the Irish Sobriety Imperial Red Ale, and a new Irish Creme Stout. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. 2045 N Forbes Blvd, Ste. 105.

Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House is releasing a new Irish Red Ale and maybe even untapping a special keg just for the occasion. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. 110 E. Congress Street.

32nd Annual Tucson St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival. And of course, we couldn't get out of here without mentioning the main event. This year's event theme is "Community in Action." The headliner is the Wide Awake U2 tribute band. There will be food trucks, vendors, highland games and more. The festival starts at 10 a.m. and the parade starts at 11 a.m. Armory Park. Free entry.

Dinner at Dragoon Brewery. This event will finally answer the question: do the hoppiest of IPAs go well with meatballs? Dragoon Brewery is teaming up with Meatball Madness food truck for one heck of a dinner. 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. 1859 W. Grant Road.

Downtown History and Libation Tour. Southern Arizona Guide is hosting a tour where you get to explore the history of Tucson, and taste it too. This walking tour allows you to see Tucson "with the eyes of George Hand, saloonkeeper." Beyond the history, you will get to enjoy libations at the old Presidio and Maynards for lunch. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17. Meet at Mercado San Agustin at Congress and Convento. $69.

Purim Se'uda and BBQ. The Congregation Bet Shalom is hosting a hot dog and hamburger cook off! Beyond the food, the event also includes bounce castles, singing and LeHayyim and Megilla reading. 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21. 3881 E. River Road. $18 for ages 19 and up, $7 ages 13 to 18, free for ages 12 and under.

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