Wildflowers + Gem & Mineral Shows = Perfect Spring
This month we enjoy an abundance of wildflowers and gem shows. Both are fleeting events to treasure. It’s time to experience glorious spring, and there are many ways to revel in activity!
Missing the Marana Gastronomy Tours? The tour program creator/guide, Laura Cortelyou, will give a talk about wild foods experts, for the Arizona Historical Society, on Saturday, April 10, 2-3pm. Click on the April 10 talk in the calendar here, to sign up.
NEW: The Marana Visitor Center at 13251 N. Lon Adams Road, Marana, AZ, is a designated Arizona Visitor Information Center by the Arizona Office of Tourism. Stop by for maps and regional information on your way to Saguaro National Park West.
Mother’s Day in Marana
Where to celebrate and great gift ideas.
Springtime is Desert Wildflower Time
Where you can be sure to find wildflowers.
28 Bead, Jewelry, Gem & Fossil Shows in April
Many of the largest annual gem shows are occurring from April 7-26 in Marana and all over Tucson.
Top Things to Do in Saguaro National Park
Saguaro National Park is the fourth most-visited National Park in Arizona, less than 30 minutes from the I-10 E exit 236/Marana Road. Discover this gorgeous place!
New Ongoing Event*
Sunday, April 11, 9am-2pm – Opening kick off of the Santa Marana Christmas Tree Farm hosts Marana Outdoor Market & Resale Ranch with vendors, food trucks, live music, and more.
*This event will occur every first Sunday of the month, starting May 2.
Monday, Mar 29-Apr 30 – Online Event – Jr Disney Playdates hosted by Tucson Premium Outlets at Marana Center
Tuesday, Apr 7-26 – Tucson Gem, Mineral, Fossil, & Bead Shows
Saturday, Apr 10, 2-3pm – Arizona Historical Society virtual talk: Stalking the Wild Food Experts: Placekeepers & Tastemakers, by Laura Cortelyou, creator/guide of the Marana Gastronomy Tour program.
Sunday, Apr 11, 9am-2pm – Santa Marana Christmas Tree Farm hosts Marana Outdoor Market & Resale Ranch
Old Pueblo Archaeology Events
Old Pueblo Archaeology connects people with the region’s ancient history in a variety of ways, from lectures to tours of spectacular sites in Marana. Add yourself to Old Pueblo Archaeology’s email list .
Ongoing Events – check for current information, as events may change
Ongoing – Foolish Pleasure Hot Air Balloon Rides
Ongoing – Skydive Marana
Through Apr 30 – Topgolf Healthcare Workers & Teachers Discounts
Tuesdays – Catalina Brewing Company Taco Tuesdays and other small events
Wednesdays – Tucson Premium Outlets We Love Locals Wednesdays
Thursdays – Santa Cruz Farmers Market at Mercado San Agustin
1st & 3rd Fridays, 4-8pm – Picture Rocks Food Fest with Food Trucks, Vendors, Live Music! (1st & 3rd Fridays)
Fridays, 4-8pm – Tohono Chul Garden Bistro Happy Hour Returns with bottomless prickly pear margaritas!
Saturdays, 8am-1pm – Marana Outdoor Market (every Saturday)
2nd Sundays of the month – 2nd Sunday Vintage Market on Oracle Road (at Tucson Mall)
Sundays – Picture Rocks Farmer’s Market (near Saguaro National Park West)
Sundays – Button Brew House Michelada Sundays
Sundays – Catalina Brewing Company Sonoran Dog Sundays