Earth Day festivals abound

PCC students Karina Alvarez and Christian Valencia, center, talk with Western National Parks volunteers George and Liz Daniels at Northwest Campus. Photo by Chelo Grubb

PCC students Karina Alvarez and Christian Valencia, center, talk with Western National Parks volunteers George and Liz Daniels at Northwest Campus.
Photo by Chelo Grubb

Compiled by Nellie Silva

and Diego Lozano III

 

Arizona International Film Festival

Through April 28

The showcase of independent films continues at venues throughout Tucson. Check the website for a schedule of featured screenings. Single admission tickets cost $8, while admission for seniors, students and military is $6.

Details: filmfestivalarizona.com

 

Pima County Fair

April 18-28

A varied lineup of performers such as Tyga, Hollywood Undead and Eaton Corbin takes center stage as the county fair returns for the 103rd time. The fairgrounds are located at 11300 S. Houghton Road, one mile south of I-10. Take Houghton Road exit 275. General admission is $8, and parking costs $5.

Details: pimacountyfair.com

 

Springfest Beer Festival

April 20

More than 50 craft breweries from across the country will participate in the inaugural festival. Tasting take place at the Rillito Park racetrack, First Avenue and River Road, from 1-5 p.m., with a VIP entrance open at noon. A wide selection of food trucks, music and beer-related activities will be on tap. Admission of $30 presale or $40 after presale includes 20 beer tickets.

Details: springfestbeerfest.com

 

Earth Day Festival

and Water Festival

April 21

The annual Earth Day Festival returns to the Reid Park DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center, 1100 S. Randolph Way, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. This year, the event joins forces with the Water Festival. Family- friendly events include environmentally-themed exhibits, workshops, performances, an art show and hands-on activities for all ages. Highlights include a solar model car race, an alternate fuel vehicle show and a 3-mile Walk for Water. Admission is free. Anyone who rides a bike to the park can present their safety helmet to a cashier and enjoy free admission to the Reid Park Zoo.

Details: tucsonearthday.org

 

Cowboy Music Festival

and Western Art Show

April 27-28

The third annual Tucson Cowboy Music Festival and Western Art Show will take place at Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. Musicians pay homage to influences of the American West. Artists will have handmade works on display for purchase. Festival hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. both days. Tickets cost $16.65 for ages 12 and up.

Details:

tucsoncowboyfestival.org

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