Last April the team at Heirloom Farmer’s Markets decided it was time to bring all the goodness of the Tucson culinary community together.
The result was Viva la Local Food Festival, a day-long outdoor event that highlights the best of local food and drink. Restaurants offer tastings for $5.00. Local breweries and wineries pour their finest. Live local bands crank out tunes and the Farmer’s Market is in full swing.
Part farmer’s market, part everything else foodies love, Viva La Local met with immediate success. Another one was held in the fall.
On April 18th, there will be yet another Viva La Local Festival. It will be held at Rillito Park, home of two weekly Heirloom Farmer’s Markets. Restaurants include Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ, Agustin Kitchen, Renee’s Organic Oven and over twenty more. Breweries featured are Iron John’s, Borderlands, Barrio and Sentinel Peak. Arizona Stronghold wines will also be a part of the picture.
This time they will be partnering with Cyclovia Tucson, which takes place the next day. Cyclovia is a huge bicycle event that closes down the streets in Tucson. Riders can bike safely from Downtown to South Tucson.
This is truly a grand event. The food is fabulous, the vibe is fun, and the farmer’s market even has a Veggie Valet service where you can stash you purchases while you enjoy the rest of the event. Viva La Local Food Festival is also like a big reunion for Tucson foodies. Admission is $6. Kids under 12 are free.
Mark your calendars
Sunday April 18th