Special Events

Tohono Chul hosts a variety of special events through the year. From the ever popular Holiday Nights to the quintessential Bloom Night there is always something going on. Below is a list of some of our upcoming events.

Mexican Crafts Sale

Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Lomaki House | Free admission during the sale

Featuring Oaxacan wood carvings, Mata Ortiz Pottery, and handwoven Zapotec wool rugs! It’s a great time to visit the gardens as admission is free during the sale!

Sonoran Spring Gala

Sunday | March 26 | 4 – 7 p.m. | Tickets $130

You’re invited to celebrate the beauty and majesty of springtime! Be charmed by the gardens of Tohono Chul with fantastic fare by the Garden Bistro, refreshing libations, live music by Michael Salerno and Domingo DeGrazia and his Spanish Band, and most importantly, good company. You’ll be sure to enjoy savoring the sights and sounds of the season! Tickets and More Information Here!

Ceramics Show & Sale

Friday & Saturday | Feb. 24 & 25 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Sonoran Seasons Garden | Free Admission during the sale

Over 30 ceramic artists from the Southern Arizona Clay Artists offer gallery quality, functional and decorative ceramics, and live demonstrations in the Sonoran Seasons Garden and Overlook. Add some handmade art to your collection today, while supporting local artists!  

Sundays in the Garden – Spring Concert Series

Sundays | March 5 – April 30 | 1:30 – 3 p.m. | Performance Garden | Free with Admission

March 5 | Grupo Riken | Latin American Music
March 12 | Koda Krause |Folk & Acoustic Music
March 19 | Grant Miller | Classical Guitar Music
April 2 | Arizona Balalaika Orchestra | Slavic Music
April 9 | Misael Barraza Diaz |Classical Guitar Music

Join us for our annual Sundays in the Garden Concert Spring Concert Series featuring local musicians. The concerts are free with admission and free for members as one of the many amazing membership benefits. Be sure to visit the cash bar for beer and wine, prickly pear lemonade, and our famous prickly pear margaritas. Treat yourself to a wonderful afternoon outdoors, sipping wine, and listening to live music. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The concert series is brought you in part by the Tucson Guitar Society.

Hawk Happening

2nd and 4th Wednesdays | Feb. 8 – April 26| 11 a.m. –  1 p.m. | Children’s Ramada

Traveling avian ambassador Sueño and her human, Kathie Schroeder, are here to share secrets in the lives of the Southwest’s amazing Harris’ hawks. Free with admission.

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Stories in the Garden

Tuesdays | 10 a.m. | Children’s Ramada

Join us for traditional and original stories about the desert and its creatures under the Children’s Ramada. Free with admission.


Butterflies of Tohono Chul

Sept. – Nov. & Mar. – May | Saturdays at 11 a.m

Nature lovers, shutterbugs and bug lovers will get an in-depth glimpse of some of the most engaging creatures in the Sonoran Desert, butterflies! Free with admission.