At the treehouse, a young woman holds up a beer sample in a recyclable translucent cup, with a blurred saguaro-studden hillside and sunset in the background.

Party for the Planet

Saturday May 14, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

What better way to celebrate and appreciate the Sonoran Desert than to toast to it? Stand among the saguaros at the Desert Museum and sip on the best local brews in the Southwest at our annual craft beer festival: Party for the Planet! When you aren't sippin', you can visit with our engaging animals, dance under the stars, and enjoy local munchies. You can also feel the touch of a stingray and try your hand at desert trivia! This event celebrates Endangered Species Day. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species (like our Mexican gray wolves) and everyday actions you can take to help.

Food will be available for purchase from Ironwood Terraces and Phoebe’s Coffee Bar, as well as from local food trucks. While we do have water available for purchase, we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottle (it is a party for the planet)! We have water fountains all over grounds for your convenience.

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(Day of ticket prices increase by $10)

Please note: While being in the middle of the desert is awesome, cell phone service is not. It can be difficult to reach a rideshare service so we highly suggest that you have a designated driver or make other pick up arrangements. This event may sell out. 21+ only, strollers are strictly prohibited.


7:00 p.m. — Animal Enrichment — Bobcat and Ocelot (Cat Canyon)
7:00 p.m. — Sonoran Desert Animal Spotlight (Live Animal Show: 30-45 minutes)
8:00 p.m. — Animal Enrichment — Gray Fox and Ocelot (Cat Canyon)

What's Brewing?

1912 Brewing Co. Barrio Brewing Co. Bawker Bawker Cider House Borderlands Brewing Co. Button Brew House Catalina Brewing Company Copper Mine Brewing Company Crooked Tooth Brewing Co. Dragoon Brewing Co. Outrageous Homebrewer's Social Outpost Pueblo Vida Brewing Co. Simple Machine Brewing Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House Walter Station Brewery

Food Trucks

Black Top Grill Curry Pot - Sri Lankan Fusion SGT of the South Takoyaki Balls


Beyond Bread Bakery & Café Peace Love & Smoked Cheese Popped Artisan Popcorn


Barrio Brewing Co. Finley Beer KTGV KZLZ Urbana 92.5FM Renewal by Andersen - Full-service Window & Door Replacement Ten55 Brewing and Sausage House Walter Station Brewery
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