Surprise Events

There is always something exciting happening in Surprise! Whether it’s Spring Training at Surprise Stadium, pro tennis tournaments, food truck festivals, art exhibitions or big special events – our calendar is a place to find your adventure!

For more city of Surprise events, head to surpriseaz.gov/calendar.

AZ Speaks - “Deconstructing the Taco: The History and Lore of a Beloved Food” by Gregory McNamee

From January 24, 2023 11:00 am until January 24, 2023 12:00 pm

The foods of Arizona speak to the many cultures, native and newcomer, that make up our state. Consider the taco, that favorite treat, a staple of Mexican and Mexican American cooking and an old standby on an Arizonan’s plate. The corn in the tortilla comes from Mexico, the cheese from the Sahara, the lettuce from Egypt, the onion from Syria, the tomatoes from South America, the chicken from Indochina, the beef from the steppes of Eurasia. Join Gregory McNamee, the author of ‘Moveable Feasts: The History, Science, and Lore of Food’ in exploring these many traditions.

This series is held in City of Surprise Council Chambers – 16000 N. Civic Center Plz.

Events are free, but registration is required at surpriseaz.gov/artssignup

This program is made possible by Arizona Humanities


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If you are hosting a tourism-related event, you may be eligible to have your events listed on our calendar. Maybe you have a restaurant that has live music nights or you are hosting a car show in Surprise. Let people know about the fun things they can do while they are in Surprise!

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