Empty Bowls 2024



General Admission is SOLD OUT.

Sponsorships and VIP Admission tickets are still available.

Saturday, March 2, 2024
Tucson Chinese Cultural Center
1288 W. River Road

VIP Admission* begins at 11:00 a.m.
General Admission begins at 12:00 p.m.
Last admission at 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy signature soups, breads and desserts donated by local restaurants and food partners, participate in a silent auction and raffle, and select a beautiful pottery bowl—made and donated by a local artist—to keep.

*VIP Admission tickets are included with sponsorship packages.

NEW IN 2024: Empty Bowls is getting greener!

Look for these changes in 2024:

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  • No more single-use plastic water bottles. Guests are asked to bring their own water bottles to fill at provided water stations.
  • Bamboo utensils will replace plastic spoons and knives.
  • Artisan bowls will be packaged for guests in recyclable paper bags instead of plastic.
  • Green volunteers will be stationed near waste collection bins to help sort and separate compost, recycling, and trash.


General Admission tickets for Empty Bowls 2024 are SOLD OUT.

Tickets for the VIP experience at 11:00 a.m. are still available for those sponsoring the event.

Raffle Tickets can be purchased at the event.

Ticket sales are final. Ticket holders can transfer their unused admission tickets to another party through the online OneCause Ticket Manager.

Gourmet girls soup vendor

Become a Sponsor

Five sponsorship levels are available for organizations and individuals. Get VIP event tickets, recognition on event day signage, and more.

Title Sponsor: $10,000
Platinum Tureen: $5,000
Gold Bowl: $2,500
Silver Ladle: $1,000
Souper Hero: $500

Silent Auction table

Bid on an Auction Item

The online Empty Bowls auction is open to the public!

Monday, February 26, Noon
Preview auction items

Wednesday, February 28, 7:00 a.m.
Bidding opens for event ticket holders

Friday, March 1, 7:00 a.m.
Bidding opens for the general public