For you locals and long time residents, this winter street fair is in its 48th year. For you snow birds from the Mid West, refer to all info on their website:
“The Fourth Avenue Street Fair, recognized as one of the premier community celebrations in the Southwest, is held biannually in the gorgeous Sonoran Desert community of Tucson, Arizona.
We invite you to participate in this 48-year-old tradition which, attracts more than 500,000 guests each year. In addition to over 300 international artisans, we host entertainment stages, children’s activities and tantalizing treats from 40+ food concessionaires. Admission to the festival is free and open to the entire community.
Selected by an experienced jury, our arts and craft fair is designed to attract a variety of high quality handmade art and fine crafts by artists from around the world. The artists’ work is the focal point of the festival. The proceeds generated from the Fair directly support infrastructure and services in the Fourth Avenue Business District, surrounding neighborhood association enrichment projects, multiple community nonprofits and multiple free special community events for all the guests of Tucson’s Historic Fourth Avenue.”
“Take the Sun Link to the Rink for FREE on Friday, Nov. 24th courtesy of theTucson Roadrunners!! Starting at 6 p.m. to close.
The Roadrunners will play at the Tucson Arena at 7:05 p.m. Board any of the Sun Link stops and exit at Cushing/Granada St. to the arena entrance.”
See route information at sunlinkstreetcar.com
“Free Sun Link rides sponsored by Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue Merchants Association, Downtown Tucson Partnership, Local First Arizona, and Rio Nuevo.
Holiday shoppers can take part in Small Business Saturday, to support local businesses, and ride the Sun Link streetcar for FREE all day Saturday, November 25th, starting at 8 a.m.
Sun Link connects riders to five of Tucson’s most popular and unique districts along its 3.9-mile route: the University of Arizona, Main Gate Square, 4th Avenue, Downtown and Mercado San Agustin. Twenty-three convenient stops allow riders to visit more than 150 shops and 100 restaurants, and 30 plus bars and clubs for entertainment.
Motorists can park once and not worry about finding parking again while Sun Link takes them where they want to go. Free parking is available at all University of Arizona garages during the Thanksgiving weekend, November 23rd – 26th.
Streetcar service begins at 8 a.m. on Saturdays and ends at 2 a.m.
For additional Sun Link information and for trip planning assistance, call the Customer Service Center at (520) 792-9222 (for persons with hearing and speech impairments, call TDD: 520-628-1565).”
Sun Link runs every 30 minutes on Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., then every 15 minutes the rest of the day till midnight. So there’s plenty of time to do a lot of pre-holiday shopping all over town. Sun Link schedule here: http://www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/schedule/schedule
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged 4th Avenue, downtown Tucson, holiday shopping, Main Gate Square, Mercado San Agustin, Small Business Saturday, Sun Link, Tucson Roadrunners, UA
“RAINBOWS ARE COMING TO TUCSON!!! Tues. AUGUST 8th, at 10 to 11 a.m.
SAAF, Historic Fourth Avenue, Speedy Striping, and the City of Tucson have joined together to paint all 4 crosswalks at 4th Avenue & 6th Street rainbow! This is the first rainbow crosswalks project in Arizona. The rainbow crosswalks celebrate inclusivity and diversity in Tucson and shows the world that Tucson, Fourth Avenue, and the City of Tucson are proud to stand with, and celebrate, the LGBTQ community.
Please join us on August 8 at 10am as we dedicate the Rainbow Crosswalks to the community.”
Preview below of 1st rainbow painted crosswalk, courtesy of Monique Vallery, Events Director at Historic 4th Avenue, from FB. Check out all four crosswalks tomorrow at the dedication.
Posted in Carolyn Classen, Community, Tucson
Tagged 4th Avenue, City of Tucson, diversity, Historic 4th Avenue, LGBTQ community, Monique Vallery, Rainbow crosswalks, SAAF, Southern Arizona Aids Foundation, Speedy Striping Inc.
“The 30th Annual Reno Gannon Memorial Jell-O Wrestling Extravaganza and Benefit Auction will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017 on 4th Avenue at 7th Street.
Teams of wrestlers raise funds to wrestle in a pit of Jell-O, often with extraordinary costumes and characters. Between wrestling matches our Drag Diva Hostesses run a live auction featuring a variety of unique items selected to please the crowd.”
“Admission tickets for the 30th Annual Reno Gannon Jell-O Wrestling Extravaganza & Benefit Auction taking place on Saturday May 6, 2017 are now available! All tickets purchased online will be mailed to purchaser by April 23, 2017. Any tickets purchased on or after April 24 will be held at the will-call window under purchaser’s name. The will-call window opens at 4pm on Saturday May 6 and you will need valid photo ID to pick up will-call tickets.
Purchase Admission Tickets- $25 each
Saturday May 6, 2017
On 4th Avenue & 7th Street
4:00pm Gates Open/Pre-Event Games & Festivities
4:30pm Wrestling & Live Auction Begins
8:30pm Event Ends
Happy holiday shopping on 4th Avenue.
Not an April Fool’s joke, but the popular Spring Street fair on 4th Avenue starts on April 1st this year, to April 3rd.
All info at: http://www.fourthavenue.org/general-information/. Map below:
And check out the 3 new recently installed HeART sculptures along 4th Avenue, which you and your significant other/partner/spouse can place a lock on, forever. Actually someone recently pointed out to me that some are combination locks, so you have a way out if you want to remove it later.