Most of Tucsonans know by now that the new Tucson modern streetcar started operation with 8 cars on Friday, July 25. If you missed being one of the 60,000 passengers who tried it for free, plan on catching it easily to downtown from the UA, Main Gate Square or 4th Avenue (or even from out west at the Mercado de San Agustin or the Luis G. Gutierrez bridge on Cushing St.) to downtown, for the monthly, very popular urban street fest called 2nd Saturday Downtown. This fest has been celebrating downtown since May, 2010.
How to ride Sun Link: http://www.streetcarfriends.org/faq/. A round trip pass costs $4.00 (get tickets at the kiosks) and the streetcar runs till 2 a.m. on Saturdays (Sunday mornings).
8 AM – 10 PM EVERY 20 MINUTES
10 PM – 2 AM EVERY 30 MINUTES
Photo above of a Sun Link streetcar on Congress St., courtesy of Donovan Dean Durband.
There’s always lots to do on 2nd Saturday Downtown, with several music stages, shows at the Rialto Theatre and Fox Theatre, plus street vendors (food, crafts, art, gifts, etc.) Most of the happenings occur on Congress St. right where the Sun Link is running, and also on Broadway Blvd. , one block south.
Full schedule here at their website, www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com.