RIDE SUN LINK FOR FREE ALL WEEKEND, NOVEMBER 10 – 11TH
Free Rides Sponsored by DUSK Music Festival, Holualoa Companies and Herbert Residential
“Streetcar passengers can ride Sun Link for free all weekend on Saturday, November 10th and Sunday, November 11th, sponsored by the DUSK Music Festival, Holualoa Companies andHerbert Residential.
The DUSK Music Festival is an annual music and arts festival in Tucson. This year, DUSK Music Festival will be held at Armory Park in Downtown Tucson on November 10-11th.
Holualoa Companies is a real estate investment firm with multiple properties in the downtown area. One of the propertiesvdowntown is Herbert Residential. Herbert Residential is a 144-unit contemporary residential-rental
community featuring renovated interiors, unparalleled views, and a location that’s steps away from the Sun Link streetcar and other downtown amenities.”
Carolyn’s note: Nov. 11 is also the date for 2nd Saturdays Downtown, so this will be great for those attendees as well. It was standing room only when Sun Link was free on October 13 for Tucson Meet Yourself, 2nd Saturday Downtown, Tenwest, etc.
Here’s the Sun Link schedule: http://www.sunlinkstreetcar.com/schedule-and-fares
Info on 2nd Saturdays Downtown, www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com.
Busy day on October 11, with the usual 2nd Saturday Downtown activities along Congress Street, from the Hotel Congress west to the Fox Tucson Theatre. This monthly Tucson urban street fest’s entertainment schedule is here: www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com.
It’s also the 2nd day of the 3 day folklife festival Tucson Meet Yourself (TMY) in its 41st year, which is mostly at Jacome Plaza (outside the Joel D. Valdez Main library, between Alameda and Pennington, along Stone Avenue), and El Presidio Park. Check out the three entertainment stages at TMY, as well as the Folk Art demonstrations in the Pima County Courthouse courtyard. Their entertainment here: http://www.tucsonmeetyourself.org/2014-performance-schedule/. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.
Downtown Tucson is hopping. Not only because of the arrival of the Sun Link modern streetcar (operating since July 25, 2014), but way before then. I’ve been seeing lots of people riding Sun Link to downtown from the UA, even during the weekdays.
Special free showing of the late Robin Williams in “Dead Poets Society” at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St. Tickets on first come first served basis.
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.