Mercado San Agustin and its Annex is located west of I-10, at 100 S. Avenida del Convento, south of Congress St. Free & open to the public all weekend.
It’s also the last stop of the Sun Link Streetcar, at its West End over the Gutierrez bridge on Cushing St.
This is Tucson’s answer to The Polar Express, from Mercado San Agustin (out west of the I-10) into downtown, up 4th Avenue to Main Gate Square, just west of the UA. What fun with music (and elves) on board, and Santa at the end of the line. And I know that particular Santa, as I served with him on the ACLU of Arizona. Yes, even Santa cares about civil rights.
“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
2017 Poster Artwork by: Jessica Gonzales
“MMOS’s flagship event began as an individual performance piece by Tucson artist, Susan Johnson in 1990. Today All Souls has now become one of the most authentic public ceremonies in North America today. Over 150,000 people from all walks of life come together every fall in Downtown Tucson to commemorate, honor, mourn and celebrate the passing of our ancestors and loved ones.
In the months leading up to the Procession, free, family-friendly workshops are offered to the public. In addition, MMOS gives people the opportunity to experience the event through projects like the Urn and Video Ancestry Project.”
Many Mouths One Stomach: www.manymouths.org for info. All Souls Procession no longer starting at University Blvd. /N. 4th Avenue, but moving west of Santa Cruz wash, to Grande Avenue, then to Bonita Ave. See map below. Same finale location at Mercado San Agustin lot, 100 S. Avenida Convento, south of Congress Street. Info at http://allsoulsprocession.org/.
For weekend events go to: http://allsoulsprocession.org/events/, including Procession of Little Angels at Amory Park.
Jimmy Carr & the Awkward Moments on previous rhythm ride on Sun Link
“KXCI, Sun Link and Main Gate Square – University Boulevard present “The Third Anniversary Rhythm Ride with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments” in celebration of the third anniversary of Tucson Modern Streetcar.
On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017 at 6 p.m. passengers can board the Sun Link streetcar at the Mercado station on Avenida Del Convento for a musical journey through downtown Tucson, complete with a live concert onboard the air conditioned streetcar. Once the streetcar arrives at Main Gate Square the musicians will disembark and make their way over to Geronimo Plaza where the musical fun with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments continues on stage. The concert streetcar will make regular stops and passengers will be able to get on and off. Tucson Electric Powerand HealthOn Broadway have sponsored Free Rides all day long on the streetcar in celebration, so no ticket is required, but space will be limited. The Geronimo Plaza concert starts at 7pm and is also free of charge, bring the family down and help Tucson celebrate the streetcar. More information at KXCI.org, MainGateSquare.com or Sunlinkstreetcar.com.
WHO: Main Gate Square, Sun Link and 91.3FM KXCI
WHAT: “Third Anniversary Rhythm Ride with Jimmy Carr and The Awkward Moments”
WHEN: Saturday, July 22nd *Streetcar leaves the station at 6pm *Geronimo Plaza Concert Starts at 7pm
WHERE: Mercado Streetcar Station, just west of Congress on Avenida Del Convento and Main Gate Square in the Geronimo Plaza at 814 E. University Blvd.
WHY: Bringing the community together to celebrate the third anniversary of the streetcar
COST: NONE- TEP and HealthOn Broadway have sponsored FREE RIDES all day long on the streetcar, concert is open to the public.”
On May 15, 2017 I posted about the first parking meter installed outside the Joel D. Valdez main library in downtown Tucson, for people to donate their extra change (or donate via credit/debit card) to help aid homeless people. This project is sponsored by the Tucson Change Movement. More info and photos on the FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TucsonChange/.
Recently four other such green/blue parking meters were installed — 1) outside Public Works Center at 201 N. Stone Avenue 2) at Mercado San Agustin at 100 S. Avenida del Convento 3) at Tucson Children’s Museum at 200 S. 6th Avenue and 4) TCC Arena, 260 S. Church Ave. Photos courtesy of Tucson Change Movement below.