Time for the 4th Avenue Street Fair

March 20, 2012

It’s that time again for the 4th Avenue Spring Street Fair, which will fill the Avenue with more than 250,000 during its run on March 23, 24 and 25. The hours each day are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Street Fair involves more than 400 arts and crafts booths and 35 or so food vendors, two performances stages plus street musicians, jugglers, street performers, the ever popular Tucson Children’s Museum’s kids hands-on-art Pavilion, face painting, balloons, and tons of other fun activities.

It all takes place on 4th Avenue from University Boulevard to 9th Street and on the streets in between.

Booths cover the spectrum from fine art to country crafts, including glass, clay, wood, clothing, metal, jewelry and pre-packaged food, all hand made and offered for sale by their creators.

Food involves an  eclectic mix touching Greek, Mexican, Thai, BBQ, fry bread, funnel cakes, chicken, and more.

Animals are not allowed at the Street Fair.

Parking is easy with all metered parking Downtown free on Saturday and Sunday. A free shuttle will transport folks from the Pennington Street Garage and Main Gate Square to the Avenue.

Neighborhood Parking Permits in the area from Speedway south to 10th Street and Stone Avenue East to Euclid Avenue are not enforced during the three days of the Fair.