2nd Saturdays + Tucson Meet Yourself + Pride on Parade + Zombie Walk = Downtown on Oct. 13

September 27, 2012

By Teya Vitu

Mark your calendar for Oct. 13.

That Saturday there will surely be something going on Downtown to please anyone with a sense of worldly adventure and rollicking musical entertainment.

Both 2nd Saturdays and Tucson Meet Yourself are going on Oct. 13 Both are hugely popular. Tucson Eat – correction – Meet Yourself gets a head start on Oct. 12 and continues on Oct. 14.

Those two events are plenty to amuse just about anyone.

But wait! There’s more.

It’s parade/walk weekend, too – in triplicate.

The parades starts at 11 a.m. with the Pride on Parade celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. The parade goes up 6th Avenue from 18th Street to 12th – Armory Park, and ends at the 35th annual Pride in the Desert Festival, which takes place from noon to 8 p.m. at Armory Park.

Come the evening and it will be time for ghoulish costumes and the 7th annual Zombie Walk. This starts with costume contest registration at 6 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Apartments parking lot, 55 N. 5th Ave. The walk then staggers away at 8:30 p.m. and ultimately shocks the folks hanging out at the 2nd Saturdays stage on Scott Avenue, north of Broadway.

The parading continues bright and early on Sunday at 9 a.m. with the 24th annual AIDSWALK. The walk starts at Church Avenue and Alameda Street, threads through the El Presidio Neighborhood, circles the Tucson Convention Center and ends in front of the Joel D. Valdez Main Library. The walk culminates with a quilt opening ceremony of four quilts from the National AIDS Project.

Don’t miss a day of this fun-filled weekend Downtown. With plenty of parking and so many wonderful events, this will be a weekend to remember.