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4th Avenue Street Fair

November 16th, 2009 by tucsonbb

One of our favorite events of the year in Tucson, Arizona is the Fourth Avenue Street Fair.  It’s great entertainment and offers a great opportunity to shop for Christmas.  Guests at Hacienda del Desierto can enjoy the fair and still have time to take in another area activity on the same day.  It is held in one of the older neighborhoods of Tucson, near downtown.

Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, 2 stages, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, the Free SPIKE kids hands-on-art Pavilion, face painting, balloons, and tons of other fun activities, then packs them into three days of celebration.

The Fourth Avenue Street Fair began in 1970 when Fourth Avenue merchants put tables in front of their stores to attract customers before the holidays. From that beginning it has developed into one of the premier street fairs in the nation, drawing crowds of 200,000 to 350,000 and ranking as one of the top visual arts fairs in the country.

Come for the shopping: 400+ artists booths featuring arts and crafts that cover the spectrum from fine art to country crafts. Glass, clay, wood, clothing, metal, jewelry, pre-packaged food, all hand made and offered for sale by their creators.

Come for the food: 35+ food vendors selling an eclectic mix of good things to eat. Greek, Mexican, Thai, BBQ, fry bread, funnel cakes, chicken, and more.

Come for the music: Two complete stages featuring only original music and local community performances. Three days of entertainment offering something for everyone!