Top 5 Annual Events on Historic Fourth Avenue

Tucson has it all. Epic mountains, 23 miles of Mexican food, world class resorts, and sunshine all year round. Much like Stars Hollow in the Gilmore Girls or Cicely in Northern Exposure, Tucson has that same small-town, big-heart feel to it, especially on historic Fourth Avenue, where friends and family convene to create memories.

Part of what makes the Avenue special are the year round events and the bi-annual street fair. It’s an ideal location for the community to gather. Whether you want to buy a locally made item at the street fair or celebrate the seasons, there is an event for everyone. Here are some of our most popular signature events along the Avenue.


Super Summer Sale- July

From July 21-23 participating stores and restaurants along Fourth Avenue offer special deals on shopping, dining, and entertainment.  Enjoy discounts up and down Fourth Avenue like discounted yoga classes at 4th Avenue Yoga, 20% off all frozen foods at the Food Conspiracy Co-Op, or 20% off your entire purchase at Mable’s on 4th.

Return Of The Mermaids- August

Return of the Mermaids is a Monsoon Celebration and Mermaid Parade in Downtown Tucson and Historic 4th Avenue in the heart of Tucson, AZ- August 12th. Dress up as though you live under the sea and join us!

Kid Friendly- but after the parade things get racier- after 9pm things get more grown up 🙂

Bi-Annual Street Fair- March / April & December

Grab the perfect gift for the Holidays or something to spice up your home during the spring season! The Street Fair takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue. It’s free to the public and brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, 35+ food vendors, 2 Fantastic Stages, street musicians, food, jugglers, street performers, face painting, sidewalk entertainment, the ever so popular Free Kids hands-on-art Pavilion and tons of other fun activities. This is Tucson’s Largest Arts Venue and a Tucson tradition.

Fourth For All Souls – November

The All Souls Procession in Tucson is the largest All Souls Procession in the States. Participants start to gather at in the early evening for writing their messages/prayers for those who have passed. The parade starts downtown Tucson and marches all the way to the Mercado San Agustin where performances, food trucks, and art installations are present. There are events up and down the Avenue leading up to the procession as a way to celebrate the dead.

Rodder’s Day

The Tucson Street Rod Association is held every year in April. It’s a two day celebration of hot rods and classic cars! Along with plenty of cars, there will be show vendors, 4th Ave merchants to visit, food, drawings, a basket raffle, door prizes, valve cover races, music and more!

For a full list of our signature events check out our website for details and dates.

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