From its humble beginnings 30 years ago when merchants tried to attract some additional customers by moving their tables ... More
Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair
From its humble beginnings 30 years ago when merchants tried to attract some additional customers by moving their tables outside, this street fair has evolved into a massive event featuring more than 400 artisans and crafts vendors from all over the country. Held in March, the festival features hundreds of booths that offer furniture, food and fun over several city blocks. Usually, there are four stages for music, pony rides and all kinds of other entertainment for kids. Admission is free and most merchants accept credit cards.
I have lived in 6 different states and this is by far the best of the best. I love going to this fair and I am a resident of 4 years so I go every year. Lots of variety and descent prices. I look forward to taking guests that come to Tucson every year.
The 4th Ave. Merchants Assoc. has become VERY expensive to be "on 4th". plus they have allowed in WAY too much Mass Produced and imported items. This was very disapointing to see that they would turn down hand crafted product to let buy and sell merchandise in the show. We hand-craft all our product and we I can't compete with "Made in China" items!
As a business person who sets up at the street fair I always opt to be in a local business parking lot. Creative Ventures is where I set up... the 4th Ave. Merchants Assoc. has gbecome VERY expensive to be "on 4th". plus they have allowed in WAY too much Mass Produced and imported items. I hand-pour and hand-craft each of my candles I can't compete with "Made in China" items!
This is a very crowded event so if you do not like large crowds... go on Friday. Other than that It's a blast!!
The 4th Ave St Fair is a wonderful tradition that has grown over the years from a block to about a mile of crafts, food, art...not to mention all the shops ON 4th Ave. A great place to people-watch. Some of the stuff for sale is expensive but I've gotten some very nice things there. Yes, there's a lot of people but going early is best and also, catch the street car for 50 cents each way...a gonga!
If you like body to body crowds that stretch for half a mile in two directions that go at a snails pace , and if you like buying handicrafts (some quite lovely) at outrageously exhorbant prices ... this is the place to be . The street fair was awesome about 10 years ago . Since then it has become way too trendy to be cool anymore , if you know what I mean .
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