Best Bets: Tucson events galore

Compiled by Aztec Press Staff

Barrio Hollywood Fiesta Grande

April 26-27

Barrio Hollywood celebrates its rich culture and history during the annual Fiesta Grande festival. Enjoy live music, carnival rides, local food vendors, a car show, beer garden and more. The event will take place at Grande Avenue between Speedway Boulevard and Saint Mary’s Road. This event is free, and runs on Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-7 p.m.

Details: 331-9555 or 792-9395


Wild Wild West Fest

April 25-27

This weekend long event includes pre-industrial revolution themed activities, live music and a large-scale installation art performance by Andres Amador. The festival will be held at Harmony Health Ranch, 13535 W. Sacred Earth Pl., approximately 20 miles East of Tucson. The three-day camping pass is $50, with upgrade festival ticket prices ranging from $20-$250. Please visit the website for directions and additional event information.



Free Comic Book Day

May 3

The first Saturday in May marks the annual international comic book give away. Participating comic book havens will have free special edition issues to hand-off to inked super-hero enthusiasts. Multiple local Tucson shops included in this year’s festivities are Fantasy Comics, Heroes & Villains and Charlie’s Comic Books. Are you an avid comic book reader, or do you need a new story about a hero to catapult your mind beyond civilian life? Fear not! Saturday May 3 is coming to save the day.



Tucson Folk Festival

May 3-4

The 29th annual Tucson Folk Festival comes back to El Presidio Park for two days of down-home fun. The event will feature nearly 150 acts, a song-writing competition, a ballad tree and more. There is also plenty for kids, with a children’s show and a young artist’s stage. Vendors will be selling food, arts and crafts, jewelry and clothing.

The festival runs from noon-10 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.


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