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Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair

April 1-3

Tucson’s largest arts venue returns to Fourth Avenue between Ninth Street and University Boulevard. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.

The street fair brings together 400-plus arts and crafts booths, 35-plus food vendors, street musicians and street performers.

A free shuttle will be available to and from the Pennington parking garage and Main Gate Square. Free valet bicycle parking will also be available. No pets are allowed.


Run for Your Life 5K

April 2

The University of Arizona Student Health Advocacy Committee will host its 10th annual 5K run/walk. Proceeds benefit Tucson Hopefest, a nonprofit that serves the impoverished.

The race will begin at the UA Mall in front of the administration building and take place around the mall.

Parking will be available at the Second Street and Cherry garages.

The advanced registration fee starts at $15 and increases to $20 on March 18.

Onsite registration and check-in will begin at 8 a.m., and the race gets under way at 9 a.m.


Chalk Art Festival

April 9-10

Amateur artists, professional artists, students and children will come together to try their hand at sidewalk art when the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance holds its third festival at Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.

Admission is free and all ages are welcome. The event will run Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Mural artists will create elaborate, large-scale pieces in the south and north outdoor walkways, as well as indoors near Sears.

Children ages 3-12 can participate in the Kidzone, located in the Sears and Macy’s outdoor courtyard.

Other designated community participation areas will be available next to Total Wine.

Cyclovia Tucson

April 10

Experience Tucson’s streets without cars. Walkers, cyclists, skaters and people using any other form of self-powered movement are invited to celebrate neighborhoods and alternative transportation.

The free annual event, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., will feature a new route this year covering 2.5 miles from Lost Barrio to Himmel Park.

Activity hubs along the route will spotlight entertainment, music, interactive games, demonstrations and food.


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