There are two Street Fairs per year, one in Spring and one in the Winter. The Street Fair takes place between Ninth Street and University Blvd. along Fourth Avenue. Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair 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.
A Tucson Tradition
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.
There is something for everyone at the Street Fair:
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! Come for the entertainment: How about flight simulators; climbing rocks; face painting; chair massages; everything and anything you can imagine! The two annual Street Fairs are Tucson’s biggest events, and they could nott happen without our sponsors!
The Fourth Avenue Street Fair, Nationally recognized as one of the premier community celebrations in the Southwest, is held biannually in the gorgeous desert of Tucson, Arizona. Explore 45 year old tradition that attracts more that 600,000 visitors each year. Our family event offers a moderate to upscale audience, 57% between the ages of 25-54. We host two street level stages, two children’s play areas, a children’s hands on art activity area and tantalizing treats from 40+ food concessionaires. As always, admission to the festival is free and open to the public.
Why Exhibit at the 4th Avenue Street Fair?
We deliver an excited audience to our artists. More than 70% of our exhibiting artists return year after year. Fair management is experienced and hands-on, focusing on customer service and artists satisfaction. Our family-friendly event offers a moderate to upscale audience of 200,000 to 300,000 art lovers and collectors.
We offer our artists:
Quick and speedy check-in registration
Professional show management which is courteous and respectful
Artist courtesy carts, delivering complimentary snacks and water to artist booths all three days of the event
Readily available, experienced and reliable booth sitters.
“Best of Show Award” which includes a booth and special booth placement at the next Fair
Formed in 1974 the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association (FAMA) is comprised of member merchants from the Fourth Avenue Historic Shopping District (the area between 9th St.; University Blvd.; 5th Ave.; and 3rd Ave). FAMA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the growth and development of the businesses and communities in the Fourth Avenue area, but FAMA also benefits a wide range of other nonprofit groups throughout Tucson. FAMA supports programs of a civic, social, cultural or artistic nature that are designed to increase the function and aesthetic values of the community, and also economic programs designed to strengthen and expand the economic potential of North Fourth Avenue.
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