2011: Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16
Tucson Meet Yourself Festival is one we highly recommend because it has
all the makings of a great time for the whole family and the best part
is that admission is FREE. There are folk artists, food vendors, craft
vendors, health and wellness booths, and even an iron chef competition!
The Tucson Meet Yourself Marketplace features dozens of traditional
artists selling their handcrafted items, musical instruments and
recordings, traditional wear, crafts and material goods. From O’odham
baskets to Danish Christmas decorations, you’ll find one-of-a-kind
There are parking areas that are free, parking garages if you
want to pay or you can take a bus or bike in (be green).
This is a
yearly event, so if you miss it this year, it will be back next year.
Downtown Tucson has experienced a bit of cultural revitalization over
the last few years and the Tucson Meet Yourself Festival is just one
example of how downtown has become one of the destinations for
must-attend events in Tucson. Downtown isn’t just for business anymore,
it is also a fun and energized place to learn and experience Tucson
history and a celebration of the diversity that makes Tucson one of the
most amazing cities! We have been to the festival and it is a lot of fun
(good exercise, too, with all the walking).
The Tucson Meet
Yourself Folklife Festival takes place in downtown Tucson. An easy to
navigate layout covers these six main Festival areas: El Presidio Park,
Jacomé Library Plaza, La Placita Village, Pima County Courthouse (Old
Courts & Administration Plaza), Tucson Convention Center (TCC) Plaza
& Leo Rich Theater, and Meet the Street area on Church Street. Each
Festival area features performance stages, food vendors, folk arts,
exhibits and marketplaces. For a map, click here: