An Eventful Weekend Downtown - Travel Information

Downtown Tucson will be the host of several exciting events this weekend. Below is a list of the major events and associated motor vehicle travel restrictions. Please note that pedestrian and bicycle access is being maintained in and around road closures. Businesses, parking garages and parking lots are open and accessible. There are over 15,000 available parking spaces in the Downtown Tucson.

Some of these events will require the closure of downtown streets; however, every effort has been made to coordinate timing to provide optimum access to downtown.  

Tucson Meet Yourself – Beginning Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 6 p.m. until Sunday, October 11, 2015 at midnight, Church Avenue from Alameda Street to Congress Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic to accommodate exhibits and heavy pedestrian traffic attending the Tucson Meet Yourself event. Also, Pennington Street between Church Avenue and Stone Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. Tucson Meet Yourself Festival hours are: Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about Tucson Meet Yourself, please go to www.tucsonmeetyourself.org 

Pride On Parade – Beginning Saturday, October 10, 2015 at approximately 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Fourth Avenue will be closed to traffic between Second Street and Eighth Street for the annual Gay Pride Parade.  The Sun Link modern street car will operate as a single track operation during the parade. Following the parade, a block party will be held in the Brooklyn Pizza parking lot. For additional information please go to https://www.tucsonpride.org

2nd Saturdays – On Saturday, October 10, 2015 beginning at 8 a.m. until midnight, Scott Avenue between Broadway and Congress Street, will be closed. The Second Saturdays event runs from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  For more information about 2nd Saturdays, please go to http://www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com/

Tucson Aids Walk – In conjunction with Tucson Meet Yourself, the annual Tucson Aids Walk will take place beginning Sunday, October 11, 2015 at 8 a.m. at the Joel Valdez Main Library/Jacome Plaza.  The walk will take place on the west side of downtown and will not have any street closures associated with the event.  For more information about the Tucson Aids Walk please go to www.aidswalktucson.org 

Although every effort has been made to coordinate these many events, motorists driving in the downtown area may experience traffic delays so please plan accordingly.   The traveling public should use caution when driving, bicycling or walking in these areas. Please watch for event participants, obey all traffic control, and watch for detour signs and personnel providing traffic control.