Fourth Avenue will be the host of the annual Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair this weekend. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair begins on Friday, December 8, 2017 and is open daily through Sunday December 10, 2017 from 10 a.m., until 5:30 p.m. Attendance for the Street Fair is estimated to be approximately 300,000 people, so please adjust travel plans accordingly.
To accommodate the street fair booths, there will be a temporary route adjustment for the Sun Link Streetcar and Sun Tran buses will be used to shuttle streetcar passengers from temporary end point stops at Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street and University Boulevard and Third Avenue.
Beginning at approximately 1 p.m. on Thursday, December 7, 2017 until approximately midnight on Sunday, December 10, 2017, Fourth Avenue will be closed from University Boulevard south to Eighth Street, with the exception of Sixth Street. Fourth Street and Seventh Street will be closed between Third Avenue and Fifth Avenue. Fifth Street will be closed from Third Avenue to Herbert Avenue and Eighth Street will be closed from Hoff Avenue to Fourth Avenue.
The Sun Link Streetcar will operate on the east end of the route from the eastern terminus at Helen Street to University Boulevard and Third Avenue and back. On the western terminus, the Sun Link Streetcar will operate from Avenida del Convento through downtown to Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street and back.
A Sun Tran shuttle bus will provide streetcar passengers service around the Fourth Avenue Street Fair closure. Passengers can board the shuttle bus at Fourth Avenue and Ninth Street and at University Boulevard and Third Avenue. The attached map details the streetcar route adjustments and shuttle bus route and stops. Free shuttle service is also provided from the Pennington Street Garage and the Tyndal Avenue Garage by VIP Taxi.
The traveling public should use caution when driving, bicycling or walking around the event. Please watch for event participants, obey all traffic control, and watch for detour signs and personnel providing traffic control. Further information about the Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair may be found at www.fourthavenue.org