When the same event keeps winning year after year, there's really not much more that can be said, is there? But this twice-a-year festival--usually in April and early December--always has a surprise or two. This is especially true of the arts and crafts sold there. Everything from handmade jewelry to furniture to clothing and more is sold from booths stretched between University Avenue and Ninth Street. Plants, herbs, candles and other good-smelling stuff are for sale as well. Some folks go for just the food alone. Live entertainment includes many local bands and performance artists. This is also one of the best spots for people watching ... you may even see a pirate or two.
2. Tucson Meet Yourself, www.tucsonfestival.org/TMY/TucsonMeetYourself.html
3. Tucson Folk Festival, www.tkma.org