Fourth Avenue is Tucson's answer to the counter-culture, sorta like Haight-Ashbury before the drugs got totally out of control. But even if you aren't looking for a bigger bong or another tattoo, 4th Avenue offers an eclectic assortment of shops & restaurants. You will find our dining reviews of several 4th Avenue restaurants below the Interactive Map.

The biggest, wildest festivals in Southern Arizona occurs twice a year in the middle of this thoroughfare: The 4th Avenue Winter & Spring Street Fairs. See the when and where and what of the matter below.

4th Avenue Street Fair: A Slideshow.

Steer Head Art

The 4th Avenue Street Fair happens twice a year. Over two and a half days, three hundred thousand people descend on about a five block section of 4th Avenue in Downtown Tucson to shop, eat, and otherwise celebrate life. Neighbor Roy & I were among them on a sunny, 65-degree … Continue reading

An Animal Story from Aravaipa Canyon

Odessey Storytelling

While researching Odyssey Storytelling at the Fluxx Studio and Gallery I came across a story about an encounter with wildlife in Aravaipa Canyon. Since we are planning a two-day adventure through the canyon with a stay at Booger Canyon, I found this particularly interesting. Fluxx Studio and Gallery is a … Continue reading

4th Avenue Street Fair

4th Avenue Street Fair

There are two 4th Avenue 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. Click here for a map Free to the public, the Fourth Avenue Street Fair brings together 400+ arts and crafts booths, … Continue reading

Delectables On 4th Avenue: A Dining Review

Delectables on 4th Avenue Tucson

Spring 2013. It’s been a while since I ventured down to 4th Avenue. Because of the (eventual) arrival of our Modern Streetcar, the place has been a construction nightmare. Nevertheless, I was anxious to see the progress. On this early May day I was scheduled to meet my friend Jeffrey … Continue reading

B Line on 4th Avenue, Tucson

The B Line Restaurant

The B Line is casual dining and a local favorite for good reason. For breakfast, their crapes, bagels, and pancakes are excellent.
For lunch and dinner, their menu is varied – from soups & sandwiches, to salads w/ or w/o chicken or fish; to carne asada burritos; to pan fried salmon – all very tasty.

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