It’s that time of year again, for the huge, annual community event downtown of Tucson Meet Yourself, October 9, 10 and 11, 2009. Check it all out at www.tucsonmeetyourself.org, sponsored by the Cultural Exchange Council. Or if you prefer the print media, locate a copy of the October issue of Downtown Tucsonan, which has five pages devoted to this event downtown.
This multi-cultural, mega-event runs Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at El Presidio Park and Jacome Library Plaza. This celebration of the “richness and diversity of the living traditional arts of southern Arizona’s folk and ethnic communities” is in its _________year.*
There’s even a Get Moving Tucson 10 miler/5K race and walk on Sunday October 11, at 8 a.m.– so it’s now a fitness event as well.
New this year – a Festival Marketplace (in front of the Main Library) will feature handmade folk art demonstrations and the artists will offer their crafts for sale. What fun.
I have gone in the past and sampled Japanese, Chinese, Thai, German, Austrian, Swedish, Hawaiian, Jamaican food and watched dances/performances from those ethnic communities as well. And there’s so much more to experience every year.
*Trivia question: does anyone know which annual year is this 2009 Tucson Meet Yourself? Reply below. I know the answer, but I just wanted to challenge you readers.