Feliz cumpleaños, Tucson. Happy 234th birthday today.
I wrote a previous blog on August 11 about some of the events happening today in the Old Pueblo. Start off with the 8 a.m. flag ceremony at the Presidio de San Agustin downtown on the SW corner of Church Avenue and Washington St., and perhaps end up for more free cake at the Hotel Congress tonight at 5 p.m.
For the children, head out to Reid Park Zoo today for a free day with the animals.
For everyone, the dedication of the 4th Avenue Underpass starts at 4 p.m.,with free trolley rides later from UA Main Gate, along 4th Avenue into downtown.
“This is a party you won’t want to miss. Tucson is invited to share in the excitement of this revitalization project. When: Aug. 20, 4 p.m. to 11p.m. Where: In the Fourth Avenue Underpass, along Fourth Avenue and throughout Downtown. Details: The celebration kicks off at 4 p.m. with a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring Tucson Mayor Bob Walkup, City Council members, city leaders and other dignitaries.”
“Special plans include officially opening the underpass by having the Old Pueblo trolley burst through the ribbon, an Antique and Hot Rod Car Show (Tucson Street Rod Association). The underpass will be closed during the official ceremony, but will be opened to pedestrian, vehicular and trolley traffic once those activities wrap up. The trolley will be running all evening, offering rides from UA’s Main Gate, along Fourth Avenue and into Downtown.”
“The fun continues through the night with live music at several venues, activities in Downtown and on Fourth Avenue and merchant specials on both sides of the underpass. It’s the perfect time to visit your favorite businesses and venues! A special Thank you to Sundt Construction Company who is on schedule and doing a beautiful job. We are all looking forward to the Old Pueble Trolley route extension to downtown.”
Read about the 4th Avenue underpass opening in previous Tucson Citizen blogs by “Artistic Tucson” and “Tucson Metromix”.
For more events and information on what’s happening today log onto www.tucsonsbirthday.org for details.
Be there to celebrate Tucson’s diverse community and its 234th birthday.