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Downtown events to restrict traffic this weekend

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By Kimberly Cain, Tucson News Now intern

TUCSON, AZ – Many events will be held downtown that will restrict motor vehicle travel this weekend.

Other than Broadway, access into downtown Tucson is available via Stone Avenue from the north, 22nd Street and Sixth Avenue from the south, St. Mary's Road from the west and Sixth Street from the east.

The events consist of Tucson Meet Yourself, Tucson Gay Freedom Day Parade, 2nd Saturdays and the Tucson Aids Walk.

Tucson Meet Yourself is Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Go to www.tucsonmeetyourself.org for more information.

From Thursday at 6 p.m. until Sunday at midnight, Church Avenue from Alameda Street to Congress Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic to accommodate exhibits and heavy pedestrian traffic attending the Tucson Meet Yourself event.

Tucson Gay Freedom Day Parade is at 6 p.m. on Friday. Go to https://www.facebook.com/events/167115716817453/permalink/168511316677893/ for more information.

Stone Avenue will be closed between Ochoa and Alameda Streets for the parade. Alameda Street will also be closed from Stone Avenue through Main Avenue and be expected to open by 7 p.m.

2nd Saturdays is at 4 p.m. on Saturday until 3 a.m. Sunday at all of Congress Street from Fourth Avenue to Church Avenue. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and provide family friendly activities. Go to www.2ndsaturdaysdowntown.com for more information.

Scott Avenue between Broadway and Congress Street will be closed for 2nd Saturdays activities.

Tucson Aids Walk is at 8 a.m. at the Joel Valdez Main Library/Jacome Plaza on Sunday.  The walk will take place on the west side of downtown. Go to www.aidswalktucson.org for more information.

The Walk will not have any street closures.

Businesses, parking garages and parking lots will be open. Over 15,000 parking spaces are available in Downtown.

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