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SOUTH TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

This weekend will be a busy one for residents of South Tucson. 

The city will be holding its first street fair - titled Feria de Sur Tucson.  Residents and businesses are excited for the boost it could give to the region. 

Feria de Sur Tucson is taking place on Sunday, April 6 with all the fun beginning at noon and going until 7 p.m.   Festival goers will experience nearly 10 blocks of various entertainment as well as food and drink vendors.  It all happens on South 4th Ave. from 28th St. to 36th St. 

According to South Tucson city officials this will be the first street festival in almost 15 years.  The idea of the festival came from the new city council in South Tucson. 

The down economy has hurt several businesses in the 1.2 mile square city.  Officials are hoping that with Feria de Sur Tucson that all changes, bringing residents from across South Tucson, Tucson and surrounding communities to the area. 

"Hopefully this is going to give them a bit of an injection, to reintroduce businesses, to have people come in and partake of various businesses that are available here in South Tucson," said Luis Gonzales, South Tucson City Manager.

The city will monitor how well things go on Sunday, with the goal of increasing the length of the festival to two days, on Saturday and Sunday.

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