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South Tucson businesses, residents excited about festival

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SOUTH TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The nice weather this weekend will make it ideal to spend some time outside, this is a good thing for South Tucson's first annual street fair. 

Preparations for Feria de Sur Tucson, happening on Sunday April 6, have already begun. The festival will begin at noon on  Sunday and continue until 7 p.m.

Feria de Sur Tucson organizers are expecting some 20,000 people to visit the area, south of 4th Ave. this weekend. Activities will take place on 4th Ave. from 28th St. to 36th St.  There will be music, food and a number of things for the kids to do.  More than 70 different vendors and 40 different types of entertainment are scheduled to be there.

South Tucson's new City Council members and residents have been working on the festival for the last three months.  According to festival officials the event will be larger than they anticipated. 

Proceeds from the festival will be used to benefit community enrichment and education opportunities. 

"We want to make sure we showcase our culture, our history, all our businesses here in South Tucson," said South Tucson City Manager, Luis Gonzales.  "South Fourth Ave. is the home, a mecca of beautiful, wonderful, and delicious Mexican cuisine."

The city will be monitoring how well things go on Sunday, with the hope of expanding the festival to two days next year.

For more information head to the Feria de Sur Tucson Facebook page -

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