Thousands take part in downtown festivities
Reporter: Alexis Fernandez
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) -There was no shortage of food, music and thousands of people as the annual Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival kicked off its second day on Saturday.
"Sometimes we forget how many different cultural representations are around in town, it's when you come to an event like this that you realize how beautiful and what Tucson is all about," said Sam Muigai, one of the attendees.
Dozens of vendors lined the streets of downtown Tucson to share a taste of their culture.
But it wasn't the only event, just a few blocks down the street at Armory Park; thousands also took part in the three day "Pride in the Desert" festival.
"It raises awareness and it shows people who we are, it shows that it's accepted now, " said Giovanna Ray, Ms. Tucson Latin Gay Pride.
For Francisco Martinez it was an event to bring the community together.
"Lots of people are supporting that aren't even gay, so that's kind of cool," he said.
And last but not least, the walking dead also came out for the annual Zombie Walk benefiting the Tucson Community Food Bank.
"Fun to be here support a good cause and at the same time have a lot of fun," said one of the participants.