TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — The Tucson Festival of Books has become a weekend for more than just book-lovers.
This festival has become a destination event for best-selling authors, but some of the local favorites are also what attracts a crowd.
Food Vendors available this year:
- Elif Gozleme
- Hot Bamboo
- Ricardo Pintor
- Renee's Tucson
- Jakes Lemonade
- Nuts About Nuts
- New Delhi Palace
- Hot Pops Kettle Corn
- Lemons on the Loose
- SpunLight Cotton Candy
- Blue Banjo BBQ Catering
- Tucson Tamale Company
Nearly 50 different entertainment and family-friendly options are also scheduled over the weekend.
Some of Saturday's festivities include:
- Storybook Character Parade from 9 - 9:30 a.m.
- "Zin, Zin, Zin", Suzuki violins and friends from 10 - 11 a.m.
- Jitterbugs from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Fun for Elementary Age Kids! Book Nook Presented by the Children's Museum from 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday's schedule also has plenty planned including:
- Maguire Academy of Irish Dance 10 - 11 a.m.
- Storytime with Pete the Cat 11 - 11:30 a.m.
- Drachman Montessori Orchestra 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
- Illusionist Michael Howell 12 - 1 p.m.
- Rezonators Brass Band 1 -2 p.m.
- Seven Pipers Scottish Dancers and Tucson & District Pipe Band 2 - 3 p.m.
- BC Dance 3 - 4 p.m.
- Literary Circus - Aladdin 4 - 5 p.m.
Over 100 exhibitors are expected to attend, featuring art and connecting with the community.
Event organizers report parking is also free.
Having an estimated $3.5M - $4.5M economic impact to the Tucson community annually, the festival is expected to help the city continue growing.
Caleb Fernández is a digital content producer for KGUN 9. After earning his bachelor's degree from Penn State in Advertising/Public Relations, Caleb went to New York where he learned production assistance, photography and art direction. Share your story ideas and important issues with Caleb by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by connecting on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.