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Sun Link Celebrating 5-Year Anniversary on July 27

TUCSON – The Sun Link streetcar will celebrate its 5th  Anniversary on Saturday, July 27.

Sun Link will be celebrating its 5th anniversary.

Sun Link will mark the milestone with free rides from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m., sponsored by Rio Nuevo, and special events within the Districts along the streetcar route

All events are open to the public and free to attend. The schedule is below.

9:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. – Brunch at Mercado San Agustin, with an acoustic performance by Natty & the Sunset.

11:00 A.M. – Guided tour onboard the streetcar.

  • Learn about Sun Link’s 5-year history, plus the growing list of destinations and attractions along the route.
  • Board at the Mercado District stop located at Avenida Del Convento/Congress St.

11:30 A.M. – 1:30 P.M. – Sun Link’s party at 8th St. and 4th Ave.

  • Meet with Dusty the Roadrunner and the Arizona Avengers, tour the Old Pueblo Trolley, read stories on the streetcar, and dance to music by DJ Alias.

2:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. – Story time at the UA BookStore, featuring Pete the Cat, presented by the UA BookStore and UA Parking & Transportation Services.

  • Special appearance from Wilbur and the UA Cheer team.
  • UA Bookstore is located just south of the 2nd St/Highland streetcar stop.

5:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. – Family entertainment and concert at Main Gate Square.

  • Face painting and balloon animals with 2-EEE the Clown.
  • 6:00 P.M. – performance by Autumn Dominguez Quintet at Gentle Ben’s.
  • Main Gate Square is located at the University Blvd/Tyndall Ave. streetcar stop.

The Sun Link streetcar was launched on July 25, 2014 and has since provided approximately 4.77 million rides to passengers.

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