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4 the Weekend: 69th annual Winterhaven Festival starts

ARTS 

Ventana Village Fine Arts Festival

Saturday & Sunday

Ventana Village Shopping Center

The Ventana Village Fine Arts Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Ventana Village Shopping Center, 6900 E. Sunrise Dr. On Saturday, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday, it runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be artisans selling paintings, metal art, glass, photography and more.

Vistors are encouraged to bring a donation for News 4 Tucson’s Season 4 Hope drive. People can donate food for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona, new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots and clothes for Goodwill. For each item donated, you will receive a raffle ticket for the chance to win a piece of art.

ARTS 

4th Avenue Street Fair

Friday – Sunday

4th Avenue

10 a.m. – dusk

The 4th Avenue Winter Street Fair runs from Friday to Sunday. This 48-year tradition will have more than 300 artisans and more than 40 food stands. Admission to the fair is free. No pets are allowed.

SPORTS 

Arizona vs Utah Valley

Thursday

McKale Center

7 p.m.

Tickets range from $26 to $140.

WILDCARD

Winterhaven Festival of Lights

Dec. 8 – 26

6- 10 p.m. nightly

The annual Winterhaven Festival of Lights begins Saturday, Dec. 8. It happens in the Winterhaven neighborhood near Fort Lowell Rd. and Tucson Blvd.  The event is open nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. until Dec. 26. Dec. 26 is the only night cars are allowed to drive through. The event is free but guests are asked to bring a cash or non-perishable food donation for the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona.

Most needed items for 2018:

  • cereal
  • canned soup
  • canned meat
  • canned tomato products
  • canned vegetables
  • canned fruit​

In 2017, the Tucson community donated $23,820 and 49,631 pounds of food for the bank during the Festival of Lights.

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