Oct 12, 2011 6:51 PM

Tucson, Meet Yourself beginning Friday

TUCSON - Get ready to meet yourself, Tucson, at the annual free festival being held this Friday through Saturday in Downtown Tucson.

The Tucson Meet Yourself Folklife Festival is focused on "presenting artists and communities that carry on living traditions rooted in a group's own definition of identity, artistry, and cultural significance."

The festival has been held in Downtown Tucson each year since 1974. This year will debut the Sonoran Pavilion, which features displays about our neighboring Mexican state's natural and recreational assets, complete with foods such as carne asada, chiltepin chile, coyotas and flour tortillas.

Some other activities at the event include Traditions of Health and Wellness, which will highlight traditional health and wellness practices, and Tucson MOVE Yourself, which will include a giant dance event for people of all ages.

This is just a few of the event planned for the three-day festival - there will also be dozens of food vendors, a Kitchen stadium where local chefs will compete, a festival of TUSD schools, and much more.

Also, tune in to News 4 Tucson on Friday evening - our own Chief Meteorologist Rob Guarino will be broadcasting live from Tucson Meet Yourself.

For more information on Tucson Meet Yourself, including parking information and event maps, visit:


Image courtesy Tucson Meet Yourself.


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