Come get a jump on your holiday shopping. The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Nov. 29 –30, in Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club. It will be located west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This free event will draw in more than 100 vendors from all over the Southwest ranging from artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers and more.
This Thanksgiving weekend fair has become a tradition for many holiday shoppers for more than 20 years. Stroll through the park and visit artists with their original designs, from delicate beading to steampunk jewelry, teapot wind chimes, handcrafted masks, colorful mosaics, sun catchers, and one-of-a-kind ceramics. Discover the artistic redesign of vintage purses, dolls and children’s wear. If you are looking for “cozy,” this is the place for soft blankets and quilts, fragrant soaps, knit scarves of all styles, knit dog collars – and everyone’s favorite – tie dye. Handmade teddy bears, puppets and wooden toys would be perfect for anyone’s holiday gift list. While enjoying the fair, be sure to stop for food and refreshments from local vendors.
Visitors are encouraged to use the Concert Place entrance from Country Club Road for ample free parking. For more information call 791-4877.