The 52nd Fourth Edition Avenue Spring Street Fair took place from April 1-3 and was the first spring event since the start of the pandemic. The street fair was open from 10 a.m. to dusk all weekend.
The event, according to KOLD 13had 375 sold-out vendor locations, performances by local artists, and a variety of food trucks.
This family weekend brings together around 350,000 people to see local businesses from around the world twice a year.
Local business owner and University of Arizona alumnus Andrew Friedman hosted his business, Homemade Humor.
From Scottsdale he brought magnets, pictures, pillows, t-shirts, mugs and more with his own creative comics.
“It was nice to connect with people again and be where people can come and talk,” Friedman said.
Small business owner Shaurica Martinez traveled from Las Vegas with her husband to showcase her business, Celestial Sisters Shop.
Martinez has all organic and vegan products such as hair care, bath and body, apothecary and more. She also sells jewelry, bedroom decor, crystal, and metaphysical accessories.
“I love how the community is very involved and there are lots of local vendors and diversity,” Martinez said.
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The neon door is a company just off Fourth Avenue that provides skin care services and more.
One of the booth members, Sophia Marin, explained how the Fourth Avenue street fair benefited their business as well as others.
“It brings in a lot of business for local stores and it’s fun to meet more people,” Marin said.
the Golden Clover Company is a jewelry company based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Their delicate jewelry is made up of simple gemstones and gold-filled chains.
Founder Layla Christie spoke about the difference between this event and others she has attended in Texas.
“The size is really different. I’ve done a lot of markets in Texas and Raleigh and the size doesn’t even compare,” Christie said.
Food vendors lined the streets perpendicular to the artists’ tents.
There was everything from giant turkey legs from Piggly Wiggly, The Orange Place with classic American favorites, Jake’s Donuts to help a sweet tooth, AJ’s Fry Bread, giant Texas corn dogs from JPZ Concessions and many more. .
Local artists also performed on a stage off Seventh Street from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.
On Friday there were performances by Kyle Hersey, Charlie Rae, Soakset, Richard Alexander and The Heath & Rifle Club.
On Saturday, Quadrant, Dustin James, Ariel Miranda, Gone 2Long and Wednesday Morning Trio performed.
Sunday featured performances by Znora Band, Billy Shaw Jr. Band sponsored by Kiim 99.5, Joe Weinberg and Santana Tribute.
The dates for the next street fair will be December 9-11.
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