If you love carnivals then Spring Fling in Tucson, AZ is the place to go! More than 3,000 University of Arizona volunteers are at the heart of Spring Fling making it the largest student run carnival in the country! Spring Fling is a 4 day event kicking off on April 2 at Rillito Downs, 4698 N. 1st Ave, about 3 miles from the U of A where it is being held this year to accomodate its growing size and avoid the construction currently in progress at the UofA.
Admission was just $5/person but we attended free by bringing in a coke product to be recycled. Parking is two dollars. All food, games and rides require tickets which can be purchased in bulk- 32 tickets for $20. Some pricing examples: Two tickets for a thai tea, 5 for a haunted house ride, 4 tickets for an old fashion lemonade, 5 tickets for a chance to win an over stuffed Scooby Doo toy, 6 for a funnel cake, 33 tickets to tempt fate on the bungee swing. $20 wristbands for endless rides were also available for purchase but excluded the bungee drop. But thankfully, some things are still free-porta potties, walking around the grounds, relaxing at a table or bench, and taking in one of the student band performances.
Spring Fling is a fund raiser for the University of Arizona’s organizations and clubs. Last year, with more than 30,000 people attending, they were able to raise more than $60,000.