Tumerico's dining room (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Where’s Waldo in Tucson? Find Him For a Chance to Win Prizes


July 2, 2024
By Matt Sterner

Many of us grew up with “Where’s Waldo” — that fellow with the red and white striped shirt and beanie. Some refer to his beanie as a stocking cap.

And, speaking of different names for the same things, did you know he’s known as Wally in the UK, Walter in Germany, Holger in Denmark, and Charlie in France?

Finding Waldo in Tucson

Waldo (or whatever you’d like to call him) is hiding in various local businesses around Tucson, and the month of July is the prime time to find his whereabouts. The sneaky guy is currently hiding throughout Downtown, Main Gate Square, Fourth Avenue, Midtown, and the Mercado District.

Where’s Waldo Passport (Photo by Sam Jump)

If you find him inside the participating local businesses (at least 21 out of the 26 spots), there’s a chance you’ll win some sweet prizes.

Plus, Waldo is hiding out inside a few local foodie spots, too, including Casa Video & Film Bar, Coffee Times Drive-Thru, Food Conspiracy Co-Op, Tumerico, La Chaiteria, Westbound, and The Loft Cinema, which sells local craft beer, local snacks, and wraps from Cafe Desta — grab a bite, catch a movie, and hopefully a Waldo sighting.

  • Pick up a free Waldo Passport at Antigone Books to get started.
  • Find the six-inch cardboard Waldo and collect a stamp from an employee of the local business.
  • When you collect 21 stamps, bring your Waldo Passport back to Antigone Books.
  • You’ll then be entered to win prizes including “Where’s Waldo” merchandise and goodies from participating local businesses.
More Important Details:

The deadline to turn in your Waldo Passport is Sunday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

The summer favorite scavenger hunt encourages children to limit screen time while supporting local businesses in Tucson. 

Head over to Antigone Books, located at 411 N. Fourth Ave., to pick up your Waldo Passport. For more information, visit fourthavenue.org.

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