Bear Down Fridays is a spirit and pep rally held each Friday before Saturday's home Arizona Football game at Main Gate Square from 4:00-7:00 PM.

The 9th Bear Down Friday season kicks off with a Pep Rally on THURSDAY, August 28 as part of Wildcat Welcome and to cheer on our University Football team that will take on UNLV Friday, August 29. Men’s Basketball Head Coach Sean Miller will be our guest host.

Every Pep Rally begins at 6:00 PM starring the Pride of Arizona Marching Band, Wilbur and Wilma, U of A’s cheerleaders, UA Poms, Twirlers and Flags. This year the Sun Link Streetcar will also be a special part of the Pep Rally.

But don’t wait until 6 PM, because the spirit party kicks off at 3 PM with ESPN Tucson’s Zach Clark live from University Boulevard. At 5 PM, Zach is joined by KGUN 9 News, Tucson's CW, 94.9 MIXfm and 106.3 The Groove with giveaways, live remotes, media celebs, prizes & more.

Live Music in the Geronimo Plaza from 5 PM to 6 PM and from 7 PM to 8 PM.

Patrons may also enjoy the Junior Cats Activity Zone with chalk art, balloon artist, face painting, hair painting and Be Kind Tattoos. Enjoy drink and happy hour specials at area restaurants and patios adjacent to the Pep Rally. Stop by the Bear Down Fridays Photo Booth and get a complimentary commemorative photo of you & your friends.

Main Gate Square is located on University Boulevard between Park and Euclid on the east and west and by 2nd Street and 4th Street on the north and south and features over thirty restaurants and twenty-five retailers and salons.

Parking is free after 4 PM on Fridays in the Tyndall Garage at 4th Street & Euclid with merchant validation.
Stop by and experience the excitement and help us PUMP UP the FUN for U of A Football!

  • Thursday, August 28
  • Friday, September 12
  • Friday, September 19
  • Friday, October 10
  • Friday, November 7 (Homecoming)
  • Friday, November 14
  • Friday, November 28

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