Below are  the 2020-2021 event opportunities. Private events and events that are now full are not listed here.  To learn more or sign up to participate please click on the links below each event listing. For questions please contact:

COVID-19 UPDATE:

We are currently monitoring the CDC Guidelines for large gatherings for direction on to how to safely offer the following events.  The events listed below are proceeding as scheduled.  Any changes will be posted here and emailed to all registered participants.  Should a cancellation be necessary, any registered sponsors or exhibitor fees will be refunded.  Refunds will not be provided should a vendor or sponsor cancel within two weeks prior to the event that does proceed as planned.  Click below for more details on our COVID-19 Event safety.

2020-2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Sunday, October 4, 2020
Cycle Avondale

As part of Avondale’s goal to promote a healthy, active lifestyle, Avondale presents Cycle Avondale.  A unique opportunity to cycle through this wonderful city including through Phoenix Raceway.  The half metric (31 mile) route provides a leisurely ride for cyclist of all skill levels.  
Location: Friendship Park

Time: 7:00 a.m.
Attendance: 300

Monday, October 16 – Saturday, October 17, 2020
Billy Moore Days – Virtual Event

When you ask most longtime Avondale residents about their memories growing up in Avondale, many of them will inevitably mention Billy Moore Days – a tradition. named after Avondale’s founder, and celebrated for more than five decades in Avondale. This year’s event has transitioned into a virtual event.

Wednesday, NEW DATE October 21, 2020
Jerry’s Charities Bowling Palooza

An evening filled with food and fun! Register your team today! There will also be raffles and a silent auction. Net proceeds benefit Jerry’s Charities, a selection of non-profits with a footprint in Glendale.
Location: Glenfair Lanes, 6110 N 59th Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
Time: 5:00 p.m. Food & Beverages will be available | Bowling will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Attendance: 600

Thursday, October 22 & Thursday, October 23, 2020
Suicide Prevention HOPE Conference

This educational conference provides CEUS for those working in the field of Suicide Prevention. Two days of speakers and educational programs. Sponsorships are still available.
Location: Virtual Event
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day
Attendance: 150 More information

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Avondale Championship Open / Avondale Cup
Golf Tournament benefiting the Boys & Girls Club

This great day of golf and goodwill benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley’s Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch. Avondale Mayor Ken Weise, community leaders, elected officials and this year, NASCAR race-enthusiasts, meet to celebrate a NASCAR championship week and support a great cause for the youth in the West Valley. The Club serves 1,200 kids from Avondale, Buckeye, Goodyear, Litchfield Park and Tolleson. To date, the tournament has raised more than $235,000 to support positive programming for kids in the West Valley to learn, grow, and become responsible citizens.
Location: The Wigwam – Golf Course
Time: 11:00 am Registration & Lunch
Attendance: 200

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Avondale Veterans Day Ceremony, Fun Run & Hero’s Breakfast

Help us honor our Veterans and their families with a Fitness Challenge and Hero’s Breakfast at Estrella Mountain Community College. All run proceeds will directly support Veterans Increasing Persistence Program (VIPP). This program is designed to assist veterans in financial situations that may prevent them from going to school or completing a degree. The day will kick off with a Fun Run at 8:30 am, Hero’s Breakfast at 9:00 am and Ceremony at 9:30. Hero’s Breakfast is Free to all Veterans, their families and all race participants. This event is hosted by the City of Avondale and Estrella Mountain Community College Veterans Center.
Location: Estrella Mountain Community College.
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Attendance: 500

Saturday, December 5, 2020
City of Avondale Winterfest

Celebrate the holidays at City Hall with snow, light displays, live entertainment, food vendors, and Mr. & Mrs. Claus will flip the switch to light up the festival!
Location: Avondale City Hall
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Attendance: 5,000

Saturday, December 12, 2020
Hometown Christmas Parade in Glendale

The True Star of Christmas Truly Shines at this event.  This wonderful community parade begins at 11:00 am and takes place in Historic Downtown Glendale.  Parade Entry and Sponsorship opportunities are available on the Hometown Christmas Parade website, click the link below for more information.
Location: Historic Downtown Glendale
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Attendance: 10,000

Saturday, February 27 – Sunday, February 28, 2021
Tres Rios Nature Festival

This unique festival focuses on the rich diversity of wildlife, habitat, history and culture of the Gila River drainage area.  Highlights include:  kayaking, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, and hiking.  The Festival also showcases up close encounters with wildlife, live entertainment, food and much more all in the great outdoors.  Proceeds benefit Wildlife for Tomorrow! Hosted by the City of Avondale, City of Goodyear and Arizona Game & Fish
Location: Base & Meridian Wildlife Recreation Area (7602 S Avondale Blvd)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. each day, with Sunset Concert until 7 p.m. on Saturday.
Attendance: 6,500

Saturday, April 10, 2021 
Avondale KidFest!  A Celebration of the Young Child  

Join us as we celebrate the Week of the Young Child – focusing on early education, nutrition, water-safety, child development and well being. The festival includes live entertainment, cast of characters, food, interactive activities and lots of fun for the whole family.
Hosted by the City of Avondale and United Way
Location: Friendship Park, 12325 W. McDowell Road
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Attendance: 4,500

Saturday, April 10, 2021
Party for Joy Gala

Join us for this fun evening with the stars! This Gala benefiting Meals of Joy. Featuring live musical performance, auction and more! 

Location: PebbleCreek Eagles Nest
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Attendance: 250

Saturday, May 1, 2021
Avondale Fiesta 

The City of Avondale hosts this  celebration complete with live entertainment to include a Mariachi Band, Ballet Folklorico Esperanza and more.  Arts & crafts and a wonderful selection of Hispanic foods and drinks enhances the evening.
Location: Historic Western Avenue, Avondale
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Attendance: 3.500+

Monday, May 31, 2021
Avondale Memorial Day Candlelight Ceremony

This event honors the men and women that have served our country with a candle lighting ceremony, Scottish American Military Remembrance Table presentation and more.
Location: Avondale City Hall
Time:  6:30 p.m.
Attendance: 300+

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