Thank you to everyone who participated in 2017 Tale of Two Cities Parade & Festival last weekend!
We had so many wonderful entries in the parade. Congratulations to the four organizations who won awards for their entries:
Best Overall Appearance: Cuardra Espinoza Cabalgando por Arizona
Most Entertaining: Tolleson Elementary Marching Band
Best Adaptation to the Theme: United States Submarine Veterans
Best Band Performance: Agua Fria HS Marching Band
We hope to see you all again at Tale of Two Cities 2018!!
Everyone loves a parade! And this parade is one of the best, winning the prestigious event industry AzTEC Awards for 2015 Outstanding Event of the Year! Join the fun and show your community spirit by partnering with the Cities of Avondale and Goodyear, as they kick off the 5th annual Tale of Two Cities Parade & Festival.
The Parade and Festival is an International Celebration highlighting cultures from around the world. This is a family-friendly, community event. Activities will include live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, kids activities, crafts, food, shopping and a Naturalization Ceremony! Showcase your partnership with the community and promote your business by sponsoring this much anticipated yearly event.
Date of event: NEW DATE: February 4, 2017 – Saturday
Naturalization Ceremony: 9:00 a.m.
Parade Start: 10:30 a.m.
Festival: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
AN UPDATED MAP WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON!
Estrella Mountain Community College
3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392
Begins at Goodyear Community Park, travel East on Thomas Rd. to the end in the parking lot of Estrella Mountain Community College.
Parking is available at:
– Estrella Mountain Community College (3000 N. Dysart Rd. Avondale, AZ 85392)
– Palm Valley Elembentary School (2801 N 135th Ave, Goodyear, AZ 85395, Enter off Plam Valley Dr.)
– St. Thomas Church. (13720 W Thomas Rd, Avondale, AZ 85392, Enter from Indian School and 137th Ave)
Str8up 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – Main Stage
25 Years of Str8Up Success: If you live in Arizona and have not experienced a Str8 Up band performance, we can’t help but wonder if you really live in Arizona! For the past 25 years (Yes, TWENTY-FIVE!), Str8 Up has been entertaining party-going, music-loving audiences all over the valley and beyond, and they don’t seem ready to stop any time soon. Whether at a casino, a wedding, a club, a backyard birthday or a charity fundraiser, the music of the Str8Up band has served as a soundtrack for every occasion imaginable.
Patrick Murillo – 12:45 – 1:15 Cultural Stage
Patrick Murillo, aka Ras Patrick, is known for his vocal stylings, original songs, oldie mash-ups and keyboards. He has been a popular Arizona musician for many years and has shared the stage with the likes of Big Mountain, Steel Pulse and Kymani Marley among many others. Although he leads a band, The Rastafarmers, he loves to perform solo as well. He calls his style “desert rat reggae” because of the southwest and Chicano infusion of sound and message.
Arizona Rhythm Connection – 12:00pm – 12:30 pm Cultural Stage
The AZ Rhythm Connection®, a group of highly skilled facilitators whose primary focus is to bring the joy of rhythm and percussion to any and all events where rhythm is welcome. Our team sculpts, layers and creates the most unique and engaging group participation events possible. It is our goal to take the team building and group-fun experiences to unexpected levels of enjoyment.
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR PARADE ENTRIES: A mandatory meeting for all parade entries will be held January 25, 2017, 6:00 pm at Avondale City Council Chambers (11465 Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ 85323). Also, please view the PARADE ENTRY RULES
NON-PROFIT- Our non-profit space are limited and are now full. If you would still like to participate please select the Exhibitor Form Above.