The annual Billy Moore Days Parade will celebrate Avondale’s

The annual Billy Moore Days Parade will celebrate Avondale’s past and present for its 75th anniversary. The Sun City Poms are pictured performing in a past parade.

Decorated floats, horse-drawn wagons, dance groups, local celebrities, community organizations, antique cars, school clubs and scouts will march down Western Avenue in Old Town Avondale for the annual Billy Moore Days Parade, which starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.  

This year marks Avondale’s 75th anniversary as a city, and businesses and local organizations are invited to be part of it.

Parade fee is $25, with a registration deadline of Oct. 4. The parade is open to all types of entries this year, with awards provided to the top entries. Register at avondaleaz.gov/rec

Volunteers are also needed for multiple roles at the event, especially parade marshals. Marshals participate in the organization and flow of parade entries, along with assistance with crowd control and traffic management along the parade route. Opportunities and applications for all volunteer roles are listed at avondaleaz.gov/rec.

A street fair and carnival in Old Town Avondale is part of the celebration as well from Friday, Oct. 14, to Sunday, Oct. 17. 

Visit the event website to learn about all the other festivities associated with the event, including community stage performers, Wild West demonstrations, carnival rides, beer garden and food trucks. Admission is free; costs associated with food vendors/carnival rides.

For information on the event, call 623-333-2400 or visit avondaleaz.gov/events