After a highly successful inaugural event in 2012 to honor the statehood Centennial celebrations, Avondale and Goodyear have decided to make the combined festival and parade an annual event. Similar to last year, the parade will again take place on Thomas Road, from Litchfield to Dysart Roads, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with the festival at Estrella Mountain Community College.
|Tale of Two Cities events and features:
A World of Cuisine
Authentic food from nations around the world include Greek, Mexican, Indonesian, Asian, Native American, Cambodian, Caribbean, Moroccan and Jamaican!
Children will be able to take part in free activities and fun. The zone will include a bounce house, rock wall, wave slide, carnival games, face painting, and crafts for the kids.
Vendors, businesses, community organizations and sponsors, as well as city services from Avondale and Goodyear, will be participating to provide information and opportunities. Arts, crafts and food booths help support the international theme.
Free parking will be available at St. Thomas Aquinas Church (enter from 137th Ave.), Palm Valley Elementary (enter from 135th Ave.) and Estrella Mountain Community College (enter from the North, off Dysart Rd.)
Tale of Two Cities is produced by Goosebump Marketing and Events and sponsored by APS, Cox Communications, West Valley Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, Hilton Garden Inn & Homewood Suites, AtoZ Equipment Rentals and Grand Canyon University.