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Avondale Celebrates!

Avondale celebrates all sorts of special events, including the Annual Resident
Appreciation/GAIN Night which educates residents about city programs and services,
as well as Block Watch/Crime prevention messages.

Other special events during the year include:

  • A Tale of Two Cities Parade and Festival
  • Memorial Day Ceremony, Veterans Day celebration
  • Tres Rios Nature & Earth Festival
  • Day of the Dead Festival at the Goodyear Farms Cemetery
  • IMS Marathon
  • Southwest Valley Mayors Golf Classic 
  • Writer’s Conference

Avondale’s 200 acres of parks and facilities hosts dozens of special events, tournaments and other celebrations, organized by external organizations throughout the year! 

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and Parks, Recreation & Libraries updates

OutAboutFallEvent2014.jpg     Monthly event series called ‘Out & About’. These
events are “Out” in various locations in Avondale, and are “About” community -- ranging from block parties and concerts to movies and holiday-themed events.

Tale of Two Cities Parade and Festival    Annual “Tale of Two Cities” Centennial Parade and Festival, an event jointly hosted by the cities of Avondale and Goodyear and Estrella Mountain Community College.

  Tres Rios Nature Festival  Annual Tres Rios Nature Festivals,  events held in the spring and fall featuring outdoor sporting pursuits at the Base & Meridian wildlife area; hiking, canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding.

Upcoming Events 2015-2016

August 9, 2015
Day of Play

Dozen’s of free interactive activities for both kids & adults will take place  at the indoor American Sports Center.  Clinics will include: soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, dance, karate, football, basketball and more all will showcase the variety of activities in the West Valley.   Try something new and join us for this Free family fun event out of the heat!
Location: American Sports Center
755 N 114th Ave, Avondale, AZ 85323
Avondale Blvd just south of I-10
Time: 1 pm – 4 pm
Exhibitor Information: Day of Play

September  12, 2015
Back to School Movie Night & Viewing Party

What better way to end the summer than with a great movie night.  This unique event will feature a viewing of the Richmond Race at 4 pm and the movie Cars at 7:30 pm all  inside the pit of Phoenix International Raceway.
Location: Phoenix International Raceway
Time: 4 pm – 10 pm

Friday, October 16, 2015
Avondale Out & About – Resident Appreciation Night/GAIN Halloween Celebration

Come out to enjoy the City of Avondale departments giving back to the community. There will be live entertainment, giveaways, kids activities, educational games, food vendors and more.
Location: Western Avenue, Avondale
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, October 24, 2015
Tres Rios Make A Difference Day

Help us enhance the beautiful Tres Rios Area! The Tres Rios Area, also known as the Base & Meridian Wildlife area is an amazing area where 3 rivers, the Gila, Salt and Agua Fria rivers all merge together. It is known for the amazing bird watching, great fishing, kayaking and hiking. Unfortunately it is frequently the area for many to leave their trash, party and leave graffiti. Wildlife For Tomorrow Foundation (A 501c3 Nonprofit Organization) has partnered with Friends of Tres Rios to make improvements to this area and we need your help! We will be installing signs that help law enforcement educate and enforce the laws that protect this area, we’ll create trails for better hiking and we’ll clean up the graffiti and trash!
Location: Base & Meridian Wildlife Recreation Area, Avondale
Time: 7:30 am
More information 

November 14, 2015
Southwest Valley Writer’s Conference

This one-day event is designed to allow you to connect with agents, editors, and other writers who have gathered to share their knowledge and love of writing. Each Fall, writers (and would-be writers) of all genres come to the Valley of the Sun to hear speakers and participate in workshops in order to hone their current skills and learn some new ones.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Ignite the Spark, light the fire”— Whether you are a new author searching for an agent, or a published author hoping to learn more about the aspects of plot and character, you’ll find many wonderful and useful sessions that will inspire you.
Location: Avondale City Hall, Avondale
Time: 8am – 4 pm
More information

November 20, 2015
Mayor’s Challenge Golf Tournament

Join the West Valley Mayors for the 19th Annual Mayors’ Challenge Golf Tournament, benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix, Tri-City West/Thornwood Branch.  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
More information


Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Avondale Veteran’s Day Celebration

Help us honor our veterans and their families with a Fitness Challenge and Breakfast at Avondale City Hall Amphitheater.  The Fitness Challenge benefits scholarships for Veteran’s at Estrella Mountain Community College.  The day will kick off with a Fitness Fun Run at 8:00 am and then the breakfast will begin at 10:00 am.
Location: Avondale City Hall, Avondale
Fun run: 8am – 10am
Breakfast & Ceremony: 10am

Saturday, December 5, 2015
Avondale Holiday Celebration

Celebrate the holidays on Western Avenue in Avondale.  This historic street comes alive with arts & craft booths, live entertainment, food vendors, kids activities including snow in the park!  Mr. & Mrs. Clause will flip the switch to light up the street and be available for pictures.
Location: Western Avenue, Avondale
Time: 5 pm – 8 pm

Saturday, February 20, 2016 

Tale of Two Cities Parade & Festival – An International Celebration

Celebrating the diversity of cultures from around the world this event will incorporate parade floats, food, arts & crafts and live entertainment.  The parade will begin at 10:00 am down Thomas Road between Litchfield and Dysart.  It will culminate with a festival on campus at Estrella Mountain Community College.
Location: Estrella Mountain Community College
Time: 10 am – 3pm

Saturday & Sunday, March 5 -6, 2016
Tres Rios Nature Festival

This unique event focuses on the rich diversity of wildlife, habitat, history and culture of the Gila River drainage.  It features kayaking, canoeing, fishing, bird watching, and hiking.  The Festival also incorporates live entertainment, arts & crafts, food and much more.  The event attracts more than 7,000 people to enjoy the great outdoors.
Location: Base & Meridian Wildlife Recreation Area (7602 S Avondale Blvd)
Time: 10 am – 4 pm each day

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Kid Fest!  A Celebration of the Young Child 

Join us as we celebrate the Week of the Young Child – Families will enjoy bounce activities, entertainment, services and programming geared toward young children, food and lots of fun for the whole family.
Location: Friendship Park, Avondale, AZ
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Friday, April 30, 2016
Avondale Viva Fiesta

The City of Avondale hosts this wonderful celebration complete with entertainment to include a Mariachi Band, Ballet Folklorico Esperanza and more.  Salsa contest, arts & crafts and a wonderful selection of Hispanic foods will also be available.
Location: Western Avenue
Time: 5 pm- 8pm

May 30, 2016
Memorial Day Celebration

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:  7:00pm – 8:00pm


Sponsors and Exhibitors are welcome to participate, to participate in one or more of these events click on the links for the applications and information.

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