Parada del Sol Parade
The Parada del Sol is an annual event that has been held in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona since 1953. It has the distinction of being the "World's Largest Horsedrawn Parade". The parade is held during February of each year as a prelude attraction to the Parada del Sol Rodeo which is usually occurs a couple of weeks later in late February or early March.
The parade is sponsored by the Scottsdale Jaycees and is free to the public. It generally runs north up Scottsdale Road from Oak Street to Indian School Road. Annually, the parade has 150 to 200 entrees. So grab your lawn chairs and blankets and come early to claim your spot on the sidewalks.
Trail's End Block Party
After the parade, don't leave. Trail's End is a big party for the entire family that includes a kid's area with games and pony rides. You'll be entertained with Old West gun fights, trick roping and much more. The party is typically held in Old Town Scottsdale AZ on 1st Avenue between Brown and Scottsdale Roads.
Enjoy plenty of food with food vendors spread throughout the area. Some of the best talent will entertain you at the main stage area. Go ahead. Dance in the streets and enjoy this old west tradition at the Old Town Block Party. Entrance is free, but charges apply to food and beverage. Tickets are not required.
Get Ready For The Scottsdale Parada del Sol Rodeo
The Parade and Trail's End Block Party is the kick-off events that gets all in the mood for the upcoming Parada del Sol Rodeo which is held at the Westworld of Scottsdale which occurs a couple of weeks after the parade. For more information about the Parada del Sol Parade and Rodeo, visit its website for exact dates, schedule and events.