Parada del Sol starts Feb 3 Parade Feb 10

poster Parada

The poster tell you a lot about the events, but here's a bit of the history ..“Today you might be surprised to find out that Scottsdale’s history includes 1920’s cattle drives down a rough and dusty Scottsdale Road from the DC Ranch to the stockyards,” said Wendy Springborn. “Later in the 1950’s as leaders realized that the desert, warm climate, and western spirit lifestyle was drawing artists, architects, and visitors to guest ranches, they decided to create events to highlight those themes. Two horse-related major events evolved, the Parada del Sol and the All Arabian Horse Show"

During the week of February 5-11 Old West themed events are planned in Downtown Scottsdale as part of Western Week.  On Feb. 8 join the fun at the Western Spirit Gold Palette ArtWalk, and then the Hashknife Pony Express Riders arrive Friday at noon (Feb.9) at Scottsdale's Museum of the West.  The Museum is hosting many events as part of Western Week.  Go to for schedules.     On Saturday, February 3, all Parada supporters and friends are invited from 8 am to 10 am for the Chapman Auto Show Parada Country Breakfast at Chapman (101/Indian School Rd) with food provided by the Village Inn.

This year’s Parade Marshalls are KNIX personalities Tim Hattrick, , Brooke Hoover, Barrel Boy and Double L.  (Ben will be out of town!)  I spoke with Tim and Parada Beverage chairman James Kieran for our Valley Views show.  It's great fun as Tim recalls growing up in Scottsdale and going to the parade as a young boy.

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