Photos courtesy of Parada del Sol
Dust off your cowboy boots and grab your hats, as the 70th Annual Parada del Sol Parade & Trail’s End Festival is set to bring a whirlwind of western excitement to Old Town Scottsdale on Saturday, Feb. 3.
This historic event, a staple in Scottsdale’s cultural calendar since 1953, promises a day brimming with family-friendly entertainment, live music, and a celebration of Arizona’s rich western heritage.
Over 30,000 attendees are expected to line the streets, witnessing a vibrant procession of over 150 entries. The parade will feature an array of participants, from local school groups and bands to equestrian units, all marching along Scottsdale Road in a display of community spirit and historical pride.
Following the parade, the Trail’s End Festival kicks off, transforming the heart of Old Town Scottsdale into a bustling block party. This all-ages event offers a diverse lineup of live concerts, delicious food options, and an array of fun activities.
The KIDZ Zone, a highlight for the younger crowd, will include games, pony rides, and a variety of attractions to delight little cowboys and cowgirls.
Foodies and shopping enthusiasts will find plenty to enjoy, with numerous food trucks and merchandise vendors peppered throughout the area, offering a taste of the local flavors and unique shopping experiences.
The Parada del Sol and Trail’s End Festival is not just an event but a part of the broader Scottsdale Western Week. This week-long celebration is an homage to the city’s western roots, featuring various events that showcase the history, art, and culture of the American West.
For more information on the parade, festival, and other Western Week activities, visit scottsdalewesternweek.com.