When you ask most longtime Avondale residents about their memories growing up here, many of them will inevitably mention Billy Moore Days – a tradition named after Avondale’s founder, and celebrated for more than five decades in Avondale.
Who was Billy Moore, you ask?
William “Billy” Moore came to Arizona in l867. He eventually made his way to the west banks of the Agua Fria River and established a stage coach station. He added a general store and became the postmaster of the settlement he named Coldwater, which eventually became Avondale in 1946. Billy Moore Days began as an opportunity for Avondale and surrounding communities to celebrate the area’s history, and it is a beloved hometown tradition. The city invites all to come and enjoy the fun of this popular event.
Join us October 15-18, 2020
Billy Moore Days will take place in Historic Avondale with the return of the event’s favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Parade and Carnival, and marks the 74th anniversary of Avondale’s incorporation.
Nominations are open for Junior Grand Marshal
Do you know an exceptional Avondale Student? Nominate them to be honored as a Jr. Grand Marshal of the Billy Moore Day Parade! Deadline is August 30th.More Info