About Us


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 17-20, 2019

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 73rd anniversary of Avondale’s incorporation.

Event Hours Overview

Thursday, October 17 – Sunday, October 20

  • Thursday 6pm – 10pm
  • Friday 6pm – 11pm
  • Saturday 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday 12pm – 10pm

Friday, October 18 – 19, 2019
Western Avenue between 6th Street & 3rd Street
(Western Ave. West of Dyasrt Rd)

  • Friday 6pm – 10pm
  • Saturday 11am – 10pm

Saturday, October 19th at 9:00AM
Western Avenue from Litchfield Rd. East to 5th Street, then North to Agua Fria High School.  See the Parade Page for more details.