About Us

Congratulations to all of Billy Moore Days 2018 Winners!

Avondale’s Got Talent Winners:
1st Place – Conrad Varela
2nd Place – Ariel Miranda
3rd Place – Phoebe

Parade Entry Winners:
Community Spirit: Estrella Vista STEM Academy
Most Entertaining: Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria
Overall Appearance: Westside Tattoos
Best Band:  Aqua Fria High School


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 18-21, 2018

Billy Moore Days will take place in Historic Avondale October 18-21 with the return of  the event’s favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Parade and Carnival, and marks the 72nd anniversary of Avondale’s incorporation.

Event Hours Overview

Carnival:
Thursday, October 18 -Sunday, October 21

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

Festival: 
Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20
Western Avenue between 6th Street & 3rd Street
(Western Ave. West of Dyasrt Rd)

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

Parade:
Saturday, October 20th 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.