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.

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COVID-19 UPDATE: 
We are currently monitoring the CDC Guidelines for large gatherings for direction on how to safely conduct Billy Moore Days.  We are currently proceeding as scheduled with some slight modifications like more distance between exhibitors and additional hand sanitation stations.  We encourage attendees to wear face masks and to stay home if they are not feeling well.  Any changes to this plan will be posted here and emailed to all registered participants.  For more details on our COVID-19 Event safety procedures CLICK HERE.