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Floats, balloons, horses, bands and entertainers are ready to march down Western Avenue for the Billy Moore Days Parade, which starts at 9AM

 


PARADE ENTRY SIGN UP INFORMATION:

Sign up for the 2019 Billy Moore Day Parade today! 
PARADE ENTRY REGISTRATION

The parade will feature dozens of colorful entries, decorated floats, marching bands, horse drawn wagons, dance groups, local celebrities and political figures, community organizations, antique cars, school clubs, scouts, and more.
Reminder there is a mandatory parade entry meeting on Wednesday, October 9th at 6:30 pm at Avondale City Hall (11465 Civic Center Dr, Avondale, AZ 85323).


Do you know one of our past Grand Marshals or Miss Billy Moore Day participants? 
We want to invite them to participate in the parade.  Learn More


WATCHING THE PARADE:Parade Route Map

Billy Moore Days Parade fee for participation is $25 and registration deadline is October 9, 2019.  It is open to all types of parade entries this year so no matter what interesting vehicle, marching group, or crazy contraption you have we want to see it.

ROUTE:  
Parade begins at 9:00 a.m.  The route begins at Litchfield and Western Avenue, travels east on Western to 5th Street, where it turns north and ends at Agua Fria High School.  There will be a shuttle to transport parade participants back and forth between the Staging and De-Staging.

Announcer towers located at:
Central & Western Avenue
Central & Brinker

CLICK HERE FOR PARKING & STREET CLOSURE INFORMATION


AWARDS:

CONGRATULATIONS to all of our 2018 Parade Entry Winners:
Community SpiritEstrella Vista STEM Academy
Most EntertainingBallet Folklorico de Santa Maria
Overall AppearanceWestside Tattoos
Best Band:  Aqua Fria High School

This year awards will be given for the following:

  • Best Overall Appearance
    • Cash Prizes will be awarded for this category:
      • 1st Place = $1,000
      • 2nd Place = $500
      • 3rd Place = $350
  • Best Marching Band
    • Cash Prizes will be awarded for this category:
      • 1st Place = $1,000
      • 2nd Place = $500
      • 3rd Place = $250
  • Best Community Spirit  & Most Entertaining receive custom designed plaques.  

Meet Bea Garcia, the Grand Marshal for the Billy Moore Days Parade 2019!

Bea - BMD Grand Marshal 2019Beatrice O. Garcia (Bea) was born in Prescott, AZ on August 3, 1934. She was a cheerleader who also played volleyball, badminton and tennis. Additionally, she played the clarinet in the band and was in the school plays. After graduation, her family moved to Phoenix. She went to the Arizona School of Cosmetology and went on to work in a beauty shop called Kina’s.

She married Sam Garcia and they had 4 children. Bea enjoyed helping at her kids’ school as a homeroom volunteer, field trip chaperone, and member of the PTA.

In the 50+ years they were together, Bea and Sam enjoyed traveling all over the world. They also served their community in a variety of ways, such as through the Rotary organization and by distributing food and toy boxes for the Salvation Army during Christmas time. Bea is still involved serving the community through her church.

Bea is deeply honored to have been chosen to be the Grand Marshal for this year’s Billy Moore Days parade. She sends her love to all of the people of Avondale and the surrounding communities. The greatest joys of her life are God first, her family and all the friends that have been in her life, and the community in which she lives in.