The annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade has the distinction of being known as the World's Largest Horse Drawn Parade. There will be nearly 150 parade entries marching down Scottsdale Road. After the parade, don't leave! Immediately after the Parada del Sol there's a big party called Trail's End. There's a Kid's Area with games and pony rides, Old West gunfights, trick roping, and more.
The Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade is an annual event that has been in Scottsdale since 1953. The theme for the 64rd Annual Parade in 2017 is “The Stars of Scottsdale.”
When is the Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade?
The paradel will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 10 a.m.
Where is it?
In Scottsdale. The parade route will run south on Scottsdale Road from Drinkwater Blvd. to 1st Street, then west to Marshall Way, then south again to 2nd Street, then east to Brown Avenue, and then north to the end of the parade at Indian School Road. The Trail's End celebration, a huge block party for all ages, including three stages featuring western entertainers Native American dancers, and Hispanic dancers; a Kid's Area with games; pony rides and vendors, will be in Old Town Scottsdale. It starts after the parade at about noon and continues until 5 p.m.
The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions, for this event. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.
How do I get tickets and how much are they?
The Parada del Sol Parade doesn't require tickets, it's free. So is the Trail's End celebration. Street parking and public parking lots are free in Scottsdale. Expect road closures beginning at 4 a.m. on the following streets:
- Indian School Road from Drinkwater Boulevard to Marshal Way
- Scottsdale Road from Goldwater to Camelback Road
- Drinkwater Boulevard from Indian School to Scottsdale roads
- Brown Avenue from Second Street to Indian School Road
- Local streets between Scottsdale Road and Drinkwater Boulevard, north of Third Avenue
- Marshall Way from Main to Second Street
If you are looking for tickets to the Parada del Sol Rodeo, that's at a different time and place than the parade. You can purchase advance tickets for the rodeo at the Trail's End celebration. Check here for Parada del Sol Rodeo details.
What else should I know?
Wear your western gear! Bring a folding chair!
What if I have more questions?
For more information about the Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade check online.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.