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Parada del Sol Parade - 2014

World's Largest Horse Drawn Parade


At the Parada del Sol Parade in Scottsdale, Arizona

At the Parada del Sol Parade in Scottsdale, Arizona

© Cynthia Bilsing

The Parada del Sol Parade is an annual event that has been in Scottsdale since 1953.

What is the Parada del Sol?

The annual 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 up 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.

When is the Parada del Sol Parade?

The Parada del Sol will take place on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. Here are some photos from previous parades.

Where is it?

In Scottsdale. The parade route will run north on Scottsdale Road from Oak to Indian School Road. The Trail's End celebration, a huge block party for all ages, including a Kid's Area with games, pony rides and vendors, will be in Old Town Scottsdale on 1st Avenue between Brown and Scottsdale Roads.

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. 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!

New in 2014: The 1st Annual Fun Run starts at 9 a.m. The Run will start at Scottsdale Road  and Thomas Road by the bowling alley and ends at Brown and 1st Ave. The distance of the fun run is 1.3 miles.  Entry fee is $20 per adult; $10 per child (6-12). After January 30, 2014 fee is $25 per adult; $15 per child. Register online.

What if I have more questions?

For more information about the Parada del Sol Parade visit the Parada del Sol online.

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

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