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September 5, 2012

Media Contacts: Ingrid Melle, Avondale – PIO Avondale, 623-333-1614;
                        Shaun Rachau, Goodyear – PIO Goodyear, 623-882-7059 

Avondale, Goodyear announce 2013 ‘Tale of Two Cities’ Festival & Parade date 
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“An International Celebration” – that’s the theme of the second annual exciting, family-focused celebration planned for Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Estrella Mountain Community College. Save the date, vendors, businesses, community groups and organizations are invited to participate!

After a highly successful inaugural event in 2011 to honor the statehood Centennial celebrations, Avondale and Goodyear have decided to make the combined festival and parade an annual event. Similar to last year, the parade will again take place on Thomas Road, from Litchfield to Dysart Roads, beginning at 10 a.m. and ending with the festival at Estrella Mountain Community College.

This year’s theme of “An International Celebration” adds international flavor to the Tale of Two Cities Event. The parade will promote the cultural theme; music and performances from a variety of artists complement the experience. Vendors and community groups offering a diverse assortment of products, including arts and crafts, are invited to sell at the event, as well as concessionaires that share authentic food and international cuisine from nations around the world! Festival admission is free and includes music and entertainment, a kids’ zone, vendor booths, cultural-related displays and more.

Vendors and exhibitors booth space as well as sponsorships are available. To reserve booth space or become a sponsor, complete an entry form at or Parade entry forms are also available online. For further information or to request a form by mail, contact Goosebump Marketing & Events, Julie Peterson at 602-460-4472, Avondale Recreation at 623-333-2400 or Goodyear Parks & Recreation at 623-882-7525.

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749