February is Parada Del Sol month in Scottsdale. This is when the Old West comes alive during the 62nd Annual Parada Del Sol Rodeo and Historic Parade. Dust off your Stetson hat and get ready for the big week. The Hashknife Pony Express has already arrived from their 200 mile route through the Mogollon Rim and the Mazatzal Wilderness to deliver around 20,000 pieces of first class mail.
Over 60 years ago the Parada Del Sol, or Parade of the Sun, began as a community celebration of the founding of Scottsdale and has been the world’s largest horse-drawn parade. The Parade will take place this Saturday, February 14 at 10 am in Old Town Scottsdale. Immediately following the Parade will be the Trails End Celebration, an all ages block party that includes food, merchandise, a kids corral with pony rides and games, and live music.
Not to be forgotten is the Parada Del Sol Rodeo which takes place at Westworld on February 26- March 1. This is one of the most popular rodeos in the Southwest and is sanctioned by the Professional Cowboys Association. This years events include steer wrestling, barrel racing, bull riding, and entertainment for the whole family. For a listing of all Parada Del Sol 2015 activities, visit www.paradadelsol.rodeo.
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