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Fountain Hills is the PROUD home of the ONLY Thanksgiving Day Parade West of the Mississippi!

Each year, Fountain Hills hosts the only Thanksgiving Day Parade in Arizona. Grab the family and enjoy floats, horses, performances, and more!


For the last 39 years, Fountain Hills has been the site of an annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. This local hometown favorite draws spectators from across the state who want to ring in Thanksgiving Day with a classic parade.

This Thanksgiving Day Parade is on the Avenue of the Fountains in downtown Fountain Hills. The parade starts at 9:30am and lasts approximately 1 hour.  A several dozen floats including local businesses, service organizations, classic car clubs, troops, school groups, dance routines is sure to entertain.   Come celebrate all that we are thankful for and enjoy time with family, friends and neighbors in beautiful Fountain Hills.   Don't forget - Santa Claus himself arrives in Fountain Hills for the first time this holiday season at the Thanksgiving Day Parade! He is the event's finale, so make sure to stick around at the end to give Santa a wave!

Event Details can be found on our events calendar.  Each year has a theme to encourage participants to decorate within.

CLICK HERE for more information if you'd like to participate in next year's parade!

Cost: Free to Public, Free Parking


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