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The last Arizona City Daze was in 2018. The 2019 event was canceled because of rain.

ARIZONA CITY — After Arizona City Daze was canceled last year because of the weather the committee decided to push the event back from its usual Saturday in February to the first Saturday of March.

Due to the cancellation last year, the parade theme “Blast from the Past” and selected grand marshal Frank McLaughlin will be the same this year.

Arizona City Chamber of Commerce president Crystal McKenna told PinalCentral that the planning committee voted as a whole to keep the theme again for this year.

“We know that some long time followers were excited about last year’s theme and we did not get a chance to play it out due to the rain,” she said.

As with previous years other events include a car show, carnival and various vendor booths and live entertainment.

The Highway Outlaws and Northwind will be the two bands performing.

Tickets for the carnival rides are available at Flashbacks, Arizona City Sanitation, Hawkins & Associates and the Arizona City Chamber office for $20 which is for the whole day.

The kickoff to the festival was usually the annual golf tournament the weekend before the parade, but with the golf course still closed there will not be a tournament this year.

McKenna added that the committee was exploring other avenues to make up for the golf tournament but there ultimately nothing else was added.

The parade is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. along Sunland Gin Road and will proceed down towards Alsdorf Road.

Check out the Arizona City Chamber of Commerce’s website or call the office at 520-466-5141 to get more information about entering the parade, car show or to volunteer.

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Maria Vasquez is a reporter covering Eloy, Arizona City and sports. She can be reached at mvasquez@pinalcentral.com.

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