Scottsdale Western Days was another fun event that took you back to the early days of the West. I arrived early with my folding chair and had a seat up front on the parade route. Old town down Scottsdale is a perfect setting for the annual Parada del Sol Parade with its western history, stores, and restaurants celebrating the city’s past, present and future. The parade was full of colorful costumes, mounted horse-riders, horse-drawn carriage, marching bands, wagons and stagecoaches representing many cultures from Mexican to Native American, Arabian and Western.
After the parade, I wandered over to where the festival was being held to celebrate the Arizona Indian culture to raise awareness of Arizona’s indigenous communities through traditional food, storytelling, dancing, and singing.