The award-winning Marana Founders' Day celebration is returning to 11555 W. Civic Center Dr. from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.
The 44-year-old parade is the recipient of the 2022 Outstanding Program Award for the Best Cultural Awareness program from the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association.
This year, there's going to be a car show by Obsessions Car Club, live cultural performances, historical experiences, a "creation station" by Lucky Cat Social Art, more than 30 artisan vendors, a chalk art alley, inflatable jumping castles, and a free photo booth.
And, you'll need to eat, right? There's going to be more than 25 food trucks and vendors will be dishing out the goods on Marana Main Street.
So, head on out to Marana chow down with the whole dang family. It's not every day you're able to grab a coffee from Al Gusto Coffee, chomp on a churro, slurp down a bowl of noodles, and eat pulled pork all in one place. The food trucks and vendors will be spread out in the area, so be sure to bring your walking shoes and a hefty appetite.
Below is the list of food providers (subject to change) at the Marana Founders' Day party.
All guests are encouraged to bring their own seating and come early to find a great spot along the parade route on Marana Main Street. Expect to see the likes of tractors and mini vehicles scootin' along, marching bands, local public figures, and more.
Even if you're not a Marana resident, it'll be a great opportunity to get to meet new folks and learn about the history of the town.
If you are coming via I-10, they advise you to use the Marana Road exit (exit 236) because the Tangerine Road exit will have directions posted for another event in the area.
You can park at the MHC Healthcare parking lot or any open dirt lot in the areas along Marana Main Street.
The event coordinators have even put together a nifty map.
The parade and festivities will take place at 11555 W. Civic Center Dr., Marana, Arizona. For more information, visit maranaaz.gov.
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