Tale of Two Cities Parade & Festival - recap and awards

February 23, 2015

The fourth annual Tale of Two Cities Parade and Festival, on Sat., Feb. 21, was another huge success. Presented by a partnership between EMCC and the Cities of Avondale and Goodyear, is an "International Celebration" for the Southwest Valley communities, providing learning, food, fun and entertainment, and a U.S. naturalization ceremony.

Success in Numbers
* Estimated attendence was 8,000
* 87 entries in the parade
* 78 exhibitors in the festival
* 8 food vendors
* 2 entertainment stages
* 9 cultural performances

Parade Entry Winners
Best Overall Appearance:  Danza Peregrina de Avondale
* Best Adaptation to the Theme (tie): Ballet Folklorico de Santa Maria and Ballet Folklorico Esparanza
* Most Entertaining: Avondale Pavement Divers