City of Peoria Press Release
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City of Peoria to host Annual Pioneer Days Festival
Historic downtown Peoria set for fun day of family activities to celebrate its heritage.
PEORIA, Ariz. (March 19, 2012) City of Peoria and Peoria Historical Society
invites the community to celebrate the heritage of Peoria past and present with
the Annual Pioneer Days Festival on Saturday, April 14 in Oldtown Peoria at 83rd
Avenue, just south of Grand Avenue. Pioneer Days is a celebration of Peoria's
heritage which dates back to the late 1800's when the town was first developed
by settlers from Peoria, Illinois. Today, the city of Peoria, Arizona is a
thriving community of more than 154,000 residents.
5K Run & 1 mile Family Fun Walk: 8:00 a.m., with check-in beginning at 7:00 a.m.
The start and finish of the race will take place at Osuna Park (10510 N. 83rd
Avenue Peoria, AZ). This race will be part of the new Peoria Runner's Series.
For more information or to register visit our website at www.peoriaaz.gov/running.
Overall Men's and Women's Champions will be crowned. Top three finishers in each
age/gender division will receive medals. Age groups are: 13 & Under, 14-19,
20-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-59, 60-69, and over 70.
Community Yard Sale: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., The Community Yard Sale at Osuna
Park will be held from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Osuna Park is located at 10510 N 83rd
Avenue Peoria, AZ) Join vendors in the park with great bargains! There is a
small charge to register.
Family Bike Ride: 10:00 a.m. with check-in beginning at 9:30 a.m. The six-mile
ride goes through downtown Peoria. The Family Fun Bike riders will be leading
this year's Pioneer Day Parade. For more information about ride contact Brandon
Forrey at (623) 773-7201.
Pioneer Day Parade: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Grab a seat along 83rd Avenue in
front of the Peoria Historical Museum and watch over 30 entries at this year's
Pioneer Days Parade.
FREE Family Picnic: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - while supplies last. Picnic is
located in Osuna Park (10510 N 83rd Avenue Peoria, AZ)
All activities listed during the day are taking place in Oldtown Peoria located
at 83rd Avenue, just south of Grand Avenue. For more information about the event
please call 623-773-7137 or visit us on the web at www.peoriaaz.gov/specialevents.