Grand Plans

There was a time not too long ago when heading to Grand Avenue between McDowell and Van Buren roads was a no-no. However, with all of the new life breathed into the stretch of street in recent years, there’s no better time and place to celebrate Phoenix’s rise than this year’s Grand Avenue Festival and Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts.

To truly get all that Grand has to offer, the festival this year will include food, arts, crafts, walking tours of historic and vintage buildings, fashion shows, music performances, and more. Best of all, the event is focused on promoting recycling and adaptive reuse. Though the event runs all day and into the night, you’ll want to be there for PAPA, from 6 until 7:30 p.m., to really experience this year's offerings.

Join in on the celebration of all things Grand on Saturday, November 8, from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The free festival will take place between ninth and 15th avenues off of Grand Avenue. For more information, visit

Sat., Nov. 8, 11 a.m.-10 p.m., 2014
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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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