Oro Valley invites you to shine in our 50th Anniversary celebrations!

Published on February 05, 2024

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ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (Feb. 5, 2024) – In April 2024, the Town of Oro Valley proudly marks its golden milestone, celebrating 50 years of history, growth and community — and you’re invited to be a part of it. Oro Valley's 50th Anniversary is a momentous occasion, and your participation and support will make it truly unforgettable.

"Come celebrate our 50th Anniversary with us! Your contributions will enrich our shared history and increase the spirit of Oro Valley,” said Mayor Joe Winfield. “Join us in creating lasting memories and honoring the essence that defines OV over the past five decades."

Several opportunities to participate and get involved include:

50th Anniversary Parade April 6, 2024

Highlighting the yearlong festivities is the parade on April 6, 2024, starting at 9 a.m. on Naranja Drive. This vibrant procession will showcase our residents and local community groups, symbolizing Oro Valley's incredible journey over the past five decades.

Join the parade! Whether on floats, vehicles, horseback, or walking with a group, your participation is most welcome. Express your enthusiasm by filling out the parade entry form or contacting parade@orovalleyaz.gov for more information.

50th Anniversary Community Celebration April 13, 2024

On April 13, 2024, the festivities continue at James D. Kriegh Park with the all-day community celebration starting at Noon. The festivities include a fireworks finale at 9:30 p.m., live entertainment, kids' crafts and games, food trucks, and a delightful selection of food and drink (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) available for purchase.

Showcase your talents! Community groups, organizations, and businesses are invited to shine on our celebration stage. Apply online to be part of the exciting lineup.

General Sponsorship Opportunities

Our 50th Anniversary Parade and Community Celebration are set to captivate audiences. Seize the opportunity to sponsor these events and amplify your business or community organization. Check out our events sponsorship packet for more details.

Share your OV story with us!

We want to hear from you! What do you love about Oro Valley? What message or memories do you want to share about your hometown? What might Oro Valley be like 50 years from now? Share your ideas at ask@orovalleyaz.gov.

For more information about OV's 50th Anniversary yearlong celebrations, visit the OV 50th webpage.