The festival offically starts with the Hearts of Gold Parade on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 PM - after the Lions Club Bed Races which begin at 6:30 PM. To learn more about participating in the parade, follow the link to the Parade Registration Page.
The Hearts of Gold Parade is the centerpiece of Valleyfest since our first year in 1990. It continues to recognize those in the Valley who give back to the community and their, ‘hearts of gold.’
Staging for the evening parade is at the New Life Church on E. Sprague Ave. near University Rd. and proceeds east to disband at the Opportunity Shopping Center. Sprague Ave. is closed between Pines Rd. and University Rd. at 6 p.m. to accommodate parade set up. Plan accordingly to avoid obstacles and traffic delays!
Before the parade watch the 3rd annual Lions Club Bed Races, eat dinner at a local restaurant, and support the businesses along Sprague.
Sprague Avenue will close Friday night at 6:00 p.m. between University and Bowdish Rd.
Bowdish to Pines will close at 6:30 p.m.