Fiesta Bowl Parade Canceled For 2021, State-Wide Event Taking Place Instead
By Ginny Reese
February 16, 2021
The Fiesta Bowl Parade was originally rescheduled to take place in April of this year.
The event normally draws in more than 100,000 people to the streets of Phoenix. This year, the popular parade is being replaced with "Kindness Arizona," which is a caravan of buses and cars that will hit the road on March 22nd.
The road trip will last a week, making stops in the Phoenix-Metro area, Tucson, Prescott, and Flagstaff. Volunteers will be bringing the parade to fans on a smaller scale.
The #FiestaBowl and @DesertFinancial have announced a traveling tour called #KindnessArizona.— PlayStation Fiesta Bowl (@Fiesta_Bowl) February 16, 2021
Putting safety first in the COVID-19 pandemic, the new project is a re-imagination of the Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade to bring community impact across the state.
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Each stop will look a bit different, but each will include special surprises and cash prizes.
The details of the event are still being worked out by the organizers.
Jeff Meshey, President and CEO of Desert Financial Credit Union, said, "We're saddened we couldn't have a parade this year. Fiesta Bowl and Desert Financial teams got together ad sort of reimagined what we could do instead."
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