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Turkey Trot:  7:30 am;  Thanksgiving Day Parade:  9:00 am November 24th, 2016

turkey-trot-2016The Fountain Hills Community Services Department is celebrating twenty-six years of tradition by inviting you to their annual Turkey Trot 5K & Fitness Walk. Bring out your family on Thanksgiving morning before you dive into the turkey and mashed potatoes for a great Fountain Hills tradition.  Registration for the Turkey Trot is open until November 17th, 2016. Participants are encouraged to register in person at Fountain Hills Town Hall, the Community Center, or online.

For more information regarding the Turkey Trot 5K & Fitness Walk, please visit www.fh.az.gov/293/Turkey-Trot-5K-Fitness-Walk.

On Your Marks: 25th Annual Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Day Race


Turkey-Trot_070915_Page_2-300x288Before your put your turkey in the oven.  Before you bundle up the family to enjoy Fountain Hills’ fabulous Thanksgiving Day Parade at 9:00 am.  Be sure to don your favorite turkey-day duds and come join the fun of the 25th Annual Fountain Hills Turkey Trot 2015.  

To commemorate this anniversary, a new run distance will be added to this year’s event – a 5 miler!  There are 3 Trots that will begin at 7:30 am, :  1 mile fitness run; 5 K and 5 mile runs; prizes awarded by age class.  Pre-register by November 20, 7a.m till 6p.m. Mon thru Thurs; Town Hall; 16705 E. Ave of the Fountains.  For more information, go to Turkey Trot 2015

There’s Nothing Like a Parade And Fountain Hills Thanksgiving Parade Tops the Chart!


Avenue of the Fountains & Saguaro Boulevard;  Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015.  9-10:30 a.m.


dance troop paradeFor 31 years, the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the largest Thanksgiving Day parade in the Southwest.  This heart-warming tradition is an action-packed 90 minutes of kids, and cars and horses and of course, marching bands.


Several thousand Arizonans and winter visitors from across the Valley bring their chairs, hot chocolate and maybe blanket and line both sides of Palisades and north Saguaro Boulevard.  For many families, it has become an annual tradition, and a great way to pass the time while the turkey is home getting a tan.


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Fountain Hills High School Marching Band

School and Community groups will join local business to create floats showcasing their interpretation of this year’s theme, ‘Rockin Rodolph.’  Precision performance and dance groups, Scout troops, the VFW, Shriners and a number of equestrians add to the excitement.  Thousands of pounds of candy and treats are tossed to the kids lining the street, rivaling Halloween for a pre-Thanksgiving sugar high.  From Dental health to Dent repair, local businesses create floats to highlight their specialties and celebrate their commitment to our community. The Falcon Band and Spirit troupe is always a thrill to experience up close, enjoying the precision and pride they bring to their performance.


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Fountain Hills High School’s 100 mpg Car

Several  floats are produced by our local schools, including each year’s award-winning ‘100 Mile per gallon’ cars from our Science and Engineering classes at the High School.  The Youth Theater troupe is always a treat, as put a dramatic tweak to the promotion of their Holiday season shows.


Annie's Army entry by the Fountain Hills Theater

Annie’s Army entry by the Fountain Hills Theater

Chamber of Commerce volunteers manage the Parade, including registration, the parade narration stations, and judging for a wide series of awards.  This popular Parade is one of so many ways the Chamber-sponsored public events enhance our unique quality of life in Fountain Hills.


Fountain Hills Turkey Trot: A Great Way to Begin Thanksgiving

2014 turkey trotFind your turkey costume and come on down to the 24th Annual Turkey Trot 5k and Fitness Walk this Thursday, November 27th…Thanksgiving Morning.  An annual tradition for many families, the trot is a great way to counteract the calories you’ll inhale later.  Many participants will done feather or two, and all ages are encouraged to participate.

The fun begins at 7:30 at the Community Center, and finishes up just in time to catch your breath and a seat at the Thanksgiving Day Parade which begins at 9:00 on Saguaro Boulevard.  You’ll never view your turkey the same way again!


Join Fountain Hills Community Services for the 24th Annual Turkey Trot 5K & Fitness Walk on Thanksgiving morning. Almost 1,700 people participate in this holiday tradition each year. For more information, or to register, please visit our recreation page at http://www.fh.az.gov/recreation.