Fort Verde Days
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Fort Verde Days

Annually, Second weekend in October

Saturday, October 8th & Sunday, October 9th

For 65 years, Fort Verde Days has served as the community’s annual homecoming while also celebrating the military post around which the town Camp Verde grew. A parade on Saturday, food & craft vendors, entertainment and a host of events at Fort Verde State Historic park highlight this event. Not a pet friendly event. Only Service Animals will be allowed.

Get involved in this year's Fort Verde Days Activities

Fort Verde days' Parade

The annual Fort Verde Days parade will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2022 at 10am. Join the fun and create your own float for the parade.

This year’s Parade theme is “Verde River—The Life of the Verde Valley”

  • Show us plants and/or animals that call the Verde River home
  • Show us how your family enjoys the Verde River
  • Show us recreational activities that are available to you because of the Verde River
  • Show us things that are unique about the Verde River
  • Entries can be based on the past, present, or future
  • Categories of Business, Community, Family, and People’s Choice receiving awards for entries that best fit the theme

The Parade will be run by Parks and Recreation staff, so if you have any questions or need anything, please reach out to us at 928-554-0820 ext 3.

Become a Vendor

Download the application and register today to become a vendor at this year's Fort Verde Days Festival: