Buckeye Days to celebrate West Valley city’s roots

Jan 18, 2020, 4:15 AM

(City of Buckeye Photo)...

(City of Buckeye Photo)

(City of Buckeye Photo)

PHOENIX — A West Valley city is recognizing its roots as part of a four-day celebration.

Buckeye Days will take over the city’s historic downtown from Thursday through Sunday and feature a cattle drive, parade, carnival, wild west show, rodeo and more.

The festivities kick off Thursday with a carnival at Bayless Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

A barbecue and 50/50 raffle highlight Friday’s activities.

The barbecue, which costs $25 for adults and $15 for children under the age of 10, will be at Buckeye Elementary School and have live music and entertainment.

The raffle will benefit Friends of the Library. Tickets for the barbecue are available for purchase at the city’s two public libraries.

Saturday’s festivities kick off at 9:30 a.m. with a cattle drive and parade along Monroe Avenue.

Other events during the day include a marketplace, Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show and the PRCA Rodeo at the South Buckeye Equestrian Center, which starts at 2 p.m.

Sunday caps off the week of festivities with the second day of the rodeo, which will also begin at 2 p.m.

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Buckeye Days to celebrate West Valley city’s roots