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‘Wizard of Oz’ theme for PV Days this weekend

5K Run, Beer and Margarita Garden, Folkloric dancers, fire shows May 10-13

A participant entertains the crowd with a pop-a-wheely during a previous PV Days Parade. (Brett Soldwedel/Tribune, file)

A participant entertains the crowd with a pop-a-wheely during a previous PV Days Parade. (Brett Soldwedel/Tribune, file)

Prescott Valley Days celebrates the community with a plethora of events beginning Thursday, May 10, when the Sun Valley Rides Carnival opens in the Entertain ment District, and continuing until about 7 p.m. Sunday, May 13, when the Carnival closes. In between, the Prescott Valley Chamber and community partners has put together two full days of fun.

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The annual Prescott Valley Days Parade heads down Florentine Road towards the Prescott Valley Event Center Saturday morning. (Les Stukenberg/The Daily Courier)

Friday, May 11, Fiesta del Pueblo takes place in the Entertainment District, sponsored by Azteca Market, with street tacos and other food vendors, a Beer and Beverage Garden opens at 5 p.m. serving margaritas, Folkloric Dancers perform at 5:30. At 7 p.m., the Banda Llegadora provides music and dancing opportunities. At 9 p.m., the Matchstick Rush Fire Show begins. The Fire Show repeats Saturday, May 12, also at 9 p.m.

Live remotes by Juan 107.1FM and Arizona’s Hometown Radio Group takes place throughout the weekend.

“This event (Fiesta del Pueblo) started last year to celebrate Hispanic culture in Prescott Valley,” said Chamber CEO Marnie Uhl. “It’s a fun evening of music, dancers and the fire show. It was very successful last year.”

Saturday’s events start off with the PV Days Parade with the “Wizard of Oz” theme at 9 a.m. About 75 entrants have signed up to walk in the parade, Uhl said. The parade will travel along Florentine beginning at Yavapai Street and ending at the Prescott Valley Event Center west parking lot.

“Brand new this year is the Bear Dash 5K run that starts at the PV Police Department,” she said. The run, sponsored by the Humboldt Unified School District Foundation, takes off at 10:30 a.m.

At 11:30 a.m., Buffalo Wild Wings sponsors a Wild Wing Eating Contest. Live youth entertainment begins at noon. The Ranch to Table Culinary event begins at 5 p.m.; tickets are $60, and reservations are required.

The Carnival opens at noon on Sunday and closes the weekend events about 7 p.m.

“We’re excited to celebrate the town’s 40th anniversary, ‘Ruby’ celebration, as part of Prescott Valley Days,” Uhl said. “Considering Prescott Valley is our place and our home, having a variety of activities that everyone can participate in and feel like this is their place, is very important to us. We look forward to a great weekend.”

For information, call the Prescott Valley Chamber at 928-772-8857 or email gloria@pvchamber.org. Visit www.pvchamber.org for a schedule of all activities and events.