2018’s Parada del Sol will feature mounted horse riders of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Posse, the Hashknife Pony Express riders and Scottsdale Charros, as well as horse-drawn carriages, bands, wagons and stagecoaches. After the parade, the streets of downtown Scottsdale come alive with a Western-spirited festival featuring western bands, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, street entertainment, dancing and a kids zone. For more information, visit