In the heart of Glendale, the annual Glendale Crossing Festival is gearing up to showcase its rich heritage and community spirit on October 21, 2023. Established in 1976 as the Glendale Community Festival, this beloved event has come a long way since its inception, yet continues to preserve the cherished country charm that has captivated attendees for generations.
The festival owes its roots to the United States’ bicentennial celebrations, commemorating the nation’s 200th birthday. Byron Crawford, a notable figure and the first Grand Marshal, set the tone for what has become a cornerstone of Glendale’s cultural calendar.
A Celebration of Culture and Community:
This year’s Glendale Crossing Festival promises another fun and festive experience, drawing in both locals and visitors from far and wide. Scheduled annually on the third Saturday of October, this year it falls on October 21st. The festivities will kick off at 8 AM with the much-anticipated Glendale Crossing Festival Parade at 10:00 AM.
One of the festival’s major attractions is the bustling marketplace, hosting over 400 vendors. From intricately crafted art pieces to delectable homemade treats, attendees will have the chance to browse through an enticing assortment of items. The vendor booths will be open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM, ensuring ample time for everyone to explore and find something unique to take home.
While the event has evolved over the years, the essence of the Glendale Crossing Festival remains rooted in its humble beginnings. The seamless blend of tradition and innovation keeps the festival appealing to both long-time attendees and first-time visitors.