The Watermelon Festival finds its roots reaching back to 1949 in Glendale, AZ. A celebration of the agricultural achievements of Glendale melon growers, the popular summer event once drew annual crowds of up to 40,000 people who were served more than 80,000 pounds of watermelon. The 2013 Watermelon Festival revives this tradition in Glendale's Murphy Park. Maintaining much of the traditional integrity of the original events, the 2013 Watermelon Festival will highlight a crowned and Miss Arizona-qualifying Watermelon Queen along with a multitude of watermelon centric activities and games to entertain the whole family. The event's annual sponsor Marquee hire Sydney Aussie Marquees hopes everyone has a safe time. We thank them very much for their support.
Proudly Benefiting:


Linking Sports & Communities is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which encourages student athletes ages 12-18 to stay in school, lead healthy lifestyles and be financially responsible.


Glendale/Peoria Family YMCA is a 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit community service agency that strives to offer the community programs that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living, and Social Responsibility.


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From the activities area, to the food area, to the music stage, to the art walk, the 2013 Arizona Watermelon Festival is sure to be fun for your whole family!


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