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25th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace

Saturday, October 12, 2019

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Enjoy the beautiful fall weather in Historic Downtown Glendale at the 25th Annual Front Porch Festival & Old Towne Marketplace on Saturday, October 12, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Many of the shops and eateries throughout the Catlin Court and the Old Towne Districts have special fall-themed activities planned for the day, including demonstrations and special guests, make & take crafts, season flavored menu items and Autumn inspired gifts and décor. Start your Front Porch adventure at the Arizona Information Center booth located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. to pick up the event map and activity list. 

The event is sponsored by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association in partnership with the Historic Downtown business community. Click Here for the Event Flyer...

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts


Discover Historic Downtown Glendale which has been named as one of the country’s ten best places for shopping and has received national accolades for dining. 

Historic Downtown Glendale's Entertainment District is actually two distinct neighborhoods!

Old Towne's brick-trimmed sidewalks and glowing gaslights lead the way to the famous eateries, antique shops and specialty stores.

Historic Catlin Court features a wonderful collection of unique boutiques and one-of-a-kind eateries.  Located in mid-century bungalows, the area is surrounded by picket fences and mature shade trees. 

The pedestrian friendly area spans 10 square blocks. Free covered parking is available at the Palmaire Parking Structure located at 5835 W. Palmaire Ave. 

Our Treasured History

Historic Downtown Glendale (1910)

Cowboys, farmers and ranchers wove the fabric that is the Glendale of today. Visitors have a number of ways to catch a glimpse of these pioneers at the many culture and heritage attractions within the city. Journey Glendale’s past with public art, historic ranches, National Register neighborhoods, museums & exhibits.

Historical photos courtesy of Glendale AZ Historical Society. 

To learn more about the Glendale AZ Historical Society, visit www.glendalearizonahistoricalsociety.org.

Click HERE for a walking tour brochure of historic sites throughout Glendale.

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