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15th Annual Teddy Bear Day

Saturday, September 7, 2019

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Teddy Bears make the world a happier place! Join us in Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. as we celebrate National Teddy Bear Day. Get that warm and fuzzy feeling with friends, family and your favorite furry bears as you embark on a fun-filled day of make-and-take arts and crafts and exclusive deals. Begin at the Historic Downtown Glendale Portable Information Booth located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. to pick up the event activity list. Stop by Bears & More, to donate funds for teddy bears ($10 each), with 100% of the proceeds to benefit local trauma teddy programs, first responders and emergency rooms. You can also visit with Al the Bear. The Historic Downtown Glendale and Catlin Court boutique stores, specialty shops and downtown eateries will feature bear-themed activities and offers. In addition, Glendale Fire Department and Glendale Police Department vehicles will be on display and you can also meet the Arizona Search Dogs.   Teddy Bear Day is sponsored by Bears & More and the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association in partnership with the Historic Downtown business community.

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts

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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. 


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



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