Welcome to Historic Downtown Glendale, AZ

Welcome to Historic Downtown Glendale, AZ

Welcome to Historic Downtown Glendale, AZWelcome to Historic Downtown Glendale, AZWelcome to Historic Downtown Glendale, AZ

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Upcoming Events

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts

Annual Mother's Day Celebration

May 9, 2020

10 a.m.-4 p.m.


Show your mother how much you love and appreciate her with a special day in Historic Downtown Glendale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, 2020. The locally-owned businesses in the Catlin Court and Old Towne entertainment districts have created this event to celebrate the treasured love of moms and have planned a perfect day for Moms. 

Start your day at the Arizona Information located at 5836 W. Palmaire Ave. to pick up the event activity list. The first 100 moms will receive a free flower.

There will be fun things to do along the way, including make and take activities, artist demonstrations, fun photo ops, lovely gift ideas at the locally-owned boutiques and specialty shops and delicious menu items and sweet treats at the iconic eateries.

Historic Downtown Glendale businesses support numerous charities throughout the year to give back to the community. This year’s Mother’s Day event is in partnership with, the Blue Star Moms of the Southwest Valley which sends monthly care packages to deployed military personnel. Event attendees are encouraged to bring care package donations to the Arizona Information Center on event day. A few of the requested items include lip balm, foot care products, brand name Q-tips, crossword/sudoku/puzzle books, individually wrapped hard candy, packs of gum and disposable razors. All items collected will be packaged and shipped to deployed military throughout the world. 

The Mother’s Day Celebration is presented by the Historic Downtown Glendale Merchants Association and the downtown business community. 

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Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts

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. 

Historic Downtown Glendale (1910)

Our Treasured History

Old Towne & Catlin Court Districts

Our Treasured History

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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