The Annual Grand Avenue Festival is a well-loved community event filled with interactive arts projects, vendors, music, food and more. This year, the Sixth Annual Grand Avenue Festival is teaming up with  the Phoenix Annual Parade of the Arts (P.A.P.A.) to create a full day of participatory fun for the whole family.

The festival features a variety of ways for the community to get involved as participants, artists, vendors, or sponsors (DPJ is one). Take a minute to check out the options below and join the fun!

Festival Sponsorship Opportunities

Grand Avenue Plant-A-Tree Program – $200 per tree

Your contribution will help replace 35 missing trees along lower Grand Ave. with 24″ boxed trees that are large and sturdy enough to withstand the highly trafficked right of way along Grand. Your name will be listed in the Tree Sponsor Thank You section of festival program.

Make your tax deductible donation to Phoenix Community Alliance, Attn: JoMarie McDonald, 234 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (note that it’s for the Grand Ave Tree Program).

Overall Festival Sponsor – packages from $100 to $2,500.

For more information on all festival sponsorships, contact Beatrice Moore at 602-391-4016, or

Grand P.A.P.A. Sponsor – packages from $5 to $1,000. Learn more.

NOTE: deadline for all sponsorships: October 15 (for inclusion in the festival program)

Be a Vendor at the Grand Avenue Craft Fair

A popular element of the Grand Avenue Festival is the Grand Avenue Craft Fair (formerly Coffee, Cookies & Crafts). Craft fair hours will be from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Bragg’s Pie Factory parking lot. Spaces are $25 for a 10′ x 10′ space. Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs and tents. Electricity is not available. Vendors are required to have AZ and City of Phoenix sales permits and are responsible for collecting their own sales tax. Set-up starts at 9 am, teardown at 5:30 pm.

To apply to be a vendor, please email the following information to

  • Your name
  • Your company name
  • Description of what you make
  • Link to your website or online store

VENDOR APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 15 (for inclusion in the festival program)


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Recycle Fashion Showlearn more here.

Hanging Garden and/or Woven Fence – Art made primarily from trash and recycled materials will be displayed from tree branches, wrapped trunks, woven on fences and other unexpected locations. Create your entry at home or in the studio and hang it morning of the event. A location will be assigned to you after you register. For more information, contact Beatrice: 602-391-4016

Politi-Art – Make art from recycled political signs that will be displayed on the fence at Bragg’s Pie Factory during the fest. Mixed Media welcome! For more information, contact Beatrice: 602-391-4016

Parade Costume Contest – Members of the community do not have to register to march, however, participants who choose to enter the contests must check in by 5:00pm for judging. Winners in 5 categories: best float, best group, best bike, best costume and best “cute” (typically kids and pets) will receive prizes designed by local artists. Floats and participants must be non-motorized (bicycle, skateboards and other human powered vehicles are acceptable). PAPA takes pride in its “non motorized floats” policy to keep the parade ecologically friendly. Learn more.

See you on Grand!

Image credits:
Poster art by Carolyn Watson Dubisch
Logo design by Ismael Duenas
Photography by Stephen G. Dreiseszun/Viewpoint Photographers