Celebrate Wild West Days & The Town Of Cave Creek’s Western Heritage and tradition!
“I personally wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you for making the parade such a wonderful event this year. I have heard NOTHING BUT positive excitement from ALL!! It appears to have been the most successful Wild West Days Parade EVER!!!” — Leslie Jensen, 2016 WWD Parade Organizer
Congratulations Wild West Days 2016 Parade Winners!
Most Patriotic –Will Leroy and Crew
Best Motorized –Harold’s Corral
Best Horsedrawn–96.3–MacDonald’s Ranch
Best Themed–Fiesta Bowl Parade
Best Commercial —True West Magazine
Best Youth—Cave Creek Falcons
Best Mounted–Rainbow Ladies
Best Walkers–APS Clowns
Best Bling —Rocket Fizz of Scottsdale
Most Historic–Sod Busters
Best Musical—Cactus Shadows High School Marching Band
BEST OVERALL–Cave Creek Museum
Cowboys, just like those from the Old West, will lead off the Wild West Days western parade. Parade watchers can see firsthand why Cave Creek is “Where the Wild West lives.” The parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at Town Hall and proceeds on past Harold’s.
When: Saturday, November 5th, 2016 Starting @ 9:00AM
Check-in/Staging: 7:00 – 8:00 am
Where: Cave Creek Rd. across from Town Hall
2016 Grand Marshals
BOB BOZE BELL
In 1999, Bob Boze Bell bought True West magazine (published since 1953) an American magazine that covers the icons like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, Billy the Kid, and Jesse James and relates American Old West history back to the present day to show the role contemporary Western heritage plays in keeping the spirit of the Old West alive today. True West is headquartered in Cave Creek, Arizona, and publishes monthly. It is the world’s oldest, continuously-published Western American magazine.
Bell is also an accomplished artist and has published and illustrated groundbreaking books on Wyatt Earp, Billy the Kid and Doc Holliday and his series on Western gunfights is titled Classic Gunfights. Bob’s subjects include but are not limited to commercial illustration, Cowboys, Figure/Figurative, Western Cowboys, Indians, and horses and mediums include gouache, scratchboard, oil and watercolor.
After almost 46 years as Arizona’s Official State Balladeer, Dolan Ellis still hangs his professional hat on the title that first came to him in February 1966, as an appointment by Governor Sam Goddard that has now been endorsed by eleven consecutive governors.
Many well-deserved awards have come to Dolan Ellis over the years: a Grammy, gold records, the Arizona Tourism Hall of Fame. Senator John McCain read Dolan and his music into the Congressional Record. He was the first to be inducted as an Arizona Culture Keeper.
He was an original member of The New Christy Minstrels and was with them for their first five albums, several gold records, their Grammy in 1963 for Best Group, major concert appearances, and a full season (1962–1963) as regulars on the nationally televised Andy Williams Show.