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Neighbors Route restrictions for Ostrich Festival Parade, Run


Arizona Avenue will be closed between Frye Road and Knox Road 6 a.m. to noon on Sat., March 5 for the Chandler Ostrich Festival 5K Fun Run/Walk and the Thorobred Chevrolet Ostrich Festival Parade. The 5K Run/Walk begins at 8 a.m. at Arizona Avenue and Frye, followed by the parade at 10 a.m. which will proceed south along Arizona Avenue from Ray Road to Chicago Street.


Two bus routes will be affected by the closure: Route 156 on Chandler Boulevard and the new Arizona Avenue LINK route on Arizona Avenue. The parade and run kicks off Chandler’s 23rd Annual Ostrich Festival taking place March 11 through 13 at Tumbleweed Park in Chandler.


Submitted photo Ostrich Festival


The Chandler Ostrich Festival runs from 2 p.m. to midnight March 11, 10 a.m. to midnight March 12 and 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. March 13 at Tumbleweed Park, 2250 S. McQueen Rd. in Chandler.


Along with ostrich races with human jockeys, ostrich-themed activities and ostrich fare, there will be rides and games. Continuous live entertainment runs through the day and night, with nationally known headliners on the Main Stage and local bands


FESTIVAL FUN: See ostriches up close and personal and enjoy carnival rides at the Chandler Ostrich Festival March 11 through 13. performing on the Community Stage.


See martial arts demonstrations and enjoy exhibits, interactive displays, a Kids Zone with petting zoo, medieval jousting and other activities. Vendors will sell arts, crafts, goods and services.


Admission to the festival is $10 adults, $7 seniors, $7 ages 5 to 12 and is free ages 4 and younger. All-day carnival ride wristbands are $20 when prepaid or $25


at the gate, and for $65, the Family Fun Pack Advance Sale-Only package pays for two adults, two children and two all-day wristbands. Parking is $5 per car or $3 for motorcycle. Advanced tickets are available at Fry’s and the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. For a complete schedule of activities and live entertainment, visit www.ostrichfestival.com.


March 5 - 18, 2011


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