Tolleson to celebrate Whoopee Daze

Tolleson will celebrate the Whoopee Daze Festival with a three-day event with the theme “Tales of Tolleson.”

The annual event will be Friday through Sunday at Veterans Park.

WHAT: Whoopee Daze Festival.
WHEN: 4 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday and Sunday
WHERE: Veterans Park, 8601 W. Van Buren St., Tolleson
COST: Free; with charges for food and carnival rides
INFO: 623-936-2754,

The Whoopee Daze parade will start at 10 a.m. Saturday on Van Buren Street from 96th Avenue to Lizanne Way.

The festival will include carnival rides, a softball tournament and competitions.

Entertainment will be provided by Fito Olivares and the La Pura Sabrosura band, Hometown Boys, Louie Martinez and local entertainers.

Friday is Youth Day, with activities for teenagers.

On Saturday, there will be a 5K fun run and walk at 7 a.m. and a cornhole tournament at 5 p.m.

On Sunday, a men’s softball tournament will start at 9 a.m.

Whoopee Factor, a Fear Factor-style contest with cash prizes, will start at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Free shuttles will be available to the festival from City Hall, 9555 W. Van Buren St., and 91st Avenue and Van Buren.

For more information or to register for the softball tournament, cornhole competition or Whoopee Factor, visit

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