Cowboy activities are central to Founders' Day. One activity in 2011 was the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition. Above, rider Kenneth Basham, from Goodyear, hits one of the target balloons. Saturday's event will be run by the Marana Heritage Conservancy.
Safe to say, some horses will be on hand for this Saturday's Founders' Day. Karli Surrett checked out Hancock Ten at the 2011 festival.
Marana has its origins in agriculture, and a tractor display was proof of that at a past Founders' Day. Expect more tractors at this Saturday's event.
Western music, anyone? The 2011 event featured well-known musician Bill Ganz performing with his Western Band.
After a one-year hiatus, Marana Founders' Day is back, with a parade and daylong, agriculture-focused carnival atmosphere meant to celebrate the town's heritage and culture.
A member of the female riding group Florecitas del Desierto headed down the street during the Founders' Day parade back in 2009.
If you're looking forward to Marana's annual Founders' Day
festival, you'll be waiting longer than usual this year.
Members of the Southwestern Buffalo Soldiers Association participated in Marana's Founders' Day Parade in March 2007. Founders' Day, which has been held in March, will be combined with Marana's heritage festival and held in October.
Despite the sour economy, it appears Marana's 33rd annual
Founders' Day celebration was a success, town Parks and Recreation
Director Tom Ellis told the Marana Town Council at its March 30
Families, unite. Founders' Day in Marana is just around the
corner on March 20, and it has some favorite standbys as well as
new attractions for people of all ages.