City of Tolleson Events

 The Parks and Recreation Department organizes and facilitates
a phenomenal line up of events throughout the year. 

Parks & Recreation

9251 W. Washington St.
Tolleson, AZ 85353 
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

For any questions regarding City events, please contact the Parks & Recreation Center at 623-474-4992.

Department Manager: Randy Babchuk

Sponsorship and Vendor Opportunities

If you would like to be a sponsor for a City of Tolleson event, please use the following links to learn about how you can become a sponsor and/or vendor for any of these events.

Event Sponsorship 

If you are interested in being a food, food truck or craft/product vendor for the City of Tolleson special events, please email Ruth Espinoza at to be added to the special events e-mail list. Thank you for your interest!

Notice for Food Trucks, Food Vendors, Craft and Product Vendors

The State of Arizona has sent out the following information below for all vendors, mobile units or temporary, for all festivals conducted in the state of Arizona.  Because all vendors must comply with state and city ordinances and laws, there will be a few changes to the guidelines to follow.  The City of Tolleson will now require you to register your business and apply for a City Business license.   You will be required to obtain a Tolleson Business license annually.  

You are required to submit documentation to the State of Arizona for transaction privilege tax (TPT), please read the Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) highlighted below.  You must comply with the state Tax requirements.  The city of Tolleson is required to submit a list of all vendors participating in our events.

The annual City of Tolleson  business license are the following:

  • Mobile food vendors (truck or trailer)  a fee of $120.
  • Craft and food tent vendors (temporary) will also need a business license with a fee is $60. 
  • This will be an annual City of Tolleson fee.

You can apply online at Tolleson Business License Application


You will also need to get the AZ TPT license.

ADOR highlights tax compliance requirements for special events in Arizona

Arizona is well known for its year-round events, including farmer’s markets, festivals, fairs, craft shows and rodeos. A staple of all of these occasions are numerous vendors that offer customers a wide variety of goods and services.

The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds those who host these events and on-site sellers to heed the potential tax compliance requirements for these events.

TPT license considerations:

  • Vendors may need a state transaction privilege tax (TPT) and use tax license and can register on to file and pay online.
  • All individuals and businesses making sales, including selling crafts (even considered a hobby), are required by the Department of Revenue to be licensed and responsible for TPT. This is required even if selling only one time per year at special events.
  • Promoters organizing a special event may also need a TPT license. (Please note: The TPT Short Form Application is no longer being used)
  • Businesses employing personnel during a special event (other than family members) may need to register for Arizona withholding tax.

Tips to determine TPT license steps for special events:

  • Vendors and promoters are encouraged to apply for a TPT license online at
  • The Arizona Joint Tax Application is used to apply for transaction privilege tax, use tax, withholding and unemployment insurance.
  • If the business is seasonal (no more than eight months) or a transient vendor, they need to indicate the months in which the business will be conducted in Arizona.
  • Transient businesses are to be licensed using their home base as the business location.
  • Businesses that operate at more than one location must be licensed for each location, but can choose to obtain separate license numbers for each location or report on a consolidated license.

2019 Tolleson's 4th of July Celebration

July 4 , 2019
Tolleson Veterans Park
8601 W. Van Buren St, Tolleson 85353

Come and celebrate Independence Day with the City of Tolleson on Monday, July 4th at Veterans Park. This is a FREE event with an amazing firework display, water slides, watermelon, contests (registration required), food & craft vendors and much more.

  • Date:    Thursday, July 4, 2019
  • Time:    4:00 - 9:30 pm
  • Where:  Veterans Park - 8601 W. Van Buren St, 85353
  • Cost:     Admission is Free - Food and beverages will be available for purchase  

For more information about the Tolleson 4th of July event please call 623-936-2754                                          

4th of July Contest Registrations Now Available!

Watermelon Eating Contest
Pizza Eating Contest
Hot Dog Eating Contest

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City of Tolleson Events - 2019 Dates & Locations

*Dates & times subject to change  
Daddy Daughter Dinner & Dance Saturday, February 23, 2019 - Palm Valley Community Center (14145 W. Palm Valley Blvd, Goodyear 85395)
Tolleson Latin Music Festival Saturday, March 2 & 3 - Downtown Tolleson Paseo de Luces - (between 91st & 94th Avenues and Van Buren Street)
Founders Days Whoopee Daze Festival Friday-Sunday, April 5-7 - Tolleson Veterans Park - 86th Ave & Van Buren St
Spring Easter Celebration Saturday, April 13 - Tolleson Veterans Park - 8601 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Mother & Daughter Event Saturday, April 27 - Location TBD
4th of July Celebration Thursday, July 4th - Tolleson Veterans Park - 8601 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Father & Son Event Saturday, October 19, 2019 - Palm Valley Community Center
VFW Country Festival Saturday, September 28 - Tolleson Veterans Park - 8601 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Mother & Son Event Saturday September 14, 2019 - Location TBD
Pride Day Saturday, October 26th - Tolleson Veterans Park - 8601 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Veterans Day Monday, November 11th - Tolleson Veterans Park - 8601 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Community Expos Saturday, November 2, 2019 - Tolleson Veterans Park - 8601 W. Van Buren Street, Tolleson, AZ 85353
Luces de Navidad Street Festival Friday & Saturday, December 13th & 14th - Downtown Tolleson Paseo de Luces (between 91st & 94th Avenues and Van Buren Street)
Movies at Downtown Central Plaza
9200 W. Van Buren Street
Friday evenings at Sundown - March 8th, April 12th, May 10th, June 7th, September 13th, October 11th, November 8th