Even with its hot days and scarce rain, Arizona is a state teeming with life, from towering saguaro cactuses to small and friendly geckos. The warm embrace of Arizona's heat also invites visitors who thirst for the beauty of an endless desert view. From the major urban centers to the small rural towns, tourists and residents can find plenty of outdoor and cultural attractions and events in Arizona.
The unique Parada invites participants from across the country, aged five to 18 to compete in a number of traditional rodeo events during the last weekend in November. Festivities begin on Saturday morning with a parade showcasing everything from clowns to stagecoaches.