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February 18-19, 2022
Friday, 2/18: 5PM-9PM
Saturday, 2/19: 11AM - 3PM

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Event Map for Old Town Avondale, AZ
Western Avenue between Central and Dysart
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Microsoft and The Better Block are excited to support the historic community of Old Town Avondale, working with neighbors to temporarily transform Western Avenue and it's sidewalks into a walkable dining and entertainment district. The event will feature a celebration of community by featuring local small businesses, outdoor dining, live music, public art projects, lighting, a beer garden, family activities, vendors, resources, and plenty of room for spending time together. This event will reflect the unique culture of the neighborhood, create conversation, and engage the neighborhood in curating a playful space for the Old Town community to socialize and relax.

With the community leading the charge, The Better Block Foundation and Microsoft are hosting a demonstration event focused on the sidewalks and the people of Old Town Avondale. We hope to see you at one of our many volunteer workshops or catch you in one of the many outdoor dining parklets popping up. If you'd like to get involved, please reach out to the Project Manager, Kristin Leiber at

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Live in the neighborhood?

Passionate about placemaking?

Want to get your hands dirty and make a real, visible change to the way your community looks and feels? 

Sign up for a volunteer workshop or two and help us build, paint, and create as we transform Western Avenue. All ages and skill levels welcome!


The Old Town Better Block is a free, family-friendly event that is open to the public. Come experience the vision of the neighborhood created by and for community members and give your feedback!

Have any questions?

Email Senior Project Manager, Kristin Leiber at


Do you sing or perform?

Are you an artist who likes colorful murals and crosswalks? 

Have a pop-up shop?

Ever thought about getting a storefront?


Send an email to Kristin Leiber at We will get in touch with you soon to see how we can plug you into the community event! 

Our Partners

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Before joining us in the street for a little painting and building, check out the GreenBiz 22 conference where more than 1,000 professionals will explore the latest trends, learn from peers and form connections in Scottsdale, Arizona, February 15-17. Learn more here.  

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