Glendale, Ariz. –– One of Glendale’s most popular events allows kids of all ages to discover the curious world of trucks and other vehicles that can usually only be seen from afar. On this day, kids (and grown-ups too!) can climb inside, find out how they operate, learn what each one does and maybe honk a horn or two. The Walmart Transportation Touch-a-Truck is a free family event, held on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the WestgateEntertainment District east parking lot, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd.

The vehicles will vary in size and scope, and just some of the types will be commercial and industrial vehicles like a tow truck, dump truck,commercial bucket loader, sanitation vehicle, backhoe and an 18-wheeler. In addition, the Glendale Police Bomb Squad truck and robot will be on site, as well as the US Forest Service with a fire vehicle. Find out exactly what a mini excavator, a skid steer, a motor grader and a wheel loader look like, and exactly what they do on a job site.

Along with trucks, there are special activities for children including a sand play area, a miniature roadway with toy vehicles called Tiny Tot Driversand The Big Dig where children can try their hand at scooping sand with a contraption that works like a backhoe.

Admission and parking for this fun event are free! Bring a camera to capture photos of your “crew” behind the wheel. The Walmart TransportationTouch-a-Truck is produced by the city of Glendale Public Facilities, Recreation and Special Events Department, and presented by Westgate Entertainment District, Diamondback Materials, Achen Gardner Construction, Titan Machinery, Cutting Edge Curbing Sand & Rock, and the Glendale Transportation Department. Find more information online at www.visitglendale.com or call 623-930-2299.


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