Signature Events

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  • Come and celebrate Native Trails, a series of free outdoor festivals that celebrate the Native American cultures of the Southwest through song and dance. Read more »
  • The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction has been recognized throughout the world, offering the finest selection of collector vehicles, professional service, and unrivaled sales success. Read more »
  • Annually sporting the largest crowds on the PGA TOUR, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has gained legendary status on TOUR for being unlike any other golf tournament. Read more »
  • One of the top arts fairs in America, this weekend-long celebration of the visual, performing and culinary arts features 175 jury-selected artists from throughout the United States and Canada. Read more »
  • This festival draws more than 40,000 visitors looking to enjoy fabulous food, fun and festivities. No matter what kind of culinary experience you crave, there’s something for everyone! Read more »
  • Welcome MLB Spring Training fans! Scottsdale is home to the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Read more »

Events

Scottsdale's annual calendar of events is chock-full of collector car auctions, professional sports, equestrian competitions, arts festivals and live-music performances. Check out Scottsdale’s signature events above and the coming attractions below, or use the handy search option at left to see all the exciting things that will be happening during your travel dates.

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Events taking place in the next two weeks

  • Flights & Bites

    Thru December 24, 2015

    Lawrence Dunham Vineyards in collaboration with Food Truck Catering, offers “Flight & Bites” every Thursday evening from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the Wine Gallery. Each week, a revolving food truck chef prepares four…

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  • Grape Train Escape

    Thru September 12, 2015

    The Verde Canyon Railroad’s Grape Train Escape is a rolling wine tasting adventure, and is perfect for a date night.  On select evenings, the rail journey known as the Grape Train Escape will…

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  • Arizona United Soccer Club at Scottsdale Stadium

    Thru September 16, 2015

    Arizona United Soccer Club plays at Scottsdale Stadium beginning in April 2015. Get ready for a wonderful game day experience in the heart of downtown Scottsdale!Arizona United Soccer Club was established in…

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  • Session Saturdays at Hotel Valley Ho

    Thru September 30, 2015

    Book a room and kick back with DJ beats from 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., May through September. Enjoy food specials from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and drink specials from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.,…

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  • Release Pool Parties

    Thru September 30, 2015

    This is how you party in the desert! Scottsdale’s favorite pool party to “see and be seen” is back at Talking Stick Resort. This amazing summer pool party series, is the perfect way…

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  • Tequila Sunset Limited

    Thru September 12, 2015

    Step aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad for the Tequila Sunset Limited event and celebrate the wide-ranging popularity of this beloved Mexican spirit. A selection of three exceptionally smooth and complex flavors from Tequila…

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  • Saturday Starlight Train Rides

    Thru September 12, 2015

    Departing during the cooler temperatures of late afternoon and traveling through sunset, the Verde Canyon Railroad’s popular summer Starlight Ride operates on select Saturday evenings May through September. Departing at 5:30 p.m….

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  • Concerts at the MIM (September 2015)

    Thru September 30, 2015

    The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM), which displays more than 6,000 instruments collected from around 200 of the world’s countries and territories, offers a show stopping line up of concerts each month. Concerts…

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  • AZ Reggae Fest

    September 04 — September 06, 2015

    AZ Reggae Fest is considered the largest reggae event in Arizona. Viewed as a prominent annual event, this music festival fosters synergy between the community and builds a bridge that connects various…

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  • Labor Day Weekend at Butterfly Wonderland

    September 05 — September 07, 2015

    Butterfly Wonderland celebrates the Labor Day holiday with activities throughout the weekend for the family to enjoy! Guests will be treated to live musical entertainment from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Weekend activities include…

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  • Back Down Memory Lane

    September 06, 2015

    The legendary GC Cameron, former singer of The Spinner’s & Temptations, is known for his #1 hit million dollar seller “It’s a Shame” and from the class Motion Picture, Cooley High, “It’s…

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  • Shrine Circus

    September 11 — September 13, 2015

    The Shrine Circus is back at Scottsdale’s WestWorld. Everyone loves the circus. The Shrine Circus has grown to be one of the most recognized and “family friendly” events. The event brings you…

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  • McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show at The Pavilions

    Ongoing

    The McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll car show is the longest running show of its kind! This is the perfect destination to see classic cars and motorcycles. This free open-air event is complete with 50’s ear music…

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  • Food Truck Caravan

    Ongoing

    Join us every Saturday night for street food, live music and community fun!Find up to 15 of the valley’s finest gourmet food trucks serving delicious foods from around the world in one…

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  • Free Live Music at Desert Ridge Marketplace

    Ongoing

    Come out to Desert Ridge Marketplace and enjoy live performances every Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m.  Talented bands and musicians will showcase their music for guests to enjoy each week. Click…

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  • Native American Dancing

    Ongoing

    Celebrate Native American culture with weekly performances of dancers from around Arizona sharing the traditions of their tribes.  The performance includes hoop dancing, known as the “dance of life.”Performances take place at the Fountain Court at the…

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  • Scottsdale ArtWalk

    Ongoing

    “America’s Original ArtWalk”The 40-year tradition of Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place every Thursday evening from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. in galleries along Main Street and Marshall Way in downtown Scottsdale. Once a…

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