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  • The Fiesta Bowl is committed to fostering a culture of community involvement and giving. Through elite bowl games and related events, we serve as welcoming hosts, create lifelong memories, promote Arizona and enable meaningful contributions to society. Read more »
  • 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 »
  • For nearly four decades, the Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has been recognized throughout the world for offering only the finest selection of quality collector vehicles, outstanding professional service, and an unrivaled sales success. Read more »
  • Annually sporting the largest crowds on the PGA TOUR, the Waste Management Phoenix Open (formerly the FBR Open) has gained legendary status on TOUR for being unlike any other golf tournament. Read more »
  • Glendale may be hosting the main event, but Scottsdale is the place to stay and play during the week of football frenzy. Read more »
  • Since 1955, the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance to win. 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.

Featured Events


  • Release Pool Party

    Thru September 28, 2014

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

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  • Arizona Fall Championship

    September 24 — September 28, 2014

    The Arizona Quarter Horse Association is proud to introduce the Arizona Fall Championship show to their lineup. Riders from across the country will come to compete at Scottsdale’s WestWorld facility for the…

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  • Arabian Breeder Finals

    October 01 — October 04, 2014

    The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, the most established and successful breed organization with over 59 years of experience in marketing and promoting the Arabian horse, would now like to announce that…

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  • Pumpkin Patch Train

    October 04 — October 26, 2014

    Every weekend in October, the Grand Canyon Railway will depart the Williams depot (2.5 hours north of Scottsdale) to our Secret Pumpkin Patch. Kids and parents are invited to wear their favorite Halloween…

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  • Arizona Fall League

    October 07 — November 15, 2014

    Catch a game with some of MLB’s top prospects this fall at the Arizona Fall League (AFL).  Given the top prospects that play here, every game in the AFL is like a…

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  • Scottsdale International Film Festival

    October 09 — October 13, 2014

    Our lucky 13th Festival featured 55 films from 31 nations and many of the directors and producers presented their films and participated in post-film Q&A’s with the audience. By the time the…

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  • Railfair

    October 11 — October 12, 2014

    All Aboard! This free event features model train displays and exhibits, the park’s award winning Model Railroad Building displaying O, N, and HO scale trains, moonwalks, and other entertainment. Free tours through…

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  • Tour de Scottsdale

    October 12, 2014

    The tenth annual Tour de Scottsdale, presented by Lexus, is Sunday, October 12, 2014. The event kicks off at Market Street in DC Ranch, which is located near the southeast corner of…

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  • Arizona Taco Festival

    October 18 — October 19, 2014

    Tickets are basically access to Taco-topia. You will be treated to live bands, lucha libre wrestling shows, chef cooking demonstrations, hilarious on-stage contests, and access to more $2 tacos than you’ve ever…

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  • Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower

    October 25 — October 26, 2014

    Because that’s the day the Fourth Annual Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower returns bigger, badder and better than ever. And with a great new title sponsor, Bentley Scottsdale. Heineken again…

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  • Women’s Running Scottsdale Half Marathon and 10k

    November 02, 2014

    Don’t miss out on an opportunity for the Ultimate Girls Running Weekend at the Women’s Scottsdale Half Marathon & 10K.  The Women’s Running Scottsdale Half Marathon & 10K benefits the Edith Sanford…

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  • Heard Museum Spanish Market

    November 08 — November 09, 2014

    Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65…

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  • Scottsdale’s ArtWalk

    Ongoing

    “America’s Original ArtWalk” The 30-year tradition of Scottsdale ArtWalk takes place every Thursday evening from 7pm-9pm in along Main Street and Marshall Way in Downtown Scottsdale. The galleries open their doors to…

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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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  • Native American Dancing

    Ongoing

    Native American Dancers share the culture and dances of their tribes.  The performance includes hoop dancing, known as the “dance of life.” 

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