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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 »


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

  • Scottsdale’s ArtWalk


    “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


    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…

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  • Chihuly in the Garden

    Thru May 18, 2014

    Discovery and surprise awaits you on the Garden trails as you experience  explosions of magnificent colors and shapes. Artist Dale Chihuly returns to the Desert Botanical Garden this fall with a stunning exhibition…

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  • Native American Dancing


    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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  • 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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  • Region 7 Championship Arabian Horse Show

    April 22 — April 27, 2014

    The Region 7 Championship Arabian Horse Show is held at WestWorld in Scottsdale. This is an annual event that showcases some of the highest quality Arabian Horses in the World competing in…

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  • Spring Restaurant Week

    May 17 — May 26, 2014

    This statewide affair gives foodies the chance to explore culinary delights from hidden taco shops and steakhouses to high-end, award-winning white tablecloth eateries. Arizona Restaurant Week celebrates the best the state has…

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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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  • Scottsdale Showdown

    Date To Be Determined

    The Charros and Championship Bull Riding (CBR) have teamed up to bring an exciting new event to Scottsdale on Saturday, October 19. The Scottsdale Showdown kicks-off at 4 p.m. with the Chevy…

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  • Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses and Horsepower Event

    October 25 — October 26, 2014

    The Third Annual Scottsdale Polo Championships is returning to WestWorld of Scottsdale. Last year the Scottsdale Polo Championships drew the biggest crowd in the country for a one-day polo event! This year,…

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  • Women’s Running Scottsdale-Tempe Half Marathon & 5K

    November 02, 2014

    Don’t miss out on an opportunity to Be Amazing at the Women’s Scottsdale-Tempe Half Marathon & 5K.  The Women’s Running Scottsdale-Tempe Half Marathon & 5K benefits the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation. The…

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  • Goodguys 17th Southwest Nationals

    November 14 — November 16, 2014

    Goodguys 17th Southwest Nationals Long considered a “Can’t Miss” event, the Goodguys 16th Southwest Nationals turns North Scottsdale into Hot Rod Mecca when the country’s finest top hot rods, customs, muscle cars…

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  • Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

    Date To Be Determined

    The sixth ranked teams from the Big 12 and Big Ten Conferences face-off with hard-hitting on-field action and rambunctious fans in attendance to support their teams. The game kicks off at 8:15PM…

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  • 45th Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

    December 31, 2014

    As a member of the BCS, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl will host the champion of the Big 12 Conference, Baylor, and an “at large” BCS team, University of Central Florida. The game…

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  • Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction

    Date To Be Determined

    Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson, the world’s leading collector car auctions and automotive lifestyle events, specializes in providing products and services to astute classic and collector car owners…

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