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  • The 46th Annual Fiesta Bowl will host the two top-ranked teams for the College Football Playoff Semifinal Game on December 31, 2016 (time TBD). Click here to learn more about game-week events.
  • 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 »
  • Welcome MLB Spring Training fans! Scottsdale is home to the San Francisco Giants, Colorado Rockies, and Arizona Diamondbacks. 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 »

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.


Events taking place in the next two weeks

  • Recovery Sundays | Brunch, Swim + Spa

    Thru September 25, 2016

    Sunday is your day to recover and relax, at the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. Round out the weekend with brunch and live music at ZuZu, a special spa package,…

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  • Release Pool Parties

    Thru September 30, 2016

    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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  • Session Saturdays at Hotel Valley Ho

    Thru September 30, 2016

    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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  • Permanent Collection/Impermanent Museum

    Thru October 02, 2016

    Peel back the layers, peer behind the curtain and peruse the collected ephemera that remains after an exhibition has been packed up and shipped out of the museum. Permanent Collection / Impermanent…

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  • Octane Raceway Summer Engineering Camp

    Thru August 05, 2016

    Keep cool with 10 weeks of Octane Raceway’s Engineering Camp. We’re partnering with Engineering for Kids to bring children ages 9-15 educational, adrenaline-fueled fun. Every Monday through Friday, learn more about the…

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  • Saturday Starlight Train Rides

    Thru September 17, 2016

    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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  • Lone Wolf (Hart M. Schultz): Cowboy, Actor & Artist

    Thru August 31, 2016

    This premiere retrospective highlights the compelling career of artist Lone Wolf (Hart M. Schultz; 1883-1970), whose artwork bridged the diverse cultures of the Old and New West. The exhibition features a selection…

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  • Concerts at the MIM (July 2016)

    Thru July 31, 2016

    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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  • Into the Woods

    Thru August 07, 2016

    Once upon a time there was childless baker and his wife that wished to begin a family, but have been cursed by an evil witch. To break the spell the couple must…

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  • Live & Local Fridays

    Thru August 26, 2016

    Back by popular demand, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts’ Live & Local Fridays summer concert series showcases Arizona’s hottest musical groups. Enjoy happy hour drinks and specials and delicious bites before…

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  • Southwest Regional Championships

    July 29 — July 31, 2016

    All Under One Roof Basketball comes to Arizona for the first time, bringing a world class event.  250 will be traveling to WestWorld of Scottsdale from Texas, New Mexico, Nevada and California for…

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  • Arizona Dance Classic

    July 29 — July 31, 2016

    Dancers and dance enthusiasts of all levels and ages are invited to have some fun and dance for 3 days, at the beautiful WeKoPa Resort in Fountain Hills. From Country, West Coast…

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  • Concerts at the MIM (August 2016)

    August 03 — August 31, 2016

    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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  • Happy Cactus Make and Find with Christina Lopez

    August 04, 2016

    Cacti are found in a wide range of shapes and sizes throughout the Arizona landscape. Join local artist, Christina Lopez, as she leads the group in a hands on workshop that teaches…

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  • Jay Leno

    August 05, 2016

    Jay Leno captivated living rooms across the world for over 20 years with charisma, comedy and charm as host of late night television’s top-rated, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” One of…

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  • Prowl & Play

    August 06, 2016

    This year each evening of Prowl & Play is uniquely – themed! Boom! Pow! Wham! Experience an amazing night of pirates and princesses at the Phoenix Zoo on Saturday, August 6, 2016. Guests…

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  • Desert Classic Jam

    August 06 — August 07, 2016

    All Under One Roof Basketball comes to Arizona for the first time, bringing a world class event.  You won’t want to miss the Desert Classic Jam on August 6 -7, 2017 at WestWorld…

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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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  • 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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