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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

  • Old Town Farmers’ Market

    Thru June 25, 2016

    This lively market features local growers and specialty food producers. Be ready to find a wide variety of organic and pesticide free produce. Enjoy a plethora of seasonal specialties such as cider…

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  • Stradivarius: Origins and Legacy of the Greatest Violin Maker

    Thru June 05, 2016

    On view only at the MIM, this one-of-a-kind exhibition introduces the story of how early violin makers from the northern Italian city of Cremona shaped music from the sixteenth century onward. See…

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  • Spring Music in the Garden Series

    Thru June 24, 2016

    The Music in the Garden Concert Series features some of the best musical performers that the Valley has to offer. See favorites form years past and bands making their debut on the…

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  • 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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  • Concerts at the MIM (May 2016)

    Thru May 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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  • 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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  • Ballet Arizona at Desert Botanical Garden

    Thru June 04, 2016

    Ballet Arizona returns to Desert Botanical Garden with an incredible outdoor performance that marries the artistry of ballet and the magnificence of nature in one immersive and thrilling evening. Round will be making…

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  • Spring Restaurant Week

    Thru May 29, 2016

    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 to…

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  • Summer at the Princess

    May 27 — September 05, 2016

    Summers at the Princess are spectacular, with activities for the whole family.  For Memorial Day, the Fourth of July or a weekend staycation, specialty restaurants, concerts and family-friendly activities make the Fairmont…

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  • Memorial Day Weekend | Live Music + More

    May 27 — May 30, 2016

    Kick back this Memorial Day Weekend at the hip Hotel Valley Ho in Downtown Scottsdale. Book a room to enjoy live music and DJs all weekend at the OH Pool. Rose Colored…

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  • Lisa Lampanelli

    May 29, 2016

    Lisa Lampanelli is Comedy’s Lovable Queen of Mean. Heralded as “more than a standup – a standout” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli a cross between Don Rickles, Arhcie Bunker, and a…

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  • Octane Raceway Summer Engineering Camp

    May 31 — 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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  • Concerts at the MIM (June 2016)

    June 01 — June 30, 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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  • Blue October

    June 03, 2016

    For nearly 20 years Blue October has been amassing a loyal fan-base that constantly grows. This year, Blue October returned to the studio to record their 8th album, “Home”, set to release…

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  • Kierland Commons Summer Concert Series

    June 04 — June 25, 2016

    Kierland Commons is an upscale Main Street lifestyle center that blends shopping, dining and entertainment.  Each summer, enjoy complimentary concerts from some of the area’s top local bands in the outdoor Center Plaza.  Concerts…

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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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  • 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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  • 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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