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  • The 45th Annual Fiesta Bowl kicks-off New Year’s Day, January 1, 2016 at 11 a.m. MST. Two top ranked teams, selected by the College Football Playoffs committee, will face off against each other in this exciting match up. 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 »
  • 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 »


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

  • Scottsdale Desert Radiance

    Thru May 08, 2016

    Bruce Munro Illuminates Greater Scottsdale with “Desert Radiance”Experience four of the acclaimed artist’s exhibitsBritish artist Bruce Munro’s large-scale light installations and renderings have been displayed throughout the world, from the Victoria and…

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  • Old Town Farmers’ Market

    Thru June 11, 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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  • Into the Wild: One Man Show by Christian Dore

    Thru May 10, 2016

    Delve into the dense, lush wild of Dore’s inner intricate world. Explore nature in a completely unique way by immersing yourself into expressive qualities of color and his somewhat whimsical narrative. Each…

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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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  • Vintage Market – Junk in the Trunk

    May 06 — May 08, 2016

    With a commitment to unique and creative local Arizona vendors, Junk in the Trunk provides attendees with vintage items they are sure to love. Featuring more than 170 hand-picked artists and antique…

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  • The Gentleman Doc Holliday

    May 07, 2016

    John H. “Doc” Holliday, D.D.S. was a genteel Southerner who became best known as a legendary frontier gambler, gunfighter, and friend of Wyatt Earp. This one-man play examines Doc’s journey from “one…

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  • Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame

    May 12, 2016

    The Past Presidents’ Council of the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to honor three individuals, a local company, and a non-profit organization at the annual Scottsdale’s History Hall of Fame…

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  • Brew Master Dinner with SanTan Brewing

    May 12, 2016

    Savor craft brews and a seasonal, three-course menu at the monthly Brew Master Dinner Series at ZuZu inside the iconic Hotel Valley Ho. The upcoming dinner on Thursday, May 12 will feature…

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  • The Automatic Hate

    May 13 — May 22, 2016

    When Davis Green’s alluring young cousin Alexis appears on his doorstep one night, he discovers a side of his family has been kept secret from him. Against his father’s wishes, Davis travels…

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  • Tracy Morgan – Picking Up the Pieces

    May 14, 2016

    Tracy Morgan is back and better than ever. Be at the Showroom inside Talking Stick Resort on Saturday, May 14, 2016 to see the comic legend perform his hilarious new show “Picking…

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  • Permanent Collection/Impermanent Museum

    May 14 — 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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  • Aaron Lewis

    May 15, 2016

    Since the 2011 release of his first country album “Town Line” Aaron Lewis, former Staind front man, has received much critical acclaim for his solo country career including two CMT nominations for…

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  • “Farmer in the House” Dinner with Pat Duncan + Fess Parker Winery

    May 16, 2016

    Join Executive Chef Charles Wiley, special guest Mr. Pat Duncan of Duncan’s Trading Company, and Fess Parker Winery for a delicious evening of food and wine. This special “Farmer in the House”…

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  • Scottsdale ArtWalk


    “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


    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


    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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