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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


  • Arizona Restaurant Week

    September 19 — September 28, 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 to…

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  • Arizona Fall Championship

    September 24 — September 28, 2014

    The Arizona Quarter Horse Association is proud to announce the return of the Arizona Fall Championship Show. Riders from across the country will come to compete at Scottsdale’s WestWorld facility for the…

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  • Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns

    September 28 — January 11, 2015

    “[T]here are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know….

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  • Arabian National Breeder Finals Horse Show

    October 01 — October 04, 2014

    The Arabian Horse Association of Arizona, the most established and successful breed organization in the area, would now like to announce the return of the National Arabian Breeder Finals this fall.  This…

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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

    The 2014 Arizona Fall League features 6 teams comprised of many of Major League Baseball’s top prospects from every MLB organization. Again this year, the league plays Monday – Saturday at five Maricopa…

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  • Scottsdale International Film Festival

    October 09 — October 13, 2014

    Coinciding with the trajectory of our 2014 artwork, the Scottsdale International Film Festival prepares for lift-off to amazing new heights. Once again, with our newest season we bring more of the high…

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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

    Last year, we dished out 100,000 tacos, served over 50,000 margaritas and samples of fine tequila, and attracted some 25,000 taco lovers from around the country.We’re back at it this year on…

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  • Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships: Horses & Horsepower

    October 25 — October 26, 2014

    Last November, the Scottsdale Polo Championships drew the biggest crowd in the country with some 12,442 fans enjoying the four-match showdown. This year, the show gets bigger and better with an expanded…

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  • Scottsdale Sizzlin’ Showdown: World Food Championships Super Regionals

    October 25 — October 26, 2014

    On Oct. 25 and 26, the Scottsdale Sizzlin’ Showdown Super-Regionals will feature up to 60 competitors facing-off in one of three culinary competition categories: seafood, cheese and sandwich. Similar to the finale…

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  • Scottsdale’s 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…

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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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