Featured Events


  • 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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  • The Polar Express

    November 07 — January 03, 2015

    Experience the magic of The Polar Express™, the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. The Grand Canyon Railway’s Polar Express comes to life when the train departs the Depot in Williams,…

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  • Heard Museum Spanish Market

    November 08 — November 09, 2014

    Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65…

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  • Goodguys 17th Southwest Nationals

    November 14 — November 16, 2014

    Long considered a “can’t-miss” event, the Goodguys 17th Southwest Nationals turns north Scottsdale into a Hot Rod Mecca when the country’s finest hot rods, customs, muscle cars and tricked-out trucks gather at…

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  • ArtFest of Scottsdale

    November 22 — November 23, 2014

    The annual ArtFest of Scottsdale is one of the valley’s most popular holiday traditions.  The 21st annual event features independent fine artists, local musicians, a variety of international food, interactive hands-on art…

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  • ZooLights

    November 24 — January 11, 2015

    The magical, colorful sights and sounds of The Phoenix Zoo’s holiday light spectacular will make your season sparkle! More than 3.8 million lights glow in a total of 700 sparkling displays.  Back…

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  • Heard Ornament Marketplace

    November 28 — November 30, 2014

    Decorate your home for the holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! Choose from hundreds of ornaments in a variety…

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  • Las Noches De las Luminarias

    November 28 — December 30, 2014

    The Valley’s best holiday event comes to life at the Garden with more than 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags, thousands of white twinkle lights and the vibrant sounds of 10 musical groups performing…

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  • 5th Ave Arts Festival

    December 05 — December 07, 2014

    Scottsdale’s famed 5th Ave and Artisan Markets have teamed up to bring you 5th Ave Art Festival.  With live music, a beer and wine garden hosted by 5th and Wine, some of…

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  • Holiday Lights at Railroad Park

    December 12 — January 03, 2015

    All aboard Arizona’s most unique holiday event!  Take a train ride through the many festive holiday lights and displays, which turn the Railroad Park into a winter wonderland.  Opening night festivities will…

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  • Spirit of the Season

    December 15, 2014

    Jeffrey Hattrick and Nicole Pesce return to the Herberger stage for their annual holiday-season music concert. The concert touches on genres from jazz to classical, which will touch your soul and warm your…

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  • Holidays At The Heard

    December 26 — December 31, 2014

    Holidays at the Heard is a must-see for your family, friends and out-of-town guests, starting Friday, Dec. 26 and continuing through Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014.Visitors can enjoy fry bread as they experience…

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  • After Holiday Celebration

    December 26 — December 28, 2014

    Artisan Markets will be celebrating art, music, friends and family after the holidays with a special event. The “After Holiday Celebration” takes place Dec. 26  from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Dec. 27…

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  • 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl

    December 31, 2014

    The 44th Annual Fiesta Bowl will be played at University of Phoenix Stadium Dec. 31, 2014. New this year is the College Football Playoff system, which will determine a national champion for…

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