Featured Events


  • 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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  • 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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