Must Attend April Events
Arizona Bike Week
April 05, 2013 — April 14, 2013
Arizona Bike Week is a rider’s dream. Spend a few days exploring Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and mountain roads, then it’s time to rev it up at the biggest party of all, Cyclefest at WestWorld (April 10-14). Cyclefest features top-name manufacturers, builders and vendors with the latest parts and newest bikes, accessories and apparel. The lineup for Bike Week’s nightly concerts at the HandleBar Saloon includes Tonic (April 10, 9 p.m.) and The Doobie Brothers (April 12, 9 p.m.). On April 14, enjoy a special appearance by Charlie Hunnam, “Jax,” from “Sons of Anarchy.”
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
April 09, 2013 — April 14, 2013
If you love great food, fine wine and boutique brews, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is a must-do on your itinerary. This six-day celebration of the culinary arts has something for everyone, from exquisite multi-course meals and wine-and-chocolate pairings to the Great Arizona Picnic, where you’ll enjoy the Tequila Experience, Southwest Festival of Beers/Blues & Brews, SKYY Bar and the Epicurean Expo.
Menu of Events
Shaken & Stirred Party (7 p.m.), venue TBD
The Chocolate & Wine Experience (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.), venue TBD
Bubbles & Bliss (7 p.m. – 10 p.m.), W Scottsdale
Burger Battle (6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.), Scottsdale Stadium
Eat, Drink & Be Pretty (7 p.m. – 11 p.m.), Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
Great Arizona Picnic (12 p.m. – 9 p.m.), Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Chef Wine Dinners (6:30 p.m.), various area restaurants
Great Arizona Picnic (12 p.m. – 6 p.m.), Scottsdale Civic Center Park
Wine Country Brunch (11 a.m. – 2 p.m.), Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center
Best of the Fest (6:30 p.m.), Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
Scottsdale Street Fair
April 13, 2013 — April 14, 2013
Live entertainment, a farmers’ market, arts and crafts, and a flower market are just a few of the highlights you’ll enjoy at this weekly event at the Pavilions at Talking Stick. This family-friendly event also features a kids’ Fun Zone, gourmet food trucks and easy access to the Pavilions many premier retailers.
Old Town Farmers’ Market
October 20, 2012 — May 31, 2013
This lively market features the best in locally grown organic produce, homemade sauces and salsas, artisan breads, local cheeses, seasonal items and much more. The Old Town Farmers’ Market also offers a variety of classes taught by local gardeners and chefs to help you grow and prepare your own culinary specialties.
Region 7 Championship Arabian Horse Show
April 23, 2013 — April 28, 2013
The Region 7 Championship Arabian Horse Show showcases some of the highest quality Arabian Horses in the World competing in all disciplines including dressage, hunter/jumper, cutting, working cow and reining cow.
Friday Night Franks
October 29, 2012 — May 31, 2013
Experience the magic of a starlit desert night with a cookout at Fort McDowell Adventures. Every Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. you can enjoy live entertainment, wagon rides, and an old-fashioned cookout with hot dogs, brats and s’mores. Each week also features Sign Up for Adventure activities – such as Jeep tours, cattle drives and kayaking – that you can enjoy before the cookout.
Also, check out these upcoming summer events in Scottsdale