Must Attend February Events
Heard Museum World Champion Hoop Dance Contest
February 8-9, 2014
Experience the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing as more than 70 of the top Native dancers from the United States and Canada compete for cash prizes and the World Champion title. Each day starts with a grand entry of all the dancers, with competition heating up with every round. Enjoy fry bread and the museum’s café. Event admission includes the museum’s 10 exhibition galleries.
Parada Del Sol Parade
February 8, 2014
The Annual Parada del Sol Parade marches up Scottsdale Road from Oak Street to Indian School Road, showcasing hundreds of talented horses and riders, floats and musicians. After the parade, join the Trail’s End Celebration in Old Town Scottsdale (First Ave. between Brown and Scottsdale roads). This huge block party features live music, delicious food, pony rides and games. It’s Western-style fun for the whole family!
Arizona Fine Art Expo
January 16 – March 30, 2014
Visit more than 100 artists in a working-studio environment! The Arizona Fine Art
EXPO also includes the Café de EXPO, where you can sit indoors surrounded by working
artists, or outdoors in a sculpture garden filled with contemporary, abstract and
traditional bronze, copper, clay, mixed-media and natural-stone African sculptures.
Celebration of Fine Art
January 11 — March 23, 2014
The Celebration of Fine Art gives you the opportunity to meet 100 working artists under one roof. You’ll be able to talk with the artists about their work and what inspires them, and participate in their creative process. New works are being created all the time and range from realistic to impressionistic, Western realism to contemporary, and landscapes to still life. Don’t miss the Sculpture Garden featuring more than 100 large-scale pieces.
Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show
February 13 – 23, 2014
Since 1955, the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. The show has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world to compete for a chance to win. The show also offers an international food court and a shopping expo where you can find products from art, jewelry and clothing to household items and show apparel.