Must Attend January Events
Don’t let the end of the holiday season get you down. Check out these exciting events to entertain you at the beginning of the new year.
The Fiesta Events
Jan 3 – 9, 2011
This year, Scottsdale has turned up the energy surrounding the Fiesta Bowl and the BCS National Championship Game. Sandwiched between the two games is a week long college football festival. All events are at SouthBridge in Downtown Scottsdale.
$2 Tailgate Party – Jan. 3-7, 2011
Enjoy $2 culinary offerings from some of Scottsdale’s top chefs, including
James Porter, Matt Carter, Eddie Matney and Michael DeMaria.
Times: Jan. 3-4, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Jan. 5-7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Live ESPN Broadcasts – Jan. 3-7, 2011
Visit the Scottsdale ESPN set and you could be seen on national television!
Broadcast Times: Jan. 3-7, 1-2 p.m.
Jan. 3-4, 5 – 6 p.m.
The Bud Light Fiesta – Jan. 6-9, 2011
This family-friendly event will feature food and beverage gardens, football themed
games, live music, team merchandise and an ESPN demo field.
Times: Jan. 6, 4-8 p.m.
Jan. 7-9, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m
Sundays, Jan. 9 – April 3, 2011
This free afternoon mini-festival on Scottsdale Civic Center Mall features concerts and performances by the Valley’s top entertainers, a diverse selection of arts and crafts available for sale, hands-on activities for children and families, and free docent-guided tours of the mall’s magnificent sculptures.
Celebration of Fine Art
Daily, Jan. 15 – March 27, 2011
Each year, 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 processes. Works 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.
P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon
Jan. 16, 2011
This annual event combines perfect winter running weather and live music every mile for a marathon experience runners and spectators alike won’t want to miss! The course runs through three of the Valley’s most vibrant cities – Scottsdale, Phoenix and Tempe – and is followed by a post-race concert celebration at Tempe Beach Park.
40th Anniversary Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction
Jan 17-23, 2011
From classic and one-of-a-kind vehicles to exotics and muscle cars, Barrett-Jackson attracts only the best to its annual Scottsdale auction. In addition to viewing more than 1,000 amazing vehicles, you’ll join collectors and enthusiasts from around the world in enjoying a lifestyle experience that features fine art, fashion and gourmet cuisine.
Scottsdale Native Trails
Most Thursdays and Saturdays, Jan 20 – April 2, 2011
These free noontime festivals explore the rich and varied cultures of Native
America through music, dance and storytelling. Held most Thursdays and Saturdays
through April 2, 2011, Native Trails also features traditional foods, jewelry and craft
objects by Native American artists. This season’s performers include five-time World
Hoop Dance Champion Derrick Suwaima Davis (Hopi/Choctaw) and Taiko drummer
Ken Koshio of Japan. Lawn seating – bring a blanket or lawn chair.
Arizona Sun Circuit Quarter Horse Show
Jan 29 – Feb 6, 2011
Watch nearly 2,000 horses and riders from around the world compete in events that focus on speed, elegance and precision. Be sure to visit the marketplace, where more than 100 vendors offer a wide selection of horse and Western products ranging from jewelry and clothing to horse tack.