Valentine’s Day in Scottsdale
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Scottsdale is a great place for a Valentine’s Day romantic getaway. In addition to the great resorts, the weekend is packed with great events for you and your loved one to create a truly memorable trip. Here are just a few:
Opening February 14th under the big white tents on the corner of Scottsdale Road and the 101 Loop, Cavalia is an homage to the poinant history and facinating bond between human and horse.
Celebration of Fine Art
Opening Monday the 16th, The Celebration of Fine Art is a fusion of the best of art galleries, art studios and art shows. A juried, invitational show, it features 100 of the finest artists from the United States, Canada and United Kingdom who work in an intimate studio setting, showing and selling their art to visiting art lovers.
Scottsdale Native Trails
On January 15, 2009, Native Trails presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and produced by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, will debut its seventh season of free noontime festivals dedicated to exploring the rich and varied cultures of Native America. Located at the outdoor amphitheater at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, just north of the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, the festival features Native American music, dance, art and traditional foods.
5th Avenue Fine Art & Wine Festival
This popular event returns to the Fifth Avenue area for three days of music, wine and more than 60 artists, who will be displaying a wide assortment of original paintings, photography, glassworks and unique crafts.
Arabian Horse Show
Since 1955, the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance to win.
2009 NBA All-Star Game
See all the exciting action of NBA All-Star weekend including the Rookie Challenge, Shooting Stars, a competition featuring NBA and WNBA players and NBA legends, Skills Challenge, a contest of top guards working against the clock to complete a series of passes, free throws, lay-ups and agility drills, and the Three-Point Shootout, where six of the best long-range shooters compete against each other and the clock in a test of accuracy. Of course no All-Star game would be complete without the Slam Dunk Contest, which will showcase some of the NBA’s best athletes as they take to the air mystifying fans with their gravity-defying creativity.