Scottsdale's calendar is filled with signature events you won’t want to miss, from collector car auctions and cultural festivals to some of the most thrilling competitions in collegiate and professional sports.
Add in our sun-drenched Sonoran Desert setting, vibrant Old Town districts, and outstanding hotels and resorts and it’s easy to see why our signature event season is the perfect time for a Scottsdale getaway!
What started as a simple meeting between two car buffs, Tom Barrett and Russ Jackson, in the early 1960s in Scottsdale has grown exponentially over the years into one of the world’s most prestigious and highly anticipated collector car auctions. Over the course of nine days, more than 1,700 cars and 1,100 pieces of automobilia are on display – that’s a lot of ground to cover. Here are some tips toWith more than 70 hotels and resorts on the roster, finding your ideal Scottsdale accommodations can seem a bit intimidating at first. Not to worry! We’ve compiled a handful of suggestions on where to stay in Scottsdale based on popular areas of interest: Sonoran Desert Sanctuaries Stunning scenic views and easy access to activities like hiking, horseback riding and rock climbing are theFor fans, whether they’re golfers or not, the annual WM Phoenix Open (WMPO) is known as the “Greatest Show on Grass.” In addition to playing host to the greatest players in the game, the tournament is the PGA TOUR’s best-attended event – drawing over 500,000 enthusiastic spectators each year. As one of the first events on the PGA TOUR calendar, The WM Phoenix Open kicks off the year with a bang.Every year, a little ritual known as Cactus League Spring Training makes its way to Scottsdale and the Valley of the Sun, bringing with it 15 teams who play more than 200 games at 10 stadiums in 34 days and attract over 2 million attendees. It’s a can’t-miss experience for friends, families, and baseball enthusiasts looking to soak up the warm Scottsdale sun and enjoy America’s favorite pastime inFrom the annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show to the historic Parada Del Sol Historic Parade and Trail's End Festival and Rodeo Scottsdale, Scottsdale is a dream destination for horse enthusiasts. But did you know that the city’s acclaimed public art collection has champion steeds of its own? Saddle up and let’s ride! Here’s a roundup of some local showstoppers. WATER MARK – INDIAN BEND WASH