6 After-Hour Activities for Families
Fun for all ages doesn’t have to set when the sun does. Keep the excitement going into the night with these family-friendly activities. Not only can you beat the heat, but you can explore even more of what this our desert destination has to offer.
Go on a sensory adventure through the Desert Botanical Garden and keep your eyes and ears open for nighthawks, snakes, insects and night-blooming flowers. Note: Offered only in summer.
Staying at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess? Take in the thrill of a fireworks show against a vibrant Sonoran Desert backdrop every Saturday Memorial Day through Labor Day.
At the Sugar Bowl it’s more than ice cream sundaes and banana splits; it’s also a trip down memory lane thanks to a working retro soda fountain and original artwork from Family Circus creator Bil Keane.
Keep your family cool and entertained with dive-in movies from several Scottsdale resorts that show kid-approved films poolside. Participating resorts include: Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, and the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North. Note: Offered only in summer.
Every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the Scottsdale Arts District in downtown hosts the country’s longest-running ArtWalk with artist demonstrations, live music, cocktail receptions, and more – all for free!
Night-Vision Desert tours
Cruise through the vast Sonoran Desert after sunset with one of Scottsdale’s off-road outfitters. You’ll don high-tech night-vision gear to spot owls, coyotes, javelina, and other nocturnal creatures.