Summer Events

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will guide you to the city’s most popular attractions and recreational activities based on your areas of interest. We’ve also included suggestions for where to stay and where to dine that are in keeping with each itinerary’s theme. Happy exploring!

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  • Valid through 03/16/2025
    This event reoccurs every Tuesday. Each Tuesday, we’re putting $1,000 cash and other exciting prizes up for grabs. Enjoy big fun, exciting competition, and great drink specials in The Showroom at Casino Arizona. Be sure to come early to secure your spot. Event Details Tuesdays in The Showroom. Registration is open from 6 pm to 7 pm and the action starts at 7 pm. Teams cannot have more than six players. Entry is based on a first-come, first-served basis, so come early to secure your spot. 1st place weekly team winners advance to the $20,000 Arizona State Trivia Quarterly Championships. Click Here to learn more about the $20,000 Arizona State Trivia Quarterly Championships.
  • Valid through 03/21/2023
    Roosevelt “Rip” Woods (1933–2001) made a lasting impact on all his students in his 27 years of teaching at Arizona State University. Among them was local artist Carolyn Lavender, who will be passing on some of his most influential art-making philosophies.
  • Valid through 09/01/2023
    This event reoccurs every Tuesday and Wednesday. Learn how aromatherapy can positively affect your well-being as our aromatherapy consultant provides insights into the world of essential oils—and creates a personalized blend for you.
  • Valid through 03/26/2023
    The Arizona Fine Art EXPO is dedicated to the enhancement of art appreciation and education. Whether you are an avid art collector or a new patron of the arts, the Arizona Fine Art EXPO combines the aspects of a juried fine art festival, the elements of a gallery, and the inner workings of an artist’s studio. The result is an exceptional art experience. Explore Whether you are an avid art collector or just starting your collection, the vast array of fine art genres and mediums exhibited at the 19th Annual Arizona Fine Art EXPO will exceed expectations. An incomparable art experience, the EXPO2023 provides a rare opportunity to meet artists while they work in their studios creating fine art. The Arizona Fine Art EXPO is located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, with 124 art studios within a 44,000 sq. ft tent, the EXPO is the art destination of Arizona. Discover Immerse yourself in this fine art experience! Join us and discover artists from across the United States. Bronze, Stone Carving, Metal Sculptures, Wood Sculptures, Copper Sculptures, and Furniture, Southwest Art, Western Art, Mid-Century Modern, Contemporary, Realism, Modern, Impressionism, and Abstract. Paintings in Watercolor, Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media, Pen & Ink, Graphite & Pencil Drawings, Glass, Gourds, Ceramics, Photography, Jewelry, and much more.
  • Valid through 12/20/2023
    This event reoccurs every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Journey through the history, makings, and tastings of a selected specialty liquor or alcohol at Scottsdale’s most tropical oasis. Featuring a Chef designed 4-course prix fixe menu precisely paired with specialty cocktails. Reservations required.
  • Valid through 05/03/2023
    This event reoccurs on select dates. Calling all bookworms, architecture enthusiasts, and those with a burning curiosity to know more! Join the Taliesin West Book Club as we explore a range of texts and topics. Join fellow literary and design enthusiasts as you dive into engaging conversations about each book and connect it to different architectural spaces found on Taliesin West’s expansive grounds. Each month we’ll announce a new book along with the special location where the conversation will be held. Upcoming Books: January 4 | The Blessing Way (Tony Hillerman) February 1 | Natural Abundance: Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Guide to Prosperity (Dr. Ruth L Miller) March 1 | Death Comes for The Archbishop (Willa Cather) April 5 | Power Lines: Phoenix and the Making of the Modern Southwest (Andrew Needham) May 3 | Why Design Matters: Conversations with the World’s Most Creative People (Debbie Millman)
  • Valid through 05/13/2023
    Cosanti Originals Windbells offers free (donations encouraged) 60 minutes tours and viewings of the iconic bronze pour process that has been taking place here for over 50 years. The gallery and grounds at Cosanti Originals offer an outdoor-mostly cultural experience with social distancing and sanitizing protocols in place. Visit us to see the beauty for yourself.
  • Valid through 04/23/2023
    This event reoccurs Saturday and Sunday. Desert Botanical Garden invites kids to engage with the outdoors around them at Cactus Clubhouse–a nature play space. The play area provides unstructured, child-led activities for kids under 12 to discover the fun of the natural world. Throughout Cactus Clubhouse, kids encounter several activity areas designed to spark independent play, while encouraging physical, cognitive and behavioral growth. Cactus Clubhouse is made possible by grants from the USDA Forest Service and the Pharos Foundation in collaboration with Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. Cactus Clubhouse is a Certified Nature Explore Classroom. For more information click here.
  • Valid through 12/31/2023
    On exhibit for the first time, more than 65 of the finest examples of Hopi pottery from The Allan and Judith Cooke Collection. A gift to the museum, this exhibition celebrates six centuries of the Hopi people and culture, whose tribal land lies in northern Arizona. An interactive kiosk video showcases how Hopi pottery is created, with a special segment on the Cookes and what inspired them to amass such a world-class collection. Among the historic and contemporary masterworks are 18 ceramics by Nampeyo of Hano, the most famous of the Hopi potters, as well as works by 22 additional master potters including Nampeyo’s daughters and other descendants. The exhibition is sponsored by the City of Scottsdale and is a national treasure and point of pride for Scottsdale and all of Arizona.
  • Valid through 05/31/2023
    This event reoccurs on select days. STEP RIGHT UP as Carnival of Illusion presents a Magical Night Out with " SKULLDUGGERY ! Lovely Lies and Devious Delights." This top-rated show is "Revitalizing Magic" by blending old-world prestidigitation with all the charm of a Vaudeville-inspired roadshow. Travel up close with the national recipients for "Excellence in Magic" and catch a lively slice of magical history! Much more than a (yawn) magic show. It's a FUN mind-boggling intimate Illusion Show that’s GREAT for date nights, anniversaries, birthdays, and special evenings. Don't be a party-pooper... experience the Magic, Mystery, and OOOH La La! Check WEBSITE for Dates and Availability.
  • Valid through 03/26/2023
    For over 30 years, the Celebration of Fine Art has connected art lovers with artists. That mission continues with the introduction of an online marketplace, allowing collectors to browse and purchase work at any hour of the day. And from January thru March, 100 artists will gather, create and showcase their work as part of one of the most unique fine art experiences in the country.
  • Valid through 12/31/2023
    Since 1975, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has provided a stage for a wide range of artists and genres, creating shared, inspiring experiences for the community that celebrates artistic excellence and cultural awareness. Today one of the premier performing arts halls in the western United States, the Center presents a diverse season of music, dance, theater, comedy, and film from around the world. New shows are added all the time so please check back often.
  • Valid through 12/31/2023
    The acoustically superb MIM Music Theater hosts approximately 200 musicians and singers annually. From rock to jazz and everything in between, there is a concert for the entire family. View upcoming concerts and purchase tickets online and make sure to check back often, as new concerts are added frequently.
  • Valid through 09/01/2023
    This event reoccurs every Tuesday and Saturday. Discover the flavors of the Sonoran—and learn how to incorporate them into your own dishes—with this creative interactive experience guided by our chef.
  • Valid through 03/21/2023
    Tuesday, March 21, 9:00 am – 10:30 am Discover how rocks are made and destroyed to create our desert landscape, and how Frank Lloyd Wright used them to create the walls of Taliesin West. Students will create their own mini piece of “desert masonry” to take home.