Scottsdale is the ultimate destination for visitors and residents alike to enjoy our abundant and eclectic mix of activities and adventures. Trade in those mufflers and mittens for shirtsleeves and sunscreen – outdoor event season in Scottsdale is here. Arizona is the land of sunshine and with daytime highs hovering near 72 degrees, the weather’s just right for outdoor diversions of any kind. Scottsdale hosts some of the nation’s most popular special events, including collector car auctions, cultural festivals, horse shows and professional sports. Here are just a few highlights coming soon to consider when making your plans:
- January brings incredible art festivals including the Celebration of Fine Art and the Arizona Fine Art Expo, both known for exceptional art and interactive atmospheres. Classic cars abound with The Barrett Jackson and the season long McDonald’s Rock ‘n Roll Car Show. Famous for “the greatest show on grass”, The Waste Management Phoenix Open rolls into town at the end of the month. With record breaking crowds, last year of 618,365 spectators a week, it’s an extraordinary event not to be missed.
- February brings the stunning Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, Arizona Cocktail Week, various waterfront festivals, and several on-going seasonal events such as the Thursday Old Town Artwalk and the irresistible Saturday Old Town Farmer’s Market. Topping out the month, Scottsdale hosts The Cactus League Spring Training, a cherished Arizona tradition for locals, tourists and, of course, baseball fans. Millions of folks of all ages have walked through the turnstiles over the years to enjoy the intimate experience that only spring training offers.
- March and April continue to attract special events to round out our warm days of Spring. We have singing cowboys serenading downtown Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Philharmonic offering free concerts, Phoenix Pride Week, The Maricopa County Fair and Arizona Bike Week.
Take advantage of the sunshine, visit FitzgeraldLuxuryGroup.com and make your plans for the day. It won’t be hard to find things to do in Scottsdale. Hike a mountain, browse a modern art gallery, book a Segway tour through a historic neighborhood, then end your evening with one of our famous Arizona sunsets —it’s all here.