Throughout the year, Scottsdale comes alive with celebrations of art, culture, sports, and food, drawing many visitors from all over. If you’re an art lover, sports fan, or a culinary connoisseur, Scottsdale offers a dynamic calendar of events that promises something for everyone. To make your visit truly unforgettable, Scottsdale Rentals offers premium accommodations strategically located near all major event venues. With a variety of options from luxurious to budget-friendly, our properties ensure comfort and convenience, allowing you to focus on enjoying the best experiences Scottsdale has to offer. These are the Top Scottsdale 2024 events!

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Arts and Cultural Events

Scottsdale Arts Festival (March)

The Scottsdale Arts Festival is held in the Scottsdale Civic Center Park and has become a landmark event for art lovers across the nation. It’s well known and appreciated for its high-quality exhibits and lively atmosphere.

Key Attractions

The festival features nearly 200 jury-selected artists from across the United States who display their work across all mediums – from painting and sculpture to glass and ceramics. Attendees can also enjoy live music performances, gourmet food trucks, and interactive art installations.

Dates and Times

The Scottsdale Arts Festival typically takes place over a weekend in mid-March. The event runs from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday and from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Sunday.

Ticket Prices and Purchase

Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the entrance. General admission is usually priced around $15 for adults, with discounts available for seniors and students. Children under 12 can enter for free, making it a family-friendly event.

To make the most of your festival experience, consider staying in one of our nearby Scottsdale Rentals properties. Located just a short walk or drive from the Civic Center Park, our accommodations offer comfort and convenience, allowing you easy access to the festival and a peaceful, easy retreat at the end of the day.

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Canal Convergence (November)

Canal Convergence is a mesmerizing public art event held annually at the Scottsdale Waterfront. This event brings together local, national, and international artists to create a series of light-based and interactive art installations that captivate and engage audiences.

Interactive Art

Each year, Canal Convergence displays a unique theme around which the art installations and activities are centered. These artworks often include large-scale sculptures that are illuminated to enhance their beauty after dark, as well as interactive pieces that invite viewer participation.

Dates and Times

This event typically lights up the waterfront over two weekends in November from sunset to around 10 PM each night, providing ample opportunity for visitors to explore and interact with the art at their leisure.

Free Admission Details

Canal Convergence is free to the public, emphasizing community accessibility and inclusivity. Various workshops and presentations by the artists are also available at no extra cost, offering deeper insights into the creative processes behind the installations.

For those planning to attend Canal Convergence, staying at a Scottsdale Rentals property nearby can enhance your experience. Our rentals are conveniently located within a short distance of the Waterfront, offering easy access to the event and the surrounding attractions of downtown Scottsdale.

Culinary Events

Scottsdale Culinary Festival (April)

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is Arizona’s tastiest festival! It’s also one of the longest-running food festivals in the United States! Held annually at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, this epicurean extravaganza celebrates the best in food.

Food, Demonstrations, and Notable Chefs

The festival serves up a delightful mix of tasting opportunities and cooking demonstrations by some of the top chefs in the region and beyond. Visitors can enjoy everything from gourmet meals to fantastic street food, along with wine tastings, beer gardens, and live culinary performances that illustrate the chefs’ skills and creative cooking methods.

Dates, Times, and Ticket Pricing

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival typically takes place over a weekend in mid-April. The event runs from noon to 9 PM on Saturday and noon to 6 PM on Sunday. Tickets vary depending on the activities and tastings you choose. General admission starts at around $15, with additional costs for tasting experiences.

With Scottsdale Rentals, you’re never far from the culinary action. Our properties are just a stone’s throw away from the Civic Center Mall, allowing you to dip in and out of the festival at your convenience. Enjoy the comfort of our accommodations and the flexibility to experience the best of Scottsdale’s culinary offerings without the hassle of long commutes.

Arizona Taco Festival (October)

The Arizona Taco Festival is a celebration of all things taco and has become a staple of Scottsdale’s culinary scene since it began in 2009. Held annually at WestWorld of Scottsdale, this energetic festival brings together taco enthusiasts, chefs, and restaurants from across the region to compete for the title of Best Taco. It’s a lively weekend filled with delicious food, spirited competition, and fun festivities.

Festival Highlights

Taste a wide variety of tacos where each vendor offers their unique twist on this beloved dish. There’s something unique to feast on, from traditional recipes to innovative and gourmet interpretations. The festival also features tequila tasting sessions where you can sample a selection of fine tequilas. Adding to the festive atmosphere are live music performances and other fun activities, including lucha libre wrestling, making it a perfect event for families and groups of friends.

Dates, Times, and Admission Costs

The Arizona Taco Festival is typically held over a weekend in mid-October, from 11 AM to 7 PM both Saturday and Sunday. General admission tickets start at about $12, with additional options available for tequila tasting and VIP experiences, which offer exclusive benefits like private bars and restrooms.

If you’re planning to indulge in the taco festivities, Scottsdale Rentals offers accommodations equipped with excellent kitchen facilities. These features are ideal for guests who might be inspired to try their hand at recreating some of the innovative taco recipes they’ve sampled at the festival. Located conveniently close to WestWorld, our rentals ensure you can enjoy the event to the fullest without a long commute back to a comfortable and private retreat where you can relax after a day of fun and tacos.

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Sports and Outdoor Events

Waste Management Phoenix Open (February)

Known as the “Greatest Show on Grass,” the Waste Management Phoenix Open is not just another stop on the PGA Tour – it’s a spectacle in the world of golf. Held at the TPC Scottsdale, this tournament attracts some of the biggest names in golf and is known for its lively atmosphere, particularly around the iconic 16th hole. This half-stadium, half-party zone allows thousands of spectators to watch the action up close, creating an electrifying environment that is unique to this event.

Key Players and Special Events

Each year, the tournament draws top talent from around the world, offering fans a chance to see their favorite golfers in action. The 16th hole, also known as the “Coliseum,” is the highlight of the tournament, where players and fans celebrate.

Dates and Ticket Information

The Phoenix Open is typically scheduled for early February. Tickets range from general admission to premium packages that offer exclusive access to certain areas and amenities. Prices and availability can be checked and purchased through the official Phoenix Open website.

If you’re a golfer in town for the Phoenix Open, staying in a Scottsdale Rentals property can enhance the experience. We offer locations close to TPC Scottsdale, providing easy access to the tournament. Our accommodations offer comfort and convenience, allowing you to relax and unwind after a day on the greens.

Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction (January)

The Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is a central event in the car collector community. It attracts enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world to Scottsdale each January. Known for its wide array of high-quality collector cars, this event is a must-visit for anyone interested in automotive history and luxury vehicles.

Significance and Vehicle Types

Barrett-Jackson is celebrated for its extensive variety of vehicles, from vintage muscle cars and classic antiques to the latest supercars and custom vehicles! The auction is not just about buying and selling cars. It’s held to celebrate the best of automotive culture, with exhibits, symposiums, and live demonstrations that make it a comprehensive experience.

Dates, Times, and How to Get Tickets

The auction typically takes place over a week in January, with exact dates and schedules available on the Barrett-Jackson website. Tickets can be purchased online and range from single-day passes to full-event passes.

To complement your visit to the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, Scottsdale Rentals offers luxury accommodations that match the prestige of the event. Our high-end rentals provide comfort, elegance, and style, perfect for those who appreciate the finer things in life.

Holiday and Seasonal Events

Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration (July)

Scottsdale’s Fourth of July Celebration is a spectacular event that brings the community together in a grand display of patriotism and fun. Hosted at WestWorld of Scottsdale, this family-friendly event dazzles with an impressive fireworks show, a variety of live music concerts, and an array of activities specifically designed for children.

What to Expect

The event features an indoor festival that keeps the summer heat at bay, allowing everyone to enjoy the celebrations in cool comfort. Activities include bounce houses, a petting zoo, and other games, alongside live performances that keep the festive spirit alive throughout the day. As night falls, the skies light up with one of the area’s largest fireworks displays, creating a memorable visual spectacle.

Timing and Entry Fees

The celebration kicks off in the late afternoon, with activities running right up until the fireworks display at night. Entry fees are typically around $15 per person, with various family packages available, which include access to all activities and shows.

To fully enjoy the Fourth of July festivities without the hassle of long commutes and traffic, consider staying at one of Scottsdale Rentals’ nearby properties. Our accommodations offer both comfort and convenience, making it easy to access the event and ensuring you have a peaceful retreat once the day’s celebrations wind down.

Scottsdazzle (December)

Scottsdazzle is Scottsdale’s annual holiday extravaganza, transforming the downtown area into a winter wonderland of lights, decorations, and good cheer. This event begins with a grand tree lighting ceremony and continues throughout December with a series of events that celebrate the holiday spirit.

Overview of the Event

Scottsdazzle features an array of attractions, including the official tree lighting, themed decor along the Waterfront, and various seasonal markets where local makers sell unique holiday gifts and crafts. The event also includes holiday-themed performances, wine tastings, and culinary events that are sure to get visitors into the spirit of the season.

Key Attractions

The event kicks off with the Tree Lighting Ceremony. There’s live music and a countdown to the lighting of a massive holiday tree. Stunning light displays occur along the Waterfront and throughout downtown Scottsdale. Stop by the seasonal markets for a chance to shop for unique gifts while enjoying the festivities.

Dates and Participation

Scottsdazzle events are spread throughout December, with specific dates for special activities available on the event’s official website. Most of the outdoor activities and markets are free to the public, making it accessible for everyone.

Stay close to the holiday action with Scottsdale Rentals. Our properties are located near the heart of downtown, offering easy access to all Scottsdazzle events. These accommodations provide not only a cozy place to stay but also feature festive decorations to keep the holiday spirit alive even when you’re resting indoors.

Stay Comfortably with Scottsdale Rentals

Choosing Scottsdale Rentals as your host for these Scottsdale’s top events is sure to enhance your experience with comfort, convenience, and style. Here’s why staying with us can make your visit truly special:

Variety of Options

Whether you are looking for luxury accommodations with all the bells and whistles or more budget-friendly options that still offer comfort and style, Scottsdale Rentals has you covered. Our diverse portfolio of properties ensures that we can cater to all tastes and budgets.

Conveniently Located

Our properties are strategically located near major event venues like WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale Civic Center Park, and the Scottsdale Waterfront, making it easy to attend any event without the hassle of long commutes.

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