Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

WESTERN WEEK: YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT THE OLD WEST. COME SEE IT.

During Western Week, Old Town Scottsdale transforms into an authentic old west experience, and a fun ride for the entire family. Connect with Old Town’s western history, up-close and in person, through western and Native American festivals, art walks, the Hashknife Pony Express, Parada del Sol, and our newest event, Arizona Indian Festival. Come say howdy!

Painting Credit: Ron Stewart “Morning Journey” 30X60 Oil

Enjoy Scottsdale Gallery Association’s famous ArtWalk with a western twist. Stroll through the area’s 100-plus galleries with live mariachi performances, a rope trick artist and live western art demonstrations. Activities include trolley and carriage rides, line and square dancing, walking historical tours and western-themed refreshments.

For more, visit scottsdalegalleries.com

Painting Credit:
Ron Stewart
“Morning Journey”
30X60 Oil

Hashknife Pony Express

The oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express celebrates its 60th year with riders blazing their trail from the tiny town of Holbrook, Arizona. At high noon, welcome their arrival as they
conclude their 200-mile trek with more than 20,000 pieces of mail. Enjoy family-friendly games, storytelling, crafts, face painting, onsite food trucks, live entertainment and more.

Visit hashknifeponyexpress.com or scottsdalemuseumwest.org

Scottsdale Parada del Sol

This year’s Parada del Sol parade celebrates Scottsdale-Past, Present and Future. Enjoy colorful floats, mounted horse riders, horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, wagons and stagecoaches. The parade ends with a western-spirited festival featuring live western-themed music, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, the famous 1959 “Howdy Dudettes,” street entertainment, dancing, wine garden and a cowboy kids’ zone.

For more, visit paradadelsolparade-trailsend.com

Arizona Indian Festival

This two-day, family-friendly event celebrates our region’s Native American roots. Immerse yourself in their culture and ancestral traditions. Enjoy historic dwellings, art demonstrations, Native American storytelling, performances, music and contemporary entertainment. The festival also features artisan market, Tribal and Tourism Expo, food trucks and fry bread stands, giveaways, raffles and kids’ activities.

For more, visit arizonaindiantourism.org

The American West in Film and Television: Wrecks and Effects – The Stuntmen

FEB. 3 - THE AMERICAN WEST IN FILM AND TELEVISION: WRECKS AND EFFECTS – THE STUNTMEN

11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way
FREE for museum members, included with general admission price

Hosted by Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Charlie LeSueur, this event showcases the early days of filmmaking and the rise of the western stuntmen who required specialized, equestrian-focused skills. Learn about famed stuntmen such as Yakima Canutt and Dave Sharpe, whose talent and contributions to the industry continue to influence action sequences today.

For more, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org

Free Admission Day Western Week

FEB. 9, 10 - FREE ADMISSION DAYS, SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST

9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way
FREE (suggested donation of $5 per adult, $2 per child/student)

Discover the West’s history and rich cultural heritage at this highly rated and award-winning museum. Set in a stunning, 43,000-square-foot contemporary building, the museum features historic cowboy gear, Hopi pottery masterworks, Western fine art, historic posters starring silver screen cowboys and Indians—and much more.

For more, visit scottsdalemusuemwest.org

OLD TOWN FARMERS MARKET

FEB. 10 - OLD TOWN FARMERS MARKET

8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Brown Ave. & 1st St.
FREE

Enjoy a selection of the freshest produce of the season, indigenous specialties of the West, flowers, free-range beef, eggs, local cheeses, freshly baked artisan breads, jams and more from local purveyors.

For more, visit arizonacommunityfarmersmarkets.com

The Last Buffalo Western Week

FEB. 11 - “THE LAST BUFFALO” (A SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL FILM)

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, 3830 N. Marshall Way
FREE for museum members, included with general admission price

Go back in time to the late 1800s when the population of bison in the Great Plains dropped from nearly 30 million to just a few hundred in less than 100 years. The film explores the mystery that put this national icon on the brink of extinction, and follows the story of William Temple Hornaday, a chief taxidermist at the Smithsonian Institution who ultimately ended up saving the species.

For more, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org