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!
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. As a nod to Scottsdale’s Wild West roots, this event features line-dancing lessons, country music, and a special performance from “The Singing Cowboy.”
For more, visit scottsdalegalleries.com
The oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express celebrates its 61st 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
The Arizona American Indian Tourism Association in conjunction with the City of Scottsdale, Arizona Office of Tourism and Navajo Nation Tourism, delivers a unique Arizona Native Experience in a cocktail format setting, with contemporary Native Arts/Artists including exquisite Native Chef tasting stations featuring traditional and fusion foods and cocktails.
February 9, 2019 - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
65TH ANNUAL SCOTTSDALE PARADA DEL SOL PARADE AND TRAIL’S END FESTIVAL
10:00 a.m.-noon Parade; 12:00-4:00 p.m. Trails End Festival
Parade route from Drinkwater Blvd. along Scottsdale Rd., finishing at Brown Ave.
and Indian School Rd. Trail’s End Festival is held in historic Old Town District.
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
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 an artisan market, Tribal and Tourism Expo, food trucks, fry bread stands and kids’ activities.
For more, visit arizonaindiantourism.org
FEB. 8 and 9 - FREE ADMISSION
Experience living history when the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world, Hashknife Pony Express, rides into Scottsdale and delivers over 20,000 pieces of U.S. Mail to the front steps of the museum at noon!
This free community event also features entertainment, food trucks, and family friendly activities, and includes free museum admission. Official Hashknife mailers, available in the museum store beginning in December, are hand-cancelled by the riders with the Hashknife indicia before being carried relay-style for the 200-mile ride to Scottsdale.
For more, visit scottsdalemusuemwest.org
FEB. 9 - WESTERN WEEK FARMERS MARKET
Brown Ave. & 1st St.
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