Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events


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 Parade, and the Arizona Indian Festival. Come say howdy!

The American West Film

Arizona’s Official Western Film Historian Charlie LeSueur leads a conversation on what defines the greatest films in the Western genre and creates a definitive Top 10 list of Western films from 1930 to present.

For more, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org

Chris Wimmer’s Legends

The Museum features Chris Wimmer’s Legends of the Old West Podcast that revives classic stories of the Old West for today’s audiences. During this program audience members will learn about the process of identifying, researching and producing the stories that Wimmer brings to life.

For more, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org

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

As a nod to Scottsdale’s Wild West roots, this Gold Palette ArtWalk features special appearances by The Singing Cowboy and The Bronze Cowboy, line-dancing lessons and live country music.

For more, visit scottsdalegalleries.com

Hashknife Pony Express

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

Western Spirit Museum
In celebration of Western Week, admission to the museum is free on Friday and Saturday (suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children/students).

For more, visit scottsdalemuseumwest.org

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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.

For more information, visit ArizonaNativeExperience.com, or view the latest press release here.

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. Pre-parade entertainment includes the famous Spanish Cabalgando X Arizona dancing horses and Espinosas group, as well as the Scottsdale Fire Department Honor Guard Pipes and Drums Corps. 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.com

Farmers Market

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 oldtownscottsdaleaz.com

Parada del Sol Rodeo Museum

Be among the first to see the new Scottsdale Rodeo Museum! Grand Opening festivities will include a live country band and beer garden. Enjoy never-before-seen artifacts of Scottsdale’s rodeo history including original Parada del Sol Rodeo posters that boast artwork by the likes of Master Artist Kenneth M. Freeman (once called the Rembrandt of Rodeo), bull ropes, and saddles from world famous rodeo champions such as Jake Barns.

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 an artisan market, Tribal and Tourism Expo, food trucks, fry bread stands and kids’ activities.

For more, visit arizonaindiantourism.org

Keep Talking

Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language now spoken by fewer than 40 remaining fluent native elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq. The film reveals the ultimate impact of language and culture revitalization, joy and hope.

For more, visit scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Scottsdale Western Week Native Trails

FEBRUARY 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.

Native Trails takes audiences on a cultural journey to the First Nations of Arizona and North America through Native music, dance and art. These performances highlight traditional instruments, colorful dances and customary attire to share the stories of Southwestern tribes, including the Hopi, Diné (Navajo), Hualapai and San Carlos Apache.

For more, visit scottsdaleperformingarts.org

Parada del Sol Rodeo

MARCH 7-10, 2019

Mar. 7-9 | 7:00 PM
Mar. 10 | 2:00 pm
Westworld of Scottsdale, 16601 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale 85260
Ticket Price: $10-$45 per person, depending on performance

The Parada del Sol is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeo. This four-day event consists of four, action-packed performances. As one of the oldest, officially sanctioned rodeos in the country, the Parada del Sol Rodeo event includes bull riding, wrestling, calf roping, and barrel racing, along with other family fun!

For more, visit paradadelsol.net