Event Lineup
Event Lineup

WESTERN WEEK: JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 6, 2022

The Old West is etched in our history like a pocket-knife carving on a mesquite tree. We’ve held tight to our past. It’s what makes this area so likeable. Every year, Western Week restokes the embers of our rich heritage and ensures our western legacy glows as brightly as it did a century ago. All are welcome to experience what can only be described as one “heck of a good time” – parades, the Hashknife Pony Express, Native American festivals, gold mining, live music, and museum exhibits.

Mark your calendars, slide into your best leather boots (or comfortable pair of sneakers), and ride out to see what all the fuss is about.

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Old Town Scottsdale Western Week Parada del Sol

With nearly 70 years of history under its belt, the Scottsdale Parada del Sol Historic Parade and Trail’s End Festival is “back in the saddle” (the event’s theme!) this year after a one year hiatus. Dan Harkins serves as Grand Marshall of the parade that features more than 125 lively entries including colorful floats, mounted horse-riders, horse-drawn carriages, school marching bands, wagons and stagecoaches representing many cultures from Mexican and Native American to Arabian and Western. Immediately following the parade, the Historic Old Town district transforms into a massive Western-style block party with a kids’ zone, food trucks, merchandise vendors, and multiple stages with live entertainment, including concerts from today’s popular bands to traditional performers.

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Arizona Indian Festival

Featuring an array of traditional arts and crafts, entertainment, foods, innovations and trends in cultural tourism experiences, the Arizona American Indian Tourism Association’s two-day cultural celebration honors the 22 indigenous Arizona Indian communities! The largest gathering of these communities in Arizona, this inclusive inter-tribal event serves as a platform for tribal tourism to raise awareness about Arizona’s indigenous communities through fun and engaging experiences.

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Guests are invited to gather as this annual ride culminates on the steps of the Museum of the West, delivering more than 20,000 pieces of U.S. Mail. This traditional event begins with fanfare surrounding the arrival including entertainment such as live music, line dancers, Native American hoop dancers and royalty, activities for the kids, food trucks, a presentation about the History of Hashknife at 10:00 a.m., and more. The arrival of the Hashknife Pony Express, the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world, takes place at high noon. Admission to the Museum of the West is free all day.

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Scottsdale Western Week Free Admission to Museum of the West

This 43,000-square-foot museum offers an encyclopedia of Western art, featuring regularly changing and permanent exhibits of Western and Native American art and artifacts, entertaining events, and informative programs that bring the West’s heritage, culture and community to life.

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Gold Palette ArtWalk: Western Spirit

As they stroll the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District, guests can enjoy special Western-themed exhibitions within participating galleries as well as live entertainment from the Desert Dixie Band and Gary Sprague, Arizona’s Singing Cowboy and his trusty horse Dusty.

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Arizona Native Edible Experience

This incredible event offers guests an opportunity to taste traditional and fusion foods and cocktails prepared by Native Chefs while enjoying Native American arts and artists in a glamorous cocktail party setting. The evening presents a rich tapestry of Native Arizona through its history, food, people, music, and culture, and aims to bring together multiple Native communities to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Arizona’s Native Peoples.

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Old Town Scottsdale 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.

During your visit to the market, get into the Western Spirit by enjoying a Wild West Show at the Old Town Scottsdale Rodeo Museum right next door. Watch as World Champion Showman Johnny Hotshot thrills with a rowdy, cowboy-style display of trick shooting (with safe "balloon buster" blanks), gun spinning, trick roping and whip cracking. Free and fun for all ages. Shows at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 2:00 PM.

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Scottsdale Western Week Old Town Scottsdale Rodeo Museum

Old Town Scottsdale Rodeo Museum
January 29 - February 5
(closed Sunday, January 30)
10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Daily

Old Town Scottsdale Rodeo Museum
3806 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale AZ 85251

The museum boasts rodeo artifacts going back to the 1950s, including saddles ridden by famous rodeo champions like Jake Barnes. Inside you will also see bull ropes, saddles, photographs, and original Parada Del Sol artwork by Kenneth M. Freeman.

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FIRST: Native American Artists of Arizona

FIRST: Native American Artists of Arizona
January 29 - February 6
(TIMES VARY; SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO)

Scottsdale Civic Center Library
3839 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale AZ 85251
FREE

In this exhibition, Scottsdale Arts is honored to share work from artists who descend from the first peoples, the indigenous Americans with histories that stretch through the millennia. View a blending of both traditional and contemporary Native American art by artists that have taken traditional elements and created art that expresses the continuum of Native American culture in modern American society.

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Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward Curtis

Light and Legacy: The Art and Techniques of Edward Curtis
January 29 - February 6
(closed Monday, January 31)

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
$20 Per Person

In the late 1890s, Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952) saw a way to use his talent as a photographer to help Indigenous Peoples preserve and maintain their cultures and traditions. For three decades, Curtis traveled the length and breadth of the American West, Western Canada, and Alaska, taking thousands of photographs of Native Americans. Postcards, illustrated magazine articles, books for young readers, lecture series, a “musicale,” and the very first feature-length film with an all-Indigenous cast, In the Land of the Head-Hunters (1914). Curtis’s project—what would become the 20 volumes of The North American Indian—would become the most ambitious ethnographic enterprise ever undertaken in the United States. Come see this stunning exhibition for yourself!

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Scottsdale Western Week Wild West Heist

Puzzle Rides: Wild West Heist
January 29 - February 6
(Times Vary; see website for more info)

Throughout Old Town Scottsdale
From $39 Per Person

Way back in the day, bank robbers grabbed the loot and hid it to claim in the future. Can you find where they hid the loot? In Scottsdale, you're following the trail of the Dillinger Gang in the 1930's. Will you recover the dough? Registration Required. Limited Seating. Difficulty level: Moderate. Length: 75-90 minutes.

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Rydables Scottsdale Historic Tour

Rydables Scottsdale Historic Tour
January 29 - February 6
(Times Vary; see website for more info)

Throughout Old Town Scottsdale
Call to receive special Western Week price

Embark on a historic tour through Historic Old Town, the Arts District and the Waterfront. Learn key pieces of Old Town Scottsdale history while making stops at key locales for great photo ops.

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Scottsdale Western Week Western Bracelet Workshop

Western Bracelet Workshop
Saturday, January 29
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

The Merchantile of Scottsdale
3965 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale AZ 85251
$39 Per Person

Join Crafting Goddesses and make your own beautiful western bracelet. Perfect for everyone of all craft levels. All Materials Included. Registration Required. Limited Seating.

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Wester Week Los Lobos

Los Lobos
Saturday, January 29
8:00 pm

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
7380 E Second St, Scottsdale AZ 85251
$40 - $65 Per Person

Over the last five decades, the East Los Angeles-bred band Los Lobos has made an indelible mark on music history by exploring an enormous diversity of genres—rock ’n’ roll and R&B, surf music and soul, mariachi and música norteña, punk rock and country—and building a boldly unpredictable sound all their own. On their new album, Native Sons, the multi-Grammy® winners map their musical DNA by covering a kaleidoscopic selection of songs from their homeland, ultimately creating a crucial snapshot of Los Angeles’s musical heritage. Supporting act: Lisa Morales.

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Historic Old Town Walking Tour

Historic Old Town Walking Tour
January 31 - February 4
(TIMES VARY; SEE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFO)

Historic Old Town Scottsdale
FREE

Taking a leisurely stroll throughout Old Town’s historic district on a City of Scottsdale guided tour. Learn about the history of the area, as well as the significance of the most iconic landmarks, public art and points of interest found in this charming district.

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Scottsdale Western Week An Encounter with Edward Curtis

An Encounter with Edward Curtis
Tuesday, February 1 and Friday, February 4
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
$45 Per Person

Come and hear Edward Sheriff Curtis (1868-1952) reflect on his adventures, tragedies, and triumphs in this extraordinary a living history bio drama. A self-taught photographer and prolific artist with boundless energy and a passion for adventure, Curtis’s genuine concern for the effects of Western expansion on Native American Peoples and their rich cultures at the end of the 19th century caused him to envision an impossible project, one that would consume thirty years of his life and cost him his health, marriage, and reputation.

There are a limited number of tickets available for each performance. Tickets must be booked by phone at 480-686-9539 or email at info@scottsdalemuseumwest.org

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Desert Terrarium Workshop

Desert Terrarium Workshop
Thursday, February 3
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Flower Bar
4200 N Craftsman Ct, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
$65 Per Person

Grab a friend and create a living garden filled with succulents, cacti, and desert elements (cholla skeletons). These open air terrariums are long lasting and require minimal care, pretty much a win-win for any level green thumb!Aside from getting to work with everyone's favorite desert plants we will answer some frequently asked questions and go over key pointers so you will be able to take care of your desert garden and keep your terrarium looking great! All tools, materials, and plants provided. Registration Required. Limited Seating. Design level: Beginner.

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The Best of The West Tour

The Best of The West Tour
Friday, February 4
9:00 am

Throughout Old Town Scottsdale
$95 Per Person

There’s plenty to discover in Old Town Scottsdale, from its rich cultural heritage to its unique historic buildings. On the “Best of the West” Experience, the expert guides at JoyRidesAZ Scottsdale Tours will take you on a journey through Old Town in an open-air vehicle. You’ll enjoy special access to the city’s best Western sites and cultural attractions.

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An Indigenous Experience: Native American Arts & Culture

An Indigenous Experience:
Native American Arts & Culture

Saturday, February 5
Call 480-664-4822 for details

Native Art Market
7215 E Main St, Scottsdale AZ 85251
$35 Per Person (Adults) | $29 Per Person (Ages 5-10)

Experience the stories, arts, and culture of Arizona’s Native American tribes at the Native Art Market in Old Town Scottsdale. You will explore Native dance, learn about tribal customs, and see the amazing craftsmanship of more than 200 Native artisans. After the cultural performance, you’ll enjoy a craft-making project to create an authentic memento of your visit, such as a dream catcher or beaded bracelet. Join us and learn about Arizona’s Native peoples and their amazing stories!

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Western Week Painting: Saguaro in Bloom

Western Week Painting: Saguaro in Bloom
Sunday, February 6
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Brush Bar
7010 E Main St, Scottsdale AZ 85251
$40 Per Person

Join us for Western Week as we paint the star of the Sonoran Desert, "Saguaro in Bloom"! You will be taught the painting step-by-step by one of our awesome instructors and listen to some great music along the way. All Materials Included. Registration Required.

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Parada del Sol Rodeo

Parada del Sol Rodeo
Thursday, March 10 - Sunday, March 13
Times Vary

Westworld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road
$10 Per Person (General Admission) | $55 Per Person (Box Seats)

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!

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Scottsdale Western Week Live Music

Belle’s Nashville Kitchen
Saturday, January 29 - Sunday, February 6
Times Vary
7212 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Rusty Spur Saloon
Saturday, January 29 - Sunday, February 6
Times Vary
7245 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row
Thursday, February 3 and Friday, February 4
Times Vary
4420 N Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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Old Town Scottsdale Rodeo Museum
Friday, February 4 and Saturday, February 5
6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
3806 N Brown Avenue Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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