Scottsdale's special events season
Dig in! Scottsdale Culinary Festival serves up fun April 9-14
Start the culinary countdown! The 35th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival brings another round of the nation’s longest running food festival to several delicious Scottsdale locations April 9-14. Expect more expert chefs, more food creations to devour and more enthralling entertainment, culminating with the Great Arizona Picnic on the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall April 13-14.
Celebrate Arizona Bike Week April 10-14 at WestWorld
Arizona Cyclefest takes place April 10-14 at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. The event takes place during Arizona Bike Week and features top name builders and vendors with the latest parts, accessories and apparel. Major manufacturers such as Harley- Davidson, Yamaha & Kawasaki will be there to let you demo their newest bikes. The event also features nightly concerts with national name headliners.
Desert Dog Regional Police K-9 Trials take place April 13-14
Watch a lively police dog competition featuring police K-9 teams from around the Southwest. The Desert Dog Regional Police K-9 Trials take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, April 13-14, at Scottsdale Stadium. A $1 donation is requested. The event includes vendor booths and displays along with raffles and giveaways. No private dogs will be allowed in the stadium, which is located on the northeast corner of Osborn Road and Drinkwater Boulevard.
There are a number of ways residents and visitors can learn about Scottsdale activities and get traffic information:
- The city of Scottsdale’s website. Use the “eNews,” “Traffic” and “Events” buttons on the home page to keep up with current events, special events and local traffic conditions.
- The city’s weekly traffic restrictions report is also available each Thursday via email. Subscribe here.
- Scottsdale traffic Twitter feeds offer timely messages about breaking traffic news. Sign up here.
Scottsdale’s free trolley service is a great way to travel to events and activities. Several trolley routes work together to connect resort corridors, special event locations and the Downtown shopping and entertainment districts. The trolleys run daily on a convenient schedule and connect to the regional Valley Metro transportation system. More information on routes and schedules can be found at Scottsdale trolley or by calling 480-312-3111.
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