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Scottsdale’s special events season continues

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  Updated Jan. 22, 2014


  Contact: Mike Phillips, public affairs manager, 480-312-7825

  Scottsdale’s special events season continues
  with Waste Management Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open takes place Jan. 27 through Feb. 2 at the beautiful Tournament Players Club of Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Road. Find out why this tournament boasts the largest galleries in golf and has earned the nickname “The Greatest Show on Grass.” Call 602-870-0163 for details or visit http://wmphoenixopen.com.


Information on the Open and other upcoming Scottsdale special events is highlighted below. There are a number of ways residents and visitors can learn about activities and get traffic information.

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 www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/trolley or by calling 480-312-3111.

Here’s a schedule and contact information for current and upcoming special events in Scottsdale:

Celebration of Fine Art starts Saturday
It’s an opportunity to meet 100 working artists, visit their studios, and find out how and why they do what they do. The 24th Annual Celebration of Fine Art begins Saturday, Jan. 11, and runs through March 23. The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily at the southwest corner of Hayden Road and the Loop 101 Freeway. Call 480-443-7695 for more information or visit www.celebrateart.com.

Parada del Sol Parade, Trails End Celebration take place Feb. 8
Take part in a Scottsdale tradition on Saturday, Feb. 8, when the Parada del Sol Parade takes place along Scottsdale Road between Oak Street and Indian School Road. This “world’s largest horse-drawn parade” starts at 10 a.m. and features floats, horses, bands and tons of cowboy fun. More fun follows the parade in Old Town Scottsdale with the Trails End Celebration – dancing, entertainment and kids’ activities. Remember, Scottsdale Road, from Camelback to McDowell roads, will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more Parada activity details – including the Hashknife Pony Express arrival and the rodeo – call the Jaycees at 480-990-3179 or visit http://paradadelsol.us.

 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show runs Feb. 13-23
The 59th annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show runs Feb. 13 -23, at WestWorld, 16601 N. Pima Road. Since 1955, the annual horse show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. It has grown from 50 horses to more than 2,000 horses, bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance to win. Visit www.scottsdaleshow.com for more event and ticket information. 


Spring Training Festival, Feb. 22
The Spring Training Festival celebrates the past, present and future of baseball including a variety of fun, interactive exhibits from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 22 on the Civic Center Mall. Join the Giants, the Diamondbacks, the Cactus League and baseball Hall of Famers at this great event that kicks off the Cactus League season. For more information, visit: www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/springtrainingfestival.