Our city hosts several cultural events throughout the year. Events are designed to enhance diversity awareness and cultivate a sense of belonging within different cultures.
Dr. King's birthday is nationally recognized in January. In Scottsdale, we recognize his birthday through a partnership with Community Celebrating Diversity (CCD). We sponsor an annual MLK celebration that involves a community dinner, youth voices presentation, Diversity Champions recognition and concludes with an outdoor Peace & Community Day celebration. Each event has an educational component, entertainment and great food! Register online.
The Scottsdale Community Collaborative Scholarship is funded by the corporate sponsors of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, La Gran Fiesta Community Celebration, along with the educational partnership of Community Celebrating Diversity and the Scottsdale Unified School District. Access a Scottsdale Community Collaborative Scholarship Application, here.
Regional Unity Walk - The next Regional Unity Walk is currently scheduled for January 31, 2015. The cities of Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa and Gilbert honor civil rights history and ideals by joining together in a short walk that begins at different locations and culminates at the host city's location for a day of celebrating the unity of our communities.