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SciTech Festival

The City of Scottsdale supports the Arizona SciTech Festival!Arizona SciTech Fest
The Arizona SciTech Festival is a state-wide celebration of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM or STEAM when you include the arts) held annually in February and March.


Through a series of more than 200 expos, workshops, conversations, exhibitions and tours held in diverse neighborhoods throughout the state, the Arizona SciTech Festival excites and informs Arizonans from ages 3 to 103 how STEM will drive our state for next 100 years.

Scottsdale Science Weeks

Scottsdale is excited to play host to a series of signature events affiliated with the Arizona SciTech Festival. Scottsdale Science Weeks features fun, insightful and interactive special events spread across three weekends in beautiful downtown Scottsdale. See the schedule below.

Upcoming Events

Be amazed! Scottsdale presents Gadgets, STEAM and Science of the City, Feb. 21

Learn about the latest gadgets and gizmos, demo the latest technologies and get a behind-the-scenes look at the city during a unique, free event Saturday, Feb. 21.

Gadgets, STEAM and Science of the City takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Scottsdale Civic Center Library and on the Civic Center Mall, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd.

Local businesses and entrepreneurs will showcase their latest innovations and give participants a chance to test drive some of the newest and most popular gadgets on the market today.

The hands-on experience extends to the trucks, machinery and technology used by the city to maintain Scottsdale’s great quality of life. Participants will learn how science is used every day to provide essential services like water, sewer and trash pickup. For more information, call 480-312-7825.

Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light, Feb. 26 – March 1

Art, Science and the elements combine Feb. 26 through March 1 when Scottsdale Public Art presents its third annual Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light event on the banks of the Arizona Canal at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

Canal Convergence is a community tradition in celebration of the Valley’s unique canal culture and history. This engaging and inspiring free event offers something for everyone—innovative installations, hands-on activities, live music, and Artisan Market's urban marketplace experience.

It will be a treat for the senses as high caliber local, national, and international artists activate the Scottsdale Waterfront with exciting day and night-time installations – floating, hovering, releasing, revealing, and emerging in and around the water.
For more information, visit Canal Convergence. links to external site

Step up to the plate and visit Baseball City in Scottsdale, held the weekend of March 7-8

Baseball City is your one-stop shop for all things spring training – a fan fest and trade show all rolled into one big event extravaganza!

The event takes place over two days from March 7-8 on Scottsdale’s Civic Center Mall, 3939 N Drinkwater Boulevard.

Fans of all ages will not only have the opportunity to play ball in various activations like batting cages and baserunning challenges, but also get a hands-on glimpse behind the science of baseball. They’ll also experience a showcase of some of the finest memorabilia that the baseball world has to offer.

Baseball City will also be attended by major league ballplayers both past and present, from the hottest young prospects in spring training to legendary Hall of Famers. Attendees can get autographs from their favorite players and even participate in clinics held by the game’s greats. For more information, call 480-312-7825.