Scottsdale’s award-winning Spring Training Festival brings together the best of baseball Saturday, March 4, 2017 to celebrate the start of the Cactus League and another season of America’s Pastime.
This a free, family-friendly event.
Fans can enjoy interactive baseball exhibits, hands-on activities focused around the science of baseball, meet and greets with former players, a baseball memorabilia and card show, skill tests, merchandise vendors, live music and food.
Don’t miss the Dick's Sporting Goods whiffle ball field where kids can soft toss and mingle with legends of the game or just have fun.
The Spring Training Festival won’t be the only family-friendly activity taking place in Downtown Scottsdale March 4.
The annual Giant Race is scheduled for 7 a.m. at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E Osborn Road.
The Scottsdale Library is also hosting the Ultimate Play Date from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Geared to children 8 and under, this free event takes place on the east side of the Civic Center Mall, a short stroll from the Spring Training Festival.
Stop by March 4 and enjoy a “triple header” of family fun!
Great teams, exceptional players and unforgettable memories – Scottsdale’s rich history of baseball comes to life in a free exhibit launching Jan. 18 at the Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Scottsdale Road.
Five Major League teams have trained in Scottsdale, as have dozens of Hall of Fame players. Celebrate their stories at an exhibit that’s just a short stroll from Scottsdale Stadium.
This year’s exhibit, presented by the Arizona Spring Training Experience, also features the 2017 inductees into the Cactus League Hall of Fame.
The Scottsdale Historical Museum is also hosting a Cactus League exhibit this spring. The museum, located at 7333 E. Scottsdale Mall, features free admission and is also a short walk from Scottsdale Stadium.
Both exhibits are part of the Cactus League Legacy Trail, a self-guided tour that provides fans with an intimate look at the history, hangouts and characters that make spring training one of the most cherished traditions of American baseball.
Scottsdale is great … fans are loving it; kids are having a blast on the whiffle ball field … I think this is a great idea.
It's important that events like the Spring Training Festival take place to celebrate baseball and educate young fans about the great history of America's pastime.