Scottsdale Update - Jan. 2, 2020


Census 2020 – What's at stake for Scottsdale? The city uses census data to plan services and projects, and to place facilities like fire stations, parks and community centers where they will be most effective. Arizona receives $2,959 from the federal government for every person counted. This means more than $20 billion annually for Arizona. Responding in Scottsdale helps our community receive its fair share. The 2020 Census will be the first time you can fill out your questionnaire online (telephone and mail response will remain options as well). The 2020 Census website is safe, secure and confidential, and responses to the census questionnaire are completely confidential and anonymous by U.S. law.

Recycle your Christmas tree at these drop off locations, Jan. 4-12. Yellow collection bins will be available at three city parks: EldoradoScottsdale Ranch and Thompson Peak. We don't accept artificial trees, stands or ornaments. Single-family home residents can place Christmas trees in their green waste pile, separated from bulk trash, for collection on their scheduled brush/bulk service week. 


Watch and learn how to use Scottsdale's Property Information application. The app allows you to get information on the property’s zoning, links to an interactive map, and links to permits and other property records.

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The new year starts with the annual Arizona National AQHA Horse Show, Jan. 2-5. Rain or shine, horse men and women from all over the West travel to participate in this first circuit show of the year at WestWorld. Competition includes ranch riding, reining, halter and more.  

Last chance - Railroad Park's Holiday Lights event continues through Sunday. Festivities take place from 6:30-9 p.m. nightly, with a few exceptions, at the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park. The Holiday Lights experience on the Paradise & Pacific Railroad is $5 with children 2 and younger riding free with a paying adult.

Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction rolls in Jan. 11-19. It's the granddaddy of all car events. The Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction returns to WestWorld bringing hundreds of the world's finest collector automobiles and thousands of spectators to Scottsdale. The auction also features an exhibitor marketplace and hours of live worldwide television coverage.  

Sunday A'Fair minifestivals return Jan. 12. Sunday A'Fair features free outdoor concerts by the Valley's top musicians, an arts-and-crafts market and fun activities for children and families. The concerts run from noon-4 p.m. most Sundays Jan. 12-March 29, on the Scottsdale Civic Center. 

Enjoy Scottsdale ArtWalk - an American original. From 7-9 p.m. every Thursday year-round, Old Town galleries open their doors to collector and casual patrons alike to enjoy featured artists, a cultural environment and refreshments.

Veg out at Old Town Scottsdale Farmers Market. Buy food and specialty items supplied by locals. There is a large variety of organic and pesticide-free produce, as well. The market runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays, through May, at 3806 N. Brown Ave.  

Browse the city calendar for more events.


Register for the Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner Celebration, Jan. 16. ASU football coach Herm Edwards headlines the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Dinner Celebration. Multiple organizations have recognized Edwards for his work in the community. The event takes place Thursday, Jan. 16, at the Embassy Suites, 5001 N. Scottsdale Road. Registration begins at 5 p.m., and the program starts at 6. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased online.  

Get City Council meeting and agenda information.


Start your new year with a paper cleanse. Bring your personal and/or commercial documents to the "Shred It" event from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, in the Walmart parking lot, 15355 N. Northsight Blvd. Cost is $4 per box or bag. 

"Visit" 16 national parks from Arizona to Washington. Travel with photographer and hiker Larry Zuiker from the Grand Canyon to Olympic National Park with 14 more stops along the way. This free program runs from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Civic Center Library.  

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