Scottsdale Update - June 9, 2022

HEADLINE NEWS

The National Weather Service has issued an “Excessive Heat Warning” for Maricopa County through 8 p.m. Friday, June 10. Individuals suffer heat-related illness when the body's temperature control system is overloaded, and the body can no longer cool itself. Call 911 if a person becomes confused, passes out or stops sweating.

Be extremely careful when hiking this time of year: Pre-hydrate days before your activity. Bring plenty of water and carry a cell phone in case of an emergency. Remember to leave your dog at home. The desert heat can kill your dog with little or no warning, and you can be charged under state law with a felony for animal cruelty. Watch this on desert safety. Learn more.


THINGS TO DO

Beat the heat and visit Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Bring your friends and family, or come solo to see our one-of-a-kind exhibitions: 

June Days is back for a second year, welcoming all to Old Town. Enjoy a month of events and activities aimed at locals looking for fun ways to beat the summer heat. June Days features four signature events – Breakfast at the Market, June Days Gold Palette ArtWalk, the Juneteenth Community Celebration and Scottsdale Stories & Sweets s – in addition to live music, painting nights, crafting workshops and scavenger hunts.  

Highlights:  

  • Happy Bracelet Workshop – 4-5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, The Merchantile of Scottsdale, 3965 N. Brown Ave. Come make your own happy smiley bracelet! Perfect for everyone of all craft levels. $34 per person; registration required

  • Mary Chapin Carpenter – 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, Scottdale Center for the Performing Arts. Mary Chapin Carpenter has won five Grammys® (with 16 nominations), two Country Music Association Awards and two Academy of Country Music Awards. She is one of only 15 female members of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. $45-$85 per person; tickets.

Gather your family and friends and celebrate the start of the season at Scottsdale – Bring on the Summer. Taking place from 6-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Eldorado Park, this free family event is your go to spot for inflatable slides, food trucks, lawn games, bubble zones, a foam party and live music. 

Join us for Juneteenth. Honor this day by attending the “Community Juneteenth Celebration presented by Mayo Clinic.” It runs 2-7 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at Scottsdale Stadium, 7408 E. Osborn Road. Stop by to enjoy a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, including a kids’ corner, raffle giveaway, live entertainment, educational information and various vendors. Parking and admission are free. Learn more.  

Ongoing Events and Activities:


PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

Register for “A Look Inside Scottsdale’s Tourism Industry.” Tourism is essential to Scottsdale's economy, generating more than $3 billion in annual economic impact. But sunshine alone doesn't attract millions of visitors to Scottsdale each year. Join Experience Scottsdale and the city of Scottsdale from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, June 16, for a virtual webinar covering the ins and outs of Scottsdale’s tourism industry. You'll learn about the city's process in planning signature events like June Days and Western Week, as well as see the advertising campaigns that Experience Scottsdale runs in target markets across the country. Register

Investing in Our Scottsdale: Ramps, sidewalks and crosswalks being replaced in Historic Old Town. We’ll be improving accessibility and repairing deteriorating crosswalks in July and August. To minimize disruptions to businesses and patrons, some work will be done at night. View a map of the improvement locations (PDF). 


FYI

Featured Job of the Week: Police Officer. The city is hiring new police officer recruits and police officer lateral/waivers. Choose a career with a team of amazing people who serve our community daily. The Scottsdale Police Department has 28 specialty units allowing officers to learn and grow in the many disciplines of law enforcement. #BeMore! Learn more and apply

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued a high ozone pollution advisory through Friday. Those with respiratory sensitivities are advised to take precautions during outdoor activities. Please help reduce ozone by doing one or more of the following: 

  • Use gas or electric instead of burning wood 

  • Limit the lighting of fireworks 

  • Ride transit, carpool or telework 

  • Eliminate all unnecessary driving and/or combine trips 

  • Avoid dirt roads 

  • Avoid the use of leaf blowers 

  • If burning wood for heat or food preparation, use dry wood (burning wet wood releases more particulate matter) 

View Scottsdale traffic restrictions in our map center.


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