Western Week - Important road closure and restriction information

The Old West is etched in our history like a pocket-knife carving on a mesquite tree. We’ve held tight to our past. It’s what makes this area so likeable. 

Every year, Western Week restokes the embers of our rich heritage and ensures our western legacy glows as brightly as it did a century ago. 

All are welcome to experience what can only be described as one “heck of a good time” – parades, the Hashknife Pony Express, Native American festivals, gold mining, live music, and museum exhibits.

Some roads in Scottsdale in Old Town will be affected: 

  • Hashknife Pony Express, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West, Friday, Feb. 4: Marshall Way will be closed north of Second Street (adjacent to the museum) 6 a.m.-4 p.m.  Marshall Way is closed at Second Street on the south and the parking garage entrance on the north.  A small portion of the west end of First Street alsowill be closed.

  • Parada del Sol Parade, Historic Old Town Scottsdale, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5: Scottsdale Road, north of Indian School Road and south of Second Street, closes at 4 a.m. and will reopen immediately following the parade and street cleanup at about 1 p.m. View the parade route.  

  • Trail’s End Festival, Historic Old Town Scottsdale, begins at noon Saturday, Feb. 5: Streets within the Festival footprint, Scottsdale Road between Second Street and Indian School Road, remain closed until 6 p.m. Only Scottsdale Road reopens at 6 p.m.  The other streets reopen at 8 p.m.

  • Arizona Indian Festival, Historic Old Town Scottsdale – 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6: The event takes place between First Street and the Old Town Parking Corral parking lot at Brown Avenue and Second Street. The north half of the Old Town Parking Corral will close Thursday, Feb. 3; with the remaining half closing Feb. 4; First Street, between Scottsdale Road and Brown Avenue, will close at 6 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. The lot and streets reopen at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6. 


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