Old Town Scottsdale has always been among the most vibrant and unique urban downtown centers in the American Southwest. Its pedestrian-friendly streets are home to world class art galleries, museums, restaurants and retail shops ... and when the sun goes down you don’t have to because of the exciting nightlife.
Governor Ducey issued an executive order that rescinds his previous executive orders concerning the COVID-19 global pandemic. The governor’s order also preempts the countywide face covering order, and Scottsdale's local face covering requirement. Businesses and establishments can put their own rules into place and refuse service to customers who do not follow them. Face coverings will still be required inside the City of Scottsdale’s municipal buildings and facilities.
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Special Event Permit Process
Scottsdale is an ideal environment to hold a special event due to its inviting weather, abundance of shops and activities, and year-round attractiveness to our many visitors and residents. The City recognizes special events as an important part of Scottsdale’s quality of life and the contribution they make to a sustainable tourism industry.
City staff is available from multiple departments to assist with questions and potential solutions to your specific event planning needs. We encourage you to use the Special Event Guidebook as a resource for planning a safe, successful event, along with important procedural items, policies, and contact information.
Filming Permit for Old Town
A film permit is required for the commercial use of any public street, road, alley, or right-of-way. A permit is not required for filming or videotaping on private property or for filming of persons, scenes, occurrences or events, which is done for news gathering purposes in the general public interest, for use in criminal investigations by law enforcement agencies or for use in any judicial proceedings.
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Parking Lots & Garages
- Parking in Old Town Scottsdale is FREE.
- On-street parking has no meters or fees, just time limitations.
- On-site business parking, if provided, is also free.
- Public parking lots and garages throughout Old Town also provide free parking.