Take your friends and family to celebrate the southwestern heritage of Arizona at Western Week in Old Town Scottsdale. February is a perfect time to enjoy our outdoors. See how Old Town transforms into an authentic old west experience. There’s a parade, art gallery walks, food truck events, and more.
Western Week Gold Palette Artwalk
Art Galleries along Main Street & Marshall Way
As a nod to Scottsdale’s Wild West roots, this FREE Gold Palette ArtWalk features special appearances by The Singing Cowboy and The Bronze Cowboy, line-dancing lessons and live country music.
- February 7, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hashknife Pony Express & Food Truck Round-Up
The oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express celebrates its 62nd year with riders blazing their trail from the tiny town of Holbrook, Arizona.
(Food and beverage available for purchase)
- February 5-8, 2020
- Parade and 12:00 pm Swearing In Ceremony Old County Court House
All the riders on horseback will be sworn in as
Official Mail Carriers of the US Postal Service
- Ending in Scottsdale February 8
FREE Admission to Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
In celebration of Western Week, admission to the museum is FREE on Friday. If you can, there is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children/students.
- Friday, February 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
67th Annual Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival
Parade route: Drinkwater Blvd. along Scottsdale Rd., finishing at Brown Ave. Click here for more details. The Trail’s End Festival is held in Historic Old Town.
This year’s Parada del Sol parade celebrates Scottsdale – Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy colorful floats, mounted horse riders, horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, wagons, and stagecoaches. Pre-parade entertainment includes the famous Spanish Cabalgando X Arizona dancing horses and Espinosa’s group, as well as the Scottsdale Fire Department Honor Guard Pipes and Drums Corps. The parade ends with a western-spirited festival featuring live western-themed music, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, the famous 1959 “Howdy Dudettes,” street entertainment, dancing, wine garden, and a cowboy kids’ zone.
- Saturday, February 8, 2020
- Pre-Parade Entertainment, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Parade, 10 a.m. to noon
- Trail’s End Festival, noon to 4 p.m.
FREE Admission to Old Town Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Rodeo Museum
Brown Ave. & 2nd St.
Join the fun at the Scottsdale Rodeo Museum! Enjoy never-before-seen artifacts of Scottsdale’s rodeo history including original Parada del Sol Rodeo posters that boast artwork by the likes of Master Artist Kenneth M. Freeman (once called the Rembrandt of Rodeo), bull ropes, and saddles from world-famous rodeo champions such as Jake Barns.
- Saturday, February 8, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Arizona Indian Festival
Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
This FREE, two-day, family-friendly event celebrates our region’s Native American roots. Immerse yourself in their culture and ancestral traditions. Enjoy historic dwellings, art demonstrations, Native American storytelling, performances, music, and contemporary entertainment. The festival also features an artisan market, Tribal and Tourism Expo, food trucks, fry bread stands, and kids’ activities.
- Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, February 9, 2020, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.