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 61st year with riders blazing their trail from the tiny town of Holbrook, Arizona.
At high noon, welcome their arrival as they conclude their 200-mile trek with more than 20,000 pieces of mail. Enjoy family-friendly games, storytelling, crafts, face painting, onsite food trucks, live entertainment and more.
FREE (Food and beverage available for purchase)
- Friday, February 8, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
FREE Admission to Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
In celebration of Western Week, admission to the museum is FREE on Friday and Saturday. If you can, there is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children/students.
- Friday, February 8, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
66th 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 Espinosas 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 9, 2019
- 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.
Be among the first to see the new Scottsdale Rodeo Museum! Grand Opening festivities will include a live country band and beer garden. 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 9, 2019, 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 9, 2019, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Keep Talking (Film Screening)
This event is not free, but you might be interested in supporting it, anyway. Click here for more information. Tickets are $12 per person.
Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language now spoken by fewer than 40 remaining fluent native elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq. The film reveals the ultimate impact of language and culture revitalization, joy and hope.
- Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1 p.m.