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13 Scottsdale Events to Attend This Spring

Spring is a season of reawakening. In Scottsdale, this is ever apparent in the events that crop up throughout the spring season. From March through May, events abound, honoring everything from baseball to bugs.

Though every season is spectacular in Scottsdale, special events give spring a little something extra. Whether you’re traveling for spring break or just a mid-year escape, these events will expose you to every last bit of culture that makes Scottsdale such a beloved destination. Check out our pick for the 13 events not to miss.

March

Spring Training

February 22 - March 24, 2020

Get your baseball fix before the regular season. See 30 major league teams play practice games across the Scottsdale/Phoenix metro area. 

Rodeo Scottsdale

March 6-8, 2020

Dust off your boots for the 65th Annual Rodeo Scottsdale. Witness live music and nail-biting experiences like the Pro Bull Riding Show. 

Scottsdale Arts Festival

March 13-15, 2020

This three-day festival celebrates art, music, food, and family in true Scottsdale fashion. See artists working in all media as well as activities like giant yard games and music. 

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Now through April 30, 2020

This traveling exhibition is making a stop in Scottsdale to show off artifacts from the Titanic itself. Immerse yourself in the stories told by recreations of the ship.

April

Taco Fest

April 4, 2020

Taco lovers unite at Salt River Fields for Taco Fest. A truly cultural experience, Taco Fest features $3 tacos, tamales, tequila tastings, margaritas, tango dancing, Lucha Libre, and even a tiny dog pageant. 

Bug Fest

April 5, 2020

Head to Butterfly Wonderland for Bug Fest, a celebration of all things insects. Watch a cockroach race, release butterflies and ladybugs, interact with bugs in the insect petting zoo, and more. 

Nirvana Food & Wine Festival 

April 16-19, 2020

Get face-to-face with national and international chefs, winemakers, and spirit makers at Nirvana Food & Wine Festival. This annual event is on the cutting edge of culinary tastes and trends. 

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

April 18, 2020

Experience the longest-running culinary festival in the country. This food-oriented festival brings together restaurants, chefs, music, and more in support of local arts non-profit organizations. 

Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market

April 26-26, 2020

Peruse goods from more than 130 vintage and artisan shops spread of 120,000 square feet. Listen to music and dig into treats from local food trucks while you shop. 

May

Wild Rising by Cracking Art

Now through May 10, 2020

This new exhibition at the Desert Botanical Garden traveled all the way from Milan. Wild Rising features more than 1,000 animal sculptures, each crafted from vibrant recyclables. 

Old Town Scottsdale Farmer’s Market

Now through May 25, 2020

Head to Old Town Saturdays from October through May for the weekly farmer’s market. Now in its 11th year, the market features organic produce, flowers, free-range eggs, and artisan creations like bread, jams, and tamales. 

Scottsdale Art Walk

May 21, 2020

Every Thursday, head to Main Street for the Scottsdale Art Walk. Shops and galleries throughout the Scottsdale Arts Districts open their doors so guests can peruse what’s on display. The event offers free trolley and horse-drawn carriage rides taking you from the free parking areas to drop-offs throughout the walk.

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