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13 Scottsdale Summer Events to Experience in 2019

Don’t let the heat get in the way of an exciting summer. Contrary to popular belief, Scottsdale streets don’t shutter throughout the summer months. From June through August, the city is still very much alive with events of all kinds.

From sporting spectacles to special ArtWalks, live music, and more, Scottsdale has them all. Discover the Scottsdale summer events you won’t want to miss.

Arizona League Baseball


Get at taste of the minor leagues with Arizona League Baseball. Minor league teams for organizations like the Los Angeles Dodgers, Oakland Athletics, and Seattle Mariners will play throughout the summer.

Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball


Take your baseball experience to the next level at an Arizona Diamondbacks game. The Diamondbacks will take the field all summer long at Chase Field, facing off against MLB’s best teams.

Phoenix Mercury


No matter when you visit Scottsdale, there’s a good chance the Phoenix Mercury will be taking the court. This female basketball team is dynamic as any. Beat the heat by catching a game or two while in Scottsdale.

McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show


Take a peek at classic cars from throughout the decades at the McDonald’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Car Show. This weekly event is the longest running show of its kind. See motorcycles, cars, and more as 50’s era music plays. Each event showcases 250-500 cars and 150 motorcycles.

Summer Concert Series

Ongoing through June 30, 2019

Head to the McCormick Stillman Railroad Park for free concerts every Sunday night April 28 through June 30. This park is considered one of the best live music venues in Arizona by Best of American Towns. Sundays at the Railroad Park bring local bands, cover/tribute bands, and family-friendly activities together for a fun evening outdoors.

Concerts at the Musical Instrument Museum

Ongoing through June 30, 2019

Interact with the more than 6,500 musical instruments from 200 countries and territories at the Musical Instrument Museum. The MIM’s music-focused exhibits make the perfect backdrop for their June concert series. Concerts feature various world-renowned artists.

Dueling Pianos at Desert Botanical Gardens

June 14, 2019

Two pianos. Two voices. One incredible night. Watch as AZ Dueling Pianos transforms Dorrance Hall with this energizing, sing-along experience. The Botanical Gardens make a magical setting for this live music event.

Paul McCartney at Talking Stick Resort Arena

June 26, 2019

See Paul McCartney live in concert for his first stateside performance since his 2016-17 world tour. The “Freshen Up” tour follows his brand new studio album, Egypt Station. See for yourself why McCartney is considered one of the best performers on Earth.

Summer Spectacular ArtWalk

July 11, 2019

Experience this longtime Scottsdale summer events tradition. The Gold Palette Artwalk features artist exhibits, refreshments, and entertainment, all in celebration of Scottsdale’s international culture.

Point of View at Wonderspaces Arizona

July 14 - 21, 2019

This 80-minute interactive artwork experience features work from 13 artists from around the world. Exhibitions include a virtual reality dinner theater and digital painting through movement. Stop by at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall daily until July 21, 2019.

Queen & Adam Lambert

July 16, 2019

The Rhapsody Tour stops in Scottsdale this July. Adam Lambert will step into Freddie Mercury’s shoes for this one-of-a-kind performance. Enjoy all the Queen hits you know and love alongside Lambert’s signature showmanship.

Scottsdale Bloody Mary Festival

July 18, 2019

Sip the Phoenix area’s most delicious Bloody Mary’s at Arizona’s annual Bloody Mary Festival. In addition to creative takes on the cocktail, the event features sample bites, outdoor lounge spaces, and countless Instagram-worthy moments.

2019 Arizona Open

August 5 - 7, 2019

The Arizona Open Championship welcomes both professional and amateur golfers from around the United States. This final championship tournament features 156 golfers, each of whom placed in the Arizona Open Championship qualifying events.

Harlem Globetrotters

August 24, 2019

Cheer on the world-renowned exhibition basketball team at their Scottsdale performance. Watch as they weave together athleticism, theater, and comedy in a spirited basketball game.

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