Arizona

Scottsdale, Arizona

A- Overview:
Scottsdale was famous as a vacation spot long before it became a city. Not many years ago, it was a crossroads where cowboys rode in on Saturday nights along the unpaved trails to celebrate the end of the week. Now it is considered the shopping and art center of the Valley of the Sun.

Geographically, Scottsdale covers about 185 square miles. It has some of the country’s most exclusive and expensive resorts within its boundaries, but there are also middle class neighborhoods. At the Little Red Schoolhouse visitors begin a self-guided walking tour to fourteen destinations. The site of the first general store; Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, which is home to the Scottsdale Symphony; and a vintage blacksmith who still keeps local horses shod in the present day, are points of interest. Olive trees planted by town founder General Winfield Scott; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; the tastefully rendered Fashion Square mega mall; and The Borgata are among other places featured on the tour.

Many Scottsdale events center upon its three cultures: Native American, Spanish, and western pioneer. More than 90 art galleries offer paintings, sculpture, and crafts.

Scottsdale has a thriving downtown, outstanding art galleries, and many restaurants that offer

the finest cuisine from the cultural traditions represented.

Indian Bend Wash has been developed into the city’s most popular park and accompanying lake. The park runs the length of Scottsdale along Hayden Boulevard. Roller skating, fishing, soccer, volleyball, baseball and jogging are among the activities provided there year round.

There are also equestrian activities of all types – everything from English and Western performances to roping, jumping, and halter events, as well as those that feature the Arabian, the Quarter Horse, and the world’s longest horse-drawn parade. If your interests run to golf, tennis, fine cuisine, classic cars, art, music, or hot air ballooning, Scottsdale has these too, and more.

North Scottsdale is the home of Rawhide, an authentic 1880’s western town. It has shops, a museum, an ice cream parlor, a stagecoach ride and a Canestoga wagon. More than twenty shops sell handmade jewelry and crafts.

For many years, Scottsdale has been known as “The West’s Most Western Town.” Scottsdale was voted the Most Livable City by the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 1993, and is consistently named among the top cities in the country in which to raise children, to retire, and is rated the number one resort community in America.

B- City Information:
Population: 202,705

Elevation: 1255 feet above sea level

Land Area: 184.2 square miles

Location: Located just outside of Phoenix, Arizona on the Pima Freeway. Convenient to Interstates 10 & 17

Time Zone: Scottsdale is located in the Mountain Time Zone (when it’s noon in Scottsdale, it’s 2pm in New York City and 11am in Los Angeles.) Scottsdale does not observe Daylight Savings Time.

Weather:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Average temp. (°F)
53.7
57.4
61.9
68.9
77.3
86.3
91.0
90.0
84.7
73.7
61.0
53.6

High temperature (°F)
66.3
70.8
75.6
83.9
92.3
102.0
104.3
103.1
98.4
87.9
74.9
66.3

Low temperature (°F)
41.0
43.9
48.0
53.9
62.3
70.6
77.7
76.9
70.8
59.6
47.1
40.9

Precipitation (in)
1.1
1.1
1.3
0.3
0.2
0.1
1.0
1.1
0.9
0.9
0.8
1.1

Climate:

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Feb
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Apr
May
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Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Days with precipitation
4
4
4
2
1
1
4
5
3
3
2
4

Wind speed (mph)
5.3
5.8
6.6
6.9
7.0
6.7
7.1
6.6
6.3
5.8
5.3
5.1

Morning humidity (%)
64
59
56
42
34
30
43
50
48
49
56
65

Afternoon humidity (%)
32
27
24
17
14
12
20
23
23
22
27
33

Sunshine (%)
78
80
84
89
93
94
85
85
89
88
83
77

Days clear of clouds
14
13
14
17
21
23
17
18
22
20
18
15

Partly cloudy days
7
7
8
7
7
5
10
10
5
6
6
6

Cloudy days
10
9
8
6
3
2
4
4
3
4
6
9

Snowfall (in)
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Local Seasons:

The peak season in Scottsdale is in the winter when people throughout the country escape the cold and come to enjoy the warm temperatures and low humidity of this desert city. Whether it’s golf, sitting at the pool, strolling through town, dining at the many fine restaurants, or just enjoying the scenery, this is an ideal time for a visit. Temperatures during the day can reach the 70’s F and at night drop to the 40’s F; offering the opportunity for outdoor activities during the day, and sitting by a warm fire at night. Spring is quite pleasant as temperatures rise and humidity drops to less than 20%. Fall is very similar in temperature and just slightly more humid. Summers are brutally hot with the high temperatures during the day reaching over 100 F. However, they do drop to the mid 70’s F at night, making this time of year a good time for taking part in indoor activities during the day and saving the nights for the out of doors.

How to Get There:

By Air:

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

3400 Sky Harbor Blvd.

Phoenix AZ 85034

602-273-8880

Located less than 30 minutes from Scottsdale, the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is located in the heart of the southwest United States. There are hundreds of nonstop and connecting flights from points around the globe each day. The airport is served by many of the national and international airlines as well as certain regional carriers.

Scottsdale Airport

15000 N. Airport Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
480-312-2321

An ideal choice for leisure and business travelers, located in close proximity to world class resorts, hotels, restaurants, golf courses, and corporate centers, with an average of 360 VFR days yearly.

Ground Transportation:

Most of the major car rental companies, as well as taxi and limousine service is available at the Phoenix Airport. Limited services available at the Scottsdale Airport.

By Car:

Located just outside of Phoenix, Arizona on the Pima Freeway. The city is accessible via Interstate 10 from the west (Los Angeles) and southeast (Tucson) and Interstate 17 from the north (Flagstaff)

By Train:

Amtrak does not service Scottsdale directly. Service is available from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Amtrak

3400 East Sky Harbor Blvd.
G.A.I.T. desk in each terminal
Phoenix, AZ 85034

800-USA-RAIL

This is a stop for Amtrak Thruway connecting bus service.

Greyhound

Scottsdale in not served by Greyhound. The nearest location is in Phoenix.

2115 E Buckeye Rd.
Phoenix AZ 85034

602-389-4200

How to Get Around:

The easiest and most convenient way to get around is by either personal or rental car. Other services are available.

Scottsdale Trolley

480-421-1004

Scottsdale Trolley, a free downtown shuttle for tourists and shoppers, operates every 10 minutes, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11am to 6pm., Thursday to 9pm.

Luci’s Joyrides

4400 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-990-1913

Luci’s Joyrides provides alternative cruising options in Old Town Scottsdale, featuring Tomos Mopeds, Bajaj and Vespa Scooters, and for some real fun, the ‘OZBIKE.’ Rentals are on an hourly or daily basis, with a discounted rate from Tuesday through Thursday.

National Holidays:

New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

Martin Luther King, Jr., Day, 3rd Mon. in Jan.

President’s Day, 3rd Mon. in Feb.

Memorial Day, last Mon. in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day,1st Mon. in Sept.

Thanksgiving Day, 4th Thurs. in Nov.

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, Dec. 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, Dec. 31

C- Attractions/Things To Do:
Cosanti Foundation-Paolo Soleri Windbells
6433 Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1826
(602) 948-6145
Toll Free: 800-752-3187
An Arizona Historic Site. A unique complex of concrete structures designed
and constructed by Paolo Soleri. Visitors may browse the studios where the
Soleri Windbells are made and sold.

IMAX Theatre Scottsdale
4343 N. Scottsdale Road, #2501
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 949-3100
Images come alive on a screen over six stories high. You feel like you’re in the movie.

Rancho Verde – Big Birds of Arizona
15419 E. Rio Verde Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(602) 471-3802
An operating western ranch specializing in the livestock of the
future – Ostrich, Emu and Rhea. Beautiful Sonoran desert setting. Handson
guided tours, cookout facilities, haywagon.

CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park
15455 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, C15
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1609
(602) 998-2800
Wholesome family entertainment! Miniature golf, golf driving range and golf
school, go karts, bumper boats, volleyball, batting cages, arcade,
restaurant, meeting rooms. Parties and groups up to 1500.

Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park
8800 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-3422
(602) 951-6060
Laser tag, two 18-hole mini-golf courses, gokarts, bumper boats, batting
cages, video arcade. Customized corporate events. Group rates.

McCormick Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(602) 994-2312/Fax: (602) 994-7001

Rawhide 1880s Western Town
23023 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-4101
(602) 502-5600
Arizona’s largest western theme attraction. Old West town with gunfights,
stagecoach, train and burro rides, petting ranch, museum, gold panning,
shootin’ gallery, shops, cookouts, saloon, world famous Steakhouse and
more!

Buffalo Museum of America
10261 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1424
(602) 951-1022
Focused on the American Buffalo, these unique collections combine fun,
history, art, collectibles, and more to interest all ages. Gift Shop.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Admission charge.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West
114th Street and Cactus Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85261-4430
(480) 860-2700
The winter home and studio of Frank Lloyd Wright: Taliesin West: “set with immense care in a scene of
almost overpowering beauty.” one to three hour tours and desert walks.

Scottsdale Historical Museum

7333 E. Scottsdale Mall
Scottsdale, AZ 85252-0143
(480) 945-4499
Scottsdale Historical Museum, in the 1910 Little Red Schoolhouse,
chronicles the city’s history with photographs, artifacts, and changing
displays. Monthly (first Sunday) programs. Group tours, speakers
available.

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

7380 East 2nd Street

Scottsdale, AZ

(480) 994-2787

Tues.-Sat. 10-5; Sunday noon-5.

Features work by contemporary artists from Arizona and around the world. Displays focusing on modern architecture and design are also available.

D- Family Fun Attractions:
Cosanti Foundation-Paolo Soleri Windbells
6433 Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1826
(602) 948-6145
Toll Free: 800-752-3187
An Arizona Historic Site. A unique complex of concrete structures designed
and constructed by Paolo Soleri. Visitors may browse the studios where the
Soleri Windbells are made and sold.

IMAX Theatre Scottsdale
4343 N. Scottsdale Road, #2501
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(602) 949-3100
Images come alive on a screen over six stories high. You feel like you’re in the movie.

Rancho Verde – Big Birds of Arizona
15419 E. Rio Verde Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
(602) 471-3802/Fax: (602) 471-3802 *51
An operating western ranch specializing in the livestock of the
future – Ostrich, Emu and Rhea. Beautiful Sonoran desert setting. Handson
guided tours, cookout facilities, haywagon.

CrackerJax Family Fun & Sports Park
15455 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, C15
Scottsdale, AZ 85260-1609
(602) 998-2800
Wholesome family entertainment! Miniature golf, golf driving range and golf
school, go karts, bumper boats, volleyball, batting cages, arcade,
restaurant, meeting rooms. Parties and groups up to 1500.

Fiddlesticks Family Fun Park
8800 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250-3422
(602) 951-6060
Laser tag, two 18-hole mini-golf courses, gokarts, bumper boats, batting
cages, video arcade. Customized corporate events. Group rates.

McCormick Railroad Park
7301 E. Indian Bend Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(602) 994-2312/Fax: (602) 994-7001

Rawhide 1880s Western Town
23023 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255-4101
(602) 502-5600
Arizona’s largest western theme attraction. Old West town with gunfights,
stagecoach, train and burro rides, petting ranch, museum, gold panning,
shootin’ gallery, shops, cookouts, saloon, world famous Steakhouse and
more!

Buffalo Museum of America
10261 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253-1424
(602) 951-1022
Focused on the American Buffalo, these unique collections combine fun,
history, art, collectibles, and more to interest all ages. Gift Shop.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm. Admission charge.

The Desert Center at Pinnacle Peak

8711 Pinnacle Peak Road

North Scottsdale, AZ

(480) 473-0338

Located in a quaint Mexican-style village center, it specializes in bringing the essence of the Sonoran Desert to life through hands-on scientific experiences. Botany, archeology, and Native American skills are featured.

E- Events & Entertainment:
Events

January

Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl

Held on January 1

Location: Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe
480-350-0900
Root for your favorite team at the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl at Sun Devil Stadium!

Celebration of Fine Art

Held mid January – late March

Location: Scottsdale Rd. at Loop 101
480-443-7695

Admission Charged
Annual celebration and one of Scottsdale’s most anticipated events. More than 100 artists set up working studios so you can watch art develop. Art in all styles and mediums is available. Visitors return often to visit with the artists and enjoy watching the progress of their favorite painting, sculpture, basket or ceramic vessel.

Russo and Steele Auto Auction

Held in late January

Location: Corner of Scottsdale Rd and Mayo Blvd
480-517-4005

Russo and Steele offer an impressive selection of automobiles in a variety of categories, including European Sports, American Muscle, Customs and Hotrods in two evening programs.

February

The Best and the Brightest

Held early – late February

Location: Scottsdale Artists’ School
480-990-1422
Admission Free
Annual juried art show and sale.

Annual World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Held in early February

Location: Heard Museum
602-252-8848
Admission Charged

The chance to clinch the World Champion Hoop Dancer title draws together the very best Native hoop dancers from throughout the United States and Canada for one spectacular weekend of athleticism, speed and grace.

Desert Foothills Musicfest

Held mid February – mid March

Location: Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center
480-488-0806
Admission Charged

During MusicFest, the nights and afternoons are filled with magic. Classical Masterpieces, Jazz Standards, Opera, Broadway; ending with an the Annual Musicfest Family Concert, created in the spirit of Leonard Bernstein’s legendary “Saturday Morning” concerts from a generation ago.

Arizona Statehood Days Celebration

Held in mid February

Location: Rawhide
480-502-5600
Admission Free
Bring out the whole family for an old-fashioned, hometown celebration. This annual three-day weekend features parades, live entertainment, fireworks, clowns, face painting, kids games and contests, prize drawings, food booths, desert cookout and live country western music.

Parada del Sol Concert & Rodeo

Held in mid February

Location: Rawhide Wild West Town
602-996-8289
Enjoy a full weekend of boot-stompin’ fun in celebration of Scottsdale’s annual month-long Parada del Sol festival. Activities include PRCA-sanctioned rodeo, rodeo dances, live Country/Western music and children’s activities.

Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival

Held in mid February

Location: Scottsdale Pavilions
480-837-5637
Admission Charged
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Thunderbird Artists takes center stage with the annual Scottsdale Fine Art & Chocolate Festival. The Scottsdale Pavilions provides the handsome backdrop to this elegant affair. Held outdoors in the Arizona Sun, patrons stroll throughout this celebration of juried fine arts and crafts in a park setting on luscious green grass. The nearby lake reflects numerous white-canopied tents, containing original works from over 150 uniquely talented artists from throughout the United States.

Arizona Baseball Charities Celebrity Game

Held around Valentine’s Day

Location: Scottsdale Stadium
480-312-2586
Admission Charged

Arizona Baseball Charities presents the Annual Celebrity Baseball Game at Scottsdale Stadium The event benefits and supports Arizona Baseball Charities.

Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

Held mid – late February

Location: WestWorld
480-515-1500
The Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is one of the largest Arabian shows in the world, a must-see Scottsdale signature event with parties, shopping, food, decorated barns. Each year this event draws over 2,000 of the world’s finest Arabian horses to compete for the coveted title of “Scottsdale Champion.”

Fountain Hills Great Fair

Held in late February

Location: Avenue of the Fountains, Downtown Fountain Hills
866-368-6445
Admission Free
Each February the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts this three day event, which features nearly 500 artists and artisans from around the country lining the shaded Avenue of the Fountains. This festival also features the annual Hot Air Balloon Rally. There are great photo opportunities of balloons reflecting against the water with the fountain in the background. A unique tradition among the balloonists is to attempt to dip their baskets into Fountain Lake.

March

Phoenix Children’s Hospital Showhouse

Held the entire month of March

Location: Venue changes, call for information
602-695-2054
Come and tour the annual Arizona Foothills magazine Showhouse. Interior designers have decorated each room in this spectacular home.

Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Held in early March

Location: Downtown Carefree, Easy & Ho Hum Streets
480-837-5637
Admission Charged

Travel the world over and you would be hard pressed to fine a more spectacular gathering of artists than at the Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival. These nationally acclaimed, juried fine art festivals attract artists and art collectors from throughout the United States and abroad, all sharing in their love and appreciation for magnificent fine art.

Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

Held in early March

Location: Heard Museum
602-252-8848
Admission Charged

The Heard Museum’s Indian Fair & Market brings together some of the finest Native artists against a backdrop of entertainment and food. Each spring, nearly 18,000 people experience the sights, sounds and smells of one of the world’s finest Native American art festivals – an unparalleled combination of art, architecture and entertainment.

Scottsdale Arts Festival

Held in mid March

Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
480-994-ARTS
Don’t miss the annual Scottsdale Arts Festival! Stroll the beautiful grounds of the Scottsdale Center for the Arts and explore the work of more than 185 nationally acclaimed artists exhibiting at this premier arts festival. Enjoy continuous live entertainment from three festival stages, savor food and beverages from the Valley’s top culinary establishments, and experience creative fun in the Scottsdale Arts Festival Kids area.

Festival of the West

Held in mid March

Location: Rawhide Wild West Town
602-996-4387
Admission Charged

One of the country’s largest celebrations of the Old West and the American Cowboy. A visit is like a step back in time with plenty to see and do during four action packed days, including the western music jamboree, western trade show, log home show, western film festival, cowboy spirit award, special tribute to John Wayne, cowboy poetry, chuck wagon cook off, arena events, and mountain man rendezvous.

Easter Sunday Eggstravaganza

Held at Easter time

Location: Rawhide
480-502-5600
Admission Free
This annual Easter Day celebration includes children’s Easter Egg Hunt, children’s games and contests, and photos with Cowboy Cottontail, Rawhide’s very own Easter bunny. Stay for a great Easter dinner in the Rawhide Steakhouse.

April

Sonoran Festival of Art

Held in early April

Location: Carefree Town Center
480-5980-9090

Admission Free
100 national and locally acclaimed artists display their creations at Carefree Town Center. In addition to the outstanding collection of art and artists, the festival includes a variety of food and refreshments along with entertainment, art lectures, and hands-on demonstrations.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Held in mid April

Location: Scottsdale Center for the Arts & Various Resorts
480-945-7193
Admission Charged
From the east coast to the west coast this premiere gourmet wonderland has swept the nation for years of indulgence. Featuring over 250 wineries, celebrity chefs, live music from jazz to rock and roll, locals and tourists alike gather together for a culinary affair, savoring their way through some of the nation’s best chefs.

Tostitos Southwest Salsa Challenge

Held in late April

Location: Scottsdale Stadium
602-955-3947
Admission Charged
A culinary event with more than 50 homemade salsas by Valley Chefs, free salsa and chips all day, three live bands, a kid’s zone and a margarita competition.

October

Scottsdale International Film Festival

Held in late October

Location: Harkins Camelview Luxury Cinemas
602-410-1074
Admission Charged
The Annual Scottsdale International Film Festival returns with a student competition; a digital filmmaking presentation by the “Father of Digital Filmmaking,” Laurence Gartel; several American independent films; two cinema vault films; and several GLBT themed films.

November

Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Held in early November

Location: Downtown Carefree
480-488-3381
Admission Charged
Over 150 top artists at one of Arizona’s largest wine-tasting events. Event also has live music.

Smithsonian Magazine’s CultureFest

Held mid November

Location: Scottsdale & Phoenix area venues
800-774-5020
Join Smithsonian experts in a celebration of the world-renowned art, culture, music and heritage of Arizona.

Fountain Festival of Arts & Crafts

Held in mid November

Location: Avenue of the Fountains, Downtown Fountain Hills
480-837-1654
Admission Free

Each November the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce hosts this three day event, which features nearly 500 artists and artisans from around the country lining the shaded Avenue of the Fountains. This festival attracts an estimated 150,000 visitors from all over the Valley and state, who come to appreciate and purchase fine art and enjoy some good food and entertainment. Several musicians entertain the crowd at various locations throughout the fair, also selling their musical recordings. Shaded seating areas are provided near the food courts, making it the perfect way to spend a cool sunny November in Fountain Hills.

ArtFest of Scottsdale

Held mid November

Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
888-ART-FEST
Admission Free
ArtFest of Scottsdale is held at the Scottsdale Civic Center in Downtown Scottsdale. It features over 200 fine artists and excellent food.

Good Guys Rod & Custom Car Show

Held in mid November

Location: WestWorld
480-312-6802
Admission Charged
Over 2,000 rods, customs, classics and muscle cars, plus kids area and special awards.

December

Insight Bowl

Held in late December

Location: Bank One Ballpark
480-350-0900

Admission Charged
Termed as “College Football Like You’ve Never Seen It Before”, the Insight Bowl brings action and excitement both on and off the field. The East takes on the West as the Big East faces the Pac-10. Seats so close to the field you can feel the action, and no nets in the end zone mean you keep what you catch. This truly unique football experience is held within Bank One Ballpark. An electric atmosphere featuring bands, cheerleaders, hard-hitting action on the field and rambunctious fans in attendance to support their teams are staples of the game.

Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk

Held on December 30

Location: Downtown Scottsdale
480-990-3939
Admission Free
End the year with a leisurely stroll through the Arts District, along Main Street, Marshall Way and throughout Scottsdale Downtown. Join in the excitement brought to the Valley by the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl game and plan for an evening full of gallery show openings, food and drink and other entertainment.

Arts & Entertainment

ASU’s Gammage Auditorium

Mill Avenue & Apache
ASU Main Campus
Tempe, AZ 85287
480-965-5062

ASU Public Events brings the best of Broadway, international dance, music and theatrical productions to ASU’s Gammage Auditorium, Kerr Cultural Center and the Sundome Center for Performing Arts.

ASU’s Kerr Cultural Center

6110 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
480-596-2660

ASU’s Kerr Cultural Center’s natural adobe studio is renowned for its intimate setting and excellent acoustics and is regarded as one of the premiere cultural venues in the Valley. Performances include a variety of local, regional, national and international performing artists presented every year, many of whom are appropriate for the entire family.

Ballet Arizona

3645 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
888-3ballet

Ballet Arizona is one of the Southwest’s premier professional ballet companies. Ballet Arizona is dedicated to preserving and celebrating classical dance while creating and commissioning new, innovative works.

Scottsdale Center for the Arts
7380 E. Second Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-2787

Scottsdale Center for the Arts blends entertainment, experiences and education in a year-round performing arts season that creates opportunities for audiences to have thought-provoking experiences and interactions, as well as promoting creative expression from classical to cutting edge.

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre

4720 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-483-1664

This award-winning theatre offers children’s, main stage and small-cast professional productions – all in an ideal setting. This year-round theatre is well-known for its high-quality entertainment that appeals to a variety of ages.

Theatre 4301

4301 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-994-2787

The 326-seat theater offers an intimate setting in which to enjoy a live theatrical experience.