Community Events Calendar

The Peak’s calendar covers community events in Scottsdale and neighboring communities. Our local events include everything from local concerts, festivals, equestrian activities, to government events. On this page you can find or access:

  • Events Calendar – a monthly summary of upcoming events
  • Venue Websites – local organizations that organize and hold events
  • Electronic Newsletters – a link to Newsletter Nook, which provides access to electronic newsletters  published by local organizations
  • Event Articles – links to articles that provide event information

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  E V E N T S    C A L E N D A R 


Ongoing
Activities, Events and Classes, Desert Foothills Library

Website

 

Ongoing thru May, 2017
Preliminary Programs & Events, FCF Holland Community Center

QReview descriptions of planned classes and events and the Foothills Community Foundation’s Holland Center. Planned events include T.G.I.F. Tasters Club, Morning Joe with Ted, International Film Festival, and Visual Arts Exploration, and more. Article

Ongoing
City of Scottsdale, Downtown

Where the Old ScottsdaleDowntownWest Meets the New West — Downtown Scottsdale is the ultimate destination for visitors and residents alike to enjoy art galleries, specialty retail, dining venues that range from casual to upscale, southwestern cultural attractions and an extraordinary nightlife. Website

  • Scottsdale Artwalk.  Visit many of the roughly 70 art galleries in Downtown Scottsdale, 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday, year ’round Scottsdale Art District.   Website
  • Free Downtown Scottsdale Trolley. 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.  Runs every 10 minutes. 480-634-6850.
  • Downtown Scottsdale Cultural Trolley Tours. Second Saturday of the Month, 10:30 a.m. Begins and ends at Old Adobe Mission, Downtown Scottsdale. 480-634-6850. Free.
  • 365 Live. Live and local performers take to the streets of Downtown Scottsdale 365 times throughout the year. 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 480-980-6202.
  • Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. Celebrates the art, history, culture and unique stories of the 19 states comprising the American West.   Website

Ongoing
Cave Creek Museum
Exhibits related to Cave Creek history. Closed during summer months.   Website

 

 

 

Ongoing
Musical Instrument Museum

“The world’s only musical instrument museum.” Located in northeast Phoenix.  Website

 

Ongoing
McDowell Sonoran Preserve

Hikes and educational programs.  Website

 

Ongoing
Pinnacle Peak Park
Hiking and educational programs. Features a moderate out-and-back trail. North Scottsdale.
 Website

 

Ongoing
Desert Foothills Land Trust Preserves Hikes and educational programs.  Website

 

Ongoing
Cave Creek Regional Park

Hiking and educational programs.  Website

 

Ongoing
WestWorld
Hosts various horse shows and other events.  Website

 

Ongoing
Scottsdale Events Calendar

For a calendar listing of upcoming city events, visit scottsdaleaz.gov/events.  Website

 

Ongoing
Town of Carefree Information and Website Website

 

Ongoing
Town of Cave Creek Information and Website Website

 

Ongoing
City of Scottsdale Information and Website

Call  (480) 312-3111 and be connected to an operator who has event, traffic, department, meeting information, and other assistance. Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and for special events as publicized.  Website

 

Ongoing
City of Scottsdale Public Meetings and Newsletters Related to the Missions of GPPA and Friends of the Scenic Drive

  • Alert! Scottsdale Zoning Notices and Open Houses. Are there upcoming zoning cases that might impact your neighborhood? Check this article for the notices of new cases and upcoming public neighborhood meetings related to zoning and other development cases.  Review Notices
  • Scottsdale City Counlertcil Meetings. As a general rule, the city council holds its regular meetings  on the first and third Tuesday of each month, starting at 5 p.m. in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard in downtown Scottsdale.  Additional meetings may be called and the schedule may change because of holidays, elections, etc.  All council meetings are televised on City Cable 11 and normally rebroadcast the following Friday and Saturday evenings at 5 p.m.For an up-to-date schedule, directions, and more information about the council, visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/council/meetings Website
  • City of Scottsdale  Planning Commission Meetings. The planning commission meets twice per month, generally on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Typically, meetings are held in the City Hall Kiva, 3939 N. Drinkwater Boulevard in downtown Scottsdale. However, the precise schedule each month may vary, depending on holidays, elections, etc.  For up-to-date information about meetings and commission activities, visit http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/boards/PC Website
  • Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series. For a schedule and description of lectures.  Website
  • City of Scottsdale P & Z Link Newsletter. Identifies new planning and zoning cases, announcements, minutes of past meetings, and more. To review the latest newsletter editions, check the newsletters posted in Newsletter Nook.   Review Newsletters
  • Scottsdale General Plan 2035 Update, August 2016. Upcoming open houses, parts of plan, and more.  Article

 

 


April Events — 2017


Newsletter Quick Check for Most Recent Issues

http://apeekatthepeak.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/mim_upcoming_concerts_march302017.pdfMost civic and nonprofit newsletters provide extensive information about numerous events, meetings and activities related to their missions. Click on the name of the newsletter to peruse the latest edition of the newsletter that we have posted.  Scottsdale Update Newsletter, Scottsdale P & Z Link Newsletter,Scottsdale Parks & Recreation Update, Scottsdale Public Library eNewsletter,City of Scottsdale Video Program Guide,Tuned In: MIM MuseumNews,Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts Events, ASU Art Museum Newsletter,Scottsdale Economic Development Newsletter, FCF Email Update. Desert Foothills Library Youth Newsletter,The Peak Newsletter,Scottsdale Adopt-A-Road Newsletter,Cave Creek Museum Newsletter, STARS Newsletter.   Newsletters have their own publishing schedule, e.g. monthly, weekly, quarterly, etc. This list will be updated several times during the month.

You can review recent issues of these and other community newsletters and announcements in Newsletter Nook.

 

Ongoing

Upcoming  Events, Concerts
Musical Instrument Museum

Article

 

April Events Calendar
City of Scottsdale

Article

 

April Events, Concerts, Information
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Article

 

April Events Calendar
Scottsdale Community College – Inclusiveness Month

Article

 

April Events, Online Summer Activity Guide
Scottsdale Parks & Recreation

Article

 

April Program Guide
Scottsdale Video Network

Article

 

April Events & Activities
Scottsdale Public Library

Article

 

April Exhibits (New and Continuing), Special Events
ASU Art Museum

Article

 

April Events and Activities
Foothills Community Foundation – Holland Center, Desert Foothills Theater

Article

 

April  Adult Events and Classes, Desert  Foothills Library

Article

April Youth Events and Classes
Desert Foothills Library

Article

 

Friday, April 7, 14, 21, 28, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Carefree Farmers Market

The weekly Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 9:00am till approximately 1:00pm. The Market is usually held under the Sundial at 101 Easy Street. During festivals, the Farmers’ Market will move to the parking lot behind the Carefree Town Hall at 8 Sundial Circle. For information www.carefree.org

 Website

 

Friday, April 29
Fiesta Al Fresco 2017, STARS

Enjoy a Farm to Table Inspired Dinner with STARS. Enjoy a three-course al  dinner featuring locally sourced, sustainably grown and ethically harvested cui prepared by Chef Dan Medlen of Singh Farms and wine pairing by local vineyard. Click below for more information and to purchase your tickets.

 

Sunday, April 30, 2 p.m.
Mill Ave Chamber Players, “Jazz, Rock, Pop, Crossover,, Episcopal Church of the Nativity

Tickets: $15 – general admission, $5 – students and children 12 & up, Season Passes: $75 – general admission, $25 – students and children $25 & up. Venue: The Episcopal Church of the Nativity, 22405, N. Miller Road, Scottsdale 85255. Information: TheNativity.net.

Website Article


May Events — 2017


Newsletter Quick Check for Most Recent Issues

http://apeekatthepeak.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/mim_upcoming_concerts_march302017.pdfMost civic and nonprofit newsletters provide extensive information about numerous events, meetings and activities related to their missions. Click on the name of the newsletter to peruse the latest edition of the newsletter that we have posted.  Scottsdale Update Newsletter, Scottsdale P & Z Link Newsletter,Scottsdale Parks & Recreation Update, Scottsdale Public Library eNewsletter,City of Scottsdale Video Program Guide,Tuned In: MIM MuseumNews,Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts Events, ASU Art Museum Newsletter,Scottsdale Economic Development Newsletter, FCF Email Update. Desert Foothills Library Youth Newsletter,The Peak Newsletter,Scottsdale Adopt-A-Road Newsletter,Cave Creek Museum Newsletter, STARS Newsletter.   Newsletters have their own publishing schedule, e.g. monthly, weekly, quarterly, etc. This list will be updated several times during the month.

You can review recent issues of these and other community newsletters and announcements in Newsletter Nook.

 

May Events Calendar
City of Scottsdale

Article

 

May  Adult Events and Classes
Desert  Foothills Library

Article

 

May Events and Activities
Foothills Community Foundation – Holland Center, Desert Foothills Theater

Article

 

Thursday, May 4,  7 – 8:30 p.m.
Scottsdale Green Building Lecture Series: Using Radiant Barriers to Keep Heat Out

Article

 

Friday, May 5, 12, 19, 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Carefree Farmers Market

The weekly Farmers’ Market is held every Friday from 9:00am till approximately 1:00pm. The Market is usually held under the Sundial at 101 Easy Street. During festivals, the Farmers’ Market will move to the parking lot behind the Carefree Town Hall at 8 Sundial Circle. For information www.carefree.org

 Website

 

Wednesday, May 10, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
“Traveling in Time and Space – The Interpretive Potential of Virtual Reality in Archaeology, Desert Foothills Chapter, AZ Arch. Soc.  

 Article

 

Saturday, May 20, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Art pf Wine and the Tastes of Summer, Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts

This annual affair is the perfect opportunity for you to discover new wines with friends in a fun and entertaining setting while supporting the arts.

 Article

 


SUMMER FUN: JUNE & BEYOND EVENTS – 2017


 

June Calendar of Events
City of Scottsdale

Article

 

July Education Appreciation Month (All month, regular museum hours)
Musical Instrument Museum

Free museum admission for qualifying preschool through 12th-grade educators, school and district administrators, principals, registered student teachers, and homeschool educators will receive free museum admission and other benefits. Educators can pre-register for Educator Preview Day, which will be held at the museum, on July 29.

Web

 

Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Educator Preview Day, Musical Instrument Museum

Attending preschool through 12th-grade educators, school and district administrators, principals, registered student teachers, and homeschool educators will learn about MIM’s offerings for preschool- through 12th-grade groups! From 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., enjoy a live musical performance highlighting MIM’s Artist Residency program and learn about school-tour options and MIM’s educator resources (including pre- and post-visit curricula and 2017–2018 professional development sessions). Find out about grant opportunities and connect with colleagues over light refreshments.

 

Web

 

Fall, 2017 Schedule to be Announced
Scenic Drive Roadside Cleanup, Friends of the Scenic Drive

Help keep Scottsdale beautiful. Picking up litter is more enjoyable than you would expect, and there will be at least 13 miles of roadside (6 1/2 miles on each side) that will look terrific. New volunteers are welcome.

Article

VENUE WEBSITES


A variety of organizations in the greater Pinnacle Peak area have event  information posted on their website or social media pages

  • Hikes
  • Museum, Aquarium Exhibits and Events
  • Art Exhibits and Festivals
  • Concerts
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Desert Preservation
  • Golf
  • Health and Fitness
  • Education and Recreation, and more.

Click on the link below for a list of popular venues and links to their websites.

Venues

COMMUNITY  EVENT  CALENDAR  ARTICLES


  Click on the link below to view all the articles that are referenced in the above Community Events Calendar.

Event Calendar Articles


     ELECTRONIC  NEWSLETTERS


 Local organizations publish newsletters that provide information about their upcoming events and activities. Check out The Peak’s Newsletter Nook for the latest local newsletters.  Interested in having your business or nonprofit newsletters posted in the Newsletter Nook2? Contact The Peak at (480) 361-6498 or info@gppaaz.org for information.

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2 Comments

  1. To Whom it May Concern,

    I would like to inquire about adding the Jackalope Scottsdale Holiday Market to your event calendar!

    Jackalope, an indie artisan market, is a unique, curated Holiday shopping experience featuring 150+ of the top trendsetting makers & designers of local goods. Our market provides an alternative to the chaos of the malls where attendees can shop local & handmade on the busiest shopping weekend of the year!

    The event will take place at WestWorld of Scottsdale in the Hanger Tent and will span over a 2-day period on November 26th & 27th from 10am-5pm. The market is free, family friendly, and an American Express supported #ShopSmallSaturday neighborhood event!

    In addition to the many artisans, the market will feature live local music, local food & full bar, interactive kids games, DIY workshops, and more!

    See a full line up of activities, pre-register for workshops, and check out our featured artisans on our website at http://www.jackalopeartfair.com/phoenix/

    Please let me know if you need any additional info!

    Thanks,

    Laura Fischer
    Jackalope : an indie artisan market
    Where Culture Meets Craft
    office. (323) 989-2278
    mobile. (602) 402-4116
    web. http://www.jackalopeartfair.com

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    • Laura, Thank you for supporting The Peak. We will post your event information in the Community Events Calendar in the next few days. You might consider using the listing information and creating an article including several photographs and having a publish it as a VIP Event, which means it’s featured on the home page. The rate is only $25 per month. If you are interested, I can email you details. Les

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