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Local Bites at the Food Truck Caravan

Have you heard about the new Food Truck Caravan? Every Saturday evening from 7:30 to 11:30, check out a caravan of food trucks in Downtown Scottsdale.

Stop by 5th Avenue and Goldwater Blvd. to try a variety of cuisines from eight food trucks, including dessert. It is a family- and dog-friendly event with seating at communal tables and misters to keep you cool, plus music from local artists.

It is so much fun tasting the different foods served by trucks …

See Topia at the Desert Botanical Garden

I keep telling people that Arizona has the most amazing sunsets! Last week I watched the sky turn from blue to purple, then gold and mauve (that’s pink for you guys).

I enjoyed a spectacular Ballet Arizona performance of Topia at the Desert Botanical Garden, set to music from Beethoven. The outdoor stage is twice as wide as the one at Symphony Hall, and Artistic Director Ib Andersen created this ballet specifically for the …

Get Your Art Fix at SMoCA

If you haven’t been to the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA), you have to check out their always-impressive display of contemporary art! It’s just a mile from the Valley Ho.

In addition to great installations, the museum features film screenings, lectures, and fantastic events in the SMoCA Lounge. Hear creative types tell stories live at Lit Lounge or learn how to arm wrestle from a professional at Arm Wrestling for Art for your chance to win a …

Enjoy Music Outdoors at Sunday A’Fair

Scottsdale is celebrating its 26th season of Sunday A’Fair, another one of the free events that makes Downtown Scottsdale so special! If you haven’t been yet, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. So, bring a blanket, lawn chair, picnic baskets, Sunday paper, kids, dogs… and enjoy a relaxing afternoon of great entertainment!

Sunday A'Fair

Held in the beautiful Scottsdale Civic Center Park …

Experience Indigenous Culture at Native Trails

Learning about Native American culture enhances any trip to Arizona. Just down the street from us, the Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater hosts free performances by celebrated Native American dancers from the Hopi, Dine and San Carlos Apache tribes.

Native Trails

You can also enjoy Native American artwork, jewelry, and food. Be sure to bring a blanket or folding chairs. Native Trails is select Thursdays …