Upcoming Events In Scottsdale, Arizona
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It all begins with an idea. Maybe you want to escape from your day to day business. Maybe you want to turn a hobby into something more. Or maybe you have a creative agenda to share with a few family members or friends while on vacation. Whatever it is, the way you get to tell your story from your time spent here at the Happy Valley Retreat will make all the difference in the delievery of your upcoming experience.
Performances during periods of polo play by the best oboe player in Arizona, “hip-hopera” performed by hip hop artist Ali Tomineek and the Phoenix Opera, an acoustic guitar showcase in the Sanderson Lincoln Black Label Lounge and new songs from Americano!, America’s most anticipated musical in 2020. Collectively and individually the performances to the backdrop of the day’s polo matches are some of the most beautiful moments in American sport.
DJ-infused party tents courtesy of the Scottsdale-based Riot Hospitality Group including Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and Riot House as well as a new tent by Wasted Grain
An expanded event presence by Red Bull, which last year deployed its skydiving team prior to a match.
The return of the “World’s Farthest Rugby Sevens Match.” Led by Arizona State University’s rugby team watch amazing rugby action played on what may be the longest field ever utilized for a rugby sevens match, nearly two and half times longer than normal. The match will take place at a to be determined time on Saturday, between the polo action.
The return of The Apex Cup, courtesy of the landmark new Apex Motor Club in Maricopa, Arizona. A country club for car enthusiasts, the Apex Cup will recognize the top cars on site which will include collector cars courtesy of Barrett-Jackson, Ferrari Club of Arizona, Porsche Club, Scottsdale Corvette Club, Arizona Classic Thunderbird Club, AZ Lamborghini Club, Corvette Club of America, as well as cars of Apex members and dozens of other Arizona car owners.
New teams include The Marines, Air Force, and The Royal Berkshire Polo Club from England whose first member was Prince Charles.
Fun days of events including a Thursday night reception at Legacy Gallery followed by the Scottsdale Art Walk, then a Friday Night VIP Players & Sponsors Reception sponsored by Molina Fine Jewelers, then The Polo Party on Saturday and a Polo Clinic on Sunday.
The azcentral Wine & Food Experience presents rich and colorful moments for guests to taste, savor and explore the Scottsdale culinary scene, from local trends to regional traditions. Enjoy the Grand Tasting: a gourmet showcase by local chefs, emerging talent and nationally renowned culinary leaders who mix with patrons in a convivial setting. Lively cooking demonstrations, chef meet & greets, and seminars deliver unforgettable experiences for fans, connoisseurs, partners, purveyors, and industry personalities. Indulge in the VIP experience for an hour early admittance into the experience, plus a chance to mix and mingle with chefs. Elevate your experience even further with additional Meet & Greet opportunities with our celebrity talent.
Thunderbird Artists, producer of award-winning fine art and wine festivals, lines the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront with the greatest selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and musicians in the Southwest for the Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival.
Patrons love strolling throughout spectacular paintings, bronzes, glass, stone, copper, clay sculptures, photography and jewelry, while listening to live musical entertainment and sipping fine wines. The Scottsdale Waterfront is a superb backdrop, which adds romance to the event with reflections across the waters.
The Scottsdale Waterfront truly is the most sophisticated and stylish community in Downtown Scottsdale. The newest 1.1 million square foot development revitalization project of downtown has become the place to visit, be seen and shop. The waterfront has banks landscaped with festive palm trees, dramatic flowers, spectacular public art sculptures and fountains, plus open air courtyards that give the area a European flair. The Waterfront is located minutes away from 500 specialty shops, boutiques, over 75 contemporary, upscale restaurants and outdoor cafés, high-rise residential buildings and the Scottsdale Art District.
Since 1955 the Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show has set the pace in the Arabian horse world. The first show was held at the grounds of the Arizona Biltmore Hotel which was a beautiful setting for a horse show. The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show was a first class show from the very first day.
After the show's beginnings at the Arizona Biltmore, Ann McCormick bought 150 acres in Scottsdale and made it into the horse facility known as Paradise Park which served the needs of the show for many years.
Since that time, the show has been held at WestWorld in Scottsdale. It has grown from 50 horses to nearly 2400 horses bringing top owners, trainers and breeders from around the world competing for a chance at winning. A win at Scottsdale can mean big money in the breeding barns.
The 2020 Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is proud to benefit the following charities: Arabian Horsemans Distress Fund, ASU Western Equestrian Team, SCC Equine Sciences Scholarships and March of Dimes.
Prost! Downtown Phoenix Oktoberfest is coming to Civic Space Park on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 3-9 p.m. with traditional fare and das boot to spare. Festival goers will enjoy a variety of German bier paired with brats, schnitzel, pretzels and more. Then, lace up your lederhosen and hit the Bavarian dance floor featuring live polka music! Next, test your skills in the wurst Oktoberfest competitions including stein hold, brat eat, pretzel eating and beer maid costume contest.
Oktoberfest is a 21+ over event only, ticketing options include a single admission for $10 online. Or, enjoy a bigger savings by opting for the group admission which includes four admissions for $30. All tickets are only available during online presale and will not be available at the gate. Admission includes access to the festival grounds, entertainment, games and contests. Food and beverages are sold separately.
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