Take your friends and family to celebrate the southwestern heritage of Arizona at Western Week in Old Town Scottsdale. Many fun and FREE events are planned. February is a perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. See how Old Town transforms into an authentic old west experience. There’s a parade, art gallery walks, food truck events, and more.
69th Annual Scottsdale Parada Del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival
This year’s Parada del Sol parade celebrates Scottsdale – Past, Present, and Future. Enjoy colorful floats, mounted horse riders, horse-drawn carriages, marching bands, wagons, and stagecoaches. Pre-parade entertainment includes the famous Spanish Cabalgando X Arizona dancing horses and Espinosa’s group, as well as the Scottsdale Fire Department Honor Guard Pipes and Drums Corps. The parade ends with a western-spirited festival featuring live western-themed music, Aztec and Folklorico dancers, the famous 1959 “Howdy Dudettes,” street entertainment, dancing, wine garden, and a cowboy kids’ zone.
- Saturday, February 4, 2023
- Pre-Parade Entertainment, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
- Parade, 10 a.m. to noon
- Trail’s End Festival, noon to 4 p.m.
Arizona Indian Festival
This FREE, two-day, family-friendly event celebrates our region’s Native American roots. Immerse yourself in their culture and ancestral traditions. Enjoy historic dwellings, art demonstrations, Native American storytelling, performances, music, and contemporary entertainment. The festival also features an artisan market, Tribal and Tourism Expo, food trucks, fry bread stands, and kids’ activities.
Scottsdale Civic Center, 3939 N. Drinkwater Blvd.
- Saturday, February 4, 2023, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, February 5, 2023, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Western Week Gold Palette Artwalk
As a nod to Scottsdale’s Wild West roots, this FREE Gold Palette ArtWalk features special appearances by The Singing Cowboy and The Bronze Cowboy, line-dancing lessons and live country music.
Art Galleries along Main Street & Marshall Way on February 2, 6:30 – 9:30 pm.
Hashknife Pony Express & Food Truck Round-Up
The oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express celebrates its 65th year with riders blazing their trail from the tiny town of Holbrook, Arizona.
FREE (Food and beverage available for purchase)
- January 21 – February 4, 2023
- Parade and 12:00 pm Swearing In Ceremony Old County Court House
All the riders on horseback will be sworn in as
Official Mail Carriers of the US Postal Service
- Ending in Scottsdale February 4
FREE Admission to Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
In celebration of Western Week, admission to the museum is FREE on Friday, February 4. If you can, there is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $2 for children/students.
To find out about more free museums in the Valley, click here.