Looking for things to do while you stay in one of our luxurious homes? Well, there are TONS of activities, events, and celebrations in Scottsdale during the spring season. Trust us, you and your guest will never run out of events in Scottsdale while you stay in our vibrant community this spring.
Phoenix Scottish Games
Feel like you have just stepped into Edinburgh or Aberdeen with the Phoenix Scottish Games on March 3rd to 5th! You can feel like you are in the Highlands of Scotland, frolicking through the tall weeds and the rolling hills as you watch the athletes take on huge feats, like throwing logs and races. Plus, you can absorb some of the best Scottish cultures, like listening to live Celtic music from local bands, watching talented Highland dancers tap along to trad music, taking your kids to participate in the children’s activities, and visiting the genealogy area to see if you are a Scot at heart and in your blood!
Indian Fair and Market
Another cool cultural event that can teach you about another big ethnic group is the Indian Fair and Market on the same weekend, between March 4th and 5th. We recommend heading to Central Avenue during these bustling and fun-filled two days to admire the local artists’ sculptures and paintings, intricate beadwork and baskets, and pueblo carvings that feature traditional Native American designs.
Melrose Street Fair
The same weekend on March 4th, you can continue your weekend full of fun and activities by heading to Melrose District to wander down Melrose Avenue and check out the live music, farmers market with fresh produce, and yummy food trucks featuring lunch, drinks, and snacks from local restaurants and vendors.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Luck of the Irish, eh? We think so too! If you want to feel like you have crossed over the water to the Emerald Isle and landed in Dublin or Galway for the day, then check out the St. Patrick’s Day festivities on Central Avenue on March 11th. Head to the Faire and parade to watch the traditional Irish dancers, sample dishes like stew and steamed cabbage, and have a few pints of Guinness! Make sure they pour it right, though — look for the ‘foamy head’ on every point you have!
Scottsdale Arts Festival
Another fun event to check out this upcoming spring season is the Scottsdale Arts Festival between March 10th and 12th at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park. Head here to check out almost 200 artists from all over the United States and Canada. You can also tune in to the live music to really get the party going and experience good vibes with your guests and those in the local community.
The Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival
Are you a fan of big pores and strong beers? If so, head to the Great American Barbecue and Beer Festival in Tumbleweed Park to taste some of the best IPAs, strong porter, hearty stouts, and jerky or barbecue to help line your stomach! Trust us, after the complimentary VIP access and 4-5 free drinks, you are going to need something BIG to keep you on your feet all day long!
Arizona Bike Week This Spring in Scottsdale
Riding motorcycles is a huge part of the culture in Arizona, and Scottsdale in particular. We recommend heading to the Arizona Bike Week between March 29th and April 2nd to check out the intricate motorbikes, talk to local motorcycle groups, listen to live music from local Scottsdale bands, have a few drinks at the Handlebar Saloon, and grab some food from the local vendors.
Tempe Festival of the Arts
As you can tell, Arizona is no stranger to arts and culture. There are endless art exhibitions, galleries, live music, and demonstrations. One of our favorite events that incorporate local artists and world-renowned artists is the Tempe Festival of the Arts, held at Mill Avenue District in March and April. We love coming here and checking out the original artwork, sipping on a few glasses of red wine from the nearby wineries and food vendors, and listening to the live entertainment.
Phoenix Film Festival
Last but not least, the Phoenix Film Festival, held between March 23rd and April 2nd at Harkins Scottsdale 101, is one of the top events of the entire year! This non-profit event is great for artists, filmmakers, and everyone in between! Ranked as one of the ‘25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World’, the Phoenix Film Festival features films and short screenplays that are groundbreaking in the industry.
Enjoy our Accommodations and Spring Events in Scottsdale
Sounds like the best vacation, doesn’t it? We think so too! Plus, you can stay at one of our modern, luxurious, and spacious properties from I Love Scottsdale to enhance your stay. After a long day of attending events and exploring the nearby Scottsdale area, you can head back home and kick back, relax, and get a great night of sleep.
Scottsdale, Arizona, is one of the best towns to go to all year round. It doesn’t matter if you want to come here in the summer to enjoy the beautiful hiking, in the winter to go down the ski and snowboard slopes, or in the fall to enjoy the changing of the leaves — you can always find things to do here with your family. Whether you have small kids or rowdy teenagers, Scottsdale offers tons of outdoor activities, indoor shopping centers, unique shops, and cool restaurants that are suitable for people of all ages and interests.
But what if you don’t want to spend a fortune on your upcoming vacation? Instead of spending thousands of dollars per week, or per day, on your family holiday, we have a few “budget” things to do that are still fun and exciting! Just because you aren’t spending lots of money, it doesn’t mean that you aren’t taking full advantage of your vacation.
Scottsdale has free activities, inexpensive places to visit, and multiple green spaces and parks that make it perfect for those who are looking to have a memorable vacation on a budget. Let’s check out the best family-friendly Scottsdale events (besides hiking on one of the many trails!) in Scottsdale that won’t leave you cursing your bank account at the end of the trip!
Visit Old Town Scottsdale
Old Town Scottsdale feels like you stepped back in time. There are cool historical buildings, architecture that is reminiscent of centuries past, and cool shops that are great for exploring and finding the best deals on souvenirs, clothes, and decorations. Head here with your children to have a fun family night out, visiting one of the local restaurants that offer great Mexican food, like mouthwatering burritos and cheesy nachos. For families who are interested in doing something out of the ordinary, we recommend exploring Old Town Scottsdale by segway, bike, or carriage ride!
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
This cool shopping center in Downtown Scottsdale is great for those who want to find some great deals on clothes, decor, souvenirs, and much more! Just because it is a shopping center, it doesn’t mean it is expensive or filled with all designer shops. Head here to go shopping and then sit outside with a nice smoothie, iced coffee, or picnic lunch at the common space in the Civic Center Mall.
Plus, once you are done shopping here, head to the Scottsdale Public Library for some educational time with your kids. This library is free to enter and offers a great respite from the hot summer sun or the bitter cold during the winter months.
Although this is not necessarily free, the aquarium is a low-priced day out on the town that is perfect for those who want to do something unique without breaking the bank. Did you know this aquarium is actually the largest in the entire state? This 200,000-square-foot attraction features over 370 species of marine wildlife, making it the perfect place to learn something with your kids!
Head here to bring your children to do family-friendly activities, like coloring marine wildlife, Sketching the Seas drawing activity, using the hands-on water table, or doing one of the many marine-related activities.
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Scottsdale is home to many unique activities — and this one really takes the cake! This cool dinner and show event in South Scottsdale is fun for kids and adults of all ages. You can travel back in time to have a mouthwatering four-course dinner, watch the medieval jousting competition, and take part in the interactive medieval show. This fun attraction is great for kids of all ages, keeping toddlers and teenagers entertained the entire time!
Scottsdale Events and Best Accommodation
Doesn’t this sound like the best vacation? We think so too! Scottsdale is one of the best places for those who are interested in doing unique things, getting outside in the beautiful weather, and experiencing family-friendly activities that won’t leave you broke at the end of your holiday. Along with finding the best things to do to keep your kids entertained, you need to find an inexpensive place to stay that still offers enough space for your entire family.
Luckily for you, we have you covered! I Love Scottsdale offers spacious, luxurious, and high-end rental properties that are perfect for families of various sizes. We have properties in downtown Scottsdale, houses in the hills, and everything in between to suit your unique needs.
Do you need a 3-bedroom house with an outdoor pool? Got it! Do you want a 2-bedroom condominium with a balcony? We have that! I Love Scottsdale offers numerous properties, top-notch customer service, and high-end amenities that are perfect for vacationers.
Contact us today to book the vacation home of your dream and keep your holiday budget as low as possible!