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Cycle the Arts and Celebrate Valley Bike Month in April

Hop on your bike and get a personal look at some of the Valley’s best public art at the 9th Annual Scottsdale Cycle the Arts event Sunday, April 6. The ride begins and ends at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with small groups of riders departing at 9 a.m. Helmets are required.


Who Are Those Red-Shirted People?

You may have seen them walking around downtown or riding the trolley. But most notably, they are talking to people at one of two carts located in Downtown Scottsdale. They are the Downtown Ambassadors.


Our Scottsdale Ambassadors comprise over 80 volunteers and their mission is to be a welcoming face to all who visit downtown. Stationed at either 5th Avenue & Stetson or Brown & Main, these volunteers are available to offer suggestions on where to eat, shop and what is a 'must' do in downtown. They provide our visitors with area maps, information on special events and brochures relating to area businesses and attractions. So the next time you are in downtown Scottsdale, and you see one of our red shirts, stop by and say hello! They love to chat, check out their video!!


New Spring Eats

Spring has sprung and brought us a handful of new places to eat! Put these new restaurants on your list to try and join us in welcoming them to the neighborhood;

  • The NEW Pink Pony, 3831 N. Scottsdale Road
  • Sip Coffee & Beer house, 3617 N. Goldwater Blvd.
  • Bootleggers Modern American Smokehouse, 7217 E. First St.
  • Ricky's Tacos & Beer, 7323 E. Shoeman Lane 
  • Bottled Blonde, 7340 E. Indian Plaza
  • Boondocks Patio & Grill, 7217 E. First St.

Downtown Construction News

The City of Scottsdale is planning construction work to alleviate flooding and repair waterlines in the downtown area this summer. We are still working on a number of the details, but wanted to let you know the general timeframe for construction now. We will work with individual property and business owners as construction nears and do our best to address all of your concerns regarding construction.


Construction on the Sixth Ave. waterline replacement will begin on June 1, and take about a month to complete. The water line replacement will take place on Sixth Ave. between Stetson Dr. and Scottsdale Rd. New water services will be made to businesses on 6th Ave. There is currently an undersized, 3-inch waterline in Sixth Ave. which will be replaced with a new 8-inch waterline. It is our hope that the majority of this work can be performed at night, and then plated for vehicular use during the day. 


Construction on the 5th Ave. drainage project will begin on July 1, 2014 and is tentatively scheduled to take 45 days to complete. There is a flooding problem along 5th Ave. between Craftman Court and Scottsdale Rd.  The street has insufficient capacity to convey storm water runoff and properties along this corridor have experienced flooding as part of past events. This project will add new valley gutters along 5th Ave. to increase runoff capacity and a shallow waterline that serves the area will be replaced.  During construction, 5th Ave. will be closed to all traffic between Craftsmans Court and Scottsdale Rd. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. The entire project could take up to nine weeks to complete, but the road closure may only be needed for a portion of that time.


For additional information please contact City of Scottsdale Project Manager Chris Perkins at 480-312-7845 or

Upcoming Events In and Around Downtown:

Boondocks Patio and Grill Grand Opening, Friday, April 4, 8 p.m.-1 a.m., 4341 N. 75th St. Contact Luke Korey at 480-239-7105 for more information


Mary Chapin Carpenter with The Phoenix Symphony, Friday, April 4, 7:30 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 480-499-TKTS


Italian Festival, April 4-5, Friday 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. & Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., 7124 E. Stetson Drive, Contact for more information 


Coach House 55 Years in Business, Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, 6 a.m. - 2 a.m., 7011 E. Indian School Road, Contact for more information


Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Tuesday-Sunday, April 8-13, various times and locations throught Scottsdale, For more information call 480-945-7193 


The Great Cloth Diaper Change, Saturday, April 26, 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m., 7124 E. Stetson Drive, For more information contact Shira at or 602-390-5601


The Original Taste, Saturday, April 26, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., at the Scottsdale Waterfront

Couple Dining

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art has free admission every Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., 7374 E. Second Street, 480-874-4666


ArtWalk, on Main St. & Marshall Way, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. There will be artist receptions, music, and a SPECIAL Bone Appetit ArtWalk on April 10th 


Artisan Market's ArtBridge at the SouthBridge, 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.,
7124 E. Stetson Drive


Native Trails, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.

Men in Gallery

Old Town Farmers Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., 3806 N. Brown Ave.


Food Truck Caravan, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., at 5th Avenue & Goldwater, For more information call Lori at 480-251-1769


Native Trails, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.


Arizona's Singing Cowboy, 1 pm – 4 p.m. Gary J. Sprague and his trusty horse Dusty wonder the streets of Old Town. Listen to western music, cowboy poetry and stories.


Ultimate Art & Cultural Tours, The second Saturday of every month, beginning and ending at the Old Adobe Mission. For more details and reservations please contact Ace at or 480-634-6850 

Native Dancer

Artisan Market's SouthBridge Sundays, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., 7124 E. Stetson Dr.


Sunday A'Fair, Concerts in the Park, Noon - 4 p.m., Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, 7380 E. Second St.


Other Event Calendars:

Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau events page

Events that have submitted for permits

City of Scottsdale events and public meetings


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