WESTERN WEEK LINEUP
JANUARY 29 – FEBRUARY 6, 2022
The Old West is etched in our history like a pocket-knife carving on a mesquite tree. We’ve held tight to our past. It’s what makes this area so likeable. Every year, Western Week restokes the embers of our rich heritage and ensures our western legacy glows as brightly as it did a century ago. All are welcome to experience what can only be described as one “heck of a good time” – parades, the Hashknife Pony Express, Native American festivals, gold mining, live music, and museum exhibits.
Mark your calendars, slide into your best leather boots (or comfortable pair of sneakers), and ride out to see what all the fuss is about.
WESTERN WEEK: OLD TOWN SCOTTSDALE FARMERS MARKET
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29 – 8:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
Brown Avenue & 1st Street
GOLD PALETTE ARTWALK: WESTERN SPIRIT
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3 – 6:30 PM TO 9:00 PM
Scottsdale Arts District
Main St. from Scottsdale Road to Goldwater Boulevard, and north of Indian School Road on Marshall Way to 5th Avenue
WESTERN SPIRIT: SCOTTSDALE’S MUSEUM OF THE WEST
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AND SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – 9:30 AM TO 5:00 PM
Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West
3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
64TH ANNUAL HASHKNIFE PONY EXPRESS ARRIVAL
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4 – 11:00 AM TO 1:00 PM | Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
Guests are invited to gather as this annual ride culminates on the steps of the Museum of the West, delivering more than 20,000 pieces of U.S. Mail. This traditional event begins with fanfare surrounding the arrival including entertainment such as live music, bands, line dancers, Native American hoop dancers and Native American royalty, activities for the kids, food trucks, a presentation about the History of Hashknife at 10:00 a.m., and more. The arrival of the Hashknife Pony Express, the oldest officially sanctioned Pony Express in the world, takes place at high noon.
ARIZONA INDIAN FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – 9:00 AM TO 4:00 PM & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6 – 10:00 AM TO 4:00 PM | Old Town Parking Corral 3806 N Brown Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Featuring an array of traditional arts and crafts, entertainment, foods, innovations and trends in cultural tourism experiences, this two-day cultural celebration honors the Arizona Indian community that is alive and well in Scottsdale! This inclusive inter-tribal event serves as a platform for tribal tourism to raise awareness about Arizona’s indigenous communities through fun and engaging experiences.
ARIZONA NATIVE EDIBLE EXPERIENCE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM |Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West 3830 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251 | $25 with no-host bar and silent auction. Tickets are limited.
This incredible event offers guests an opportunity to taste traditional and fusion foods and cocktails prepared by Native Chefs while enjoying Native American arts and artist in a glamorous cocktail party setting. The evening presents a rich tapestry of Native Arizona through its history, food, people, music, and culture, and aims to bring together multiple Native communities to highlight and celebrate the contributions of Arizona’s Native Peoples.
67TH ANNUAL PARADA DEL SOL HISTORIC PARADE AND TRAILS END FESTIVAL
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5 – 10:00 AM TO 12:00 PM (PARADE) AND 12:00 PM TO 4:00 PM (FESTIVAL) |
The parade follows a route from Drinkwater Boulevard along Scottsdale Road, finishing at Brown Avenue and Indian School Road. Trail’s End Festival is held in the Historic Old Town District
With nearly 70 years of history under its belt the Scottsdale Parada del Sol Historic Parade and Trail’s End Festival is “back in the saddle” (the event’s theme!) after a hiatus last year. Dan Harkins serves as Grand Marshall of the parade which features more than 125 lively entries including colorful floats, mounted horse-riders, horse-drawn carriage, school marching bands, wagons and stagecoaches representing many cultures from Mexican to Native American to Arabian to Western. Immediately following the parade, the Historic Old Town District transforms into a massive Western-style block party with a kids’ zone, food trucks, merchandise vendors, and multiple stages with live entertainment including concerts from today’s popular bands to traditional performers.