Enjoy activities and events in Scottsdale and Phoenix that are free, fun and fabulous
Every Thursday night from 7 – 9 pm, join residents and visitors alike as they enjoy the more than 100 galleries in downtown Scottsdale. Artist demonstrations and special exhibits make this an exciting evening on the town. Whether you like Western Art, contemporary art, paintings, sculpture, glass art, ceramics, art jewelry, or art to wear, Scottsdale offers it all. Main Street and Marshall Way also boast hip restaurants, clothing boutiques, gifts shops, ice creams shops and quaint cafés to relax with a drink.
Pinnacle Peak Park – a 150-acre playground in Scottsdale
A wonderful way to experience the great outdoors, Pinnacle Peak Park offers hiking trails for beginners and experienced hikers. Amenities abound including restrooms, drinking fountains, ramada and shaded picnic tables. Native plants include saguaros, cholla cactus and creosote, and if you’re lucky, you may spot wildlife. A climb to or near the top offers spectacular views of the Valley below.
26802 N. 102nd Way, Scottsdale
No need to be a history buff to enjoy a visit to Scottsdale’s Historical Museum in downtown Scottsdale, where you’ll learn about the history and cultural heritage of the West’s most western town. Admission is free.
7333 East Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale (480)-945-4499
Located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, this treasure trove of contemporary art is free to all visitors every Thursday.
7374 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, (480) 874-4666
The Cerreta Candy Company in Glendale
Located in Glendale, Arizona, this family-run business offers free, fun-filled and informative tours for you and the kids of their chocolate factory…probably ‘cause they know you won’t leave without at least a box or two of their famed chocolates or candy.
5345 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, 623-930-1000
Browse available vacation rental properties at Westbrook Vacation Rentals. Consider these Scottsdale properties—close to many fun, free things to do—for your Arizona vacation:
Modern Arcadia Ranch: In prestigious Arcadia neighborhood, this lovely, recently remodeled 1,800-square foot home features a chef’s kitchen, private pool, Direct TV and sleeps up to eight. Ten minutes to downtown Scottsdale’s restaurants, galleries, shopping, and more.
Modern Interior Ranch: Recently remodeled 2,500-square foot luxury home in prestigious Arcadia neighborhood, close to downtown Scottsdale restaurants, museums, shopping, and outdoor recreation.