When you visit Scottsdale in April, you better be prepared to have a great trip filled with excitement, because April is packed with fun activities for practically everyone. Here are a few Scottsdale attractions that are offered over the course of the month:
Dash of Salt. For the truly daring, Mild to Wild Rafting and Jeep Tours offers this rafting trip on April 1st and 8th. Dash of Salt packs a two-day trip into one fun-filled day while covering over 20 miles of rapids in the beautiful Salt River Canyon. Meet with your guide at 8:30 AM and arrive back at your car at around 6:30 PM.
Sunday A’Fair. This popular event is held in Civic Center Park April 1st, 8th and 15th and is presented by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. The festivities at Sunday A’Fair include outdoor concerts, a craft market and fun activities for the kids. The best part? Admission is free for everyone!
McDowell Mountain Music Festival. Originally started in 2004, the McDowell Mountain Music Festival takes place April 13th through 15th. On the 13th, gates open at 4PM with music starting at 5PM. The 14th and 15th, gates open at 11AM with music starting at 12PM. The festival includes concerts, a silent auction, a marketplace, a Kid’s Zone and much more. All proceeds from this event benefit Phoenix Children’s Hospital and Ear Candy.
Scottsdale Culinary Festival. If you’re a big foodie and reality TV fan, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is the place for you. It takes place April 17th through 22nd and features events for the entire family. Kids will have a blast in the Family Zone that features child-friendly snacks, while adults put on their best formal attire to out-style their friends at the Eat, Drink & Be Pretty wine and food tasting. The event features guest appearances by Adam Richman of Man v. Food and Andrew Zimmerman of Bizarre Foods, two of the most popular shows on The Travel Channel.
There are lots of great Scottsdale attractions this April, all of which are great for visitors or locals. If you go to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and take a photo with any celebrities, be sure to share them with us via our Facebook or Twitter pages.