Each spring, a season of free concerts are put on in Scottsdale, Arizona that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. The Sunday A’Fair is starting up its 32nd consecutive year and will be hosted by the Scottsdale Civic Center. This annual event brings incredible music artists from all over the Phoenix metropolitan area. Here is what you can expect to find at this year’s Sunday A’Fair Minifestivals:
Each year the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts transforms the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall into a music and art aficionado’s playground.
As mentioned, the Sunday A’Fair is a series of concerts taking place each Sunday from January 13ththrough April 7th. Popular Arizona acts that are scheduled to perform include Sugar Thieves, La Dame Blanche, Dirty Sunset, Danielle Durack, Blaine Long & Rosas del Ray, and La Luz de la Luna. Each act will be performing on stage for two hours with multiple artists playing in a single concert session. There is no better way to experience a multitude of Arizona music than by attending Sunday A’Fair Minifestivals.
Not only can you enjoy the free concerts during Sunday A’Fair, but you can also explore the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art for free on these days from noon to 5:00 pm. This is a great way to see some of the incredible artists in the Phoenix valley and their decorated work. Just around the corner from the Scottsdale Civic Center Park is The Store @ the Center, where you can find hand-crafted items such as artisan jewelry, ceramics, and more. You can easily spend hours of free entertainment during the Sunday A’Fair concert series.
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There are some things in life that are guaranteed. Like death and taxes, there will always be more sunny days than gloomy ones in Scottsdale, little girls (and some little boys) will begin a love affair with horses that may never end, and little boys (and some little girls) will dream of owning their own majestic stallion as they grow up to be rugged cowboys. For those of you, male or female, who have never given up your childhood dreams, spending your next February in Scottsdale promises to be a dream come true! The Arabian Horse Show comes to town the weekend of February 14 through 24, bringing the best stallions, mares, and ponies of all genders to West World for your enjoyment and entertainment!
The Wild West lives on in this traditional show that has been a staple in the valley since 1955. Featuring educational expos, photo contests, and riding competitions for all ages and styles, the Arabian Horse Show has held our hearts since our parents first introduced it to us, and now we are continuing the love as we continue the tradition with our own children and grandchildren. The humble early days, however, are long gone; the first show featured just 50 of the best Arabians in the nation, and those numbers have grown to over 2000 today! And as the show has grown, so have their goals. Proceeds benefit a variety of equine charities and the March of Dimes, and scholarships are often given as prizes to the younger competitors. Prize money ranges from $105 all the way up to over $25,000, with over a million dollars in cash and prizes being given away—including 6 $1000 scholarships from the Friends of Vail Association. This show is a big deal and the prestige of winning can mean even bigger money for breeders of the stately steeds! Ticket prices start at $7 a day (kids 12 and under are free!) and top out at $250 for box seats for the entire show. Even those traveling on a tight budget will find the Arabian Horse Show doesn’t make their wallets groan!
The fun doesn’t end when you have to leave the Arabian Horse Show. Our Parsons Villas luxury properties offer exciting amenities and luxury extras that may end up being the highlight of your Scottsdale vacation! Reserve your stay in one of our fantastic homes today!