Things to do in Scottsdale

Events and other things to do in Scottsdale

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Scottsdale is a yoga aficionado’s paradise. We haven’t counted the number of studios but we know they’re almost as prolific as Starbucks.

It’s important that what you wear is not only comfortable but moves with you, doesn’t ride up and doesn’t expose certain body parts when you’re doin’ the downward dog. We’ve rounded up what we consider the stores with the highest quality yoga wear, both here in Scottsdale and online.


Lucy is based in Alameda, Calif. but REI carries the line as does Athleta at Kierland Commons. They also offer online ordering at

From a look at the website’s “What’s New” section we see they’re offering some cute muscle tanks and a lot of non-athletic stuff. Dig deeper into the website, however, and you’ll

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 woman pressing weights in a gym

Here we are more than halfway through 2016 and, if you’re like me, you’re a bit burned out on your fitness routine. When it’s time to shake it up a little, dump what you’ve been doing and try something else. From across the country to around the world we have a list of a few of the most popular workouts, guaranteed to get you off your couch and looking as hot as a Scottsdale day in July. Best of all? They’re offered right here in Scottsdale.

The most popular fitness routine

Body weight training took top honors in the 2015 ACSM Health & Fitness Journal survey of fitness trends. In 2016, it’s number two, falling behind “wearable technology,” which is more of a trend than a fitness routine, so body weight training, by default, became the most

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Whoever coined the term “hotter than July” must’ve been an Arizona resident. This Fourth of July we can look forward to the usual 100+ degree temperatures (forecasts call for 108 degrees on Independence Day). The positive side of this is that there are tons of things to do this month in Scottsdale, despite the torrid temps.

Saturday, July 2

WestWorld is the place to be for a pre-Independence Day celebration. Get there by 3 p.m. to enjoy a kids play zone, live entertainment, lots of food and fireworks. Learn more online at

Sunday, July 3

Summer Concert Series at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

It’s your last chance this summer to enjoy the sizzling summer concerts at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park.

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While it's cooler than in weeks past, the high today in Scottsdale is expected to reach 113 degrees. Another excessive heat warning is in effect. Yikes! Sure, we’re used to the heat in the summer, but this is beyond what we’re accustomed to. Of course you know to remain hydrated all the time but it’s even more important in excessive heat. And, running the A/C 24-7 gets pricey. So, where to go on the weekends to beat the heat in Scottsdale? Read on.

Water helps

And not just the type you ingest. Take a cool dip at McDowell Mountain Ranch Aquatic & Fitness Center. Kids love the water slide (I happen to know some adults who do too!) and what’s not to like about spending a hot afternoon floating down the lazy river? Get hours of operation and more

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Summer is almost upon us (June 20 this year) and our calendars are starting to become packed with things to do in Scottsdale. Here’s a few we think you’ll be interested in.

June 3 – 24

Spring Music in the Garden Series

There’s still time to attend a concert at Ullman Terrace. You must be 21 or older to attend and attend you must if you want to catch music from some of our best local artists. This month, enjoy bluegrass and folk music from Run Boy Run on the 3rd; jazz funk and R&B from A Touch of Class on June 10; jazz lovers should plan on attending on June 17 when Turning Point takes to the stage and blues fans won’t want to miss Sistahs Too’s appearance on the 24th. Buy tickets online here. Click the calendar on the date you want to attend.

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It’s going to be a great month in Scottsdale! Check out all the things to do. . .

For the history buff

This is one all Wild West fans need to attend: the live performance of “The Gentleman Doc Holliday.” This one man play, written by Karen Holliday (Doc’s closest living relative) and Terry Earp, it stars Wyatt Earp, a direct descendent of Holliday’s best friend. Reservations for the show are suggested. The show is set for 1 p.m. May 7 at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West (3830 N. Marshall Way in Scottsdale). Get details online at the museum’s website.

Rock your derby hat and down mint juleps 

May 7 is Kentucky Derby Day and what better way to watch “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports” than with a whole bunch of other

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April is here and it’s packed with amazing events in and around Scottsdale. Get out your calendar and mark the dates!

Shop the Farmers Market

Shopping at the Old Town Farmers Market is a great way to spend a lazy Saturday morning. In fact, it’s been chosen as one of the “22 Best Things to do in Scottsdale.” Shop for locally-grown produce, specialty foods, flowers and more. Bring Fido, if he’s well-mannered (and on a leash). The market is open from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturdays and it’s located at First St. and Brown Ave. Get details here.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

A fundraiser for the Scottsdale League for the Arts, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is an April must-attend. Circle April 16 and 17 for the festival weekend and get

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