Scottsdale Events & Happenings: Fall 2011
Find out what’s happening in the Scottsdale area from October through December 2011. Here are some Scottsdale events you don’t want to miss:
Mixology 101 Classes
|The Jade Bar at Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offers Mixology 101, a cocktail making instructional class every Saturday at 1 p.m. throughout the year. During each class, Jade Bar mixologists share techniques and tricks with students as they create three to four specialty cocktails. The specialists also demonstrate Jade Bar’s freshness philosophy, history of the cocktails and spirit details. What’s the best part of the class? The tasting, of course. This interactive and entertaining course is a hit for Arizona residents and visitors alike, especially for birthdays, bachelorette parties, or a perfect finish to a spa weekend at Sanctuary.
The classes are limited to 10 people, at $30 per person. To book a class, call (480) 607-2300.
5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley
Spa Week in Arizona
|Since 2004, Spa Week has swept the nation away with hundreds of participating spas offering $100-$400 treatments for the unbelievable price of only $50. October 10- 16 marks the biannual tradition’s fall event for 2011.
Notable participating spas in Scottsdale include Spa at Talking Sticks Resort, Hotel Valley Ho Spa, The Spa at Four Seasons Scottsdale, Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Scottsdale, Revive Spa at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge, and Golden Door Spa at The Boulders.
La Gran Fiesta: Latino Cultural Celebration
|Scottsdale Center of the Performing Arts partners with the City of Scottsdale to present this action-packed weekend of Latin culture held November 5 & 6.
Complete with music, dancing, food, fun, art and a Mercado full of traditional Latin foods and treasures, the festival provides guests with a journey of the rich artistry from Mexico all the way to the Caribbean and South America. This fiesta is great for all ages, as it offers a variety of children’s activities and features performances by top Latin bands.
Open 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday, this event offers free admission to all guests.
7380 E. Second Street
ArtFest of Scottsdale
|Arizona’s No. 1 Fall Fine Art Festival returns to Scottsdale for the 17th annual ArtFest on November 19 & 20. More than 200 select artists and authors appear to showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind works at this two-day celebration.
Located at the Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza, the festival is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. With free admission, free parking and hands-on art activities for kids, this is a great event for the whole family.
7380 E. Second Street
Bikram Comes to Arizona
|Scottsdale welcomes Bikram yoga founder Bikram Choudhury on October 29th. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Choudhury will give a lecture from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., followed by book signings and photos.
Advance tickets are $55 and are available online until October 28, so get yours early to reserve a spot.
5401 N. Scottsdale Road.
Succulent Garden Class
|Offered at 10 a.m. every Saturday throughout the year, the Garden Class at the Scottsdale Fairmont Princess is the perfect way to enjoy those sunny mornings. Florist Jan Theodore educates the class on indigenous plants of the Sonoran Desert while students design their own succulent cactus gardens. The creations can be sent home or donated to the military troops overseas.
Reserve your spot 24 hours in advance for only $35-$55, depending on garden size.
7575 E. Princess Drive
Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show
|As the only home show in Scottsdale, the Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show caters to the renovating and remodeling market with hundreds of exhibitors from art and accessories to flooring and furniture to solar and stone.
As for the art portion of the show, attendees can expect 60 booths showcasing quality works of art from local and regional artists.
The Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show will inspire countless ideas, plans and designs with the hundreds of exhibitors and resources. In addition, a judged landscape competition will round out the Scottsdale Home, Art & Garden Show with diverse and entertaining experiences.
Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
WestWorld of Scottsdale
16601 N. Pima Road
Looking for more Scottsdale Events?
Visit the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau’s calendar of events.