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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Spring has finally arrived, and March is coming to an end with a bang! Enjoy the weekend on your motorcycle, at AZ Big Media’s Scottsdale Home and Garden Show or a food festival that’s sure to leave you stuffed (with local pride!). Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!



Scottsdale Home & Garden Show @ WestWorld of Scottsdale, March 29 and 30

If you’re looking to revamp your home in a variety of ways or you’re just a lookyloo that loves looking at home products and services for great ideas, be sure to head to the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show. At the show there will be a wide range of exhibitors offering their services at deals so that you can make your home a true home.


Tempe Festival of the Arts @ Mill Ave., March 28 to 30

The sun is shining and spring is officially here, which means it’s time for the Tempe Festival of the Arts. More than 400 artists line the Mill Avenue District for all to enjoy. Shop the booths, shop the district, then end your day with a stroll around Tempe Town Lake or A Mountain.


Fiesta Days Rodeo @ Cave Creek Memorial Arena, March 28 to 30

Feel the thrill of the rodeo this weekend as you watch bulls get lassoed in the arena. You live in the West, it’s almost your obligation to connect to our culture’s roots every now and again.


Arizona Bike Week: Pre-Rally Days @ Downtown Mesa, March 28 to April 1

This year’s pre-rally events will give your Harley something to rev about. Check out the Miss Arizona Bike Week contest, a festival worth of live music, a garage party and the company of other hardened leather-donning cyclists. All this is just pre-gaming for the actual Bike Week next weekend!


Eight’s Check, Please! Arizona Festival @ CityScape, March 30

Enjoy all the food, wine and everything else from the popular show, Check, Please! This weekend, there will be dozens of restaurants and an opportunity to be on the show and review a restaurant of your choice. Also get to meet the show’s host, Robert McGrath! As he would say, “Cheers!”

WestWorld, WEB

5 Facts About WestWorld’s Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center

WestWorld’s Tony Nelssen Equestrian Center (16601 N. Pima Rd.) in Scottsdale is a 310KSF exhibition space completed Dec. 23, 2013. WestWorld hosts exhibits year-round, from the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction to the Arabian Horse Show and AZ Big Media’s Scottsdale Home & Garden Show. The equestrian center recently received an honorable mention at the AZRE RED Awards for its economic impact on Arizona.

Here are five facts about the project:

•    Though general contractor Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company, wasn’t required to employ sustainability measures on the project, it still diverted 476 tons of recyclable materials from landfills.
⁃    28 tons of wood
⁃    135 tons of steel
⁃    302 tons of concrete
⁃    11 tons of cardboard
•    Howard S. Wright milled and reused all of the demolished asphalt from work areas as a sub grade material for the new parking lot.
•    The Equestrian Center was completed in two phases, the latter of which encompassed a 134KSF North Hall. The hall is a column-free space designed by Populous Inc. that is cooled and can run separately from the rest of the center and accommodate additional tents, when necessary.
•    The installation of six 280-foot steel double trusses for the North Hall required the use of one of the biggest cranes in Arizona. (Each truss weighs 190,000 pounds.)
•    WestWorld remained open during the construction of the new space, even during its “busy season.”

See a video of its construction here.


AZ Big Media supports animal rights

Scottsdale Living magazine and the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show, both products of Az Big Media, has been subjected to unwarranted criticism after ShapeUp US announced on 12 News TV on Saturday that they would be giving away live bunnies as prizes at the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show.

“While ShapeUp US will be conducting a health and wellness event for families at the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show, we never approved or would allow rabbits to be given away as prizes at any of our events,” said AZ Big Media Publisher Cheryl Green. “As long-time supporters of the Arizona Animal Welfare League, we are advocates for the humane treatment of all animals and would never allow the mistreatment or misuse of animals at any of our events.”

Beyond the health and wellness event, there will be hundreds of amazing vendors and features to explore at the Scottsdale Home & Garden Show. We invite you to download a free ticket at http://exposaz.com/tickets.