Special Events Around Old Town Scottsdale

Holiday Harmony
The City of Scottsdale and the Downtown Merchants Association host Holiday Harmony, which is held in December on the streets of Old Town Scottsdale (Main and Brown Rd.). Bring the family and play in the snow, enjoy live entertainment, make crafts, watch the fireworks, and meet Santa! Bring your unwrapped toy donations if you would like to help benefit the Toys for Tots Program. For additional information about Holiday Harmony, contact the City of Scottsdale at (480) 312-0217.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is one of Old Town's most popular events. It attracts foodies from around the country who enjoy learning about contemporary American cuisine. It takes place each April at the Scottsdale Civic Plaza Center. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Scottsdale League for the Arts.

Some of the festival's main attractions include wine tastings, cooking contests and many cooking demonstrations. Another popular attraction is the Great Arizona Picnic that attracts over 15,000 patrons each year. Be sure to attend the Great Arizona Picnic to sample over 60 dishes from around the world.

Fifth Avenue Art Fest
This three-day art festival celebrates the talents of Arizona's most popular contemporary artists and chefs. It takes place each October near downtown Scottsdale's Arts District.

The Fifth Avenue Art Fest attracts many locals who admire the festival's colorful displays of sculptures, fountains, watercolors, and Native American artwork. It is also attracts many well-known chefs who offer tasty Southwestern fare in lunch trucks. Be sure to visit these attractions after visiting one of the artist demonstrations that take place on Fifth Avenue.

Old Town Farmers Market Festival
The Old Town Farmers Market Festival attracts foodies who enjoy learning about how food is produced and consumed. It takes place each weekend in October at the Old Town Farmers Market.

The Old Town Farmers Market's main attractions include demonstrations that can help you learn about organic farming. Be sure to attend one of these demonstrations before shopping for your favorite foods to learn how to spot great deals on organic foods.