Fun Scottsdale Events, June 16-19 — here’s what’s hot in Scottsdale this weekend. Celebrations of Pride and Juneteenth! And, there are plenty of other fun Scottsdale activities to stay cool.
- Pride Events in Scottsdale
- Juneteenth in Scottsdale
- Scottsdale Public, Party Pools and Splash Pads
- Scottsdale Movie Date
- Art, Music, Theater and Comedy
- Scottsdale Farmers Market
- Ongoing Scottsdale Outdoor Activities
Pride Events in Scottsdale
Pride events in Scottsdale include The Pride Crawl – Scottsdale:
SAT JUNE 18, 4 PM – Midnight in Downtown and Old Town.
Don’t drink and drive — Ride Safe Around Old Town Scottsdale. And, scroll down for Scottsdale Drag Shows!
Juneteenth in Scottsdale
Juneteenth is on Sunday, June 19, celebrating African American emancipation and culture. Celebrate in Scottsdale at the Juneteenth Freedom Celebration! Family-friendly, with live entertainment, food, fun, health screenings and more:
SUN JUNE 19, 2 – 7 PM | Scottsdale Stadium — FREE! MAP
June Days in Old Town Scottsdale means lots of summer activities for every mood and imagination. Breakfast at the Farmers Market from 7 – 10 AM sounds like a fun thing to do in Scottsdale — before it gets too hot!
My favorite Scottsdale indoor activities when it’s hot outside include the Libraries — FREE! Sign up for the Summer Reading Program! And, the amazing low-cost Western Museum. How about indoor mall walking and window-shopping — also FREE! I like the contrast of hot and cold at our outdoor malls. And, our Entertainment District has many cool escapes and hot adventures for all ages!
Scottsdale Public, Party Pools and Splash Pads
Do you know about Scottsdale’s public pools and fitness centers? Our very own Aquatic and Fitness Centers boast inflation-busting low-fee fun. Yep, there are even 2 water parks and lifeguards! And, you can work out in cool comfort at the fitness centers.
Scottsdale’s Splash Pads include the Quad at the Quarter, the Waterfront Splash Pad in Downtown, and the newly redone pad at Chestnutt Park — all are FREE!
How about a Scottsdale pool party? Spend the day or weekend at one of Scottsdale’s resorts — posh on the cheap. Here’s my resorts post, complete with a table of pools and amenities. Find the perfect quiet pool and spa oasis for adults, raucous pool parties for grown-up fun — or, a lazy river and rowdy water slide to wear the kiddos out.
Enjoy a Scottsdale stay/daycation or a Talking Stick Summer Playcation — and support our local hotels!
Scottsdale Movie Date
New Features and Classic Films
Harkins Camelview Theatre at Fashion Square
THU JUNE 16 – SUN JUNE 19:
Hot desert nights and Camelview movies are a long Scottsdale tradition. Here are my picks this week — 2 PGish British indie comedies:
Brian and Charles, ‘A charming, comedic robot mockumentary,’ CBR Reuben Baron. And, The Phantom of the Open golfing flick.
Here are other Scottsdale movies playing this weekend and everything you need to know about Harkins!
Art, Music, Theater and Comedy
THU JUNE 16, 7 PM – 9 PM: FREE Scottsdale Art Walk in Old Town.
Parking Map and Tips in Old Town
Arrive early for good parking! Here are other fun, safe ways to avoid Old Town traffic snarls, tickets and DUIs: Riding Around Old Town Scottsdale.
Old Town Parking Map
Live Music Daily | Weekly — Downtown | Old Town
- Belle’s Nashville Kitchen — Live music daily
- Rusty Spur Saloon — Since 1951. Live music every day
- Dierks Bentley Whiskey Row — Live music weekly
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
- FRI JUNE 17 – 1 – 2:30 PM: 3-D Clay Portrait Workshop — FREE! | Tickets
Ravenscroft Jazz in N. Scottsdale
- FRI JUNE 17, 6 PM — FREE — JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: ERIC RASMUSSEN QUARTET | MAP
- SAT JUNE 18, 5 PM | Pool Party: Release After Dark | Tickets | MAP
Scottsdale Drag Shows
FRI JUNE 17 | SAT JUNE 18, 7 PM | Illusions the Drag Queen Show | MAP
SUN JUNE 19, 1:30 — Illusions the Drag Queen Brunch Show | Old Town | MAP
SUN JUNE 19, 1:30 PM — Diva Royale Drag Queen Show | Old Town | MAP
Scottsdale Farmers Market
SAT JUNE 18
Old Town Farmers Market — 8 AM – 12 PM. Lots of great food, entertainment, artisanal fare, and people and dog watching! Breakfast at the Farmers Market from 7 – 10 AM for June Days! MAP
Ongoing Scottsdale Outdoor Activities
More Fun things to do in Scottsdale Outdoors
How about cheaper golf and hiking, strolling or cycling to maximize your outdoor fun for FREE? Frisbee golf is free too! Here you go — everything you need to know and tables of amenities for fast choices to seize our sunshine and shade!
NOTE: Get outside early. Bring plenty of water, wear sunscreen and your hat. Be mindful of you, your furry friends — plus tiny and older ones getting too hot. Watch where you’re stepping, for rattlesnakes, cacti and rocks — so no bites, pokes, sprains or falls to spoil your fun. Tell someone who cares about you, where you’re going and when you plan to be back — just in case.
- Golf: Table from N. to S. with all the good stuff!
- The Indian Bend Multi-use Trail
- Parks, Playgrounds, Fishing and Dog Parks
- Hiking, Walking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing and Horseback Riding
- Scottsdale Cycling and Self-Propelled Wheeling
- Tennis and Pickleball
Daylight’s burning — let’s go kick up our heels and not miss a minute of our fun Scottsdale events June 16-19, 2022! Let’s play safe.
Scottsdale Lifestyle Blogger
I’m a 5th generation native Arizona gal who loves showing and telling what makes Scottsdale an amazing place to visit and make home! I hope you enjoy our city through my lens, making your own discoveries and memories here!