Fun Scottsdale events March 30-April 2, 2023 means Arizona Bike Week is here to enjoy riding in our fabulous weather! But you knew that from the roar in the air. It’s also the start of Valley Bike Month, as in bicycles! Have fun and be very, very careful, whether you’re a biker, cycler or driving a car. Ride on — just don’t drink (etc.) and ride or drive.
And, Easter and Passover are just around the corner!
The list of fun things to do in Scottsdale this weekend is long. Scroll for FREE! events and activities.
It’s full on spring fever in Scottsdale! Temps are warming up to the upper 70s and perfect to enjoy spring in the Sonoran Desert — city, trails or both! It’s a great time to go outside and play, and catch a movie or other event. The desert is green — and not just on our famous golf courses. And citrus blossoms are blooming – ahh!
It’s a show-stopping wildflower season in the Sonoran Desert. So it’s the perfect time to hit the trails — and they’re all FREE! And, you don’t have to fall off a mountain to see them. Look for accessible and nature trails in my tables. See Ongoing Scottsdale Outdoor Activities below.
With lots of outdoor and indoor events — and activities for every age and budget, let’s get out there. Soak up the sun and have fun!
- AZ Bike Week and Valley Bike Month 2023
- Scottsdale Easter 2023 Events and Activities
- Scottsdale Movie Date
- Ongoing Scottsdale Outdoor Activities
- Scottsdale Outdoor Tours
- Art, Music, Theater and Comedy
- Art Walks and Festivals
- Scottsdale ArtWalk FREE!
- Live Music Daily | Weekly — Downtown | Old Town
- Parking Map and Tips in Old Town
- Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
- Ravenscroft Jazz in N. Scottsdale
- Arizona Musicfest
- Talking Stick Events
- Arizona Board Walk at Talking Stick
- Scottsdale Drag Shows
- Upcoming Scottsdale Events March / April 2023:
- Scottsdale Farmers Markets
- Churches and Temples in Scottsdale
AZ Bike Week and Valley Bike Month 2023
Are you a biker or a cycler? This weather’s for you and Scottsdale’s the perfect place for both!
Arizona Bike Week is here. The epicenters are events at Westworld and the Cave Creek strip of bars and bikes. How bad are you? Time to make big noise and show off you stuff.
26th Annual Arizona Bike Week 2023
WEDS MAR 29, 12 PM – SUN APR 2, 4PM : AZ Bike Week | FREE! — $10 Parking | WestWorld MAP
Valley Bike Month 2023
If you’re a cycler, Valley Bike Month is for you! With commuter challenges and prizes or just cruising in the spring sunshine. Have I’ve got a cycle post for you, complete with tables of trails! And e-bike rules. Scottsdale has 350+ miles of primo bike lanes. Plus, 7,360+ miles of scenic bike paths and trails are yours for the riding. Paved bike trails and mountain biking in the desert — your pick!
Scottsdale Easter 2023 Events and Activities
Easter’s next week on Sunday, April 8. And Passover is April 5 – 13. There are lots of fun choices, whether you’re going to church, temple, a non-worship event, brunch, a picnic in the park, or all of these:
FRI APR 7 / SAT APR 8: 5:30 – 9 PM: Bunny Balloon Blast | Tickets | Salt River Fields at Talking Stick MAP
FRI, APR 7 / 4 PM and 7 – 8 PM: PASSION: A GOOD FRIDAY EXPERIENCE | Ravenscroft Jazz in N. Scottsdale — FREE! but get Tickets – seating limited MAP
SUN APR 8, 9 AM – 12 Noon: BUNNANZA at the Civic Center MAP | — FREE!
SUN APR 8, 10 AM – 2 PM: Great Egg Hunt and Family Fair | AZ Boardwalk Map | — FREE!
If you’re seeking a faith-based outing, here’s my post and handy tables of Scottsdale Churches and Temples.
Did someone say brunch? Easily find your table, with my tables, at that Special Scottsdale Resort and make your reservation!
There are many options to make your celebrations memorable!
Scottsdale Movie Date
New Features and Classic Films
Harkins Camelview Theatre at Fashion Square
THU MAR 30 | FRI MAR 31 | SAT APR 1 | SUN APR 2:
Here are my pics this week:
Air, the Ben Affleck-directed, Matt Damon-starring commercial for Nike and the story of basketball great Michael Jordan. Marlon Wayans plays Michael Jordan and Viola Davis plays his mom. Looks like a winner!
Ratings: 8.5/10 IMDb | 100% Rotten Tomatoes | 77% Metacritic
A Good Person stars Morgan Freeman and Florence Pugh. ‘Years after being involved in a fatal accident, Allison forms an unlikely relationship with her would-be father-in-law.’ Looks like a good redemption story! Grave some napkins in the snack bar. R | Drama
Ratings: IMDb 7.4 | 55% Rotten Tomatoes | 97% Fandango
Ratings: 7.7/10 IMDb | 96% Rotten Tomatoes | 88% Metacritic
Moonlight Cinema® is on the rooftop of Fashion Square. See classic movies under the stars with reclining beach chairs, wireless hi-fi headsets, and treats! Bring a jacket or sweater and BYO Blanket — or buy one there.
Featured Moonlight Cinema® Classics This Week
FRI MAR 31, 7:30 PM – Early Show
Finding Nemo (2003) is ‘the story of an overprotective clownfish named Marlin (Albert Brooks) who, along with a regal blue tang named Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), searches for his missing son Nemo (Alexander Gould). Along the way, Marlin learns to take risks and comes to terms with Nemo taking care of himself.’ Classic G-rated fun!
Ratings: 8.2/10 IMDb | 99 % Rotten Tomatoes | 90% Metacritic
FRI MAR 31, 10:00 PM – Late Show
Predator (1987), stars Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘as the leader of an elite paramilitary rescue team on a mission to save hostages in guerrilla-held territory in Guatemala a who encounter the deadly Predator, a skilled, technologically advanced alien who stalks and hunts them down.’ R | Sci-Fi |Action Adventure | Thriller
Ratings: 7.1 /10 IMDb | 80% Rotten Tomatoes | 91% Google users liked
Here are other films playing this week and everything you need to know about Harkins! See you at the movies!
Ongoing Scottsdale Outdoor Activities
More Fun things to do in Scottsdale Outdoors
Spring is the ideal time to enjoy the desert sunshine in our beautiful desert! Hiking in Scottsdale is huge. If you don’t hike, there are so many parks and flat trails in the city. See my post and table links below — you won’t believe how much there is to see and do while the weather’s perfect!
Free fun things to do in Scottsdale, include hitting the Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt! Or take a FREE! ride around town on the Scottsdale Trolley weekdays. Take the dogs out to rough-house at the dog parks and make new friends! Did you know Scottsdale is the number 1 pet-friendly city?
Top Golf Scottsdale’s Bargain Special:
MON – FRI 10 AM – Noon | $15 per person | Hit unlimited balls!
How about golf, hiking, strolling or cycling to maximize your outdoor fun for FREE? Disc golf is Free! Here you go — everything you need to know and tables of amenities for fast choices to suit everyone’s wants and needs to seize our sunshine and shade!
Here are posts and tables to ease your search for fun and FREE or low-cost things to do in Scottsdale:
- Hiking, Walking, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing and Horseback Riding
- Golf: Table from N. to S. with all the good stuff!
- The Indian Bend Multi-use Trail
- Parks, Playgrounds, Fishing and Dog Parks
- Scottsdale Cycling and Self-Propelled Wheeling
- Tennis and Pickleball
Be Smart and Safe in the Desert
The desert is a land of extremes. Be smart. Bring plenty of water and snacks. Wear sunscreen, your hat and the right shoes. Check the weather and bring other appropriate gear.
Be mindful of your furry friends, plus tiny and older ones getting too tired and hot.
If hiking, stay on the trail and watch where you’re stepping, for rattlesnakes, cacti and rocks — no bites, pokes, sprains or falls need to spoil your fun. Don’t pester or feed wildlife. Pick up your dog’s poop.
Give yourself plenty of time to make it on and off the trail safely and see a stunning sunrise or sunset!
Scottsdale Outdoor Tours
Are you a visitor or homie seeking a little or a lot of adventure? Fun things to do in Scottsdale await your bucket list! Get guidance from local experts who will show you a good time, out in the spectacular Sonoran Desert or in Old Town. Spring is perfect for exploring our many outdoor fun spots and meeting new friends:
- Arizona Desert Mountain Jeep Tours — ‘Scottsdale’s “Original” AZ Desert Mountain Jeep Tours’
- Sonoran Desert Jeep Tour at Sunset
- Kactus Jock Rydables Tours — if you’re goofy, this is your ride!
- Old Town Scottsdale Tours
- Scottsdale Walking Tours Oct – April — FREE!
- Desert Wolf Tours — ATV tours
- ATV Desert Tours Scottsdale
- Time to Ride Self-guided ATV/UTV tours, Cave Creek
Art, Music, Theater and Comedy
Art Walks and Festivals
Scottsdale ArtWalk FREE!
THU MAR 30, 6:30 – 9 PM | FREE! Scottsdale ArtWalk in Old Town.
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
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
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
- SAT APR 1, 6:30 PM: The ARTrageous Gala | Bloom | Tickets | Civic Center Map
Ravenscroft Jazz in N. Scottsdale
- FRI MAR 31, 7:00 – 9:30 PM: JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: ZAZU WEST — $10
- FRI MAR 31, 7:30 PM: Tito Puente, Jr. | Tickets | Highlands Church Map
Talking Stick Events
- FRI / SAT, 6 – 6:45 PM — FREE! — Yellow Bird Productions – Native American music, dance, stories and dialog in the Fire Garden | MAP
Arizona Board Walk at Talking Stick
SAT APR 1: 10 AM – 4 PM: Scottsdale Sparkle Spring Celebration — FREE! | MAP
Scottsdale Drag Shows
FRI MAR 24 | SAT MAR 18, 7 PM | Illusions the Drag Queen Show | Old Town | MAP
FRI MAR 24, 7 PM: Diva Royale Drag Queen Show | Wasted Grain Old Town | MAP
SAT MAR 25, 1:30 PM | Diva Royale Drag Queen Show | Wasted Grain Old Town | Tickets | MAP
Upcoming Scottsdale Events March / April 2023:
Plan ahead so no more FOMO. Book your Special Scottsdale Resort. Get your tickets. Don’t miss any of these peak Scottsdale experiences:
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
- FRI APR 7, 8 PM: Fran Lebowitz / Comedy | Tickets
- SAT APR 8, 7 PM: Sippin’ Series: Cristilino Tequila | Tickets
- SAT APR 29, 7:30 PM: Takin’ it to the Streets – Doobie Brothers Tribute Band | Tickets | Highlands Church Map
Talking Stick Events
- FRI APR 7 – FRI APR 22 – 8 PM: The Bachelor Live | MAP
- FRI APR 7 / SAT APR 8, 7:30 PM: HOUSE OF FLOYD Pink Floyd Cover Band | FRI Tickets | SAT Tickets | MAP
- FRI APR 21 / SAT APR 22, 7:30 PM: Private Eyes Hall and Oates Tribute Band | FRI Tickets | SAT Tickets
- FRI APR 28 / SAT APR 29, 7:30 PM: Damage Inc Metallica Tribute Band | FRI Tickets | SAT Tickets
Scottsdale Farmers Markets
SAT APR 1:
Old Town Farmers Market — 8 AM – 1 PM. Lots of great food, entertainment, artisanal fare, and people and dog watching! MAP
Farmers Market North Scottsdale — 9 AM – 1 PM @ Living Water Lutheran Church Troon North. Produce, food trucks, live music and artisans. MAP
Churches and Temples in Scottsdale
There are many choices for worship, faith traditions, and community at Scottsdale Churches and Temples. And, if you seek fellowship or are struggling, Scottsdale has a strong 12-Step recovery community. Many recovery meetings are held in churches and temples.
Daylight’s burning — let’s go kick up our heels and not miss a minute of fun Scottsdale events and fun things to do, March 30-April 2, 2023! 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!