Fun Scottsdale events June 2-5 when temps soar to 114°? There’s a heat advisory. Be smart about your heat limits — and those of your pets and other loved ones. Let’s get out early to walk the dogs, exercise, and get stuff done!
Jump down to Ongoing Scottsdale Outdoor Activities for early morning fun things to do in Scottsdale. And, there are many other cool fun Scottsdale activities for hot weekend days.
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!
- Scottsdale Indoor Activities
- Scottsdale Public, Party Pools and Splash Pads
- Scottsdale Movie Date
- Art, Music, Theater and Comedy
- Scottsdale Farmers Market
- Ongoing Scottsdale Outdoor Activities
- Scottsdale Fun Things Horizon — Plan Ahead So No FOMO!
Scottsdale Indoor Activities
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 and the newly redone pad at Chestnutt Park — both 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 9 – SUN JUNE 12:
Hot desert nights and Camelview movies are a long Scottsdale tradition. Here are my picks this week:
Block Party is a new comedy this week, with Antoinette Richardson and John Amos.
Eiffel, a biography and drama about the man who built the Eiffel Tower and a mysterious woman. Looks like a fun indie summer escape! French with subtitles.
Here are other Scottsdale movies playing this weekend and everything you need to know about Harkins!
Art, Music, Theater and Comedy
THU JUNE 9, 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 10 – 11: 7 PM: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Comedy Theatre | Tickets Pay-What-You-Wish
- SAT JUNE 11: 3 PM — Once Upon a Mattress — | Tickets Pay-What-You-Wish
Ravenscroft Jazz in N. Scottsdale
- FRI JUNE 10, 6 PM — FREE — JAZZBIRD NIGHTS: ASHLEY PEZZOTTI | MAP
- FRI JUNE 10, 8 PM | SAT JUNE 11, 5 and 8 PM: Australia’s Thunder from Down Under, Girls’ Night Outback | Tickets | MAP
Scottsdale Drag Shows
FRI JUNE 10 | SAT JUNE 11, 7 PM | Illusions the Drag Queen Show | MAP
SUN JUNE 12, 1:30 — Illusions the Drag Queen Brunch Show | Old Town | MAP
SUN JUNE 12, 1:30 PM — Diva Royale Drag Queen Show | Old Town | MAP
Scottsdale Farmers Market
SAT JUNE 11
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
Scottsdale Fun Things Horizon — Plan Ahead So No FOMO!
Hold on to your hats, as Scottsdale turns up the summer heat! Check out these upcoming events and get your tickets. So you don’t miss any of these fun things to do in Scottsdale:
Mary Chapin Carpenter @ Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, WED JUNE 15, 8 PM | Tickets
Daylight’s burning — let’s go kick up our heels and not miss a minute of our fun Scottsdale events June 9-12, 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!