Its the Scottsdale Arts Festival Time!

Posted on Mar 8, 2018
Its the Scottsdale Arts Festival Time!

Do you know where you will be from Friday, March 9 to Sunday, March 11, 2018? One of the most poplar and “not-to-be-missed” events will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park - the Scottsdale Arts Festival. Make your weekend plans now around this great family-friendly annual event that offers fabulous foods, musical performances and of course many wonderful artists.


  • HopiToWa – A collaboration of Native American and Japanese spiritual fusion music performances from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Amphitheater.
  • Olympus Mons Trio – Jazz music from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the Fountain Stage.
  • The Blood Feud Family Singers – American music that is described as “Up-tempo down-hearted poetic-philosophic country-fried hostility for sentimental haters.” Enjoy this group in the Amphitheater from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • AJ Odneal – Indie entertainment offered on the Fountain Stage from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Painted Soul Featuring Desiree White – Blues music at the Amphitheater from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The Swamp Poets – Blues music on the Fountain Stage from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Jaleo – Classified as World Fusion Music, in the Amphitheater from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Steve Ayotee – Enjoy folk music with this entertainer on the Fountain Stage from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Many wonderful artists are invited to participate in the Scottsdale Art Festival. Artists from all over the country are chosen to exhibit their works are selected by a group of talented professional artists. Prizes and awards are given to artists throughout the festival for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories including sculpture, painting, jewelry, woodworking, photography, ceramics, glass, printmaking, textiles and more. You can even vote for your favorite artist through the People’s Choice Award. Ballots can be picked up at any artist’s station, filled out, and dropped in a receiving ballot box in the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.


Food trucks and food vendors will be available throughout the festival grounds and will include something for everyone, so bring your appetite! Choose from:

  • The Maine Lobster Lady
  • Press Italian Street Food
  • Short Leash Hot Dogs/Soundbit
  • Local Lunchbox
  • Tom’s BBQ
  • Satay Hut
  • Que Sazón
  • United Lunchadores
  • Lulu’s Italian Ice
  • Barrie’s Original Kettle Corn
  • Paletas Betty
  • Even Stevens
  • Riley’s Spice of Life
  • Untamed Confections
  • Sweet Street Mini Donuts

The Scottsdale Art Festival is a favorite annual family-friendly event and one of the best ways to kick off the spring season. Don’t miss it! 

If you would like to view any Scottsdale homes for sale while you are way to or from the Scottsdale Art Festival, contact a Scottsdale realtor from Launch Real Estate today.