January is the perfect time to get out and explore Scottsdale – the weather’s just right, monsoons are gone, and nearly every organization in town has put together a handful of spectacular events to kick off a great year.
Here’s what you can’t miss in January 2019.
5 Can’t Miss Scottsdale Events in January 2019
Arizona Musicfest: Applause (January 12)
29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art (January 12, daily until March 24)
Birds ‘n Beer (January 17)
NightLife at OdySea (January 17)
Regional Unity Walk (January 26)
Arizona Musicfest: Applause
The Arizona Musicfest is celebrating artistry and philanthropy with Applause, featuring special guest artist Tony Desare on January 12, 2019. The performance begins at 5:30 p.m. at Troon Country Club
29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art
The 29th Annual Celebration of Fine Art, held at the southwest corner of Hayden Road and Loop 101, kicks off on January 12, 2019 and goes on daily until March 24. The interactive atmosphere includes artists creating beautiful works across all mediums, such as sculpture, jewelry, glass blowing, photography and more.
Birds ‘n Beer
Birds ‘n Beer – a great combination, if you ask us – at the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center is a recurring monthly event, and if you’ve never been before, now is the time to start. It features local craft beer and wine supplied by Arizona Wilderness Brewing Company. The January 17 topic is “A River of Stories: Creating an Inclusive Colorado River Community.”
NightLife at OdySea
Open to adults 21 and up only, NightLife at OdySea Aquarium kicks off this year with Game Night. You’ll have full beverage service for purchase throughout the aquarium, live music, and traditional games like dominoes, Uno, Scrabble and Jenga. in Kids’ Cove, you’ll find bigger games, including Super-Sized Jenga, Super-Sized Connect Four, cornhole and more. You can even play pop culture trivia in Deep Ocean Theater and compete for prizes like tickets to BODIES REVEALED, Butterfly Wonderland, SeaTREK and more.
Regional Unity Walk
January 26 is the big day for the Regional Unity Walk, where Scottsdale residents join neighbors from other Valley communities, including Mesa, Phoenix and Tempe, to promote mutual respect and understanding. The event begins at Tempe Beach Park at 4:30 p.m., where there’s a festival and a one-mile walk over the Mill Avenue Bridge at 6 p.m. You’ll enjoy live musical performances, information booths and light fare during and after the festival.