The Old West is etched in our history like a pocket-knife carving on a mesquite tree. We’ve held tight to our past. It’s what makes this area so likable. Every year, Western Week rekindles the embers of our rich heritage and ensures our western legacy glows as brightly as it did a century ago. All are welcome to experience what can only be described as one “heck of a good time” – parades, the Hashknife Pony Express, Native American festivals, gold mining, live music, and museum exhibits.
Mark your calendars, slide into your best leather boots (or comfortable pair of sneakers), and ride out to see what all the fuss is about.
The event begins with the Parada Del Sol parade beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 just south of Scottsdale and Camelback roads at the top of Old Town.
Promoters say to plan on being in Old Town Scottsdale all day with your friends to experience Arizona’s old west entertainment. Groups and bus tours are welcome and there is plenty of parking for large vehicles.
The Parada del Sol Historic Parade has been a Scottsdale tradition since 1953, the official website states. The streets of Old Town Scottsdale welcome over 30,000 spectators and nearly 150 Parade entries marching down Scottsdale Road.