1) Scottsdale Fashion Square
Scottsdale is the shopping center of the Southwest. Scottsdale’s Fashion Square attracts both international and domestic visitors and includes retailers from Burberry, Bulgari, Cartier, CH Carolina Herrera, David Yurman, Gucci, Kate Spade new york, Microsoft, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Omega, Ted Baker London and Tory Burch. Scottsdale also includes Barneys New York, Dillards, Macys, Louis Vutton, Lin Marcus and Nordstorm.
Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
2) Local Grocery Stores
Sprout’s Farmers Market
One of the most highly recommended local grocery stores to shop for healthy body and mind is Sprout’s Farmers Market. Given five stars on yellowpages many local Scottsdale residents recommend the market for its for its cleanliness, easily accessible produce and its convenience.
4402 N Miller Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Another popular grocery store to visit for all your healthy food needs is Trader Joes. Healthy, delicious, inexpensive, wine with great bargains, with a great variety in selection. One reviewer writes, “Each week holds many surprises for me and our menu...always look forward to shopping here!!”
6202 N Scottsdale Rd
If you are from the South Asian sub-continent, Bharat Bazaar is a great place to find some ethnic specific food. Friendly customer service, prices and innovative promotions make this place great to shop for all your needs.
933 E University Dr #114
Lee Lee Oriental Supermarket
OUR STORY You’re not going to find your typical neighborhood grocery store here. What you’ll discover is an experience in itself. Food enthusiasts, adventurers, chefs and families looking for authentic flavors of home will find an international supermarket that brings the culinary traditions from all over of the world under one roof.
OUR FOOD At Lee Lee International Supermarket, you’ll find a variety of goods that you never knew existed. From China to Brazil and beyond, you’ll find authentic flavors and exotic tastings from over 30 countries scattered across the world. Be adventurous. Be bold. Get inspired and add variety to your culinary adventure.
7575 W Cactus Rd, Peoria, AZ 85381
3) The Gelato Spot
Looking to cool down this summer with a small warm-up? The Gelato Spot in Scottsdale is a great place for some amazing Gelato with great variety. They have the right amount of everything. Their late hours are helpful when you want to just spend some time out and relax.
4166 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480) 425-8100
4) San Francisco Giants Spring Training in Scottsdale
Scottsdale Stadium is the exclusive home of the San Francisco Giants. Located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale this gem of a ballpark lets fans soak up the sun while checking out the amazing view of Camelback Mountain. With a capacity of 12,000, Scottsdale Stadium is one of the larger venues in the Cactus League with a feel that brings fans closer to the action than they have ever been.
Recently remodeled, Scottsdale Stadium now gives fans an easy opportunity to walk around the entire concourse to check out the newly added practice facilities, shop at one of the many Giants Dugout Stores, and sample the wide variety of concession stands.
While visiting the Valley of the Sun this Spring, be sure to plan an outing to beautiful Scottsdale Stadium to root on the San Francisco Giants.
7408 East Osborn Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
5) Super Bowl XLIX 2015
Super Bowl XLIX is scheduled to play on February 1st 2015 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, home of the Arizona Cardinals. This will be the second Super Bowl played in that stadium, and the third one held in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Scottsdale, Arizona is poised to be the number one vacation hot spot for all the Super Bowl goers. So if you’re in town for the Super Bowl, check out Scottsdale to have a great time!
6) Local events in the month of July
Diamondbacks vs. Tigers
Chase Field (Phoenix), times vary
Summer Concert Series:
Kierland Commons, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
July 27 & 28
Discovery Film Series: Tattoo
Scottsdale Center for the Performing
Arts, 2 p.m. (7/27) / 7 p.m. (7/28)
7) August events listed below
Arizona Cardinals Training Camp Practice Sessions
Watch the open practice sessions at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Free admission.
In 2014: July 26 - August 22
Arizona Diamondbacks Baseball
The Arizona Diamondbacks play professional baseball at Chase Field in Phoenix.
In 2014: Various dates in August
Arizona Rookie League Baseball
Minor League Baseball has 12 Rookie League teams in the Phoenix area. The season takes place in June, July and August, 56 games. There are 12 teams in the Phoenix area. You can catch a game (free admission, usually in the evening) in Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Scottsdale, Glendale, Goodyear, Peoria, or Surprise.
In 2014: Various dates in August
Birds in the Garden
Join expert birders for a morning bird walk along the Garden trails. Everyone, including first-time birders, is welcome. Wear a hat, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars if available. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix at 7 a.m. This activity is included in the regular admission fee.
In 2014: Every Monday in August
Birds 'n' Beer
Birds 'n Beer offers local professionals a fun and refreshing way to learn about Arizona birds and other wildlife while networking with fellow nature-lovers. Have a cold brew while enjoying an enlightening and lively presentation on Arizona nature. Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center in Phoenix. RSVP requested 602-468-6470.
In 2014: August 14
Dog Days of Summer
Glendale's annual canine celebration. Pet activities, contests, prizes, picnic. Downtown Glendale.
In 2014: August 2
Downtown Chandler Art Walk
Visit more than 70 artisans set up along the streets in front of the unique shops and cafes ofHistoric Downtown Chandler. Free.
In 2014: Third Friday of the month
El Zaribah Corn Fest & Arts and Crafts Show
Food, corn for sale, craft vendors, music prizes. Free admission. Phoenix.
In 2014: August 23, 24
Science fiction and fantasy convention. Seminars, demos, gaming, LARPs, charity auction, anime room. Authors, artists, musicians. Previously known as CooperCon. Avondale.
In 2014: August 22 – 24
Visit more than 80 downtown Phoenix art galleries, studios and art spaces. Free.
In 2014: First Friday of the month
Flashlight Tours at Desert Botanical Garden
See, hear and feel the desert night including, nighthawks, tortoises, insects and night-blooming flowers. Bring a flashlight and wear comfortable shoes. Tours begin at 7 p.m. Recommended for families and children of all ages. Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
In 2014: every Thursday and Saturday in August
Free Art Friday
Preschoolers and their parents participate in an activity involving art and/or music. The theme varies from month to month. No registration required. Free. Tempe.
In 2014: August 8
Hell City Tattoo Festival
A Phoenix tattoo convention held in central Phoenix. Get tattooed, enter tattoo competitions, attend educational seminars, visit the Heck City kids area and more.
In 2014: August 15 – 17
Dancing, singing, music, plays. An India Independence Day celebration. Phoenix.
In 2014: August 23
We will constantly updating information about events in the Scottsdale area, stay tuned.
The above information has been compiled from various website sources.