Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau is out with a list of fun events you might want to take advantage of before summer hits.

 

OLD TOWN FARMERS’ MARKET

Runs through June 25, 2016

Saturdays, 8am-1pm

3806 N. Brown Ave, Scottsdale — located in the parking structure on Brown Ave. between 1st and 2nd Streets (right across from The Mission Restaurant).

Local growers and specialty food producers feature a wide variety of organic and pesticide free produce at the Old Town Farmers’ Market.  Also, look for seasonal specialties such as cider and apples, flowers, free-range beef and eggs, and local cheeses.  You’ll also find, at the Old Town Farmers’ Market, freshly baked artisan breads, Amish friendship breads, jams, picadillies, and tamales.  

 

AJ’S SUMMER WINE SPECTACULAR TASTING EVENT

May 21, 2016

Discover new wines at AJ’s Summer Wine Spectacular Tasting Event. The annual celebration features tastings of more than 40 exceptional wines selected by AJ’s cellar masters, who will be available to provide their expert recommendations for wine and food pairings. Tastings will be complemented with artisan breads and cheeses, shrimp cocktail, sushi, sweets and more. Guests will enjoy live music and a silent auction offering wines and other items from AJ’s and its partners.

 

WAKING UP WITH THE BUTTERFLIES SELF-GUIDED PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION

May 21, 2016

On Saturday, May 21st from 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., guests are invited to Butterfly Wonderland for a quiet hour photographing the butterflies in the tropical rainforest before opening the doors to the public. Attendees will be able to snap photos of awakening butterflies and catch that perfect photo of a new species. ** Tripods are not allowed during this event however, monopods are ok.

 

STRADIVARIUS: ORIGINS AND LEGACY OF THE GREATEST VIOLIN MAKER

Until June 05, 2016 at the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

Only at the MIM, this exhibition introduces the story of how early violin makers from the northern Italian city of Cremona shaped music from the sixteenth century onward. See and hear timeless masterpieces, at the MIM, that were handcrafted by master luthiers, including Andrea Amati, the founding father of the violin; the rogue genius Guarneri del Gesu; and the master himself – Antonio Stradivari. The exhibition includes several modern-day masterworks that demonstrate the continuing influence of Cremona’s early masters.

 

SPRING RESTAURANT WEEK

May 20, 2016 — May 29, 2016

Restaurant Week is not just a Scottsdale affair, but a statewide one that gives you a chance to explore culinary delights from hidden taco shops to high-end restaurants.  Food lovers have a chance to enjoy a three-course, price-fixed dinner for $33 or $44 per person (unless noted: excluding beverages, tax and gratuity) at a number of participating Arizona restaurants.