Fiesta Bowl Events in Downtown Scottsdale

Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk

The annual “Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk” will runs from noon to 4 p.m. in the Scottsdale Arts District. Enjoy a warm, sunny afternoon visiting gallery exhibitions and artist receptions. Live music and free samples for many local residents will be part of the day.

The Scottsdale Arts District is located along Main Street, Marshall Way, Stetson and Sixth Avenue, just west of Scottsdale Road, north and south of Indian School Road. Additional information is available at. www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

Battle of the Bands: Marching Band Style

In anticipation of the Fiesta Bowl, Downtown Scottsdale will host college football’s version of “battle of the bands,” The bands from the universities of Texas and Ohio State perform from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in a simulated stadium located just south of the Nordstrom Department Store.

The University of Texas’ ”Showband of the Southwest has a famously varied repertoire ranging from the traditional “Yellow Rose of Texas” to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven.”

The Ohio State University Marching Band is one of the few all-brass and percussion bands in the country and the largest in the world and will play favorites from “Buckeye Battle Cry” to “Hang on Sloopy.”

Tickets are $25 for VIP stadium seating, $15 general admission, $10 for students, and free for those six years and younger, and can be at the Fiesta Bowl office in Downtown Scottsdale, or at the gate Saturday night.

Free parking is available at the SouthBridge garages, Waterfront garages, Nordstrom garage and at Scottsdale Fashion Square, along with the Third Street garage.

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This blog post originally appeared on At Home in Scottsdale.