Family Friendly Things To Do in and Around Scottsdale {August 2022}

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Back to school and LOTS to do! Our monthly guide for August events in and around Scottsdale is here.

Looking for back to school information? Check out our guide HERE!


What does being voted Best Kids Indoor Entertainment mean? For our partners at OdySea, it means exploring penguins and otters and sharks!  You can even touch Sting Rays. All indoors! Go and check it out!


What are your favorite events happening this month? Are there any that I haven’t covered? Please comment below and let us know how you’ll be enjoying the hot summer month of July here in Scottsdale.  

Have you joined one of our community groups yet?  

We have two Facebook groups for Scottsdale moms to connect, support and encourage each other. Join a group based on what part of Scottsdale you’re in, North or South. Visit the links below and request to join today! Please feel free to share any events you are aware of that other local mamas should know about, too.  

SMB Community & Connection {North Scottsdale}

SMB Community & Connection {South Scottsdale}

 

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July 2022

Immersive Monet Experience

July 28 - September 24

Immersive Monet & The Impressionists is a tantalizing exploration of vibrant colors on a jaw-dropping scale – step inside to be swept away! The Impressionists were radicals that shook up the art world in the 19th century. Striving to capture the ever-elusive effects of sunlight and movement in expressive brushstrokes, they captured both the transient nature of beauty, and the timeless beauty of nature. From Monet’s celebrated water lilies to Degas’s graceful dancers and so much more, step inside living…

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Dad’s Modern Cocktails & Eatery Introduces Dads’ Weekly Date Night Kids’ Menu

July 28 @ 11:00 am - December 29 @ 10:00 pm

Dad’s Modern Cocktails & Eatery was founded by three local dads who wanted to create legacies for their own families and a welcoming environment where kids and their parents can hang out and enjoy a great meal (and cocktails… for the adults, of course!). With that in mind, the owners have created a special “Dad’s Date Night Kids Menu” that encourages parents to take their kids out on a “date” … or to let the kids join their parents on…

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Immersive Monet & The Impressionists

July 29 - September 18
Lighthouse ArtSpace Phoenix, 4301 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 United States
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Immersive Monet & The Impressionists invites families to “step inside” the iconic works of Impressionist artists such as Claude Monet, Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Mary Cassatt, and many more. With state-of-the-art video mapping, ground-breaking animations, and dreamlike music, visitors are encircled from head-to-toe in the brushstrokes and sounds of inspiring works including Monet's celebrated water lilies and Degas' graceful dancers. The exhibit's grand opening is July 29, 2022 and is scheduled to run through September 18, 2022. Immersive Monet &…

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August 2022

Uptown Farmer’s Market

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

5757 North Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85012, 5757 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the day after Christmas (December 26 2020), but will be open 8a-1p the day after New Year (January 2, 2021). Wednesday Hours: 9a-12p Address: North Phoenix Baptist Church (5757 North Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85012) Cross Streets: Bethany Home/Central Avenue (SE Corner, Look for the Uptown Banner) Parking: Is plentiful on this 40-acre property

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Reptile Encounter Talk

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Every Friday of the month
butterfly wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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FREE with admission

Theater Join Assistant Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians Charlie DePuy as he introduces guests to some of Butterfly Wonderland’s most amazing and charismatic rainforest animal friends! Be amazed watching Bennie the Ball Python climb a rock wall and meet Draco, the most charming and charismatic Chinese Water Dragon! Special Q & A session for guests as well. FREE WITH ADMISSION.

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Free First Friday Night at Children’s Museum of Phoenix

August 5 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

The Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 315 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85034 United States
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Free

The museum is open from 5pm-9pm FREE OF CHARGE for everyone the first Friday of most months! Please note that the Museum’s Free First Friday hours are 5pm to 9pm. Take the Metro Light Rail! If riding the Rail, exit the 3rd Street/Washington station (Westbound) or 3rd Street/Jefferson station (Eastbound). It is a short walk on 7th Street to the Museum. Get on board!

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HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCKS LIVE

August 6 @ 12:30 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

One event on August 7, 2022 at 2:30 pm

Gila River Arena, 9400 W Maryland Ave
Glendale, AZ 85305
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For the first time ever, Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live will visit Gila River Arena from August 6-7 for three epic performances. Fans of all ages will enjoy an exciting lineup of monster trucks as they experience the thrill of watching the iconic Hot Wheels Monster Truck toys come to life in a full-size, kid-focused, immersive Hot Wheels experience.

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Uptown Farmer’s Market

August 6 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

5757 North Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85012, 5757 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85012
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CURRENT LOCATION + HOURS + DETAILS Days of Operation: Open every Saturday and Wednesday morning Saturday Hours: 8a-1p. Uptown Saturday is closed the day after Christmas (December 26 2020), but will be open 8a-1p the day after New Year (January 2, 2021). Wednesday Hours: 9a-12p Address: North Phoenix Baptist Church (5757 North Central Avenue Phoenix AZ 85012) Cross Streets: Bethany Home/Central Avenue (SE Corner, Look for the Uptown Banner) Parking: Is plentiful on this 40-acre property

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Foam Frenzy

August 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 7, 2022

arizona boardwalk courtyard, 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Suite E-100
Scottsdale, AZ 85256 United States
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FREE

Free Event. No Admission or Activity Fees Required Beat the heat and back-to-school blues at the FINAL Foam Frenzy of the summer featuring endless foam parties, classic fire truck water play, water squirter battle zones, and other fun water activities! Free Event. No Admission or Activity Fees Required.

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DOWNTOWN TEMPE’S PARK AFTER DARK EVENT SERIES

August 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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every second and fourth Saturday through September
6th Street Park, 24 East 6th Street
Tempe, 85281 United States
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Free

The heat may be on, but a cooldown is happening in Downtown Tempe this summer. The popular Park After Dark summer event series returns under the cool shade trees at 6th Street Park. Attendees will discover plenty of refreshing fun and entertainment for all ages beginning Saturday, June 11, and running every second and fourth Saturday through September. Each free event features a rotating lineup of entertainment, outdoor games, and beer and wine vendors. The kickoff event on Saturday, June…

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