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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August 2022

HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCKS LIVE

August 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 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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Foam Frenzy

August 7 @ 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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Improv Classes (In-Person) Adults 18+

August 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$25.00

This monthly Improv Intensive is your chance to spend 2 hours in-person getting into the nitty-gritty of improvising. This class is, well, INTENSE! Warm-ups, skills, games, principles and more! All participants MUST pre-register. ​Ages 18+ $25.00 per person ($2 for processing fee) 2 hour class. https://www.seandillingham.com/classes

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Reptiles Up Close

August 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until August 28, 2022

butterfly wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85256
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FREE with admission

Reptile Exhibit area In this interactive experience, enjoy an educational talk with Butterfly Wonderland’s Reptile General Curator Lindsey Meder. Learn about the many reptiles and amphibians that share the rainforests with tropical butterflies. Watch as she feeds the Cuvier’s Dwarf caiman and learn about their behavior and diet. There will also be a Q & A session with Lindsey. FREE WITH ADMISSION.

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HOT WHEELS MONSTER TRUCKS LIVE

August 7 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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Acting Class (Scene Study) In-Person Adults 18+

August 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$40.00

Scene Study is a very broad description for an acting class that will vary depending on the teacher or school that teaches it. Its foundation is in the performance of a "scene" or a segment of a play, commercial, tv show or film by the student. From this performance the instructor gives notes and suggestions to improve the student's acting. ​All participants MUST pre-register. Ages: 18+​​. Currently a once per month class! 2 hour class! $40 + ($2 processing fee)…

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Uptown Farmer’s Market

August 10 @ 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 12 @ 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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Uptown Farmer’s Market

August 13 @ 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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DOWNTOWN TEMPE’S PARK AFTER DARK EVENT SERIES

August 13 @ 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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