Scottsdale January 2022

Scottsdale January 2022 Events

Scottsdale January 2022 Events

Start the New Year off in Phoenix!

Average temperature low and high: 43° - 66°
While January is the second coldest month of the year in Scottsdale, generally the area only experiences mild winter temperatures.  This month is an excellent time to hit the hiking trails, when it's not overwhelmingly hot, but there's plenty of other activities available as well.

January Event Calendar

NYE Kizomba Kultura

NYE Kizomba Kultura

Three days and three nights of non-stop dancing make Kizomba Kultura one of the country's most incredible cultural dance festivals. The best Kizomba DJs bring the energy to the dancefloor and pool, evening, and night parties. The DJs and world-class dance instructors host educational workshops on Kizomba culture and dance. The 3-day event also offers superb African cuisine and other theme parties. Tickets are offered as full passes for the duration of the event, which you can check out on the event's website. This family-friendly event is truly one-of-a-kind full of dance, education, and celebration.

The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Show

The Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy Show

Hilarious, twisted, and fresh, The Cosmonauts are one of the longest-running sketch comedy troupes in Arizona, celebrating their tenth anniversary of performing on stages around the Valley. They don't do improv but rather perform 100%-scripted original sketches they write themselves. Think SNL if it were R-rated. The Cosmonauts are Official Selections of the 2021 Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, the 2021 Portland Comedy Film Festival, the 2020 San Francisco Sketchfest, the 2018 Joshua Tree International Improv/Comedy Festival, and numerous local festivals. They are also semi-regulars on Go Sketch Yourself, a streaming sketch show on Twitch hosted by The Pack Theater in Los Angeles. Cosmonauts Sketch Comedy shows contain mature content. Ages 18 and over only. This production is independent of Desert Stages Theatre and requires proof of complete vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID-19 PCR test result within 72 hours of show dates before entry. Audience members must wear masks.

Southwest Gospel Music Festival

Southwest Gospel Music Festival

Enjoy performances by Legacy Five, Greater Vision, and other gospel artists at the Southwest Gospel Music Festival.  In between musicians, comedian Tim Lovelace will keep guests laughing with his stand-up comedy.  Tickets cost between $28 and $99 and can be purchased here.

Rock 'n' Roll Arizona

Rock \'n\' Roll Arizona

You won’t participate in many races more fun and exhilarating than the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon or 1/2 marathon. It’s enjoyable for all fitness levels; the Rock ‘n’ Roll races are held across the country and are known for their live music and excitement along the courses. The one held in Arizona is a rather flat course that goes through Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe. If you’re not up for a marathon or half marathon, there’s also a 5K, a 10K, and a kids race. Depending on the race, registration fees range from $49-$129. Even if you opt to cheer on the sidelines, it’s truly an event that’s fun for all! 

Annual Onesie Bar Crawl - Scottsdale

Annual Onesie Bar Crawl - Scottsdale

Wear your favorite onesie and crawl popular bars for drinks in Scottsdale's Old Town during the Onesie Bar Crawl.  After visiting the five participating bars, head to a hot afterparty and dance the night away in complete comfort.  Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased here.

8123 Fest

8123 Fest

3OH!3, Tessa Violet, and State Champs are just a few of the many artists that will be performing at 8123 Fest.  Enjoy pop-up shops, drinks, and food from local vendors in between amazing contests by new and popular artists.  Tickets cost between $55 and $120 and can be purchased here.

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Take A Hike

Take A Hike
Scottsdale is convenient to some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the country and January is an excellent time to explore some of them.  Hikers looking for just a bit of a challenge will like Pinnacle Peak Summit Trail, but for more of a challenge, check out Tom's Thumb Trail.

Find A New Vibe At A Theme Bar

Find A New Vibe At A Theme Bar
Scottsdale has a number of unique, themed bars for you to visit, such as the retro Shelter Lounge, replete with 60s decor, or the summery Hula's Modern Tiki bar, with leis and giant fishbowl drinks.  Whatever your interest, you can find a club that takes it over-the-top for a memorable night.