Some of the best local bands come together to play weekly. Upcoming performances are: Diamond in the Rough (April 29); Rubicon (May 6); Rock Lobster (May 13) and Learning to Fly (May 20).
When: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sundays
Where: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
Cost: Free; train and carousel tickets are $2, kids younger than 2 ride free
Moonlit Drive-In Movie
Families can check out features like Cars 3 (April 21) and Coco (April 28), with a canned food donation to Harvest Compassion Food Bank, at The Promenade. Be sure to bring blankets or chairs, or simply park the car and enjoy.
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturdays
Where: The Promenade, 16427 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Cost: Free admission
Info: 480-385-2820, scottsdalepromenade.com
Teddy Bear Tea Party
Preschooler ages 6 and younger are invited to bring their favorite Teddy bear to jump and play with at AZ Air Time trampoline park. Complimentary iced tea, lemonade and cookies will be served.
When: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, May 4
Where: AZ Air Time, 13802 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 145, Scottsdale
Cost: $6 per hour per child
Info: 480-427-2000, azairtime.com
April Pool’s Day
Get ready for summer safety at April Pool’s Day, Scottsdale’s free annual water safety awareness event. It features a mock rescue scenario with the Scottsdale Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services, interactive booths, games and drowning prevention awareness.
When: 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 29
Where: Eldorado Aquatic Center, 2301 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale
Free Movies in the Desert: The Little Mermaid
Come see The Little Mermaid on the outdoor patio at OdySea Aquarium. Revisit this Disney classic about a mermaid princess who dreams of a love – and a world – that’s something more. Arrive early for themed photo ops, dance performances and giveaways.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 12
Where: OdySea in the Desert, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
Camp Hubbard Open House
Families are invited to visit. The camp offers one-week sessions for campers ages 4 1/2 to 16. Kids will learn basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, archery and swimming. There’s also a teenage leadership camp for ages 13 to 16.
When: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 6 (open house)
Where: Camp Hubbard at Thunderbird Academy, 7410 E. Sutton Drive, Scottsdale
Cost: $175 to $240 per week
Info: 602-971-4044, hubbardsports.com
Storytime for Tots
Tots ages 2 to 5 can visit the birthday room to partake in storytime, which includes stories and crafts featuring butterflies and caterpillars.
When: 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, May 9 and May 23
Where: Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale
Cost: $15.95 (children) to $25.95 (adults); storytime free with paid admission
Enjoy a special field trip for homeschool students including exclusive pricing on these days by going to ButterflyWonderland.com, click group events and then homeschool.
When: Various times Monday, May 14, and Tuesday, May 15
Where: Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale
Cost: $10, students; $15, adults
Info: 480-800-3000, ext. 206
Italian Film Festival for Children
A selection of short animated and live-action films for children ages 6 to 12, in collaboration with the Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia – Animazione.
When: 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 27
Where: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale
Cost: Call for cost
Dance Through the Ages: A Celebration of Joy
This two-hour family-friendly performance showcases more than 100 adult and youth performers in dance, music and musical theater. The history of dance as a unifying cultural experience will include the genres of African, Indian, ballet, flamenco, tango de passion, bachata, musical theater, tap, jazz, hip-hop and contemporary.
When: 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29
Where: Cactus Shadows Fine Art Center, 33606 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale
Cost: $15, online; $25, at the door; free for children 10 and younger