5 Local Events to Mark on Your Summer Calendar

Leah MesquitaJune 15, 2023
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Mountain Shadows Resort's Hot Girl Summer Package includes a complimentary bottle of prosecco and 20 percent off poolside cabanas. | Photo courtesy Mountain Shadows
Mountain Shadows Resort's Hot Girl Summer Package includes a complimentary bottle of prosecco and 20 percent off poolside cabanas. | Photo courtesy Mountain Shadows

Want to make the most of your summer? Here are five fun and relaxing opportunities to take advantage of throughout the Valley this June through September.

Stories and Sweets
What’s sweeter than free treats? One of the must-do signature events from Old Town Scottsdale’s June Days calendar is an opportunity for attendees of all ages to enjoy sugary confections from local establishments while learning about the city’s unique history. Paula Jacqueline Cakes & Pastries, Sweet Dee’s Bakeshop and Chin Up Donuts are some of the delicious vendors who will be offering goodies from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy free entry and make reservations on the June Days website.
June 6, 20, and 27
Old Town Scottsdale
7506 E. Indian School Rd., Scottsdale
480-312-7177, oldtownscottsdale.com

Sip + Shop Summer Market Series
Iconic Scottsdale destination Hotel Valley Ho is curating a vibrant atmosphere for visitors and locals alike. This indoor market allows guests the opportunity to taste an abundance of wine, beer and spirits, and enjoy live music from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Those looking to treat their taste buds to an exclusive celebrity chef dinner can make reservations on June 17, July 14 or August 18 at 6 p.m. The meal includes a meet-and-greet reception with the chefs. Tickets for both events must be purchased beforehand.
June 17, July 15 and August 19
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
480-376-2600, hotelvalleyho.com

Tierra Luna Spa Solstice Retreat
This exceptional excursion is your one-stop shop for rejuvenation. The Arizona Biltmore is offering a pleasant way to unwind through a multitude of mindful activities led by wellness experts Danielle Nicole, Sam Harper and Jacquelin Danielle. Participants will be guided on a three-day journey toward self-discovery, including a hefty itinerary of morning strolls, outdoor painting, vision board crafting and more.
September 22-24
Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix
602-955-6600, arizonabiltmore.com

Hot Girl Summer Package
Look and feel your best this summer with a trip to Paradise Valley’s Mountain Shadows Resort. This exclusive package includes a bottle of prosecco, house-made bon bons and $100 credit to PV Mercantile for all your staycation essentials. Grab a book and enjoy 20 percent off daybeds and cabanas, along with a poolside cocktail for prime “hot girl” revitalization.
Through September 3
Mountain Shadows Resort
5445 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley
855-318-8942, mountainshadows.com

‘Craft Your Summer’ Experience
Interested in optimizing your skills in the kitchen? Talking Stick Resort’s award-winning restaurant Orange Sky is offering a series of cooking classes designed to take guests on a journey through the desert Southwest. Chef Martin Yepez plans to immerse participants in all five senses through his culinary passion, touting the importance of fresh ingredients and food integrity. Each class includes two hours of hands-on instruction, a signature cocktail and photo-op.
June 15, July 20, August 3 and August 10
Talking Stick Resort
9800 Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
480-850-7777, talkingstickresort.com