JANUARY 13, 2016

63rd Annual Scottsdale Parada Del Sol 2015 Event Calendar

PONY EXPRESS – The Hashknife Pony Express Riders leave Holbrook on the 27th and come down the Mogollon Rim with U.S. mail for two days. It is a 200-mile horseback ride with 25 riders and 20,000 pieces of mail that arrive in Scottsdale on Jan. 29 at noon. You can meet riders and mail at the bronze statue on Marshall Way and E. Via Soleri. Mail your letters by Jan. 22 to: Postmaster, Holbrook, AZ 86025 -- write Via Pony Express on the bottom left corner of envelope or get the Official Hashknife collector envelopes for $1 at the Scottsdale Post Office or Scottsdale’s Museum of the West. www.hashknifeponyexpress.com

PONY EXPRESS RALLY – Jan. 29 (1:15 - 3 pm) Free! Meet riders and their horses at the Scottsdale Museum of the West at 3830 N. Marshall Way. Get photos, talk to the riders and learn about the history of the pony express.

SCOTTSDALE WESTERN WEEK – Feb. 8 to 13 - Celebrate this week in your business or school. Dress for the West in urban or country cowboy attire and celebrate old west heritage in the "West's Most Western Town." www.scottsdaleparade.com

PARADE: – Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon. Don't forget it is free admission for the entire family for the day in Old Town Scottsdale. The parade will have more than 100 entries with horses, bands, antique vehicles, stagecoaches, carriages and cowboy riders. The theme this year is Stars of Scottsdale and celebrates historic Scottsdale families. Get information for parade participation, route maps, vendors, traffic at: www.scottsdaleparade.com

TRAILS END FESTIVAL – Feb 13, from noon to 5 p.m. It's all free admission in downtown, so plan on staying after the parade with your friends and family to visit the cowboy kid’s fun zone and Western, Hispanic, Native American cultural entertainment areas. There will be three stages, bands, and dancing in Old Town Scottsdale all afternoon. Meet your friends for dinner at one of the area restaurants to keep everyone satisfied until the adults can head to the old Rusty Spur for dancing later that night. www.scottsdaleparade.com

PRO RODEO – Feb. 25-28, West World. Go to www.paradadelsol.org for advance tickets. There will be pro bull riding, bucking broncos, roping, bareback riding, entertainment and vendor booths, Group tickets available and VIP seating.