Native Trails – Downtown Scottsdale (DIY)

  • January 23, 2014 · 12:00 PM
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Do It Yourself (DIY) - This is an unofficial event, posted simply to give you ideas/locations to practice photography on your own. There is no designated PAC Organizer, thus no pre-determined meet area or person in charge. If you wish to meet up with fellow PAC members, feel free to use the event comments area to coordinate among yourselves. If there is enough interest or if a PAC Org decides to lead, then the event will become official! Have fun, be safe, and remember to share your photos!



  • Time: 12pm to 1pm, only an hour, but so much to photograph around that area!
  • Location:
    Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts,
    7380 E. Second Street Scottsdale, AZ 85251
  • Map:
    Native Trails, a series of free outdoor festivals that celebrate the Native American cultures of the Southwest through song and dance.  Performances take place from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the outdoor amphitheater at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park.

    Native Trails brings together traditional instruments, colorful dances, and customary attire to share the stories of Southwestern tribes, including the Hopi, Diné (Navajo), Akimel Au-Authm and San Carlos Apache. You’ll enjoy dances like the Southwest Horse Dance, inter-tribal pow wow dancing, world championship level hoop dancing and the audience-participation round dance. Native Trails also features American Indian artisans, who will be selling specialty items like jewelry, baskets, flutes and paintings.

    Native Trails is adding local merchants who will sell fresh and packaged items indigenous to the area. You can buy and take home bread, muffins, and soup mixes that combine staple ingredients used by Hopi, Diné and Zuni tribes. Meanwhile, food vendors will sell local culinary delights that you can enjoy on the spot for a picnic in Scottsdale’s sunny winter weather.

    Bring your blanket or lawn chair to Civic Center Park and enjoy idyllic weather and exciting performances that will take you on a journey to the first Nations of Arizona and North America.
  • Website – visit to see calendar and free parking information:



After the event, remember to share!!

Practice culling, by loading only a handful of your top photos on this page.

Also, add a top photo as your “open” photo on the PAC G+ community page, or the group FB page, or more if it matches the theme. Who knows maybe you will be chosen as a featured weekly member!

To share more than a handful don’t forget our Flickr group and maybe tweet out your favorite photo, with a hash tag and link to our Club Twitter account!

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** Note: If the event has DYI in the title, it doesn't have an official organizer! No matter who is listed as an Org or Event Host. THE MEETUP SHOULD NOT BE CHARGING YOU TO 'RSVP' - These events have no coordination between the group and any entrance fees or arrangements.



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  • Shari A.

    We thoroughly enjoyed it. Lovely well-done performance. When they started the dancing towards the end it was amazing!

    January 24, 2014

  • Ramona H.

    The performances were well done. I was initially frustrated because I struggled to get a clear shot without speakers, microphones, and wires, but then I realized that they are all part of performance.

    1 · January 23, 2014

  • Skip F.

    I showed up at Scottsdale Center for the Arts well before 12 but did not meet up with anyone. Possibly a missed communication? There was a native American festival going on that was wonderful and offered great photo ops. I got some shots that will be wall art. Perhaps these DYI meetups can offer more specific meeting instructions. I still don't know if I missed it or it didn't happen.

    January 23, 2014

  • Shari A.

    We're coming from Sedona. Would love to meet up or will look for other photographers!

    January 22, 2014

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