The Ultimate Guide to Super Bowl Events in Scottsdale

Whether you’re planning to visit Arizona for the Super Bowl, which will be played at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, or you’re a local, there are oodles of things to do leading up to the NFL’s big game.

That same week, Phoenix will be hosting the annual Waste Management Phoenix Open. This means there will be added buzz to Super Bowl week. Every year, the biggest sporting event in North America attracts tens of thousands of people, as the spotlight shines on the host city. There will probably never be a region more beautiful to have the Super Bowl in, than the Phoenix area.

Consult this guide before you make your plans for that week and Super Bowl 57 weekend. Only proper planning can ensure you’ll have the best drinks, get the most amazing swag, and see the biggest celebrities in February. All times are local Arizona time.

Super Bowl 57 Fast Facts

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: State Farm Stadium, Glendale AZ
  • What: Super Bowl 57
  • Who: Champions of the AFC and NFC

This will be the fourth time the Super Bowl is played in Arizona. The others were in 1996, 2007, and 2015. Arizona makes history this year by being the first state with legalized online sports betting to host a Super Bowl.

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Sports Illustrated  The Party

  • When: Saturday, February 11, 8 p.m.
  • Where: Talking Stick Resort
  • Tickets: VIP tables hosted by WYNN Nightlife are available for a fee.
  • Details:

The annual Super Bowl nightlife event returns, this time in Scottsdale! This entertainment extravaganza is labeled as “Big Game Weekend’s Most Exclusive Event“.

Enjoy the musical stylings of chart-topping hit-maker and rapper/rocker Machine Gun Kelly. Groove to the electronic dance music of DJ/producer duo The Chainsmokers. You’ll also see Chantel Jeffries and Irie spinning music as special guest DJ’s.

Sports Illustrated The Party is presented by Captain Morgan and will take place inside a custom-built 100,000-square-foot mega-structure located on the grounds of Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Every seat and table will have a fantastic view of the entertainment stage.

All attendees will receive complimentary gourmet bites and access to the five-hour open bar. The party is for those 21 and over.

Kevin Hart with friends at the Sports Illustrated Super Bowl party in southern California in 2022.

Shaq’s Fun House

  • When: Friday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. until Saturday, Feb. 11 at 2 a.m.
  • Where: Talking Stick Resort
  • Tickets: Start at $349.99, and go up to $10,000 VIP Bottle Service tables
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This butt-shaking party is hosted by NBA legend and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal, who will also perform at the event as DJ Diesel. Shaq will welcome Snoop Dogg, Diplo, and Myles O’Neal to the stage as well. 

All tickets to this event are promoted as “part music festival, part carnival,” including food and drinks at the open bar. For more bottle options and VIP experiences, choose among the other ticket levels: $349.99, $1,199.99, and $10,000. Or purchase one of the COMBO TICKETS and add on either the Gronk Beach or Sports Illustrated The Party event, or get all three.

Talking Stick Resort doesn’t offer a big-name brand sportsbook, but the resort and casino still has sports betting. Guests can find betting kiosks located throughout the casino, and a betting window by the Sage Bar.

Historic Old Town ESPN Main Street Tailgate

During the days leading up to Super Bowl 57, ESPN will broadcast several hours of live Super Bowl coverage from the beautiful streets of Scottsdale’s Old Town neighborhood.

To pay homage to one of the greatest southwestern cities in the U.S., the theme of ESPN’s programming will be the Old West. Witness a performance by Sprague the Singing Cowboy, the Bronze Cowboy living statue, and Johnny Hotshot, a trick roper and gunslinger.

Depending on when you’re there, you may see a live episode of ESPN’s flagship show, SportsCenter. Or one of the many celebrities who work for the network, including 3x Super Bowl champion Troy Aikman, Emmy award winner Chris Berman, and NFL insider Adam Schefter.

This event is perfect for families and football fans of all ages. Play games, partake in free tasting opportunities, or get swag in historic Old Town in Scottsdale.

Tailgate Time Machine Block Party

Remember the early 2000s? Wasn’t that long ago, but in some ways, it feels like it, right? The 2nd annual Tailgate Time Machine Block Party will transport partygoers 20 years into the past. No tickets to Super Bowl 57? Enjoy the game on Sunday from 80 TVs, and two Arizona-sky-sized LED screens.

On Feb. 10, American rap artist T-Pain will perform live. See the event website for tickets. This promises to be Scottsdale’s most prominent outdoor party with a steady lineup of special guests, including The Hot Chick and Boondocks, Baby Bash, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug.

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Off the Field Players Wives’ Charity Fashion Show

  • When: Friday, Feb. 10, 1-4 p.m.
  • Where: Scottsdale Fashion Square
  • Tickets: Unknown
  • Details:

Back for a 22nd season at the Super Bowl, the Off the Field Players Wives’ Charity Fashion Show combines good deeds with good duds. This event is organized and hosted by the non-profit group of NFL wives, focused on raising money for charities across the country.

Models on the runway will include many high-profile NFL players wives and other celebrities. Proceeds from the fashion sale will support Arizona charitable foundations.

Rolling Stone Live

Here’s the rock-and-roll legend event that annually kicks off Super Bowl weekend. The Clayton House will be the backdrop for Rolling Stone Live where celebrities, athletes, VIPs, and influencers come together to create a star-studded event. And yes, you’ll see musicians, famous ones. This event is hosted by Rolling Stone, after all.

Live performances are planned by Ludacris, The Kid LAROI, Travis Scott, Migos, Big Sean, Steven Tyler, Charlie XCX, Elle King, T Pain, and 21 Savage. Proceeds support the American Cancer Society.

Gronk Beach

  • When: Sunday, Feb. 12, Noon
  • Where: Talking Stick Resort, Scottsdale
  • Tickets: Start at $199
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Rob Gronkowski returns to his old stomping grounds to host a Super Bowl Sunday event in the same region where he played college football at the University of Arizona. The four-time Super Bowl champion tight end is everyone’s favorite party buddy, and this time he’ll be the master of ceremonies for the ultimate beach party and music festival.

This event, like Shaq’s Fun House and Sports Illustrated The Party, will take place at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale. Headliners for Gronk’s Beach party include 21 Savage, Diplo, and Lil Jon. All tickets come with access to the six-hour open bar. You’ll also love complimentary bites.

Here’s a short video from Gronk’s Beach event in Las Vegas last year.

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Dan Holmes

Dan Holmes has written three books about sports. He previously worked for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Major League Baseball. He enjoys writing, running, and lemon bars. He lives near Lake Michigan with his daughters and usually has an orange cream soda nearby.