Tours

Take in the sunset and join Scottsdale Public Art staff on a one-hour walking tour of the artwork at this year’s Canal Convergence every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the event. Or join Salt River Project (SRP) staff on a one-hour guided walking tour of the engineering marvels and incredible history of the Valley’s canal system. All tours and workshops require pre-registration.

Workshops 

The Nationwide Innovation Zone will return to Canal Convergence this year with an exciting and intriguing mix of workshops. Curated by Scottsdale Arts Learning & Innovation, this selection includes ticketed workshops with Canal Convergence artists and other creatives from our community. View workshop options here. 

Drop-In Activities 

Our drop-in activities offer fun for all ages at the Nationwide Innovation Zone and the Community Roundabout. All activities are free. No registration required. View all free, drop-in activities. 

Performances 

The Herberger Stage at Soleri Plaza will host nightly music and spoken word performances during Canal Convergence. The stage is conveniently located within the Beer and Wine Garden. Additionally, Canal Convergence invites local dancers to perform and interact with the artworks. Check back soon for more information about this year’s performances lineup. 


Beer and Wine Garden 

Soleri Plaza is the designated beer and wine garden for Canal Convergence, providing visitors a chance to enjoy a variety of beverages (including soft drinks) while watching live performances. Additionally, a rotating series of food trucks will be serving up tasty eats. More information coming soon. 


One Water Brewing Showcase 

Canal Convergence is partnering with Scottsdale Water to host a drought-friendly beer festival from 6–10 p.m. on Nov. 4 and 5. The One Water Brewing Showcase will spotlight numerous beers crafted by nine Valley breweries and made from ultra-purified, recycled water delivered directly from Scottsdale’s Advanced Water Treatment Plant.

Partner Event: The Night Run 

Lace up your running shoes at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, for a beautiful sunset 5K run on the Arizona Canal, hosted by The Women’s Collective, before a night of fun at Canal Convergence. The race begins and ends at the parking lot at Goldwater Boulevard and 5th Avenue (south of the Arizona Canal and just west of Canal Convergence). The $40 registration fee includes a T-shirt, swag bag, and fun. Proceeds benefit The Women’s Collective, a nonprofit with the mission of inspiring and elevating women leaders.