Two familiar events are returning to Scottsdale this October with event funding from the Scottsdale City Council.
At its September 20th meeting, the City Council approved a one-year deal for both the Scottsdale Taste of Italy and Music Festival and the Día de los Muertos event.
Allocated from a portion of the Tourism Development Fund for fiscal year 2022-23 designated for event retention and development, the Italian Association will cap $66,000 to produce Scottsdale’s Italian Flavor and Music Festival. receive funds to Lore Southwest Media will receive up to $70,000 for Dia de los Muertos.
The Scottsdale Taste of Italy and Music Festival takes place October 15-16 at the Scottsdale Waterfront. About 10,000 people are estimated to attend the event, which is themed around Italian culture, food and music. The Cultural Festival participated in last year’s Community Event Fundraising Program and received $61,500, city officials reported.
Meanwhile, the Dia de los Muertos in Scottsdale will take place from October 22nd to November 22nd. 2 City officials reported that more than 10,000 people were estimated to have attended. Featuring food, art, and traditions to remember deceased family members, the event includes interactive art, traditional altar displays, folk dances, educational lectures, and musical activities.
The event is expected to be promoted locally, internationally and regionally using all forms of media. The event has previously participated in community events and new event development programs, where he received $13,000 and he received $135,000, respectively, staff reports said.
Both event contracts include funding the promotion of Scottsdale as a destination before the scheduled date.
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