Kierland POP

Photo courtesy of Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance/Kierland POP

The fourth annual Kierland POP festival offers a modified weekend filled with diverse distanced experiences in open-air outdoor setting with live performances, artisan market and more.

This year, area residents and visitors can embrace the arrival of fall in the desert with the annual open-air outdoor Kierland POP festival, planned for Nov. 13–15 in Scottsdale. The three-day festival includes a series of socially distanced, pop-up experiences — featuring Arizona visual and performing artists, and outdoor recreation. The fourth annual festival will take on a socially distanced approach for arts experiences, while supporting local artists who have been greatly affected by the pandemic. Attendees can experience outdoor live music and entertainment, an artisan market, a night run and more. It all takes place at Kierland Commons and The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.

5K Night Run

The Kierland POP celebration begins at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa Friday, Nov. 13, with a ticketed 5K Night Run that’s open to the public. Held from 5–8pm, attendees can run or walk around The Westin Kierland Golf Club during a safe, socially distanced event featuring a staggered start. All proceeds from the event support Arizona cancer charity: Don't Be A Chump, Check For A Lump. Registration is available at

The POP Experience

Saturday, Nov. 14, 10am–5pm, and Sunday, Nov. 15, 11am–4pm, Kierland POP continues at Kierland Commons with an outdoor POP themed experience where the community can participate in a series of colorful experiences, including an art walk featuring local professional artists and emerging artisans; live music and arts performances; and vintage arts shopping. A complete lineup of over 50 participating artists and live art demonstrations is available on the website. 

Stay & Play

Additionally, in the spirit of stay and play The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa is offering a special package to celebrate the occasion. Guests of the Kierland POP package will enjoy 25 percent off best available rates, a $25 Resort Credit per night, plus two complimentary registrations to the Kierland POP 5K Night Run. Visit or call 480.624.1000 to book or learn more. Mention or enter special booking code LRR.

To learn more about the event’s COVID-19 safety precautions, visit For additional information, visit

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