A mecca for Valley foodies, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival returns to the Phoenix area from April 8-9, 2017. Come out and sample dishes from over 40 local restaurants, plus enjoy a variety of craft beer, fun yard games and electrifying entertainment all in one place.
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival has been around for almost 40 years, making it one of the longest-running culinary festivals in both AZ and the U.S. Held in the Civic Center Plaza, it’s truly a one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the enormous amount of culinary talent here in Scottsdale and surrounding cities. Over 40 popular restaurants will be in attendance, including Aioli Gourmet Burgers, Boss Pizza Bar, Pita Jungle, Pork on a Fork and Sushi Roku, giving festival-goers a large variety of eats to choose from.
There will also be 30 of the Valley’s top craft breweries on site handing out samples in the festival’s beer garden. Top names include Arizona Wilderness, Four Peaks and Huss Brewing Company. Not a beer fan? No problem! Stop by the festival's wine garden or two-story cocktail deck to find your beverage of choice.
In addition to the food and drinks, festival-goers can check out live music across four stages, culinary demonstrations, cooking competitions, chef meet-and-greets, raffles and large yard games. For the kiddos, a large family zone offers a plethora of activities including carnival games, face-painting and a bounce house.
Tickets for this event are available online now, and start at $12 for advanced general admission. More information on ticket prices, including available VIP experience packages, is available on the Scottsdale Culinary Fest’s website.
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Where: Scottsdale Civic Center
7375 E. 2nd St., Scottsdale
When: April 8-9, 2017
Times: Saturday: 12-9 p.m
Sunday: 12-6 p.m.
Ticket Prices: General Admission: $12 advanced, $15 at the door
21+ Beer Garden (includes admission): $42 advanced, $45 at the door
Parking: Click here for map