Events

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January 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30. 

February 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 19, 20, 22.

March 5, 6

Field To Feast Agriculture Tour

Yuma- Field To Feast Agriculture Tour- Ever wonder what’s growing in Yuma’s lush fields?  Our Field to Feast tours give you the answers – from the ground up.  Get down – and a little dirty – with a hands-on farming lesson!  January 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30.  February 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 19, 20, 22. March 5, 6 . For final details and pricing, check back here or call 800.293.0071, 928.783.0071. Tickets go on sale Nov. 1 – be an early bird, these tours sell out!  http://www.visityuma.com/field-to-feast-agriculture-tour.html

Jan 18- 31, 2014 Festival of the New Oil (Olio Neuvo)

January 11-17 “Olive Canada Week” – Specials for our Canadian friends

January 18 Wine Tasting 11am-2pm Chris Putrino Band & Suzy Steinmann – 11am-3pm

January 19 “Food Truck Indulgence” 11am-3pm Upper East Side Big Band 11am-3pm 

January 25 “Saturday in the Park” Wine Tasting 11am-2pm 52nd Street Jazz Band 11am-3pm

January 26 Girlfriends’ Sunday – by Reservation 1pm-3pm “Secrets to Planting a Winter Garden”  $20.00 per person

http://www.queencreekolivemill.com/event/festival-of-the-new-oil/#sthash.l71lUjZU.dpuf

Jan 24-26, 2014 5th Annual Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ Championship

Lake Havasu- 5th Annual Lake Havasu Music Brews and BBQ Championship- All this GREAT Entertainment wrapped into 4 days of Fun @ our Kids Zone, Food All Types, Music Live & DJ, Brews Micro & Domestic, 150 Plus Craft & Wholesale Vendors & Muscle Cars & Motorcycles for a mere $5.00 for a single day entry or just $10.00 per person which is a one-time fee good for the entire four (4) days, children under 12 are free.  If you think this type of event is something you and your family would like to check out come on out and see us every year the last weekend of January in Lake Havasu City, Arizona – http://musicbrewsbbq.com/

Jan 24-27, 2014 Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival

Casa Grande- Agri-Country Bluegrass Festival- Don’t miss Central Arizona’s Best Bluegrass Festival the Agri-Country January 24-27, 2014 at the Pinal Fairgrounds and event Center in Casa Grande, Arizona http://www.pinalfairgrounds.com/

Jan 25-26, 2014  Street Eats Food Truck Festival

Scottsdale- Street Eats Food Truck Festival – Curb your appetite with two full days of street food mania at the 3rd Annual Street Eats Food Truck Festival on January 25th and 26th. Experience the largest collection of food trucks in the southwest and nosh on every type of cuisine imaginable. Meanwhile, enjoy a five-acre festival with live bands, cooking classes, fun eating contests, a huge kid’s zone, and bars operated by some of your favorite local establishments.  http://www.streeteatsaz.com/

Jan 31, 2014 Haute Chocolate Market & Festival

Phoenix-  Haute Chocolate Market & Festival- Last year’s event was so “sweet” that we’re doing it again! Haute Chocolate, an evening affair will feature chocolate tastings offered by local vendors, live entertainment, chocolate cocktails, and much more. Enjoy chocolate couture in the form of a live fashion show organized with the East Valley Institute of Technology, where chocolate and other edbiles are to be used in components of each outfit the models will be wearing! Meteorologist Kristy Siefkin of KSAZ-TV, Fox10, will emcee the fashion show.  http://www.heard.org/chocolate/

Feb 1, 2014 Savor Southern Arizona Food & Wine

Tucson -Savor Southern Arizona Food & Wine- Lively Food Experiences, culinary demonstrations, wine-maker meet and greets, local food producer, presentations, food, wine and cocktail menu samplings from over 30 local chefs.  Tucson’s culinary prestige and Slow Food movement continue to rise each year, now it’s time to savor.   http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/?m=

Feb 1, 2014 62nd Annual Great Canadian Picnic

Phoenix-62nd Annual Great Canadian Picnic -Our 62nd Annual Great Canadian Picnic event will once again be free to all picnic-goers in 2014. There will be lots of games for the kids, plus live music, auctions, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. http://www.canadianpicnic.com/Home.html

Feb 7-9, 2014 20th Annual Chocolate Affaire

Glendale- 20th Annual Chocolate Affaire- The weekend before Valentine’s Day, Feb. 7-9, is a delicious delight for the senses as the Glendale Chocolate Affaire takes over downtown Glendale to create a chocolate-lover’s dream!
Chocolate purveyors from Arizona and around the nation gather in Glendale for this award-winning festival, which celebrates not only chocolate, but romance and the arts as well. Chocolatiers will create confections such as chocolate-drizzled kettlecorn, chocolate-covered nuts, berry chocolate kabobs, fudge popsicles,  chocolate covered cheesecake and bananas, Fried Twinkies and Fried Snickers dipped in chocolate and much more.

Feb 8, 2014 Living History Day at Tucson Presidio

Tucson- Presidio San Agustin del Tucson – The Presidio San Agustín is located at the corner of Washington and Court Streets in downtown Tucson.  During the week parking is available in a nearby garage on Alameda Street; metered parking is available on nearby streets.  On weekends and after 5pm street parking is free. http://www.tucsonpresidio.com/

February 12, 2014 10th Annual Tourism Unity Dinner

Phoenix- 10th Annual Tourism Unity Dinner- The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) is a trade based membership organization representing more than 38,000 guestrooms statewide and almost 500 members including hotel, resorts, attractions, destination marketing organizations, B&B’s and related industry partners.  http://www.azlta.com/

Feb 14-16, 2014 3rd Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival

Scottsdale- 3rd Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival- The Scottsdale Waterfront truly is the most sophisticated and stylish community in Downtown Scottsdale. The newest 1.1 million square foot development revitalization project of downtown has become the place to visit, be seen and shop. The waterfront has banks landscaped with festive palm trees, dramatic flowers, spectacular public art sculptures and fountains, plus open air courtyards that give the area a European flair. Scottsdale, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 http://www.thunderbirdartists.com/waterfront/

Feb 15-22, 2014 AZ Beer Week

Statewide- AZ Beer Week -Mark your calendars for the Best Week Ever!  Get ready for over 250 craft beer events across the state.  Beer tastings, festivals, beer dinners, craft beer ice cream tastings, special releases, brewery tours and much more.   www.craftbeeraz.com  http://arizonabeerweek.com/

March 1-2, 2014  Devoured Culinary Festival

Phoenix-Devoured Culinary Festival- Devoured Food + Wine Classic is the region’s premier annual culinary event hosted by Phoenix Art Museum, Local First Arizona and Devour Phoenix. Our goal is to showcase the fine food and drink producers and purveyors of Arizona while furthering metro Phoenix as a dining destination worthy of international prestige. Devoured features culinary curators and purveyors who support the Arizona food, wine and restaurant industries. See what everyone is talking about for yourself!  http://www.devouredphoenix.com/

March 1-2, 2014 Yuma Lettuce Days Festival

Yuma- Yuma Lettuce Days Festival- This event is a perfect opportunity to celebrate Yuma’s agricultural industry and to learn the importance of agriculture to our community! Our culinary festival incorporates Yuma produce, gourmet chefs, restaurants, cooking demonstrations and more. The Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park couldn’t be a better venue. With the new agriculture museum as well as the new display highlighting the Yuma Siphon project, the Quartermaster Depot State Historic Park offers a festival guests an opportunity to learn more about the history of agriculture in Yuma County.

March 1-2, 2014 11th Annual Polish Festival

Phoenix- 11th Annual Polish Festival- Two days for celebrating Polish heritage through authentic polish foods, beer, live entertainments and fun activities for kids.  Free admission and parking.   http://www.polishfestivalaz.org/

March 1, 2014 2014 Tucson Polar Plunge

Tucson- 2014 Tucson Polar Plunge- On Saturday, March 1st, the Arizona Law Enforcement Torch Run and Special Olympics Arizona will host the 6th Annual Tucson Polar Plunge at the Oro Valley Aquatics Center. Law Enforcement, Special Olympics Athletes, Families, Friends and Fans will be “Freezin’ for a Reason”, all to support L.E.T.R. & Special Olympics Arizona! http://www.specialolympicsarizona.org/2014-tucson-polar-plunge

March 2-5, 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference

Oakland, CA – ACF Western Regional Conference- The 2014 ACF Western Regional Conference will take place in Oakland, Calif., March 2–5. Chefs, students and foodservice professionals will experience unparalleled educational opportunities, resourceful networking, meeting with old friends and making new ones at the Oakland Marriott City Center. http://www.acfchefs.org/ACF/Events/Regional/Western/ACF/Events/Regional/Western/

March 2, 2014 25th Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival

Statewide- 25th Annual Great Arizona Beef Festival- Welcome to the home of three amazing Arizona beer tasting festivals: the Spring celebration on the lake shore in Tempe, the cool, shady pines of Flagstaff, and the baseball stadium atmosphere of Tucson – each a destination for true beer enthusiasts everywhere. http://www.azbeer.com/

March 8, 2014 My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge

Phoenix- My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge- The 30th annual event will be held on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Steele Indian School Park in Phoenix, AZ from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Amateurs and professionals compete for the judge’s vote while attendees enjoy all the chips and salsa they can eat!  http://www.hemophiliaz.org/my-nanas-best-tasting-salsa-challenge/

March 15-16, 2014 Tucson Festival of Books

Tucson- Tucson Festival of Books- The two-day Tucson Festival of Books attracts more than 100,000 book-lovers to the UA Mall and nearby venues for exhibits, presentations and panel discussions.  http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/

March 21-23, 2014 13th Annual Sonoran Festival of Fine Art

Carefree- 13th Annual Sonoran Festival of Fine Art- The prestigious Festival of Fine Art is one of the largest open air Fine Art venues in the Southwest featuring more than 100 local and nationally-acclaimed artists. Sponsored each year by the Sonoran Arts League, the Festival is a juried show open to artists from around the Country. With more than 400 members, the Arts League is a vital contributor to the cultural life in the Foothills, and a focal point for artists and art patrons.  http://www.vermillionpromotions.com/festivals/13th-SFFA.php

March 22, 2014 BBQ Beer Music

Chandler- BBQ Beer Music- Come on down to Downtown Chandler’s Great American BBQ & Beer Festival… This event is for the whole family to enjoy. Throw out the lawn chairs and picnic blankets  and prepare to witness Chandler’s largest and best BBQ event. Live entertainment, all ages Kid’s Zone, Bike Show with the traditional backyard BBQ atmosphere, this is sure to be a finger licking good time. http://www.chandlerbbq.com/

March 25, 2014 National Agriculture Day

National & State- National Agriculture Day- The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) is an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. The Agriculture Council of America and the National Ag Day program was started in 1973.

March 28-April 1, 2014  Arizona Bike Week

Scottsdale/Valley wide- Arizona Bike Week- We’re working hard to bring you the best of the biker life. Starting with five days of huge pre-rally events, hosted by our great Arizona Bike Week partners, then rollin’ into the rockin’, wild times at our five day main rally and concert series, Cyclefest, this year is going to be more fun than ever. A record 70,000 motorcyclists, riding every make and model imaginable, rode into ABW last year and we’re expecting to top that number this year. More music, more vendors, more entertainment and more rides are planned for this year.  http://www.azbikeweek.com/

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April 4, 2014 CRUSH Wine, Food Art Festival

Tucson – CRUSH Wine, Food Art Festival- Celebrate the art in pARTy and experience a world of WINE, FOOD, and ART in the lobby and courtyards of the Tucson Museum of Art in historic downtown. Taste more than 100 different wines from famous wineries and sample fantastic foods offered by 26 different local restaurants. Bid on fabulous items including wine, art, travel, services, and more in the silent auction! You must be at least 21 years of age to attend CRUSH events. Please remember a Designated Driver is the most responsible action to take to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.CRUSH Wine, Food Art Festival – Tucson Museum of Art, 520-624-2333 or https://www.tucsonmuseumofart.org/events/crush-wine-festival/

April 8-13 2014 Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Scottsdale – Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 2014 Culinary  Festival – Center for the Arts, demonstrations, Great AZ picnic, Le Tour Culinaire, Southwest Festival of Beers, Wine Country Brunch, Best of the Fest, tastings & Epicurean events, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

April 8 2014 Shaken & Stirred
Scottsdale- Shaken & Stirred – the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is stirring the clocks back to a time when cocktails were essential and masterfully crafted, guests sample 3 drinks from a classic era and the perfect treats to match, a full bar will be available for other imbibing and tunes will be provided by local favorites $40, 7-10 pm, http://www.scottsdalefest.org

April 12 2014 4th Annual Yuma Taco Festival
Yuma- 4th Annual Yuma Taco Festival – Desert Sun Stadium, bring the family and enjoy good food and fun, activities, contests, live entertainment, food, craft vendors, Cerveza Garden and Tequila Tent, piñatas, jumpers pony rides, 928-373-5040  http://www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org

April 5 2014 5th Annual Arizona Barbecue Festival
Scottsdale – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick 5th Annual Arizona Barbecue Festival – Salt River Fields at Talking Stick, hilarious “Redneck Games Arena,” live music, cooking classes, kid’s zone, and Arizona’s top BBQ pit masters dishing out mouthwatering smoked meat, every BBQ vendor offers a “$2 sampler” so you can go around and try them all, $12 GA, $85 VIP, 11 am – 8 pm, 480-270-5000 or http://www.azBBQfestival.com

April 12-13 2014  Great Arizona Picnic
Our signature event, the Great Arizona Picnic presents a weekend of culinary and beverage tasting experiences. Guests wind through 25 acres of gardens and fountains along the Civic Mall in downtown Scottsdale while sampling tasty bites from over 50 Valley restaurants, watching cooking demonstrations from top chefs and enjoying live music on three stages.

April 12- 13, 2014 3rd Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival
Elgin – Kief-Joshua Vineyards – 3rd Annual Southeast Arizona Wine Growers Festival – Kief-Joshua Vineyards, featuring 20 Arizona wineries and winemakers, with food vendors and live music, also may again feature a professional chili cook-off, $, 11 am – 5 pm, 520-455-5582 or http://www.kj-vineyards.com

April 12, 2014 Chef Wine Dinners
Chef Wine Dinners – join award-winning chefs at some of the Valley’s top restaurants for a series of exclusive four-course dinners paired with rich vintage wines, the dinners are limited to 24 attendees per restaurant to ensure an intimate and savory experience, $125, 6:30 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

April 13, 2014 Best of the Fest

Scottsdale- Best of the Fest – Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa, featuring ten amazing, prominent Valley restaurants creating unique, five-course, wine-paired dinners crafted table-side by the chef, each chef will serve two tables, decorating the setting to capture the essence of their cuisine and restaurant, Best of the Fest is the perfect way to celebrate the festival’s finale, $175, 6:30 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

April 13, 2014 Wine Country Brunch
Scottsdale – Wine Country Brunch – Scottsdale Resort & Conference Center, bask in the sunshine, sip on mimosas, and peruse outstanding silent auction items, taste and vote for your favorite brunch bites from some of the Valley’s top restaurants, this year will be big; after all, it’s the 25th Wine Country Brunch: The Challenge, $65, 11 am – 2 pm, 480-945-7193 or http://www.scottsdalefest.org

April 26, 2014 36th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards Festival

Elgin – Sonoita Vineyards Festival- 36th Annual Blessing of the Sonoita Vineyards Festival – Sonoita Vineyards, no reservations needed, admission includes wine tasting with souvenir glass, souvenir corkscrew, food and wine pairings, winery tours and horse-drawn wagon ride through vineyard, lunch from two local Sonoita restaurants and horseback rides available at an additional cost, $15, 10 am – 4 pm, 520-455-5893 or http://www.sonoitavineyards.com

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