The season of spring is one of the best times of year to visit Scottsdale, Arizona. The weather is peaking at the perfect slightly warm temperatures that open up all of the outdoor activities to enjoy. Arizonans also know a thing or two about enjoying delicious food, with various events and festivals held this time of year. From culinary masterpieces to homemade salsa, there is something for everyone at the food festivals held in Scottsdale. Here are some of the best food festivals in Scottsdale for you to check out during your next visit.
Scottsdale Culinary Festival
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is a two-day event that features various food trucks and local restaurants that take over the Civic Center Mall for an event filled with delicious food. You can try a bit of everything with sample-sized plates along with their handcrafted drinks. It wouldn’t be a culinary festival without some cooking demonstrations to show off the skills of the local chefs. Live music and a kid’s area are also provided so everyone in the family can enjoy this fun event.
My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge
Arizona is known for its spicy and sweet salsas that are enjoyed statewide. This annual festival will be held at Sloan Park for the first time, letting you and your family try out over 100 different salsas made by local vendors and restaurants. Proceeds benefit the Arizona Hemophilia Association with live music and a kid’s area also available.
Great Southwest Cajun Fest
You wouldn’t initially think you could find great Cajun food in Arizona, but New Orleans takes over with this annual festival. You and your family can enjoy delicious Cajun food from crawfish, po’ boys, shrimp, seafood mac-and-cheese, and so much more. Local restaurants will show you how delicious Cajun food should be prepared. Enjoy this event and get out your dancing shows as jazz and swing bands will be playing their hits nonstop.
ameriCAN Canned Craft Beer Festival
Not only does Scottsdale showcase amazing food festivals, but it also appreciates the craft beer scene just as much. Come out and enjoy this beer festival that showcases cans of various craft beers from around the country. Entry includes a special souvenir-tasting can to fit the theme perfectly. If you and your adult friends are looking for a good time, don’t miss the ameriCAN Canned Beer Festival.