Food, Fun & Fundraising

36th Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Carefree Cave Creek Fod FestialApril is a beautiful time in the Valley, especially for the foodies, philanthropists, chefs, restaurateurs, music enthusiasts and festive revelers who have been eagerly awaiting the return of the nation’s longest running festival of its kind.

The Scottsdale Culinary Festival annually attracts more than 35,000 people to 20 distinct, food-forward events sprinkled throughout the city. Most important, this six-day celebration of the senses, hosted April 8-13, doubles as a fundraiser for the festival organizer, the Scottsdale League for the Arts, allowing this non-profit organization to donate more than $3.8 million dollars to local arts and art education programs across Arizona since 2002. Events include the main event, the super-sized, family-friendly Great Arizona Picnic, trendy cocktail parties like Bubbles & Bliss and Shaken & Stirred, the dessert lover’s dream that is the Chocolate & Wine Experience, the stylish Eat, Drink & Be Pretty featuring a live runway fashion show, the sumptuous Wine Country Brunch and a Burger Battle so big it’s hosted inside Scottsdale Stadium. And that’s just for starters. Get all of the juicy details at

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