Indulge The Senses With Chocolate & Art

Savor the romance of Valentine’s Day weekend at the Fourth Annual Carefree Festival of Fine Chocolate and Fine Art. The four-day festival runs February 12-15, at 101 Easy Street, in the Carefree Desert Gardens.

This free event begins on Thursday from 12-5pm and continues Friday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. Attendees will feast their eyes on over 100 exhibitors of fine art, chocolate and handmade confections. Live music and entertainment performances are additional treats throughout the four-day event.

The festival showcases artwork from local and regional artisans, and goodies that focus on the freshest and finest ingredients. The San Francisco Chocolate Factory is this year’s featured chocolatier. Known for its small, quality batches, the company will display its signature chocolate candies, fresh-dipped fruits, and sauces across sixty linear feet of booth space. Other vendors include It’s a Devine Bakery specializing in European style fresh-baked pastries and breads, and Mr. Fudge’s all natural, Mackinac Island fudge. In addition, Jason Wasser of Xocolatl Confections will exhibit his unique, handmade chocolate designs.

The festival is presented by Magic Bird Festivals. For more information call 480.488.2014 or visit

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