The time is near when wildflowers blossom, crops ripen and delectable food festivals fill our calendar. Here are the details on this year’s spring food and beverage festivals in Phoenix.
Updated March 26
Agave on the Rocks
Celebrate tequila, food and music at the this annual party at Desert Botanical Garden. Sip a refreshing margarita in a glowing glass while tasting culinary treats prepared by some of the Valley’s best restaurants and caterers.
The Great American Barbeque and Beer Festival
This year, the event will feature country music on dual stages across the main lawn for uninterrupted, continuous live performances throughout the day. This year's headliners are Russell Dickerson, Dylan Scott, Jimmie Allen and Riley Green.
A family friendly expanded VIP zone, petting zoo, carnival and more interactive experiences. With BBQ pitmasters, beer, spirits and novelty food items, the 10th anniversary event will offer a full day of finger licking good food and amazing drinks to wash it all down.
Uncorked: AZ Wine Festival
Uncorked will feature over 100 wines from across the globe, gourmet food trucks, live music, a bubbly bar and more.
Arizona Wine and Dine
Arizona Wine & Dine will showcase Arizona’s world-class culinary scene featuring premier chefs, resorts, restaurants, fine wines, craft beer and more. The hip Scottsdale Quarter sets the stage for a memorable evening of socializing and sampling from a variety of Arizona’s most coveted menus.
My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge
The My Nana’s Best Tasting Salsa Challenge is a culinary event featuring restaurants, businesses and individuals competing to make the best salsa in their category.
The festival includes a grand tasting tour of 35 participating restaurants representing food from around the world, live music on three stages including this year's headliner, Berlin, the Four Peaks Beer Garden, free culinary demonstrations, Tito’s Handmade Vodka deck, chocolate and wine tour by Jackson Family Wines, top food trucks, Liquid Arizona featuring hometown spirits, Family Fun Zone and more.
FRIED: French Fry and Music Festival
FRIED lets the world’s favorite side dish take center stage alongside amazing indie bands and local artists that will all collectively make for one helluva party you don’t want to miss.
Purchase mind-blowing French fry creations from over 20 makers for just $2-$3, and chill on the main lawn with a craft beer in hand while listening to a curated line-up of musicians, bands, and DJs.
The Great Southwest Cajun Fest
Southwest Cajun Fest celebrates Cajun culture, cuisine and handcrafted beer, and will feature live music with jazz, blues and contemporary swing revival bands. Festival patrons will feel transported to the southeastern region of Louisiana during the fest. The festival will feature live entertainment and a variety of food vendors serving up regional dishes.
More than 120 restaurants will be offering three-course prix fixe menus. It's the perfect opportunity to grab a bite, plan a romantic evening out, schedule a long over-due get together, or finally try that restaurant you've had on your wish list.