The Scottsdale Culinary Festival, Arizona Tiki Oasis, My Nana's Best Tasting Salsa Challenge, and more top our to-do list this weekend in Phoenix.
Gather up your crew (and your appetite) for the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Embark on a grand tasting tour of 35 restaurants and food exhibitors, representing food from around the world. Cleanse your palate with samples of wine, beer, spirits, and cocktail creations while listening to music on three stages.
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale
Head to a tropical paradise this weekend without leaving the desert. The historic Hotel Valley Ho plays host for a weekend of educational seminars, a bustling tiki artist marketplace, and of course tropical cocktails. Lounge poolside or indulge in a spa treatment in the afternoon, and head to a poolside luau or a rooftop parties when the sun sets.
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St., Scottsdale
Chip in for a good cause this Saturday as more than 100 of the best salsa concoctions are paired with all-you-can-eat tortilla chips. Participants compete for the judge’s vote while attendees enjoy all the chips and salsa they can eat. The Salsa Challenge proudly features restaurants, businesses and individuals competing to make the best tasting salsa in their category.
2330 W. Rio Salado Parkway Mesa
Veggie-loving sud-seekers unite at this two-day vegan foodie utopia. The event will feature a compilation of vegan food and drink vendors, speakers and vegan-friendly gear including clothing, skin care and artwork.
7135 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale
Your favorite Disney icons head to the desert but take to the ice this weekend. This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Cars, Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Frozen, and more.
Talking Stick Resort Arena
201 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix