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2019 ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 2019
Food Festivals & Local Food Events
(see also: 2017)
February 2, 2019
SAVOR Food & Wine Festival
Tucson Botanical Gardens, 11am-3pm. Tucson’s culinary prestige and slow food movement has been growing each year, and now is the time to Savor. Indulge in the flavors of Southern Arizona’s culinary arts during this inaugural Southern Arizona Food and Wine Festival surrounded by the colorful floral blooms of the Tucson Botanical Gardens. Featuring up to 50 of the regions finest chefs and local restaurants highlighting exceptional menu tastings, this foodie festival will showcase the diversity of the tasty talents throughout the region and conscious cooking. The event will also present fine wine, spirits and craft beer tastings.
February 2-3, 2019 AZ Vegetarian Food Festival - Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale Civic Center Amphitheater. Panel on Eco Activism. A variety of celebrity chefs will be on hand to demo and sample their ground-breaking vegan dishes. Scores of vegan vendors will line the pathways of the festival, offering everything from cruelty-free clothing and cosmetics to plant-based appetizers, snacks, hearty meals, and desserts. There will also be information tables staffed by members of the Arizona Humane Society, Share International USA, Recycled City, and others. In the Kumquat Kids Area, youthful attendees can settle in for arts and crafts, story-telling, music-making, and bounce-house jumping. And in the Artichoke Artists Area, an array of vegan-inspired art will be displayed, providing unique vistas and the backdrop for creative selfies. Admission to the festival is free for children under 12, seniors, and active-duty military. Currently there are a number of ticket specials running for those who purchase in advance. The festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, an 8-year-old company which sponsors large-scale vegan events across the country. .
February 7-16, 2019 Arizona Beer Week - Statewide, Arizona
Arizona Beer Week, inarguably one of the best weeks of the year for the state’s craft beer lovers happens every February. The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild celebrates craft beer with over 200 events on tap from Flagstaff to Tucson and every brew-lovin’ burg in between. Presented by The Arizona Craft Brewers Guild.
February 8-10, 2019
16th Annual Gourd Festival
Casa Grande, Arizona
Wuertz Farm's Annual "Running of the Gourds" Gourd Festival. Admission $8 (Kids FREE). * Over 100 Gourd Artists & Vendors * Arizona Gourd Society's Judged Show * 4 Days of Reserved Classes (Registartions opens in November) * Kindergourden * Sonoran Desert in Gourds * Flash Gourden * Games * Mini Gourdster Races (Saturday) * Non-Stop Live Musical Entertainment * Wide Variety of Food Booths * Thousands of Dried Gourds for Sale!
February 8-10, 2019 8th Annual Waterfront Fine Art & Wine Festival
Thunderbird Artists lines the banks of the Scottsdale Waterfront with the greatest selection of juried fine arts, fine wines, delectable chocolates and musicians in the Southwest. Patrons love strolling throughout spectacular paintings, bronzes, glass, stone, copper, clay sculptures, photography and jewelry, while listening to live musical entertainment and sipping fine wines. The Scottsdale Waterfront is a superb backdrop, which adds romance to the event with reflections across the waters. The Waterfront is located minutes away from 500 specialty shops, boutiques, over 75 contemporary, upscale restaurants and outdoor cafés, high-rise residential buildings and the Scottsdale Art District. The festival also hugs the Southwest’s largest shopping mall – Arizona Fashion Square.
February 9, 2019 28th Annual Bisbee Chocolate Tasting
Support the Copper Queen Library by enjoying great chocolate!
February 9, 2019 Arizona Strong Beer Festival - Phoenix, Arizona
Although strong beers (those with high alcohol content) are the focus at the festival, a huge variety of craft beers — as well as specialty styles and unique, just-for-this-event brews — are made available to festival-goers, who will receive a commemorative tasting glass and tasting tickets. And because food and beer just naturally go together, there will be plenty of top-notch food vendors on hand, serving up tasty eats that wash down well with frosty suds. A DJ will keep the atmosphere rockin’. Presented by the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild
February 14, 2019 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
February 16, 2019 Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival
Oro Valley, Arizona
Join the Arizona wine industry at the Historic Steam Pump Ranch for the Annual Off the Vine Arizona Wine Festival. Enjoy some of Arizona’s wines and interact with the winemakers whose creations will amaze. The centerpiece of the venue is a historic 1800’s ranch house. The event will feature exclusive tastings from 20 of Arizona’s vineyards and wineries, live local music, and great vendors.
February 16, 2019 Sweet and Savory - Elgin, Arizona
Sonoita Vineyards. Join us for a sweet and savory wine tasting and food pairing, with lunch catered by Happy Cookers Catering! Includes the souvenir glass, 5 food and wine pairings, and lunch.
February 16-23, 2019 National FFA Week - Nationwide
the week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.
February 17-24, 2019 Devour Week - Phoenix, Arizona
Devour Week is made up of a series of culinary events leading up to the culminating weekend-long food festival known as the Devour Culinary Classic.
February 23-24, 2019 Devour Culinary Classic - Phoenix, Arizona
The Devour Culinary Classic is the capstone of Devour Week, a Phoenix based culinary festival of events presenting Arizona chefs, wines, beer and food culture to the Southwest’s food and beverage enthusiasts. Local First Arizona, SAACA, and the Desert Botanical Gardens collaborate to present this important community event that furthers Arizona as a world class culinary destination worthy of international prestige.
2017 ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 2017
Food Festivals & Local Food Events
events waiting for new dates
February 25-26, 2017 - Annual Yuma Lettuce Days - Yuma, Arizona
CANCELLED. For the first time in recent years, Yuma Lettuce Days will not be on the schedule of events for Yuma Ag Week in 2017. "Upon careful consideration, it has been determined that the annual festival requires further research and evaluation to identify how Yuma Lettuce Days fits our mission and, perhaps, develop ways to make the event more sustainable," reads a statement from Linda Morgan, YVB Executive Director. Attendance: 25,000.