Scottsdale, Arizona is a foodie's dream come true, with a plethora of culinary events to choose from. From the Street Eats Food Truck Festival to the AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews, there's something for everyone. And don't forget the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, the oldest food festival in the country. Here's a look at some of the best culinary events in Scottsdale that you won't want to miss.
Street Eats Food Truck FestivalEvery February, foodies flock to Salt River Fields in Talking Stick for two days of feasting and fun at the Street Eats Food Truck Festival in Scottsdale. This gastronomic extravaganza is perfect for the whole family, with more than 40 exclusive trucks offering snacks that range from wood-fired pizza and succulent filet mignon burgers to delectable lobster rolls and scrumptious crepes. The Street Eats Food Truck Festival also features a local vendor's market, live music, lawn games, competitive food contests and a free children's area.
Convergence ChannelEvery November, the Scottsdale Boardwalk comes alive for Canal Convergence.
This large-scale, multi-day public art exhibition attracts diverse audiences with its free immersive experiences, live music, engaging performances, interactive workshops and delicious culinary offerings. Art lovers can choose from Canal Convergence's diverse range of local food stalls and trucks, ranging from Korean fusion food and award-winning mustache pretzels to refreshing Italian sorbets and Mexican popsicles prepared from scratch. In addition, beer aficionados can visit the Soleri Plaza open-air tavern and winery to enjoy a locally made libation.
AZ Barrels, Bottles & BrewsAZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews is held annually in November at Salt River Fields in Talking Stick's Center Field Concourse area.
This lively celebration of Arizona's burgeoning liquor and craft beer scene highlights Arizona's local breweries, wineries and distilleries with an afternoon full of tastings and samplings in an informal outdoor setting. In addition to the wide variety of alcoholic beverages, AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews offers plenty of photo opportunities and patio-style games, early access VIP options, and plenty of on-site food trucks serving snacks and treats.
Scottsdale Culinary FestivalFounded in 1978, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is the oldest food festival in Scottsdale. The single-day food festival is held at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick and includes a series of exciting cooking demonstrations, exclusive dishes prepared by chefs, expert-led alcoholic beverage tastings, live music and entertainment, photo sessions with celebrities and culinary personalities, and an exclusive VIP lounge with unlimited tastings and early access to this extravagant Scottsdale culinary event.
In addition to delicious snacks and beverages, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival also offers informative cooking demonstrations, live music performances and unmissable VIP experiences. The Scottsdale Culinary Festival is one of the most iconic traditions in Old Town. Each year this culinary showcase highlights dozens of local food vendors and Arizona-based restaurants in an outdoor setting at the Park-like Scottsdale Civic Center.