UPCOMING EVENTS 

Chocolate & Wine Experience

Friday, January 27
Treat your taste buds and your charitable side to the most decadent event of the year celebrating two of life’s sweetest indulgences. 

Barrel + Board

Thursday, February 23
A celebration of local beer, cheese and whiskey. 

Burger Battle

Thursday, March 9
The competition heats up as over a dozen of the Valley’s best chefs and restaurants go head to head for the title of Best Burger in the Valley

 

James Beard Benefit Dinner

Thursday, March 23
James Beard award-winning chefs from around the country prepare a multi-course meal complete with carefully selected wine pairings

 

The Cocktail Society

Friday, April 7
Partygoers, cocktail lovers and captains of industry will gather for the inaugural Cocktail Society soiree for an exclusive collection of libations and food, live entertainment abound and new reveals around every turn.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

Saturday & Sunday, April 8 & 9 
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend provides the opportunity to taste as many foods from as many restaurants as your stomach will allow on acres of park bliss. 

 

Best of the Fest

Sunday, April 9 
Top off a week of culinary excitement with the festival’s grand finale 

THE LONGEST

 RUNNING CULINARY FESTIVAL IN THE UNITED STATES

 

In 2017, we celebrate the 39th anniversary of Arizona’s Tastiest Fundraiser with over 30,000 guests, 20 events, 100 restaurants, dozens of top chefs and countless fine wine and spirit selections. This year’s events will begin in January and culminate with our signature event, the Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend in April.

$4.3 MILLION

DONATED TO ARTS PROGRAMS IN ARIZONA SINCE 2002

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

 

Best of Our Valley
Best of the Valley
AZtec Awards
USA 10 Best
NewTimes Best of Phoenix
AZ Central Best
Sterling Awards

PRESENTED BY THE SCOTTSDALE LEAGUE FOR THE ARTS

These events are the primary fundraisers for the Scottsdale League for the Arts, whose members and staff work all year to present the Festival. The League’s mission is to support artists, art programs, and arts education through fundraising and special events.

100% of net proceeds from the Festival are donated to charity. Since 2002, the League has donated over $4.3 million to arts organizations in Arizona. When you attend a festival event or volunteer, you are supporting the arts and culinary scene in the Valley of the Sun – thank you!