Great Arizona Picnic



12th & 13th, 2014


Our signature event, the Great Arizona Picnic presents a weekend of culinary and beverage tasting experiences. Guests wind through 25 acres of gardens and fountains along the Civic Mall in downtown Scottsdale while sampling tasty bites from over 50 Valley restaurants, watching cooking demonstrations from top chefs and enjoying live music on three stages.

2014 Great Arizona Picnic Winners – Congratulations!

Best Food – El Hefe (Duck Carnitas Taco)

Best Dessert – Caketini (“Date Night” Chocolate Cake)

Best Booth – Cold Beers & Cheeseburgers


Picnic Events:

Epicurean Expo >

Skyy Bar >

Southwest Festival of Beers >

Tequila Deck >

VIP Experience >

More Info

Want more? For an additional donation, guests sip vodka-infused drinks at the SKYY Bar, taste tequila creations at the Tequila Deck and sample from over 200 varieties at the Southwest Festival of Beers. Our VIP Experience: Passport to the Picnic area overlooks the famous Ampitheater stage and Tequila Deck, offering the best views and sounds of the Picnic. Your VIP Passport to the Picnic gets you access to the entire picnic, premium beverages and food in the VIP tent.

Picnic admission includes access to the Epicurean Expo in the Center for the Performing Arts with the latest in cookware, delicious and savory samples and cooking demonstrations from renowned chefs. Be sure to check out the Sub-Zero Wolf Mixology Lounge to learn cocktail culture from the Valley’s top mixologists.  Also included in the picnic admission is the Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  This 21 and over area brings a little of the California winery to Arizona.

All proceeds benefit arts and arts education programs in Arizona – thank you for donating!

Saturday April 12, 2014 12:00pm to 9:00pm   Saturday Entertainment Schedule

Sunday April 13, 2014 12:00pm to 6:00pm  Sunday Entertainment Schedule


$10 per person – Picnic general admission


Children 12 and under, seniors 65 and over – free admission

Active US Military personnel: $5 (not available for pre-purchase)

Tickets for the Southwest Festival of Beers and VIP Experience

Location and Time

April 12, 2014 12pm-9pm

April 13, 2014 12pm-6pm

Scottsdale Civic Center 3939 North Drinkwater Boulevard Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Map and Directions

Visit our transportation page for tips on parking and trolley info






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