Scottsdale Culinary Festival
Saturday, April 13 | 12-9PM & Sunday, April 14 | 12-6PM
The Scottsdale Culinary Festival weekend brings a world of food, music and fun to one place! Taste Arizona’s restaurants all while enjoying a park setting at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall.
This year’s festival features 35+ restaurants, Four Peaks Beer Garden, Tito’s Handmade Vodka Lounge, chocolate and wine sampling, spirits tastings, family fun zone, live bands on 3 stages all weekend long plus a national music act, and more. Net proceeds support local arts programs.
$12 ONLINE | $15 DOOR
Tickets include admission into the Festival, access to specialty areas (except the beer garden), and live music. Food and beverage sold separately. All ages welcome. 12 and under FREE.
$150 SATURDAY | $125 SUNDAY
Tickets include everything in general admission plus premiere entertainment viewing, catered food inside the VIP tent, complimentary drinks throughout the grounds, exclusive demo seating, and access to the beer garden. MUST BE 21+.
$42 ONLINE | $45 DOOR
Tickets include everything in general admission plus 20, 4-oz beer samples and a souvenir tasting mug. Food sold separately. MUST BE 21+.
WHEN & WHERE
APRIL 13 & 14
Saturday 12 – 9 PM
Sunday 12 – 6 PM
SCOTTSDALE CIVIC CENTER MALL
7380 E 2nd Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Scottsdale Civic Center Mall
THINGS TO DO
Get a taste Arizona’s culinary flavors – 35 restaurants all in one place.
Live music on 3 stages all weekend!
Culinary demos in 2 demonstration areas – one inside, one outside!
Four Peaks Beer Garden
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Deck
Compare your favorites with the winners our judges select. Categories include Best Food, Best Dessert, Best Booth and more!
Family Fun Zone
Fun for all ages!
WHAT TO EAT
Calling all foodie explorers: a ticket to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival is your passport to explore a world of unique restaurants all on our festival grounds.
FOUR PEAKS BEER GARDEN
SAT 12-7 | SUN 12-6
The beer garden presented by Four Peaks Brewing Company gathers 200 specialty beers and some of your favorite local establishments to create a party unto itself. Talk to craft brewers and distributors as you enjoy superior sights, sounds and suds. Tickets get you admission into the Festival, 20 four oz. beer samples, and a souvenir tasting mug. MUST BE 21+.
VIP AT THE FESTIVAL
SAT 12 pm – 9 pm | SUN 12 pm – 6 pm
VIP Tickets include everything in general admission plus premiere entertainment viewing and catered food inside the exclusive VIP tent, complimentary drinks throughout the grounds, and access to the Beer Garden. MUST BE 21+.
SAT 12 pm – 5 pm | SUN 12 pm – 6 pm
Liquid Arizona presented by Phoenix Magazine features hometown spirits, wines and craft beers from around the state of Arizona. (Beverage tasting cards available for purchase inside this event. Must be 21+ to sample alcoholic beverages.)
SAT & SUN 12 – 5 pm
Family Fun Zone
A family destination for fun, games and prizes!, learning opportunities, crafts, and more! FREE admission with your Festival admission ticket – children 12 and under free.
SAT 12 pm – 9 pm | SUN 12 pm – 6 pm
PRIVATE CABANA SEATING Want a more private experience? Private cabana seating is available for groups with all the perks of VIP tickets plus your own private lounge space. Treat your family, friends or clients to this exclusive opportunity. Limited cabanas available. MUST BE 21+.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much are tickets?
One day General Admission Tickets: $12 Online/ $15 door
VIP Tickets: $150 Sat/$125 Sun
Beer Garden (included General Admission ticket): $42 online/$45 door
Kids 12 and under: Free
Tickets at the door are based on venue capacity.
How do I pay for food and beverages?
Cash and credit will be accepted at each individual booths. ATMs will be located around the grounds. This year we will NOT be using tickets.
Are kids free?
Children ages 12 and under will be admitted for free.
Will the Festival be held rain or shine?
Are pets allowed?
No, we do not allow pets of any kind, and we strongly discourage you from bringing a service dog unless you are visually impaired.
Are there ATMs at the Festival?
There are ATMs located throughout the Festival grounds. All vendors will accept cash, but some will accept credit card as well.
If we are driving by car, where can we park?
Convenient, free parking is available at the following locations:
Civic Center Library Garage – Drinkwater Boulevard at East Second Street
Civic Center Lot and Garage – Wells Fargo Avenue
Old Town Parking Corral – East Second Street and Brown Avenue
What items are prohibited from being brought onto festival grounds?
Fireworks or Explosives
Illegal Substances & Weapons
Large Coolers or Bags
All Pets (except Service Animals)
Bicycles, scooters, skates/rollerblades may not be ridden on festival grounds
Failure to comply with the above may result in entry being denied. All bags may be subject to search.
Can I bring a folding chair and blanket into the festival?
Folding chairs are prohibited. Blankets are allowed.
Can I leave the Festival and return the same day?
Yes, you may exit and re-enter with a valid hand stamp
Can I bring a tent into the festival?
Personal tents and canopies are NOT allowed