Two Glorious Days of Food, Music, Drinks, Demos and Competition Set for Scottsdale Culinary Festival’s 40th Anniversary, April 14-15, 2018

Hde Agency | April 4, 2018

Arizona’s tastiest fundraiser, Scottsdale Culinary Festival, returns on Saturday, April 14 – Sunday, April 15, 2018, for two glorious days packed with food, music, drinks, demos and competition. Hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts, this year marks the 40th anniversary of this beloved fundraising event. This year’s national headliners will be 90’s pop-punk, Everclear and Eve 6, performing live on Saturday, April 14th with over 20 more bands performing on four stages throughout the weekend. General admission, beer garden and VIP tickets are available for both days online at

Th is year’s participating local, chef driven restaurants and food trucks include:

Aioli Gourmet Burgers
Angelo’s Italian Ice & Gelato
The Baja Catering Company
Barbeque Company Grill
Butta Cakes
Cornish Pasty
Doughlicious Desserts
Famous 48
Good Fortune Kitchen
Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Honey Bears BBQ
Kono Pizza
Lalo’s Mexican Cuisine
Lulu’s Sorbetto
Modern Tortilla
Mr. Mesquite Taqueria
Nina’s Concessions
The Nitro Live Icecreamery
Old Town Gringos
Pho King Food Truck
Pokitrition – Sushi Burritos & Poke
Pork on a Fork
Roka Akor
The Saguaro
Sakana Sushi & Grill
Shake Shack
SuperFarm SuperTruck
Tom’s BBQ
Tommy Bahamas
Yaya’s Mexican Bar & Grill
Zoe’s Kitchen

Scottsdale Culinary Festival Quick Facts

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018, noon – 9 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 2018, noon – 6 p.m.

Price Points: General Admission
$12 presale online
$15 day of
Kids 12 and under are free
Beer Garden
$42 presale online
$45 day of

Includes GA to the Scottsdale Culinary Festival and access to the Beer Garden + a souvenir tasting mug for 20, 4 oz beer samples to redeem within the Beer Garden.

Presale only
$150 Saturday
$125 Sunday

Includes access to exclusive VIP area with private catering by Aioli Gourmet Burger, Butta Cakes and Tommy Bahama – while supplies last, reserved chef demo seating, eight drinks to redeem throughout the Festival, a tasting card for Liquid Arizona, and access to the Beer Garden + a souvenir tasting mug for 20, 4 oz beer samples to redeem within the Beer Garden.

Where: Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, 7380 E Second Street, AZ 85251


30+ local restaurants and food trucks
Everclear & Eve 6 – performing live on Saturday, April 14th
Liquid Arizona –a lounge featuring local wine, spirits and beer
Beer Garden – 200 specialty craft beers, food and music
Teen Cook Off – local high school culinary students competing for scholarships
Chef Demos – local chefs showcasing their talents with cooking demonstrations
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Stardust Lounge – Tito’s cocktails, music, shaded zone
VIP – exclusive tented area with catered food, drinks and shaded seating
Family Zone – bounce house, games, and crafts for kids

Held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall, the City of Scottsdale is proud to be the host sponsor of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival. The City of Scottsdale is a premier destination for things to do in Arizona.

Special thanks to the 2018 Scottsdale Culinary Festival sponsors: The City of Scottsdale, Hensley Beverages, Four Peaks Brewing Company, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Phoenix Magazine, Common Ground Culinary Group, Phoenix NewTimes, Lincoln Motor Company, 3 Amigos Tequila, Sub-Zero, Cox, Stella Artois, Lyft, Kind Bar, Powercrunch, Yelp, Elite Restaurants, Vienna Beef, Monster and Fiji Water.

All net proceeds raised will support the non-profit Scottsdale League for the Arts in its effort to promote the arts and arts education organizations in the Phoenix metropolitan area. Through annual fundraising events including Scottsdale Culinary Festival and Cooks & Corks, the League has contributed more than $4.4 million to numerous organizations such as the Black Theatre Troupe, Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, Valley Youth Theatre and Phoenix Film Foundation. For a complete list of events, please visit