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5 Things To Do This Weekend

Get swept away this weekend by the charm of the Arizona Renaissance Festival or eat your weight in chocolate at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Regardless, you have no excuse to not get outside and enjoy this fine weather. Don’t forget to share photos of you enjoying these events with the hashtag #SL5 and follow us @scottsdaleliving on Instagram!


Glendale Chocolate Affaire
The average American consumes about 10 pounds of chocolate a year, according to the organizers of the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Meet your quota this weekend with all things covered, smothers, dipped and filled with the popular sweet cocoa-based confection. The Chocolate Affaire is also a large gathering of local romance novelists for you and carnival rides for the kiddos.
Murphy Park, 7010 N. 58th Ave., downtown Glendale, Friday, Feb. 7, 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, noon to 5 p.m.

Phoenix Chinese Week 2014 Culture & Cuisine Festival
Celebrate the year of the horse with Chinese performances, food and goods vendors and other cultural events and exhibits, such as the Koi Show and dragon boat display.
Margaret T. Hance Park East, 1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, Friday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Subway D-Backs Fan Fest
Spring Training is just three weeks away! Get in the spirit with the 10th annual Subway D-Backs Fan fest at Chase Field. Take a swing in the batting catches, field a fly ball, sit in on a Q-and-A session with the coaches and players, and so. much. more.
Chase Field, 401 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, Saturday, Feb. 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., autograph vouchers are $5

Whoo-hoo! The chiseled, smooth and perky Chippendales are coming to town, ladies (and gents)! Get your fill of bow-tied eye candy! Enough said.
Celebrity Theatre, 440 N. 32nd St., Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 p.m., $20 to $35

Renaissance Festival
Huzzah! Take a step away from the modern hubbub to tear into some mutton, watch live jousting and get swept away with the romance of the Renaissance Festival and its many characters.
Fairgrounds, 12601 U.S. 60, Apache Junction, Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 8 to March 30, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., $10 to $22, free parking (reduced price tickets at Fry’s Food Stores and online)



Celebrating 25 Years of Cheers at the 2013 Arizona Renaissance Festival

Take a unique trip back in time to the Arizona Renaissance Festival. Not even in her wildest dreams would Queen Elizabeth have imagined a celebration such as this taking place in the foothills of the Superstition Mountains!

One of the largest events of its kind in the United States; revel in the atmosphere of a 16th Century European village! Join in the celebrations every Saturday and Sunday, February 9 through March 31, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., as well as on Presidents’ Day (Feb. 18)

The festival’s 30-acre village is filled with 12 stages of nonstop entertainment—music, comedy, falconry, dance and acrobatics. Foolish pleasures mix with artisan treasures as you shop, eat and mingle with a cast of nearly 2,000 colorfully costumed characters.

Explore the village marketplace with over 200 storybook shops, studios and galleries filled with unique arts and crafts, handmade wares, kitchens and pubs, games and people-powered rides for the kids.

The live jousting tournaments are one of the festival’s most popular attractions. Armored nights on charging steeds take up their lances and battle for the queen’s honor. Cheer on your favorite armored knight at one of the three daily jousting tournaments in the 5,000-seat arena.

Food fit for a king is plentiful and available throughout the village. The menu is diverse with such offerings as steak-on-a-stake, vegetable and meat pies, pastas, bread bowls filled with hearty stews and more. And who can forget the smoked turkey legs?

The Pleasure Feast, held twice daily, offers raucous Renaissance entertainment at its best while you feast on five courses of fine food. Advance reservations are recommended.

Don’t miss the NEW Living Fountain at Pan’s Oasis.

Visit www.RenFestInfo.com for more information and Like them on Facebook for special offers, information and contests.

See thee at the Faire-HUZZAH!

February 9 through March 31, 2013

Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents’ Day

10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Rain or Shine

Arizona Renaissance Festival

12601 East Highway 60

Gold Canyon, AZ 85118

(520) 463-2600


Top 5: Art & Food Festivals, Experience AZ, Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: Art & Food Festivals (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 Art & Food Festivals — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace

12601 E. Hwy. 60,
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
(520) 463-2600
Escape the rigors of the 21st century and travel back into the past with Arizona’s Renaissance Festival and Artisan Marketplace. The festival showcases events such as a jousting tournament, a day-long feast and a 30-acre circus.

Fountain Festival of the Arts & Crafts

16837 E. Palisades Blvd.,
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1654
The Fountain Hills Festival of the Arts & Crafts runs from Nov. 9 to Nov. 11 and features nearly 500 artists, artisans, food, live music and a beer garden.

Tempe Festival of the Arts

310 S. Mill Ave., #A-201,
Tempe, AZ 85281
(602) 997-2581
The Tempe Fall Festival of the Arts runs from Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, attracts nearly 225,000 guests and features more than 400 artists. Although the festival’s primary focus is on visual art and artists, it also includes musical performances, street artists, vendors and sponsored exhibits.

Scottsdale Arts Festival

7380 E. 2nd St.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 994-2878
The Scottsdale Arts Festival runs March 8-10 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts and features nearly 200 jury-selected artists. Alongside the showcased artists are 22 bands and 12 food trucks.

Scottsdale Culinary Festival

(480) 945-7193
This culinary adventure annually draws nearly 40,000 visitors who attend more than a dozen events. Featured within these activities are hundreds of restaurants, dozens of chefs and a large selection of wines and spirits. Takes place April 9-14, 2013.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012