We know you're still busy trying to coordinate present exchanges and New Years Eve parties, but while you've got your calendars out you might as well mark a few important dates for next year.
Yes, it's only December but the Scottsdale League for the Arts has already announced the dates for the annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival .
The 37th annual event will take place from Tuesday, April 7 to Sunday, April 12, 2015. And as always, you can look forward to six days of eating, drinking, and parties throughout the Scottsdale area.
The state's longest running food festival will bring back most of the same events that you've come to love (or hate) in years past. That will include the two-day Great Arizona Picnic, an outdoor event that features some 50 food booths at the Scottsdale Civic Center. In 2015 organizers will be bringing back the Family Zone, "a dedicated play area featuring balloon animals and more family-friendly fun."
Other return events will include Bubbles & Bliss; the Chocolate & Wine Experience; Eat, Drink & Be Pretty; Wine Country Brunch, and the Burger Battle. Restaurants throughout the Valley will also host a series of Chef Wine/Beer/Cocktail dinners in conjunction with the event.
The festival will conclude with the gourmet Best of the Fest dinner, which features a selection of the city's top chefs.
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Tickets to the 2015 Scottsdale Culinary Festival are not yet on sale. For updates keep an eye on the Scottsdale Culinary Festival website.