100+ Restaurants, 40+ Wineries, 20+ Bands
In 2014 we celebrate the 36th anniversary of the Scottsdale Culinary Festival, the longest running event of its type in the nation. The Festival has grown to a community favorite hosting 35,000 guests, 20 events, over 100 restaurants, dozens of top chefs and countless fine wine and spirit selections.
The week-long festival offers a diverse menu of luxurious dinners, themed cocktail parties and our signature event, the Great Arizona Picnic featuring 50 restaurants, chef demonstrations, live local bands and specialty tasting venues.
The festival is the primary fundraiser for the Scottsdale League for the Arts and its members who work all year to present the festival. All events are organized and staffed by dedicated volunteers who contribute their energy to create memorable experiences for guests as they support the arts.