5 Best Things to Eat and Drink This Weekend in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Weekend Eats

Sara Dalton
Members of Washington Elementary's Taka Taiko performing at the festival in 2011.
Arizona Matsuri Festival
Saturday, February 22

The annual Arizona Matsuri Festival will take over Heritage Square in downtown Phoenix this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. The event includes three stages with live entertainment, arts and crafts, bonsai displays, and Japanese food. Be sure to catch Shan Ichiyanagai, "The Candyman," perform amezaiku (or Japanese candy sculpting), and adults can hit the Asahi Beer Garden, where they'll be serving Asahi beer and three types of premium Japanese sake. For a complete list of entertainment and food vendors, visit the Arizona Matsuri website.

See also: 5 Wine Tasting Rooms in Northern Arizona to Check Out

Courtesy of Four Peaks Brewery
Rhythm and Blues
Four Peaks' Rhythm & Brews
Saturday, February 22

Four Peaks Brewery will host its annual Rhythm & Blues event at the Taproom on Wilson. The free event, in celebration of Arizona Beer Week, will include live music from Big Nick and the Gila Monsters, the Jim Glass Band, and Terraplane. The event also will include the brewery's first annual Four Peaks Beer Can Challenge, where guests will be challenged to see if they can taste the different between Four Peaks canned, bottled, and tapped beer. The dog-friendly party will be held from noon to 6 p.m.

Location Info


Historic Heritage Square

115 N. Sixth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

The Four Peaks Tasting Room on Wilson

2401 S. Wilson St., Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

9495 W. Coyotes Blvd., Glendale, AZ

Category: General

Scottsdale Fashion Square

7014 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: General

Historic Downtown Litchfield Park

101 W. Wigwam Blvd., Litchfield Park, AZ

Category: General

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