17 Summer Festivals in Metro Phoenix and Around Arizona

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Diana Lustig
Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms 2013
With summer comes a whole slew of festivals celebrating everything from the harvest of sweet corn to the booming local craft beer industry. It seems this year we've got more summer events than ever, making a lack of travel plans all the more palatable. You may have to make a drive to get in on some of the fun, but don't let that stop you from checking out some of these delicious summer events in metro Phoenix and beyond.

See also: Two New Beer Festivals to Debut This Summer in Metro Phoenix (Bonus: They're Both Indoors!)

5th Annual Northern Arizona BBQ Festival
Friday, June 13 and Saturday, June 14
6 to 10 p.m. (Friday), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Saturday)
Williams Visitor Center Parking Lot, Williams

This Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) sanctioned cook-off will feature more than 30 different barbecue teams, beer, wine, food concessions, and live entertainment. Food and drink samples will cost $2 each.

Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Festival
Saturday, June 14
1 to 5 p.m.
Pepsi Amphitheater (The Fort Tuthill County Park), Flagstaff
$45 in advance, $55 at the door

Returning for its 22nd year, the Made in the Shade Beer Tasting Event will bring together dozens of breweries from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah and Vermont. Admission includes a souvenir mug, 24 sampling tickets, and live entertainment.

Tilted Earth Wine and Music Festival
Saturday, June 21
1 to 11 p.m.
Riverfront Park, Cottonwood
$45 in advance, $50 at the door

This wine and music event is part of Page Spring Cellar's 10 year anniversary celebrations. A ticket includes five wine samples and a reusable Govino logo glass. Participating vineyards include Arizona Stronghold Vineyards, Grand Canyon Winery, Page Springs Cellars, Oak Creek Vineyards, and Pillsbury Wine Company.

11th Annual Arizona Lavender Festival
Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22; Thursday, June 26 through Sunday, June 29
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Red Rock Farms, Concho
$5 per person

Entry fee to the annual lavender festival includes a Lavender Growing Discussion, Cooking with Lavender Demonstration and Tastings, and a Topic of the Day discussion. Box lunches and picnic packages are available for purchase.

4th Annual Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, June 22
12 to 8 p.m.
Hualapai Mountain Resort, Kingman
$25 entry fee for cooking participants

The Hualapai Mountain Resort in Kingman presents the 3rd Annual Chili Cook-Off with music, chili tasting, and prizes for the best chili cooks.

Scottsdale Beer Palooza
Saturday, June 28
WestWorld of Scottsdale, Scottsdale
1 to 6 p.m.
$40 general admission, $60 VIP

This year will be the first Scottsdale Beer Palooza, which will feature dozens of craft breweries, live music, food trucks and other beer-friendly foods. Admission includes 20 four-ounce beer samples.

Location Info


Pepsi Amphitheater

2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, AZ

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Red Rock Ranch & Farms

HC 65 Box 35201, Concho, AZ

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WestWorld of Scottsdale

16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ

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Talking Rock Ranch

14503 N. Talking Rock Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ

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Tempe Center for the Arts

700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ

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Apple Annie's Orchard

2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ

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Lawrence Dunham Vineyards

13922 S. Kuyendall Cutoff Road, Pearce, AZ

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Coronado Vineyards

2909 E. Country Club Drive, Willcox, AZ

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Sonoita Vineyards

290 Elgin Canelo Road, Elgin, AZ

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Prescott Downtown Courthouse Square

120 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ

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Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park

37615 Highway 60, Superior, AZ

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El Zaribah Shrine Auditorium

552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ

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Apple Annie's Orchard

2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ

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Sindi Stack
Sindi Stack

Not enough in Phoenix. Mostly out of town.

Jesse Adams
Jesse Adams

Oh my. This picture reminded me I left an ear of corn on the grill like an hour ago. Heres to burnt corn.

Deborah Forcine
Deborah Forcine

Don't eat corn unless it's non GMO corn. I don't want to be eating pesticides like Round Up.

Frank Elliott
Frank Elliott

Gee Amy, locally we have the Italian Fest in Newport and 1 more that you're sure to get upset about missing.....the Goetta Fest in Mainstrasse Village.

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