17 Summer Festivals in Metro Phoenix and Around Arizona
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.
Diana Lustig Peach Festival at Schnepf Farms 2013
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.
2446 Fort Tuthill Loop, Flagstaff, AZ
HC 65 Box 35201, Concho, AZ
16601 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ
14503 N. Talking Rock Ranch Rd, Prescott, AZ
700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ
2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ
13922 S. Kuyendall Cutoff Road, Pearce, AZ
2909 E. Country Club Drive, Willcox, AZ
290 Elgin Canelo Road, Elgin, AZ
120 S. Cortez St., Prescott, AZ
37615 Highway 60, Superior, AZ
552 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ
2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox, AZ