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GLENDALE CHOCOLATE AFFAIRE (SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9 & SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10)

February 9

Experience the Sweet Life in Downtown Glendale as We Celebrate Chocolate and Romance February 9-10Cerettas


Everyone knows New Year’s resolutions are just meant to be broken! So go ahead and indulge your sweet tooth at the Valley’s sweetest event – the 24th annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire, Feb. 9-10 in Historic Downtown Glendale, where you’ll also discover a celebration of arts, culture and romance!

You won’t know where to start first as you take in the amazing array of nearly 40 chocolate purveyors, featuring unique delights like Mexican hot chocolate, salted chocolate honey caramel, banana chocolate or turtle crepes, chocolate lemonade, chocolate salsa. Or, if your tastes run more mainstream, you’ll find chocolate-covered strawberries, bananas, cheesecakes and endless varieties of fudge. Even if chocolate is not your favorite, you are sure to find sweet and savory treats galore to tempt your taste buds.

chocolate affaire
The Chocolate Affaire is presented by Arizona’s famous candy makers, Cerreta Candy Company, and Willy Wonka’s got nothing on them! The candy factory will offer tours all weekend and visitors can get a magical behind-the-scenes look at how their confections are made, and not just chocolate; everything from taffy to caramel and nuts and popcorn. Free shuttles, sponsored by SRP, are provided from the festival to the candy factory. Be sure to get your free sample!

Families with children will enjoy a variety of activities, face-painting, entertainment and more. And of course, Cerreta’s chocolate-pizza-making booth is a hit with all ages.

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Plein Air Painting Competition
The Chocolate Affaire is an opportunity for artists – whether professional or amateur – to express themselves on canvas, as well. Two opportunities will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9. Artists are invited to paint outdoor scenes in the downtown area, or anywhere in the city, during the Plein Air Painting Competition, which begins at 8 a.m. This event is presented by the Glendale Public Art Program,
and to find all the details on this competition, visit:www.glendaleaz.com/arts/FreeCulturalAndPerformingArtsEvents.cfm#pleinair.

paint nite
Paint Nite Classes

In addition on Saturday, budding painters can take part in one of two Paint Nite classes, where you can paint your own version of a masterpiece. A different design is offered at 11 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Find more information and register online at https://www.paintnite.com/venues/glendale-chocolate-affaire-10003984. Click here to view Paint Nite Map for directions and parking,.

Artist Kristine Kollasch
A third artistic project will take place all weekend long during event hours. All ages are invited to stop by and create art that will be used to beautify a prominent area of downtown Glendale. Artist Kristine Kollasch and her crew will be on site to help everyone express their inner artists and to be part of a fun activity that will help build community pride. This is a free activity presented by the City of Glendale Public Art Program.

Romance Novelists

This festival is also the Southwest’s largest gathering of romance novelists and attendees can meet authors. A bevy of musical entertainment will be happening throughout the event, as well. For the complete author lineup and entertainment schedule check out www.visitglendale.com.

Event Hours
Event hours are Saturday 10 a.m.- 10 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. The event is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale, in Murphy Park, located at 58th and Glendale avenues. Parking is available at various locations throughout the downtown area, or preferred parking is offered for $10 at the two city parking garages, both of which are accessible from 59th Avenue. For more parking information and directions, visit www.visitglendale.com.

The Glendale Chocolate Affaire is presented by Cerreta Candy Company and sponsored by SRP, KTVK TV 3 and KPHO TV 5, Cerreta Candy Company, Arizona Republic, Hensley Beverage Company, the Glendale Ambassadors, Swire Coca Cola, Diamond Resorts and the Glendale Public Art Program. Free Cerreta Candy Company tour shuttles are sponsored by SRP.


Candy heartEntertainment Lineup

SATURDAY

2/9/2018

11:30am – 1:00pm

Randy Altergott

1:30pm – 3:00pm

Sandy Hathaway

3:30 – 5:00pm

Savannah King

5:30 – 7:30pm

Cold Shot & The Hurricane Horns

8:00 – 10pm

Fosterson

SUNDAY

2/10/2018

12:30 – 2:30pm

76th Street

3:00 – 5:00pm

Shari Rowe


Candy heartCerreta Factory Tour/Shuttle Schedule
  • Free Shuttle, provided by SRP, to Cerreta Candy Factory for their sweet tour.
  • Tour times:
    Saturday, February 9 : 10am-10pm
    Sunday, February 10 : noon – 5pm
  • Shuttle pick up for the Factory Tour is at 57th  Dr. and Glenn Dr.
  • Last shuttle departs the candy factory 30 minutes prior to festival end time

Candy heartDirections and Parking
  • Important Street Closure Information
    Event Hours: Saturday 10 a.m – 10 p.m., Sunday noon – 5 p.m.

    • 58th Drive is closed from Palmaire to Myrtle Avenue
    • 58th Avenue is closed from Glendale Avenue to Myrtle Avenue
    • Glenn Drive is closed from 58th Drive to 57th Drive
    • Palmaire is closed from 59th Avenue to 58th Avenue  
  • Preferred parking at the two downtown garages is accessible
    from 59th Ave & Glenn Drive, which is one street north of Glendale Avenue.
    See directions below
    .Event and Parking Garage Directions for Chocolate Affaire
  • Directions to Historic Downtown Glendale
    From Downtown Phoenix or East Valley

    Take I-17 and exit at Glendale Avenue
    Proceed west approximately 5 miles
    Event site is between 57th Drive and 59th Avenue and Glendale and Myrtle avenues
    We suggest using the preferred parking garages (directions below), but there is street parking available in the area around the event site.
  • Directions to Historic Downtown Glendale
    From Areas West of Glendale

    Take I-10 east bound to the 59th Avenue exit
    Proceed north approximately 5 miles to Glendale Avenue
    Event site is between 59th Avenue and 57th Drive and Glendale Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
    We suggest using the preferred parking garages (directions below) but there is street parking available in the area around the event site.
    OR
  • Take the 101 westbound to the 59th Avenue exit
    Proceed south approximately 9 miles to Glenn Drive or Glendale Avenue
    Event site is between 59th Avenue and 57th Drive and Glendale Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
    We suggest using the preferred parking garages (directions below) but there is street parking available in the area around the event site.
    OR
  • Take the western loop of the 101 eastbound at the Glendale Avenue exit
    Proceed east approximately 3 miles to 59th Avenue
    Event site is between 59th Avenue and 57th Drive and Glendale Avenue and Myrtle Avenue
    We suggest using the preferred parking garages (directions below) but there is street parking available in the area around the event site.
  • Directions to Preferred Parking Garages in Historic Downtown Glendale
    From Downtown Phoenix or East Valley
  • Take I-17 and exit at Glendale Avenue
    Proceed west approximately 5 miles to 59th Avenue
    Turn right at 59th Avenue and proceed one block north to Glenn Drive
    Turn right onto Glenn Drive
    The City Hall preferred parking garage is 50 yards east immediately on your right
    The Bank of America preferred parking garage is 75 yards east and then 100 yards north
    Glenn Drive is just north of Glendale Avenue. If you get to Myrtle, you’ve gone a half-block too far to the north
    Parking in these garages is $10 and you are just steps away from the event activities
    .
  • Directions to Preferred Parking Garages in Historic Downtown Glendale
    From Areas West of Glendale

    Take I-10 east bound to the 59th Avenue exit
    Proceed north to Glendale Avenue
    One block north of Glendale is Glenn Drive
    Turn right onto Glenn Drive
    The City Hall preferred parking garage is 50 yards east immediately on your right
    The Bank of America preferred parking garage is 75 yards east and then 100 yards north
    Glenn Drive is just north of Glendale Avenue If you get to Myrtle, you’ve gone a half-block too far to the north
    Parking in these garages is $10 and you are just steps away from the event activities.
    OR
  • Take the 101 westbound to the 59th Avenue exit
    Proceed south to Glenn Drive
    Turn left onto Glenn Drive
    (Glenn Drive is one block north of Glendale so if you reach Glendale you’ve gone one block too far south)
    The City Hall preferred parking garage is 50 yards east immediately on your right
    The Bank of America preferred parking garage is 75 yards east and then 100 yards north
    Parking in these garages is $10 and you are just steps away from the event activities.
    Glenn Drive is just north of Glendale Ave. If you get to Myrtle, you’ve gone a half-block too far to the north.

 

Click here for the 2019 Glendale Chocolate Affaire program.

Details

Date:
February 9
Time:
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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