Glendale Festivals & Shows

Glendale Festivals & ShowsMusic, art and culture have all become permanent parts of the experience of living in Glendale. Their significance, however, doesn't go unnoticed. They are, in fact, spotlighted in great style by the several festivals and annual shows that are scheduled every year. Music, art, history, and even chocolate all get some rightful attention as they become reasons for celebration. To be sure, you won't want to miss any of the sights, sounds and tastes that make up some of Glendale's must-attend events that are on the city's busy schedule throughout the year.

Glendale Jazz & Blues Festival
Getting a case of the blues is actually a pretty cool thing when it happens at the Annual Jazz and Blues Festival held every spring in downtown Glendale. The event has been an annual occurrence for nearly the past thirty years, and it continues to draw record crowds as well as some of the top local, regional and national jazz and blues artists to its stage. The many unforgettable performances are augmented by excellent food and drink selections, arts and crafts, as well as various other booths that offer many one-of-a-kind items.

Address: Downtown Glendale, Glendale, AZ - MAP
Web: www.glendaleaz.com

Glendale Chocolate Affaire
Lovers of chocolate gather together for a truly delicious experience at Glendale's Chocolate Affaire. This is most definitely the sweetest festival of the year, as your taste buds will experience an incredible array of delicious tastes. Some of the most popular participants include Kreative Kupcakes, Cerreta's Candy Company, as well as other local and regional participants. Some unique fare includes cupcakes made with beer and bacon, sweet potato pie with a candy twist, big cubes of inviting fudge, as well as a delectable chocolate pizza! There's also live music, arts and crafts, and plenty of activities for the kids.

Address: Murphy Park at 58th and Glendale Avenues - MAP
Phone: (623) 930-2299
Web: www.glendaleaz.com

Glendale Glitters
Glendale Glitters is one of the city's festivals that is attracting plenty of attention. Recently voted as one of the top 25 events in the state by AAA Highroads magazine, this is a truly magical holiday happening that more and more people are taking notice of. Also known as the Glitter and Glow Block Party, this gathering features a visually captivating collection of over 1 million lights, hot air balloons and live bands all celebrating in the streets of downtown Glendale. Plus, there's plenty of food, seasonal merchandise, a children's wonderland, horse-drawn carriages, and visits with Santa.

Address: Downtown Glendale, Glendale, AZ - MAP
Phone: (623) 930-2299
Web: www.glendaleaz.com

Tolmachoff Farms - Family Farm Day
Give the kids a chance to see and experience all the fun and hard work that is part of life on the farm when you plan to bring them to the Annual Family Farm Day in Glendale. The Tolmachoff farm holds this annual festival in June and it is an excellent opportunity to visit the farm with the whole family. There are plenty of educational and fun things to see and experience, a couple of the most popular being the train rides and photo ops with a pony.

Address: Tolmachoff Farm, Glendale, AZ - MAP
Phone: (623) 386-1301
Web: www.tolmachoff-farms.com

Glendale Gingerbread Nights
As Christmas time fast approaches, everyone in Glendale happily anticipates its arrival. Everyone also looks forward to Glendale's Gingerbread Nights. This festival is held in early December and is one of the sweetest family-oriented events of the whole year! Downtown Glendale is turned into a gingerbread wonderland as gingerbread décor, food, beverages and all sorts of other treats abound to tempt your sweet tooth. There are also special holiday performances and storytelling provided by Bookmans and the Arizona BookPALS.

Address: Downtown Glendale, Glendale, AZ - MAP
Web: www.glendaleaz.com