Glendale Chocolate Affaire

The weekend before Valentine’s Day, Feb. 8-10, is a delicious delight for the senses as the Glendale Chocolate Affaire takes over downtown Glendale to create a chocolate-lover’s dream!

Chocolate purveyors from Arizona and around the nation gather in Glendale for this award-winning festival, which celebrates not only chocolate, but romance and the arts as well. Chocolate confections will include items such as fried ice cream with chocolate and strawberries, chocolate-covered bacon, chocolate-covered churros, chocolate-covered key lime pie, , chocolate-covered crepes and much more.

The Chocolate Affaire is sponsored by Arizona’s famous candy makers, Cerreta’s. The candy factory will offer tours all weekend, so visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at how the chocolatiers create everyone’s favorite candy.

In addition, the festival has become the largest gathering of national romance novelists in the Southwest. This symposium of literary romantics offers fans the opportunity to get up close and personal with authors, as well as the chance to attend free writing workshops given by the experts.

Families with children will enjoy myriad activities, including hands-on arts and crafts, face-painting and a rock-climbing wall. Horse-drawn carriage rides will be available throughout the weekend to take couples or families on a scenic, charming ride through the historic Catlin Court district.

Event hours are Friday 5 - 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 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.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Could not find you folks! And my battery died coming from East Mesa. Anyways, it was a good fair to be part of.

    February 11, 2013

  • cheryl

    Can't find you guys. We are heading out. Thanks for coming.

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey my phone is going to die before I find you so I am going to bail. Have fun!

    February 10, 2013

  • Eric Shane 6.

    How late are you guys going to be out there?

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Where the food booths are, there's a philly steak fry bread booth at the end. We're near there

    February 10, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    Call me[masked]

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can someone post a cell i have walking around for an hr trying to find you

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Nvm i see you guys

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure where that is haha. I don't know these buildings... Where is it in relation to specific food booths? :-)

    February 10, 2013

    • Jessica R.

      Just west of the food booths. Look for the philly steak fry bread and look south

      February 10, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    We're going to start walking. Will check back for people around 12:45

    February 10, 2013

    • Eric Shane 6.

      Where is the checkpoint going to be located at?

      February 10, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    Is anyone heading over?

    February 10, 2013

  • Jessica R.

    We are back over by the amphitheatre in front of the glendale city building

    February 10, 2013

  • cheryl

    Ok. We are back near steps again at 58 th dr and Glenn under palm tree. I have on blue hat.

    February 10, 2013

  • cheryl

    Steps are blocked. Meet in front of steps at corner of Glenn and 58th dr. I'm in blue hat sitting under two palm trees.

    February 10, 2013

    • Dave

      Are you still around, Cheryl? I couldnt find you

      February 10, 2013

    • Jessica R.

      We're headed over

      February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey, I just got here. Where is the general location of the group and I will wander to find you! :)

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cheryl what is your cell

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    On my way!

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chocolate? Who says no to chocolate?

    February 9, 2013

  • Kelly

    Free admission....pay for what you'd like to sample. Some of the parking garages will charge a fee. Check out http://www.glendaleaz.com/events/chocolateaffaire.cfm

    February 7, 2013

  • Lou M.

    Is there an admittance fee? Or is it by-the-chocolate?

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cannot miss this!

    January 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Chocolate? Who says no to chocolate?

    January 28, 2013

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