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This will be a Meetup to keep track and be updated of local events in metro Phoenix. Events can be food festivals, music concerts, and more. Let's get together, make new friends, and have fun at these festivals!

Upcoming events (3)

Metro Phoenix Night Market

The Pressroom

The Metro Phoenix Night Market will showcase over 12 local food vendors at this Asian food festival. This food festival is about highlighting the diversity of food and an opportunity for small businesses to show their culture through their food. Arizona is growing in population and events like this highlight our ethnic diversity. Discover a variety of culture's foods from Chinese to Korean and small businesses' creativity. Follow our Facebook page to be updated on who will be coming. Tag your photos with #metrophxnightmarket

Location: The Pressroom // 3125 S 52nd St, Tempe, AZ 85282

Date/Time: Saturday, January 29th, 2022 // 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM // Early admission at 4:00 PM available for early admission tickets only.

Most businesses will have at least one item on their menu that is $5 or under. We will also have a curated marketplace with local artists. The event is outdoors. The Pressroom will have cold beer and cocktails available for purchase! Parking is free at the venue and nearby parking lots. We encourage carpooling and rideshare.

Children 6 and under are free. The ticket cost is for admission only. Refunds are available up to 8 days before the event. All food and drink is sold separately. All of the local businesses will be collecting their own sales and they do not offset the event production costs. Most vendors will accept both cash and card. We do recommend bringing cash for this event. Come with your group of your friends and family to try dishes from everyone.

Event times will be staggered. Due to the staggered times and the number of tickets allocated to each time per the park capacity, you must arrive during the following times for admission or you may not be able to enter if the event is at capacity.

Early admission tickets - Please arrive at 4:00pm and no later than 5:30pm

General admission tickets - Please arrive at 5:30pm and no later than 7:30pm

Happy hour admission tickets - Please arrive between 8:00pm and until end of the event

Refunds are unavailable if you miss your admission time. If you need to switch tickets for a different admission time, you can email us at [masked] and we will accommodate if tickets are not sold out online. Happy hour admission is at a discounted price, but we do not guarantee all food and drink choices will be available from vendors. Vendors may have some menu items that are limited and due to supply, may not carry every choice featured below during happy hour admission. There will be food available during the event for happy hour, but there may also be a couple vendors who may be sold out. If there is something that you would like to eat specifically, we encourage you to purchase early admission or general admission tickets.

Menu list and vendor list subject to change due to the pandemic. We appreciate your understanding.

Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival with the Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival

Ticket link: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/arizonabaoanddumplingfestival/620321/r/event

The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is returning to Downtown Chandler for its third year. Explore all the different varieties of baos and dumplings from traditional to creative interpretations. What is a bao? From Food Republic, a bao or known as a steamed bun or baozi is a "complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun." Or what we like to say, an amazing delicious experience. Baos are a form of dumplings and you can try different dumplings from various cultures from takoyaki to potstickers.

Follow Bao and Dumpling Festival to be kept up to date on all of the local businesses who will be coming. Tag your photos with #azbaodumpling

For the third year, we are also bringing a double header with the Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival. The Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival is the first in AZ, returning after a long hiatus from the pandemic. With one ticket, you can enjoy a variety of bao, dumplings, ice cream, and donuts on both days. Take a bite into a fluffy donut paired with cool, creamy ice cream from different local businesses. Celebrate the diversity of food with us and dare we say, bao and ice cream is perfect together!

Follow Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival and tag your photos with #azdonuticecream

WHERE:
Chandler Park in front of Chandler Public Library
178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

WHEN: Two Day Event (Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival and Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival on both days)
Saturday, February 5th // 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, February 6th // 10:00am - 5:00 pm

DETAILS:
For our third year, we will have more local food businesses and menu prices range from $5 - $14 (prices at the higher end are for Asian dishes and bao on average (depending on number in a dish and size) is between $4 - $8). We will also have a curated anime marketplace with local artists. Boba, desserts, and other Asian dishes will be available too. Children 6 and under are free. Parking is free in in the parking lots and parking garages in Downtown Chandler.

Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival

The Pressroom

Come join us for the second annual Arizona Fried Chicken and Wings Festival! We will have over 10 local fried chicken businesses, featuring different varieties of fried chicken from Korean fried chicken to Nashville Hot fried chicken. Fried chicken is enjoyed throughout the world and every culture has their own twist on it. In South Korea, fried chicken is double fried and is enjoyed as Chimac. Chimac is a Korean word for the pairing of fried chicken and beer. The Pressroom will have cold beer and cocktails for you to enjoy this delicious combo of a satisfying, crispy fried chicken with a cold beer!

This global inspired food festival is about showcasing small businesses and their creativity! Follow our Facebook page to be kept up to date on who will be coming. Tag your photos with #azfriedchicken

WHERE: The Pressroom // 3125 S 52nd St, Tempe, AZ 85282

WHEN: Sunday, March 20th // 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM // Early admission at 11:00 AM available for early admission tickets only.

DETAILS: The Pressroom is outdoors. The Pressroom will have cold beer and cocktails available for purchase! Lemonade, boba tea, and desserts will be available too. We will also have a curated marketplace with local artists.

PRICING: Some food vendors will create an exclusive eat that you can find only at our festival. Children 6 and under are free. Every attendee will require a ticket for entry. Refunds are available up to 8 days before the event. The ticket cost is for admission only. All food and drink is sold separately. All of the local businesses will be collecting their own sales. They do not offset the event production costs. Most vendors will accept both cash and card. We do recommend bringing cash for this event and coming with a group of your friends and families to try a little bit from everywhere!

PARKING: Free parking available at the venue and nearby parking lots. We encourage carpooling and ride share.

WHAT YOU CAN BRING INSIDE: You can bring an empty water bottle and there will be water stations to refill water. Only service animals are allowed. Please leave your pets at home due to the health department and vicinity to food vendors.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:
A face mask or cloth face covering is suggested when standing in line. Event times will be staggered, so your group can maintain a 6 ft distance from others when dining and ordering food. Due to the staggered times and the number of tickets allocated to each time per the venue capacity, you must arrive during the following times for admission or you may not be able to enter if the event is at capacity.

Early admission tickets - Please arrive at 11am and no later than 12:30pm

General admission tickets - Please arrive at 12:30pm and no later than 3:00pm

Happy hour admission tickets - Please arrive at 3:00pm or later.

Refunds are unavailable if you miss your admission time. If you need to switch tickets for a different admission time, you can email us at [masked] and we will accommodate if tickets are not sold out online.

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Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival

Chandler Park

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