Awards and Recognition
The following detail some of the awards and recognition earned by the Glendale Office of Special Events.
- 2008 International Festival and Events Association Awards
Glendale’s Office of Special Events won two gold awards and one silver award at the 2008 International Festival and Events Association. Read more
- Certified Festival and Event Executive Designation
Martin Dickey, Glendale’s division manager for the Office of Special Events, received professional designation as a Certified Festival and Event Executive (CFEE) at the recent convention of the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). Read more
- Critic's Choice Award from AZCentral.com
One of Glendale’s signature festivals that attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city’s downtown has been recognized as the Valley’s best by one of the state’s top online news services. (Glendale Glitters) Read more
- Best Fair/Festival by the Arizona Chapter of the International Special Events Society
Glendale’s Office of Special Events has received the award for Best Fair/Festival by the Arizona Chapter of the International Special Events Society for the Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Read more
These honors are among the many accolades the Glendale Office of Special Events has garnered, including having events named to the top 100 events in North America by the Washington Post, the Seattle Times and the American Bus Association as well as honors from the 2003 Governor’s Tourism Awards.