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  Glendale Chocolate Affaire - January 30-31, 2015
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 This chocolate heart caught the attention of a Glendale Chocolate Affaire visitor in 2009. Photo: Austin Appel

Glendale Chocolate Affaire 2015

WHEN:
Friday, Jan. 30, Noon-10 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.


WHERE:
Murphy Park
58th and Glendale avenues
In the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale

Free admission & free parking
| EVENT MAP (printable PDF)

Cerettas chocolate banana dipDid you know that the average American eats about 10 lbs. of chocolate a year? Get a head start on your annual consumption at the 20th Annual Glendale Chocolate Affair.

Glendale will host a super-sweet event of its own on Super Bowl weekend, Friday, Jan. 30 and Saturday, Jan. 31. The 20th Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire in Historic Downtown Glendale will be a chocolate lover’s paradise, with special activities geared toward sports fans, as well.

We'll have a Super Street area and Team Zones for all the Super Bowl fans taking in the sights before Sunday's big game.


CHOCOLATE, YOU SAY?

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.

Visitors will delight in the nearly 40 chocolate purveyors, featuring confections like chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-drizzled kettle corn, chocolate-covered nuts, berry chocolate kabobs, fudge popsicles, chocolate-covered cheesecake and bananas, fried Twinkies and fried Snickers dipped in chocolate and much more, all along with free admission and free parking!

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.


CHOCOLATE: ELIXIR OF LOVE
Black and white drizzel chocolates

Over the years, 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. In addition, the event will feature a Plein Air competition on Saturday that will award several prizes for paintings completed on-site or around Glendale that day. Additional information on the Plein Air event is available at Glendale Arts.


FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY

Young boys eating chocolateFamilies with children will all the activities, including hands-on arts and crafts, face-painting and a rock-climbing wall. The exciting new attraction with a football twist will be a “Super Street” filled with live music, games and activities with decorations themed to each of the two NFL conference champion teams in the big game.

For more information on Glendale’s festivals, visit Glendale Events or call our special events hotline at 623-930-2299.

The Glendale Chocolate Affaire is presented by Sears Vacations, and sponsored by Cerreta Candy Company,
Valley Buick-GMC Dealers, ABC-15 KNXV, KMLE, KOOL, Live 101.5, The Arizona Republic, SRP, Direct Buy,
Eternal Waters, Camelback Ranch-Glendale and the Arizona Coyotes.


Candy heart Entertainment

Friday, Jan. 30Chocolate Affaire Sweet Tooth Award

Noon - Ashley Wineland
2 p.m. - Come Back Buddy
4 p.m. - Sweet Tooth Award
5:30 p.m. - Urban Country
8:30 p.m. - Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns

Saturday, Jan. 31

10 a.m. - Andy Gonzales and Jennifer Bone
Noon - Desert Dixie
2:30 p.m. - Guitarras Latinas
4 p.m. - The Carvin Jones Band
6 p.m. - Marmalade Skies
8:30 p.m. - SuperHero


Candy heart Author Line-Up

A TOUCH OF ROMANCE

One of the festival traditions, in celebration of romance and the upcoming Valentine’s holiday, is a symposium of romance novelists that will be held during the event. Fans and other interested readers can stop by to meet-and-greet the authors, attend book signings, and budding novelists can enjoy free writing workshops where the authors will help them learn more about the craft.

This event marks the southwest’s largest gathering of romance novelists.
Here's a lineup of authors and the times they will be in attendance both Friday, Jan. 30, and Saturday, Jan. 31. 


Football Directions and Parking
 
 
  • Important Street Closure Information
    Event Hours: Friday noon– 10 p.m., 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.

 

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