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Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Did you know that the average American consumes around ten pounds of chocolate each year? Get a head start on your annual ten pounds at the Glendale Chocolate Affaire, held the weekend before Valentine’s Day, Feb. 7-9 in Historic Downtown Glendale.

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. Chocolatiers will create confections such as 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.

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.

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 www.glendaleaz.com/arts/.  

Families with children will enjoy fun activities, including hands-on arts and crafts, face-painting, a rock-climbing wall, carnival rides and inflatables.

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.

The Glendale Chocolate Affaire is sponsored by Cerreta’s Candy Company, ABC 15, Sears Vacations, SRP, The Arizona Republic, Valley Buick-GMC Dealers, YooHoo, KMLE, KOOL, JAMZ, Diamond Resorts, the Glendale Public Art Program, the AZ Scitech Festival, Camelback-Ranch Glendale and the Coyotes.

For more information on the Glendale Chocolate Affaire, including the entertainment lineup and a list of authors making appearances, call the special events hotline at 623-930-2299.

Guess the Chocolate in the Bowl, Win It and 6 VIP Passes for Chocolate Pizzas at Cerreta's!!!

That's right, we're giving some of this good stuff away! Join us on social media through the contest links below to enter your guess on how many chocolates are in the bowl. You'll get credit for every entry! Need to see the bowl in person? Stop by the Glendale Visitor Center -- it's on display!

Today's Trivia Question (post your answer in the contest links below through Rafflecopter):

  • True or false? German chocolate cake was named after Sam German, an American, and did not originate in Germany.

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Friday, Feb. 7

5-6 p.m. - House Music
6-7 p.m. - Sweet Tooth Contest
7:30-10 p.m. Groove Inc. (Top 40 from the 60s-90s)

Saturday, Feb. 8

10-11:30 a.m. - Nick and Nikki
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. - Guitarras Latinas (Latin Guitars)
1:15-2:30 p.m. - Peppermint James (Song and Groove)
3-5:30 p.m. - Desert Dixie (Country)
5:45 - 7 p.m. - MC6 A Capella (A Capella)
7:3-=10 p.m. - Cold Shott and The Hurrican Horns (Funk, Blues, Soul and R&B)

Sunday, Feb. 9

Noon -  2 p.m. - Come Back Buddy Band (Rock & Roll of the 50s)
2:30 - 5 p.m. - Urban Country (Country)

Glendale Chocolate Affaire - picture of heart Author Line-Up
Friday 5-10PM
Tia Dani
Tina Gerow
Brenda Whiteside
Kris Tualla
Wendy Ely
Stacy Connelly
Anna Questerly
Marie Patrick
Morgan Kearns
Sandra Leesmith
Arabella Thorne
Carolyn Hughey/KT Roberts
Vijaya Schartz
A.S. Johnson
Kayce Lassiter
Tami Vinson
 
Saturday 10-2PM
Tia Dani
Tina Gerow
Donna Hatch
Kim Watters
Tina Radcliffe
Kayce Lassiter
Sharon Arthur Moore
Marie Maxie/Patrizia Murray
Marina Myles
Tara Taylor Quinn
Erin Quinn
Ginger Scott
H.D. Thompson
Taylor Michaels
Morgan Kearns
Pam Tracy
 
Saturday 2-6PM
Linda Andrews
Vijaya Schartz
Wendy Ely
Stacy Connelly
Anna Questerly
Deena Remiel
Marie Patrick
Connie Flynn
Sandra Leesmith
Victor Merkel
A. S. Johnson
Brenda Whiteside
Arlene Hittle
Arabella Thorne
Carolyn Hughey/KT Roberts
 
 
Saturday 6-10PM
Cathy McDavid
Linda Andrews
Marie Patrick
Tia Dani
Anna Questerly
Kris Tualla
Morgan Kearns
Vijaya Schartz
A S Johnson
Deena Remiel
Carolyn Hughey/KT Roberts
T. L. Smith
Arlene Hittle
Wendy Ely
Tami Vinson
Marion Ekholm
 
Sunday 12-5
Pam Tracy
Tina Gerow
Vijaya Schartz
Deena Remiel
Kayce Lassiter
Sharon Arthur Moore
Victor Merkel
A. S. Johnson
Kris Tualla
Morgan Kearns
Mary Maxie/Patrizia Murray
H. D. Thompson
Taylor Michaels
Susan Yarina
Linda Andrews
Glendale Chocolate Affaire - picture of heart Author Classes
  • SATURDAY:

    12:00-12:45 Deena Remiel - Evolution of the Alpha Male

    1:00-1:45 Kris Tualla - 4.5 Paths to Publishing

    2:00-2:45 Tina Radcliffe - Writing Romantic Short Stories

    3:00-3:45 Erin Quinn - Editors & Agents: How to reach them and what they can do for you

    4:00-4:45 Morgan Kearns - Self-Publishing Pitfalls
  • SUNDAY:

    1:00-1:45 Anna Questerly - Using Figurative Language

    2:00-2:45 Michelle McKissack - Marketing with Facebook

    3:00-3:45 Virginia Nelson - Marketing with Swag

    4:00-4:45 Sandra Smith - Traveling for Research

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  • Important Street Closure Information
    Event Hours: Friday 5 – 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 58th Drive 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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