No one celebrates food better than Chandler. With back-to-back-to-back festivals from spring to fall, the city revels in all things delicious, from barbecue to brunch, tacos to tequila. Mark your calendars with these Chandler food fests guaranteed to satisfy all your food cravings.

Southwest Cajun Fest

Southwest Cajun Fest

Celebrate Cajun culture, cuisine and music at the Southwest Cajun Fest, where you’ll be treated to the down-home-delicious dishes New Orleans is known for. Feast on a bevy of Southern-style bites, including jambalaya, fried alligator, catfish, etouffe, creole shrimp, hush puppies, red beans and rice, and more.

The festival will also feature live music from jazz, blues and contemporary swing revival bands. Other highlights include themed areas, a kids zone, and a family-friendly Big Easy Lounge, where guests can escape and take a break from all the action.

If You Go

  • Date: April 20
  • Time: Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth
  • Admission: $8 to $45 in advance, $10 to $55 at the gate

Arizona Craft Spirits and Cocktail Festival

Arizona Craft Spirits and Cocktail Festival

Sip to your heart’s content at this 21-and-over-only event featuring the best spirits, beer, wine and craft cocktails Arizona has to offer. The event, formerly known as the Chandler Craft Spirits Festival, will spotlight award-winning vodka, bourbon, tequila, rum and more from a variety of Arizona distillers.

Local food vendors will also be on hand to serve up snacks and bites, as well as live music and a spirits competition. Led by a panel of industry professionals, the competition will judge spirits in the following categories: whiskey, rum, vodka, brandy, gin, and agave.

If You Go

  • Date: April 27
  • Time: 3 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth
  • Admission: $8 to $100 in advance; price increases at the gate

Moms and Mimosas

Moms & Mimosas

Treat Mom to a Mother’s Day to remember at Moms & Mimosas, a fun-filled day guaranteed to spoil the special women in your life. Sip on craft cocktails and nosh on brunch bites as you shop for gifts only a mother would love. You can also treat her to a blow out, manicure or massage, or participate in a brunch-themed scavenger hunt.

Tasty bites include waffles, crepes, donuts, biscuits and gravy, breakfast burritos, barbecue, burgers and more. There will also be a photo booth station, Champagne toast, Bloody Mary bar, and a greeting card making station.

If You Go

  • Date: May 11
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park , 178 E. Commonwealth
  • Admission: $7 in advance, $10 at the gate. Food and drink sold separately.

Tacos

Rockin’ Taco Street Fest

Join 10,000 of your closest friends to partake in and celebrate one of our most beloved foods: tacos. Now in its eighth year, the Rockin’ Taco Street Fest has grown from a small parking lot event to one of the largest food festivals in the Valley.

Indulge in classic and unique taco offerings from 20 local restaurants and food purveyors, then wash it down with a frosty Margarita, cold beer or cool vodka cocktail. For tequila lovers, get your pass to the tequila tavern to sample tequilas from across the Southwest.

Throughout the day, you’ll also enjoy musical performances by mariachi bands, a custom lowrider show, and Lucha Libre Voz wrestling matches. For the kids, there will be games, bounce attractions and a piñata party.

If You Go

  • Date: Sept. 14
  • Time: Noon to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth
  • Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the gate, food and drink sold separately; $30 tequila tavern, $100 VIP in advance only​

Oktoberfest

SanTan Oktoberfest

Nobody does Oktoberfest like Chandler does Oktoberfest. Now it it’s 12th year, the annual event kicks off the autumn season with a celebration of Bavarian foods and German-style beers from SanTan Brewing Company. Favorites like Devil’s Pale Ale and Epicenter will be on hand, as well as seasonal brews like the HefeWeizen and Oktoberfest.

Feast on bratwurst and pretzels as you enjoy the sounds of authentic polka music. There will also be a brat-eating contest, stein-holding competition and live musical entertainment.

If You Go

  • Date: Sept. 29
  • Time: 3 to 11 p.m.
  • Location: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth
  • Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the gate, food and drink sold separately; $125 VIP in advance only

Arizona Harvest Fest

Arizona Harvest Fest

Shop ’til you drop at this fall-focused festival and open-air market featuring local produce and artisan gourmet foods, as well as holiday items, home décor, jewelry, art and apparel. Come hungry because there will also be food vendors serving everything from wood-fired pizzas to authentic street tacos.

Enjoy live entertainment from local musicians and performers, and participate in fun competitions such as a pie-eating contest, cake walk and corn shucking battle. For the kids, there will be a kids zone, games and prizes.

If You Go

  • Date: Nov. 10
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Location: Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 178 E. Commonwealth
  • Admission: Free; food and drink sold separately.

* Please note, event dates, times, location and ticket prices are subject to change.