Glendale will soon host the sweetest event in town. The 21st Annual Glendale Chocolate Affaire will be a chocoholic’s dream, with chocolate and so much more in Historic Downtown Glendale for three days, Feb. 5 – 7, 2016.
Visitors will delight in the nearly 40 chocolate purveyors, featuring confections
such as chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-drizzled kettle corn, chocolatecovered 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. The Chocolate Affaire is presented by Arizona’s famous candy makers, Cerreta Candy Company. The candy factory will offer tours all weekend and visitors can expect to see some special, giant-sized chocolate creations at the factory.
Families with children will enjoy a variety of activities, including face-painting, carnival rides, a rock-climbing wall and more. The festival also features something for those hopeless romantics; the event is the largest gathering of romance novelists in the Southwest. Authors will make appearances, sign autographs and offer free writing workshops.
Event hours are Friday 5 – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. The event is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Glendale, in Murphy Park, located at 58th and Glendale avenues.