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Great Arizona Picnic
The Festival's signature event!

Always wanted to try that restaurant, but haven't had the chance. The Great Arizona Picnic provides the opportunity to taste as many foods from as many restaurants as your stretchy pants will allow. While expanding your tummy and your palate, join us for the Saturday Cooking Demonstrations and Sunday's Challenge to the Chefs battle. Take in the scene (the people-watching will keep you busy for hours) and be sure to enjoy the perfect music for the occasion on the Picnic's two main stages.

Feeling thirsty after all that food? We've got you covered with a variety of specialty beverage areas. Taste creative vodka drinks at the SKYY Bar, sample over 200 beers in the Southwest Festival of Beers, enjoy your favorite tequila at the Patron Experience, and learn about wine with the Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour.

If you've got the kiddos with you, check out the Family Zone. This area has everything your children love from bouncy castles to art activities and their favorite snacks. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Great Arizona Picnic.

Can't decide which Picnic area is best for you? You don't have to pick and choose with a GAP All Access Pass. All you have to do is decide between Saturday and Sunday.

The Festival's signature event!

Always wanted to try that restaurant, but haven't had the chance. The Great Arizona Picnic provides the opportunity to taste as many foods from as many restaurants as your stretchy pants will allow. While expanding your tummy and your palate, join us for the Saturday Cooking Demonstrations and Sunday's Challenge to the Chefs battle. Take in the scene (the people-watching will keep you busy for hours) and be sure to enjoy the perfect music for the occasion on the Picnic's two main stages.

Feeling thirsty after all that food? We've got you covered with a variety of specialty beverage areas. Taste creative vodka drinks at the SKYY Bar, sample over 200 beers in the Southwest Festival of Beers, enjoy your favorite tequila at the Patron Experience, and learn about wine with the Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour.

If you've got the kiddos with you, check out the Family Zone. This area has everything your children love from bouncy castles to art activities and their favorite snacks. There is something for everyone to enjoy at the Great Arizona Picnic.

Can't decide which Picnic area is best for you? You don't have to pick and choose with a GAP All Access Pass. All you have to do is decide between Saturday and Sunday.

Event Details
 
Dates & Times: Saturday, April 9, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 10, from 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Maps:
Attire: Casual
Ticket Price: $10 per person 

Children under 12 and seniors over 65 receive free admission!
Military personnel - $5 (available at event only)

Food and drink are sold separately.Items will be priced between $1 and $5. Cash will not be taken for food or drinks. These items can be purchased with The GAP Card.

Our four-legged friends will have to sit this one out. Service animals will be allowed.

All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted into the specialty areas serving alocohol.

 
 
Dates & Times: Saturday, April 9, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM
Sunday, April 10, from 12:00 – 6:00 PM
Location: Scottsdale Civic Center Plaza
7380 E. 2nd St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Maps:
Attire: Casual
Ticket Price: $10 per person 

Children under 12 and seniors over 65 receive free admission!
Military personnel - $5 (available at event only)

Food and drink are sold separately.Items will be priced between $1 and $5. Cash will not be taken for food or drinks. These items can be purchased with The GAP Card.

Our four-legged friends will have to sit this one out. Service animals will be allowed.

All events, prices, personalities, performances, venues, dates and times subject to change without notice. No refunds or exchanges. No one under 21 will be admitted into the specialty areas serving alocohol.

 

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Great Arizona Picnic Grounds Map
Great Arizona Picnic Grounds Map
Great Arizona Picnic Participating Restaurants
Great Arizona Picnic Participating Restaurants


Angelo’s Italian Ice
Angelo’s Italian Ice
Website: www.angelositalianice.com

Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Italian Ice Small, Italian Ice Rainbow - $2.00
    • Italian Ice Large, Italian Ice Any Flavor - $5.00 
    •  Gelato Any Flavor - $5.00 

  • Bobby Q
    Bobby Q
    Website: www.bobbyq.net

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic
     
    Menu:
    • Pork Sandwich / Cole Slaw - $4 
    • Brisket Sand / Beans - $4 

  • Bombay Spice
    Bombay Spice
    Website: www.bombayspice.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Festival Menu: Coming Soon...


  • Chipotle Mexican Grill
    Chipotle Mexican Grill
    Website: www.chipotle.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Soft Tacos - flour or corn tortilla filled with vegetarian black beans or choice of meat (braised carnitas or barbacoa, adobo-marinated and grilled chicken or steak), salsa, cheese or sour cream and romaine lettuce - $3 each
    • Order of Chips, Guacamole & Salsa - Chips made daily with a squeeze of real lime and kosher salt. Guacamole made from perfectly ripe avocados, and hand mashed, up to three times a day - $2 

  • Classic Cakes & Confections
    Classic Cakes & Confections
    Website: www.classiccakesandconfections.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic
  • The Chocolate and Wine Experience

    Great Arizona Picnic Menu:
    • Cake Truffles- an assortment of our award winning bite sized cakes, enrobed in Swiss couverture chocolates - $1.50
    • Red velvet dippers- 3 of our Red Velvet mini cup cakes, served with a side of cream cheese frosting - $3.50 

  • Dos Gringos
    Dos Gringos
    Website: www.dosgringosaz.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Great Arizona Picnic Menu:
    • Carne Asada Tacos - Marinated and grill steak served on a corn tortilla with avacado salsa - $2
    • Grilled Chicken Tacos - Marinated and grill chicken served on a corn tortilla with avacado salsa - $2 
    • Shrimp Tacos - Seasoned baja style shrimp served with mango salsa and baja sauce - $2.50
    Southwest Festival of Beers Menu:
    • Carne Asada Tacos - Marinated and grill steak served on a corn tortilla with avacado salsa - $2
    • Grilled Chicken Tacos - Marinated and grill chicken served on a corn tortilla with avacado salsa - $2 
    • Shrimp Tacos - Seasoned baja style shrimp served with mango salsa and baja sauce - $2.50
    • Ground Beef Nachos - Fresh tortilla chips topped with nacho cheese, ground beef salsa and sour cream - $5
    •  Add more meat to your nachos - $2

  • Grand Lux Cafe
    Grand Lux Cafe
    Website: www.grandluxcafe.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Buffalo Chicken Bites - Chicken Breast, Cheese and Our Spicy Buffalo Sauce, Fried Crisp with Blue Cheese Dressing - $2
    • Cajun Shrimp & Chicken Jambalaya - Sauteed with Peppers, Onions and Tasso in a Delicious Spicy Sauce - $5 
    •  New Orleans Beignets - Served Warm with Jack Daniels Creme Anglais Sauce - $1.50 

  • Grimaldi's Pizzeria
    Grimaldi's Pizzeria
    Website: www.grimaldispizzeria.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Cheese Pizza - $2
    • Pepperoni Pizza - $3

  • Jewel of the Crown
    Jewel of the Crown
    Website: www.jewelofthecrown.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

  • Jimmy Woo's
    Jimmy Woo's
    Website: www.jimmywoos.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

  • Kona Grill
    Kona Grill
    Website: www.konagrill.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Las Vegas Roll- Fresh salmon, crab mix & cream cheese, deep fried with tempura batter, w/ eel sauce - $5
    •  California Roll- Crab mix w/ motoyaki sauce, cucumber & avocado - $2
    •  Crab Crunch Roll- Crab mix w/ motoyaki suace & cucumber topped w/ tempura flakes & eel sauce - $3
    •  Sweet & Spicy Shrimp- Crispy shrimp tossed in a sweet & spicy chili sauce, served on a bed of crispy rice noodles - $5
    • Oriental Salad- Nappa cabbage, green onion, red cabbage, red bell pepper, cilantro, shredded carrot, toasted almonds and ramen crunch, tossed on our sweet-soy dressing - $2 

  • La Dolce Pesca
    La Dolce Pesca
    Website: www.ladolcepesca.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Mini unfilled cupcake - red velevet with cream cheese icing or vanilla sponge with vanilla buttercream - $1 each
    • Mini filled cupcake - vanilla cupcake filled with ganche topped with peanut butter butter cream or chocolate cupcake filled with chocolate ganache topped with chcocoate butter cream - $2 each

  • Los Taquitos
    Los Taquitos
    Website: www.ltgrill.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Festival Menu: Coming Soon....


  • Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
    Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ
    Website: www.lucillesbbq.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

  • Macayo's Mexican Kitchen
    Macayo's Mexican Kitchen
    Website: www.macayo.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

  • Ocean Prime
    Ocean Prime


    Philadelphia Sandwich Company
    Philadelphia Sandwich Company
    Website: www.phillycheezesteak.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic
     
    Menu:
    • Mac N' Cheez Wedges- Battered and deep fried macaroni and cheese nuggets-$2 
    • American Cheese Steak-  Thin sliced steak w/ melted white american cheese on a roll-$4 
    • Wiz Wit- The original cheese steak w/ Kraft Cheese Whiz and Fried onions on a roll-$4 
    • Combo Taster- sandwich of choice and mac n'cheez wedges-$5 

  • Roka Akor
    Roka Akor
    Website: www.rokaakor.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Festival Menu: Coming Soon...


  • Salty Senorita
    Salty Senorita
    Website: www.saltysenorita.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

  • Sonoran Freeze Shaved Ice
    Sonoran Freeze Shaved Ice
    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Shaved Ice Regular Size - $3
    • Kettle Corn Original - $3                       
    • Kettle Corn Flavored - $4 

  • Spanish Fly Restaurant
    Spanish Fly Restaurant


    Tapas Papa Frita
    Tapas Papa Frita
    Website: www.tapaspapafrita.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Festival Menu:
    Spanish Potato Pie $2
    Crab Stuffed Piquillo Pepper $3
     

  • The Breakfast Joynt
    The Breakfast Joynt
    Website: www.thebreakfastjoynt.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

  • The Compound Grill
    The Compound Grill
    Website: www.compoundgrill.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:
    • Street Tacos, Pork - $2
    •  Street Tacos, Chicken - $2
    • Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche- $3

  • The Gelato Spot
    The Gelato Spot
    Website: www.gelatospot.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • One Scoop/ One Flavor - $4
    • Two Scoops/ Two Flavors - $5

  • The Melting Pot
    The Melting Pot
    Website: www.meltingpot.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Menu:

    • Milk Chocolate Fondue dipped Strawberry Duo on a skewer - $3
    •  Milk Chocolate Fondue dipped Marshmallow Duo on a skewer - $3

  • Yogurtology
    Yogurtology
    Website: www.yogurtology.com

    Festival Event(s):
  • Great Arizona Picnic

    Festival Menu: Coming Soon...

  • 2011 GAP Entertainment Schedule
    2011 GAP Entertainment Schedule
    Saturday, April 9  
    Time Band Location
    12-1:45pm Elvis Before Noon Fountain Stage
    2:15-4:15pm Keltic Cowboys Fountain Stage
    4:45-6:45pm Mogollon Fountain Stage
    7:15-9pm Cold Shott and the Hurricane Horns Fountain Stage
         
    12-2pm Young Country Barefoot Stage
    2:30-4:30pm True to Life Barefoot Stage
    5-6:30pm Marmalade Skies Barefoot Stage
    7-9pm Bounce Barefoot Stage
         
    1-7pm Instant Classics Southwest Festival of Beers
         
    Sunday, April 10  
    Time Band Location
    12-1:30pm Big Nick and the Gila Monsters Fountain Stage
    2:00-3:30pm EastonAshe Fountain Stage
    4-6pm Turning Point Fountain Stage
         
    12-2pm Herndon Brothers Barefoot Stage
    2:30-4pm Groove Merchants Barefoot Stage
    4:30-6pm Powerdrive Barefoot Stage
         
    1-5pm Instant Classics Southwest Festival of Beers

     

    2010 SCF Photo Gallery
    2010 SCF Photo Gallery

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    The GAP Card
    The GAP Card
    A new feature this year is The GAP Card. That’s right, you no longer have to hassle with tasting tickets! The GAP Card is the only thing you’ll need to gain admission to all the Picnic specialty areas or to purchase food & beverages. 
     
    Here’s how it works:
    1. Visit an GAP Card Booth located throughout the event grounds. They’ll provide you with an GAP Card to which you can load any value.
       
    2. Use your GAP Card to purchase food and beverage and/or to access Picnic specialty areas like the Southwest Festival of Beers, SKYY Bar or the Patron Experience all day long.
       
    3. Receive a refund for any unused portion…it’s that easy!
    2011 Event Photos
    2011 Event Photos
    2010 Event Photos
    2010 Event Photos
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