Chocolate and love go together in Glendale, Arizona

Chocolate covered strawberries at The Chocolate AffaireIt’s a Chocolate Affaire
Glendale, Arizona knows how to appeal to the chocolate lover. Every February Glendale hosts The Glendale Chocolate Affaire. Located in the historic district, at Murphy Park, the event features over 40 vendors selling everything chocolate plus much more.

You’ll find a wine and beer garden, music, food court and both chocolate and  non-chocolate vendors. Kids and kids at heart will love the climbing wall. Nearby you may find such fun events scheduled as cooking demonstrations.

Those with a romantic flair will want to have a horse-drawn carriage ride during the event.

When I visited the Chocolate Affaire, I noticed that practically everyone had a chocolate covered banana, chocolate truffle, fudge or some other version of the dark gooey delight. It was a fun event, suitable for the entire family.

More to Do

Romance Writers
During the event, Romance Writers gather from across the nation. The Valley of the Sun Romance Writers schedule romance novelists workshops and meet-and-greets with authors, book signing and  fabulous entertainment

Visit Cerreta’s Chocolate Factory
While you are in Glendale, stop by Cerreta’s Candy, a local Arizona favorite. They are located very close to Murphy Park. Cerreta’s offers 30-minute guided tours Monday through Friday at 10am and 1pm.

You can take self-guided video tours during normal factory hours, Monday through Saturday, 8am to 6pm. Television monitors throughout the factory provide information while you watch chocolate flow right before your eyes. Of course, Cerreta’s has a gift shop where you can purchase some of their delectable chocolate.

More Information
City of Glendale Chocolate Affaire Website.
Glendale Map
Cerreta’s Website.