On April 7, 2016, Scottsdale and her eight sister cities will be experiencing the culture and cuisine of various happy hours around the world.

Presented by Scottsdale League for the Arts, take a global tour with Happy Hours Around the World, on April 7, 2016 between 7 & 10 PM. This event will be taking place at Saguaro Scottsdale with Scottsdale Sister Cities Association as a partner and sponsored by Merestone. This event will allow guests to enjoy decorated stations that represent a certain country. They will be able to experience the culture of each destination, ranging from the Alps of Interlaken, Switzerland to Alamos, Mexico.

Music & Participants

After receiving stamps for their passport from each location they visit, guests will be able to redeem two complimentary tickets for the Scottsdale Culinary Festival which takes place on April 16-17. In keeping with the theme, DJ Dan Bare will be spinning both popular music as well as music from different countries around the world. Many restaurants will be participating in this event, including Everybody Loves Fondue, Frites Street, Inchin’s Bamboo Garden, and our very own Modern Tortilla. They will each be providing regional dishes for all guests to taste and enjoy. Along with the food and DJ Dan Bare, there will also be other performances such as Moroccan belly dancers, Irish step dancers, and also a Kenyan drum circle, among other enjoyable events.


Guests that are eager to enjoy beverages from around the world will be able to sip on Coopers from Australia, Moosehead from Canada, 3 Amigos margaritas from Mexico, Chai tea from Kenya, as well as mint tea from Morocco, and so much more. This is sponsored by Hensley. Tickets to this event are $50 online, $60 at the door, and include unlimited food and drink samples. The location is The Saguaro Scottsdale, at 4000 N Drinkwater Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ, 85251. A portion of the proceeds for this event will go to the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association, which is a non-profit citizen diplomacy network that strengthens and creates partnerships between the U.S. and international communities. Another portion of the proceeds will be to support the Scottsdale League for the Arts, in order to promote the arts as well as art education.

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