The FRIED French Fry & Music Festival is a celebration of all things fried and delicious with an emphasis on french fries. You can listen to live music as you chow down on some of your favorite foods. Most of the bands that come out for this festival are from Phoenix and the surrounding areas, which gives you the chance to hear new and popular local entertainers. Frites St. and Social Vibrations are just a few of the restaurant vendors that will be on-site. With foods and drinks available plus live music, it's a perfect day for foodies.
One of the top reasons to visit this festival, in addition to the delicious food, is for the entertainers who will be performing live. The minds behind the festival announced a lineup that includes the Pro Teens, The Lonesome Wilderness, Paper Foxes, Gus D. Wynns and The Breakers, Dovi and SWLWY. You can look forward to the announcement of other bands in the days leading up to the FRIED Festival.
With 13 restaurants and food trucks already announced, the FRIED French Fry & Music Festival will offer classic fries and unique fried dishes. The American Poutine Co. serves versions of the Canadian dish of the same name that include cheese curds and other ingredients on top of fresh french fries. Social Vibrations will be on hand to offer cheese fries and similar dishes alongside burgers. Some of the other vendors include The Original Berrie Kabobs, French Me LLC and Simon's Hot Dogs.
Near the entrance gate to the festival is where you'll find ATMs. At the festival, you can purchase samples and food dishes as well as wine, beer and other drinks. Most vendors will have small samples available for $2 to $3. There are also designated areas where you can sit down and relax on lawn chairs or blankets that you bring from home. All guests can bring a sealed water bottle.
The FRIED French Fry & Music Festival runs from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in downtown Phoenix at Margaret T. Hance Park.
Margaret T. Hance Park
67 W. Culver St.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
With RVshare, you can skip the search for a hotel room and have a great experience in a rental RV. You can find an RV with a private bedroom and bathroom as well as space for up to 10 guests. Other rentals include campervans and pop-up campers with room for two to four people. While you won't find RV camping spots at the FRIED French Fry & Music Festival itself, you can stay in one of the following RV parks close to downtown Phoenix.
Covered Wagon RV Park
Covered Wagon RV Park offers daily, weekly and monthly rates for travelers who want to enjoy Phoenix before and after the festival. This pet-friendly RV park is close to the stadiums where the Suns and Cardinals play as well as the Metro and other shopping malls. It offers amenities such as a swimming pool, water and sewer hookups, shady spots and laundry facilities.
Phoenix Metro RV Park
Another option is the Phoenix Metro RV Park, which welcomes guests who are 55 or older. Located right off the Canyon Highway, the RV park has more than 300 sites and offers both nightly and weekly rates. You can attend social hour events nearly every day, put together puzzles with other guests, play bingo and card games and attend luncheons for men and women.
Phoenix offers camping and hotels for visitors to the FRIED French Fry & Music Festival. Whether you want the convenience of staying nearby in an RV rental or the comfort of a hotel room, you can choose the option that works best for you.
RV parks and campgrounds
With an RV rental from RVshare, you can beat the Phoenix heat with private AC and a nice shower. RV rentals also give you comfortable beds and the option to pick up and leave when you want. You may even decide to stay in multiple campgrounds during your vacation to experience the best of the FRIED French Fry & Music Festival and other attractions. Some local campgrounds have cottage and cabin rentals, too.
The top hotels in downtown Phoenix are close to Margaret T. Hance Park and the main entrance to the park. One option is the Sheraton Phoenix Downtown, which lets you use your points to book a stay. The hotel offers clean bathrooms with modern amenities and rooms with views of the city. There are also governor and executive suites available. The Embassy Suites by Hilton has a location downtown that is near the park. This hotel has both a fitness center and business center and rooms that accept pets.
Getting to the FRIED French Fry & Music Festival's convenient location near Interstate 10 is easy. You can take I-10 to the freeway tunnel and look for the North 3rd Street Exit. Take this exit and turn left on 3rd Street and then right on West Culver Street to find the parking lot. You can also take the North Central Avenue exit and turn left on West Culver Street. During the FRIED French Fry & Music Festival, you'll find signs that mark the parking lot and main entrance to the park.
As the park is open from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., you can arrive early to get a good spot and hang out after the festival ends. Free parking is available on Culver Street, which is north of the main entrance and the gate. You can reach Culver via North 3rd Street or North Central Avenue. Extra parking spaces are available near Portland Place and Portland on the Park. Several paid parking lots are nearby, too.
You can buy tickets to the festival online, which is important because admission is only granted to those with a ticket purchased in advance. All tickets cost $10 for admission to the festival. This does not include the cost of food and drink, but you do get access to live entertainment with your ticket. Kids age 5 and under can attend for free. If the FRIED French Fry & Music Festival does not sell out in advance, tickets will be available at the gate for $15. You can also bring your dogs as long as they weigh 25 pounds or less and are on a leash.
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