Schedule of Events
Feast on the Street brings people together around a half-mile long dining table in downtown Phoenix, transforming First Street into a pedestrian promenade in celebration of food and art in the desert. This free public event is a community project initiated by the ASU Art Museum, Roosevelt Row CDC and the artists Clare Patey and Matthew Moore.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Pre-Feast Bike Fest
Ride in style before Feast on the Street! Bikes, rollerblades, skateboards and walking shoes are welcome to enjoy the early morning First Street closure to car traffic between Moreland & Taylor. Participants will receive a Market Buck towards any purchase at the Phoenix Public Market.
2:15 PM – Event Opening Salad Toss
Join us in the Feast’s opening event, the community salad toss. Guests gather round a recipe of fresh, local ingredients tossed parachute style in a massive tarp bringing the community together to make a tasty dish. After tossing, head over to the public market for the recipe and salad tastings from Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel’s Chef Brian Archibald.
2:30 PM – Food Stories
The Arizona Storytellers Project will present a series of true, first-person stories at a special storytelling table where the public will be invited to sit and hear from a funny, charming and otherwise wildly engaging community teller. Five storytellers will share 5- to 8-minute stories on the topic of gathering around the dinner table. Stories will start every half hour beginning at 2:30.
Engaging food stories are told 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00 and 4:30 at the Southwest corner of First Street and Roosevelt.
3:00 PM - Beer Garden Stage
3:00 PM – Compost Demonstration
Learn how to do your own composting through demonstrations by ASU's Global Institute of Sustainability using compostable material from the Feast. The demonstration area will have information from the Worm Whisperer, Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, Bokashi Evolution and Keep Phoenix Beautiful. There will also be information about upcoming Downtown Phoenix Spring Cleaning Week, April 22nd to 27th. ASU's Zero Waste Ambassadors and members of the Greater Phoenix Zombie Community will be roving the event to help Feast guests determine if their waste is compostable, recyclable or trash.
Compost demonstrations are held at 3:00, 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 on the East side of First Street South of Garfield.
3:00 PM – Food Stories (See Description Above)
3:15 PM – Mobile Garden Parade
Community gardens, farms, school groups and those who simply have a love for growing food put their garden on wheels and join in the Mobile Gardens Parade to take place along the entire ½ mile span of the Feast. A mobile garden is any sort of garden that is movable and can be transported easily. Examples include gardens in wheelbarrows, bike baskets, hats, trucks/trailers, buckets, backpacks, grocery bags, and wagons. The community is challenged to be creative and think outside of the planter!
3:30 PM – Food Stories (See Description Above)
3:30 PM - Beer Garden Stage
Bears of Manitou
4:00 PM – Compost Demonstrations (See Description Above)
4:00 PM – Beer Garden Stage
Bad Cactus Brass Band
4:00 PM – Food Stories (See Description Above)
4:30 PM – Food Stories (See Description Above)
4:30 PM – Ghazaal Beledi Belly Dancers – Main Stage Entertainment (Beer Garden)
Expand the theme of nurturing one’s body, not just through food, but through physical activity, that also happens to be a lot of fun.
5:00 PM – Compost Demonstration (See Description Above)
5:00 PM - Beer Garden Stage
Mr. Muud & Mr Gold
5:30 PM - Beer Garden Stage
6:00 PM - Formal Seating
Imagine a wave-like toast that memorializes the nearly 2,000 people seated around the table together captured by a south to north traveling boom truck from 6:05 – 6:10 PM. Where will you sit?
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Beer Garden Stage
The Haymarket Squares
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM – Beer Garden Stage
7:33 PM - Sunset Toast
This time marks the official sunset of April 13, 2013 to be acknowledged by a formal toast reconnecting urban dwellers with the critical importance of the sun's changing position and schedule to agricultural life.
8:00 PM – 8:45 PM – Beer Garden Stage
Dry River Yacht Club
2:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Dine With Us
With the celebration of desert foods, the Feast highlights local restaurants and food trucks. More than 20 of the Valley's best will be serving up the communities favorite eats. Four Peaks Brewing and Lumberyard Ale will feature handcrafted Arizona beers in the family-friendly CityScape Beer Garden area.
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Seed Stories
Feast on the Street brings together a number of elements, partners and projects that are building our awareness and appreciation of the richness and diversity of seeds, genetic diversity of plants and the deep indigenous agricultural history of the arid lands of Arizona through fun and interactive elements. One of those elements includes the interactive, multi-media library of the Mobile Seed Story Broadcasting Station where audio interviews of guests will be conducted. Be sure to bring your seed stories!
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Native Crafts
What do palm frond weaving, living crowns, natural dyes, paper making, and bean/seed art all have in common? They'll all be available to try at the Feast! First Street will be filled with several "craft and creation" areas where crafting "tools" come solely from plants and edibles in the desert. Some projects can be taken with you, others will become part of community art pieces. Opportunities to take the your new found skills home will be available by downloading how-to instructions from the QR Codes posted at the event.
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Native Flavors - Mesquite Bean Flour
Gain a new respect and love for some very special Arizona beans. With the help of Valley Permaculture Alliance, learn about the benefits of native mesquite trees and their beans by tasting, feeling and grinding your own flour. This sweet, naturally gluten free “flour” is fantastic for baking, cooking and for beverages, like tea and coffee. The milling and harvest cycle will be demonstrated along with tasting demos. Click here for recipies using mesquite bean flour.
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM - Solar Ovens
See the wide range of ways you can cook with the sun from an insulated box cooker, campaign sign oven, a window shade oven, and a parabolic cooker that will amaze you. Participants can build their own campaign sign oven for $15 or a cardboard funnel cooker for free.
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Food Memories
Phoenix based artist Melinda Bergman will be interacting with guests to illustrate food themed conversations taking place in the moment. She will be using materials taken from the event itself to visually tell food stories. A gallery of these illustrations will be uploaded online in real time, as they are created. Previous work of hers has been influenced by the nature of storytelling, using this idea to ask questions about contemporary life.
2:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Informational Booths
Learn more about your community, sustainability and food in the desert from the following organizations.
Gardenfly is bringing all local gardeners together to share the knowledge and make gardening easier. Founder, Corey Abramowitz, will be at the booth with a Master Gardener to answer questions, sign people up for the free Gardenfly service, hold a raffel and show a video.
Spring Cleaning Week, presented by Downtown Phoenix Recycles:
Downtown Phoenix Recycles will collecting recyclable items for the "I recycle Phoenix Street Sale" event on April 27th, to benefit the beautification of Downtown Phoenix. Learn about what items they will collect, like harder to recycle items such as electronics, and participate anytime between April 22 through the 27th.
CO-OPhx will be providing information about our community events.The Spring Swap PHX is a clothing swap, clothing drive and community shopping occasion on April 21st. Also presenting the all new Conscious Cooking event, a raw food event of cooking, learning and eating.
Chow Locally works with dozens of local, sustainable producers to offer a pay-as-you-go subscription to a weekly box of fresh, local vegetables. Learn about how to get your own "Chow Share," and how local food hubs help to grow our economy.
A cloud of white hats floats above and across the half-mile length of the Feast on the Street. Gifted to festivalgoers, these hats are meant to celebrate our coming together around a sharing of food and to evoke notions of service to ourselves and others, of nostalgia, and of play. There are three simple hat designs: watch for the orange Meet-Me Hats and join us at the times and locations noted on the sides; engage in a little Hat Chat play, in both English and Spanish, and make certain to get your picture taken; or pick up a refashioned hat with a brim from the Shade-Wish Project. You’ll get some needed shade and a fortune for the day, for our cities, or for our lives in the desert. Keep your hat as a souvenir or return it to be re-fashioned into another work of art.
Vynnie the Gardener:
Find Vynnie The Gardener at the Gardenfly booth. There will be a demonstration every half hour on "better living through gardening" and how everyone can grow their own vegetables. Learn about the importance of creating more community around food, be it around the dinner table, in the lunchroom, or even across the Internet. But most specifically, learn where our food comes from - the garden.