Devour the World Food Festival Is Moving to Peoria in 2020

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Devour Week 2020, one of the most anticipated food events in the Valley, kicks off with the international flavor marathon known as Devour the World. This year, though, rather than being held at the Japanese Friendship Garden, the global culinary event is moving to Centennial Plaza at the Peoria City Hall Complex. It’ll take place there on Saturday, February 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Devour the World 2020 will showcase food and libation samples from Ethiopia, France, Greece, India, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Nepal, Spain, and Vietnam — just to name a few countries.

Tortillas in progress from Paz Cantina.
Tortillas in progress from Paz Cantina.Charles Barth

Additional draws include taiko drumming, Kawambe-Omowale African dancing, a Chinese lion dance, cultural workshops and presentations, and a musical instrument “petting zoo” offered by the Musical Instrument Museum. (Participants get to play instruments from all over the world like a ukulele or djembe — no animals are involved.)

The event will be presented by the city of Peoria, Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance, and, of course, Local First Arizona.

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