Flavors abound at inaugural street festival

The Shops at Highland Village will be transformed into an international food festival next week.  The Flavor Fest will feature Japanese, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine from nine restaurants on Tuesday, June 28, from 6:00 pm until 9:00 p.m.

Food tastings will be paired with more than 20 internationally themed street performers such as cancan dancers, a mariachi band, Grecian living statues, and a Chinese dancing dragon for guests of all ages.  Local favorite disco band Le Freak will headline the event with a concert at 7:30 p.m.  All ticket proceeds will benefit five area charities.

Tickets for Flavor Fest are now on sale and may be purchased at participating non-profits including: Denton County Friends of the Family, Adult Day Stay, PediPlace, SpiritHorse Therapeutic Center and Southern Denton County Neighbor 2 Neighbor.

Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for adults; $10 for children ages 12 and under.  A family ticket package is available for $50 admitting two adults and up to three children. Event day tickets will cost $25 for adults and $10 for children.  For more information and to purchase tickets, call 214.706.2529 or visit www.theshopsathighlandvillage.com.

For parents who would like to attend the events without their children in tow, Adventure Kids Playcare at The Shops at Highland Village will be offering a 20 percent discount for Flavor Fest attendees who wish to drop off their children for an evening of Board Game Bonanza.  For more information, contact Adventure Kids at 972.317.4158.

Food tastings will vary from sweet to savory including appetizers, entrees and desserts.  Participating restaurants include: Blue Goose Cantina, Rockfish Seafood Grill, Mt. Fuji Hibachi Steak House, Potbelly Sandwich Works, Patrizio, Corner Bakery, Sushi Fugu, Buffalo Wild Wings and Snuffer’s.

“Flavor Fest allows us to combine great food, entertainment and shopping into a family festival that delights our guests while raising monies for charitable organizations,” said Kelly Smith, Consumer Marketing Manager for The Shops at Highland Village.

“Guests will encounter fun surprises such as the stilt walkers and magicians that will amaze kids and adults alike. Also, everyone can get funky to the nostalgic music of favorite guest band Le Freak.” 

In addition to Flavor Fest, The Shops at Highland Village will also feature a complementary wine stroll hosted by Crush! A Wine Boutique. The wine stroll will feature five wine tasting stations at various retailer locations at the center.  The wine tastings are complementary for the first 300 patrons. Registration for the wine stroll will be located in the fountain area between Patrizio and Chico’s beginning at 6:00 pm.

Participants must be at least 21 years old and will be required to provide a valid driver’s license. For more information, call 214.706.2529.

Located at the corner of FM 2499 and FM 407 in Highland Village, The Shops at Highland Village is a 352,000 square foot lifestyle shopping center serving Southern Denton County. Anchored by AMC Highland Village 12 and Barnes & Noble Booksellers, the open-air pedestrian-friendly center includes 11 restaurants and 60 specialty shops including Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Chico’s, Jos. A. Bank and Coldwater Creek Spa. The center is owned and operated by Regency Centers.


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