Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival with the Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival

Feb 5th

  • Hours11:00am - 9:00pm

The Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival is returning to Downtown Chandler for its third year. Explore all the different varieties of baos and dumplings from traditional to creative interpretations. What is a bao? From Food Republic, a bao or known as a steamed bun or baozi is a "complete meal conveniently packed away in a white, warm, soft bun." Or what we like to say, an amazing delicious experience. Baos are a form of dumplings and you can try different dumplings from various cultures from takoyaki to potstickers.

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For the third year, we are also bringing a double header with the Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival. The Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival is the first in AZ, returning after a long hiatus from the pandemic. With one ticket, you can enjoy a variety of bao, dumplings, ice cream, and donuts on both days. Take a bite into a fluffy donut paired with cool, creamy ice cream from different local businesses. Celebrate the diversity of food with us and dare we say, bao and ice cream is perfect together!
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Chandler Park in front of Chandler Public Library
178 E Commonwealth Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

WHEN: Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival and Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival on the same day
Saturday, February 5th // 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM

For our third year, we will have more local food businesses and menu prices range from $5 - $14 (prices at the higher end are for Asian dishes and bao on average (depending on number in a dish and size) is between $4 - $8). We will also have a curated anime marketplace with local artists. Boba, desserts, and other Asian dishes will be available too. Children 6 and under are free. Parking is free in in the parking lots and parking garages in Downtown Chandler.
Every attendee will require a ticket for entry. Refunds are available up until 8 days before the event. The ticket cost is for admission only. All food and drink is sold separately. All of the local businesses will be collecting their own sales. They do not offset the event production costs. Most vendors will accept both cash and card. We do recommend bringing cash for this event and coming with a group of your friends and families to try a little bit from everywhere! Face masks are suggested when standing in line, but not required. Event times will be staggered. Due to the staggered times and the number of tickets allocated to each time per the park capacity, you must arrive during the following times for admission or you may not be able to enter if the event is at capacity.

Saturday 2/5/2021
Early admission tickets - Please arrive at 11:00am and no later than 12:30pm
General admission tickets - Please arrive between 1:00pm and 4:00pm

Night Market admission tickets - Please arrive between 4:00pm and until the end of the event
Happy hour admission tickets - Please arrive at 7:30pm and until the end of the event

Refunds are unavailable if you miss your admission time. If you need to switch tickets for a different admission time, you can email us at and we will accommodate if tickets are not sold out online. General admission may have lines with an extended wait time from 20 minutes to an hour if the event is busy. If you come as a group, you can try from more vendors and create your own dumpling picnic. Happy hour admission is at a discounted price, but we do not guarantee all food and drink choices will be available from vendors. Near the end of the event, lines are shorter with sometimes less than a 25 minute wait. Vendors may have some menu items that are limited and due to supply, may not carry every choice featured below during happy hour admission. There will be food available during the event for happy hour, but there may also be a couple vendors who may be sold out. You can purchase food to go. If there is something that you would like to eat specifically, we encourage you to purchase early admission or general admission tickets.
Menu subject to change due to the pandemic. We appreciate your understanding

Arizona Bao and Dumpling Festival
Hot Bamboo (Vegan options available) - Character Bao
Bonzai Boyz (Vegan options available) - Gua Bao
Chinoz Grill (Vegan options available) - Fusion bao and fried dumplings
iTea - Boba
Happy Buns - Coconut buns, butter mochi
Takoyaki Balls - Takoyaki
Jasperz Island Fusion (Vegan options available) - Jerk chicken gua bao
Everest Momo (Vegan options available) - Momos
Mama Lita's Soda Bar (Vegan options available) - Siopao and more
WokSticks - Cha siu bao, egg custard buns, and more
Jeepney Guy (Vegan options available) - Lechon (pork belly) and gua bao
Bao Boyz - dumplings and bao
Khon's Lao Fusion - Gua Bao (Lao)
Red Ginger Arizona - Gua Bao
Mango Rabbit - Boba and bubble waffles
Flippin Rice - Gua Bao

Arizona Donut and Ice Cream Festival
Eis Cafe - Coffee and Ice cream
The Local Donut Shop - Mochi Donuts
Totally Rolled Ice Cream
The Beignet and Coffee Shack - Beignets
Blossoms Creamery - Matcha Ice Cream
Ice Craft
Lulu's Sorbetto
Scoop and Joy

Anime inspired marketplace (more to be confirmed)
Slightly Devious Designs
Konoha Cafe
Nerdy Expressions
Andrew Lee Artwork
Teacup Sheepie Shop
Crystal Kois

  • Location Dr. AJ Chandler Park
  • 178 E Commonwealth Ave
  • Chandler, Arizona 85225