Declaration of World Chocolate Weekend

Hello chocolate travellers! As I’m researching and writing Chocolatour, I continue to learn of chocolate events all over the world.


Salon du Chocolat holds 20 shows across 5 continents

To my surprise, it would appear that the largest number of chocolate events of the year 2013 will occur March 23-24.

I’m therefore declaring the weekend of March 23-24, 2013 to be World Chocolate Weekend. I’m not sure how to go about making that official (I will check!) but in the meantime, to help with your chocolate travel plans, here are some events that we’ve got ear-marked as places to be when planning your Chocolatour:

Festivals and Events to be held on World Chocolate Weekend:

London, England:  London’s Easter Chocolate Festival will be held March 22-24, 2013. Details will be available at

Zurich, Switzerland – Salon du Chocolat: Zurich hosts an international chocolate show March 22-24 at the Messe.

Mons, Belgium – Chocolate Festival: March 23-24 marks the 10th anniversary of the event and there will be lots of Belgian chocolate tastings and demonstrations to enjoy.

San Francisco, California – International Chocolate Salon: To be held at Fort Mason Center, March 24, 2013.

Albuquerque, New Mexico – Southwest Chocolate & Coffee Fest, Albuquerque Convention Center, March 23-24, 2013.

Norfolk, Virginia – Virginia Chocolate Festival, Scope Exhibition Hall, March 23-24. 

Kona, Hawaii – Big Island Chocolate Festival, March 23, 2013. Updates at

If you know of other chocolate events planned for this momentous weekend, please let me know!

Enjoy your chocolate travels, and I’ll see you along the chocolate trail.

Doreen Pendgracs

Known throughout the Web as the "Wizard of Words", I've been a freelance writer since 1993. I'm currently researching and writing volume II of "Chocolatour: A Quest for the World's Best Chocolate". Volume I was published in September, 2013.

6 Responses

  1. Doreen,
    Do you plan on declaring a “World Chocolate Weekend” in 2014?
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    • doreen says:

      Absolutely, Sherryl! It is the same weekend: the 3rd weekend of March, when many cities of the world hold chocolate events. I will be attending one in my own city of Winnipeg, but I’m sure there will be many chocolate events around the world on the weekend of March 21-23, 2014. Enjoy!
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  2. Trista says:

    That is a great tip particularly to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very accurate information… Appreciate your sharing this one.
    A must read post!

  3. doreen says:

    That’s a great idea! Looking forward to the Chocoholic Buffett in Winnipeg tomorrow (on April 20/13) and again on March 22, 2014. Here’s to chocolate indulgence!

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