Chocolate Event Calendar

The complete guide to chocolate-related events worldwide, from tradeshows and festivals to exhibitions and trade fairs


Salon Du Chocolat

Dates: October 29, 2008 to November 2, 2008
Location: Paris, FRANCE
Details: The world's largest dedicated chocolate show, featuring a Chocolate Trend Fashion Show, an exhibition retracing the story of chocolate, lectures by chocolate specialists and of course hundreds of booths manned by leading chocolatiers from around the world.


Salon Passion Chocolat 2008

Dates: November 7, 2008 to November 9, 2008
Location: Palais des Congres, Montreal, Canada
Details: Chocolate show gathering together a large number of chocolatiers to present their wares.

Three-Day Chocolate Indulgence at On Rue Tatin

Dates: November 16, 2008 to November 19, 2008
Location: Louviers, FRANCE
Details: Three-day cooking course focused on chocolate, with the opportunity to cook many chocolate-themed dishes, and a presentation and seminar by expert David Lebovitz.




Glendale Chocolate Affaire

Dates: February 6, 2009 to February 8, 2009
Location: Glendale, Arizona, USA

MARCH 2009

More Chocolate Eurochocolate Swiss International Chocolate Exhibition

Dates: March 26, 2009 to March 29, 2009
Location: Lugano, Switzerland
Details: Chocolate exhibits, educational workshops for adults, youngsters, and children, shows, and all kinds of chocolate-related activities.

APRIL 2009

MAY 2009

Choco-Late Chocolate Festival, Bruges

Dates: May 1, 2009 to May 4, 2009
Times: 10:00 to 18:00
Location: Bruges, BELGIUM
Address: Bruggemuseum-Belfort, 7 Markt, 8000 Bruges, Belgium
Details: Multi-day chocolate festival open to adults and children, including chocolate tastings, chocolate art and sculpture demonstrations, chocolate therapies, and other chocolate-related events, and the Choco Kids village, where children can participate in games and paint using chocolate.
NOTE: The website is available in French and Dutch only

JUNE 2009

JULY 2009

Cadbury Chocolate Carnival

Dates: July 11, 2009 to July 17, 2009
Location: Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND
Details: Wide range of chocolate-themed events organised at various locations across the city of Dunedin

Chocolate and Railway Festival

Dates: July 17, 2009 to July 19, 2009
Location: Smith Falls, Ontario, CANADA


Chocolate Fest 2009

Dates: August 2, 2009 to August 8, 2009
Location: St. Stephen, New Brunswick, CANADA
Details: Week long series of chocolate-related events and contests. The festival was first held in 1985.

Chocolate Rush Melbourne Chocolate Festival

Dates: August 8, 2009 and August 9, 2009
Location: Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Details: Two day festival with chocolate displays and sculptures, and booths from many different chocolate manufacturers.



Choco Laté Maastricht 2009

Dates: October 23, 2009 to October 25, 2009
Location: Maastricht, THE NETHERLANDS
Details: International chocolate show for chocolate lovers and trade professionals.