Famous Dave’s BBQ has teamed up with Fort McDowell Adventures to provide affordable family fun every Friday night. Valley families and groups of friends are invited to Friday Night Franks, where you’ll enjoy a beautiful outdoor evening under the stars. With live music, Native American storytelling, wagon rides, fire pits, horseshoes and affordable BBQ options from Famous Dave’s, you’ll be sure to start your weekend off right. Admission is FREE every Friday night from 5-10 p.m.

This event tie-in with Fort McDowell Adventures is important to the Famous Dave’s name, as Dave Anderson, the founder of Famous Dave’s of America, the legendary BBQ franchise, is Native American. “We felt this partnership would be a great way to show our support of the local Native American community,” said Valley franchisees, John & Romy Erlandson. “Plus, it’s all about good times with family and friends, something we always strive for at our restaurants and in community events we work with.”

Fort McDowell Adventures is located on the spectacular 25,000 acre Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation just east of Scottsdale Arizona. They are the premier outdoor activity and event venue in the state and feature the Sonoran Adventure Center, four unique event venues, and The Wild West Experience. We’ve been hosting groups from around the world for more than 18 years. Address is: 14803 N. Hiawatha Hood Rd, Fort McDowell, AZ 85264. It is only a 20 minute drive from Scottsdale or Mesa. Take Beeline Highway (87) towards Fountain Hills. Turn North on Hiawatha Hood Rd at the Fort McDowell Adventures sign. For more information, visit www.fortmcdowelladventures.com or call 480-816-6465.

Having won awards for everything from best sauce to best ribs to best cookbook, Famous Dave’s has received wide acclaim and praise from customers and critics alike. Locally, Famous Dave’s has been recognized multiple times in the media as the Best BBQ restaurant in Phoenix .

There are three Famous Dave’s restaurants in the Valley: In Chandler at 3250 West Frye Road; In Peoria at 16148 North 83rd Avenue and at Mesa Riverview at 1011 Dobson Road. Famous Dave’s offers a full compliment of Catering Services. For information, visit www.famousdavesbbq.com