Food festivals are the perfect chance to give in to your love of food. Often featuring an array of local restaurants serving delectable dishes—as well as various wines, spirits, and craft beers—food festivals can be a great cultural immersion and family adventure sure to satisfy your stomach.
Florida locals prepare for these festivals all year long. Whether that means extra time in the gym or scheduling cleanings at the dentist, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and many other cities see a burst of activity from people during food festival season.
South Beach Wine & Food Festival
Travel to Miami to treat your taste buds alongside A-list celebrity chefs during this four-day destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine and spirits producers, chefs, and culinary personalities. Sponsored by the Food Network and Food & Wine Magazine, indulge in tastings, fine dining cuisine, seminars, and fun food-related events.
Las Olas Wine and Food Festival
The 27th annual festival will take place Friday, April 21, from 7:30 to 10:30 PM. Attendees come together to enjoy the delectable culinary talents of South Florida while also raising money for the American Lung Association. Sip and sample from the area’s finest restaurants, and international wineries, spirits brands, and breweries. Of all the wine and food festivals in the area, it’s the largest and should not to be missed.
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
Located in the Pompano Beach Community Park from April 21-23, this festival is more community-focused than others. While enjoying seafood, live music, arts and crafts, and boat and car displays, you can help raise funds for local charities, schools, and service organizations. This non-profit event was founded in 1984 and still features some of the greatest musicians, artists, and local eateries for you to enjoy while supporting the community.
26th Annual Wine, Spirits, and Culinary Celebration
Guests can dine, dance, and discover at this event unlike any other in the area. While a ticketed event, it takes place March 3 from 6:30–10:00 PM and includes a grand tasting of cuisine from more than 30 south Florida premier restaurants, plus an array of more than 50 wines and spirits from around the world, local craft beers, live music, and more. Presented by Bank of America, all proceeds benefit the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS).
32nd Annual Asian Culture Festival
Your mouth will be watering as you enjoy an array of Asian arts and crafts, entertainment, and exotic cuisine on Saturday, March 4 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM. The entertainment will surely dazzle audiences of all ages with various cultural experiences like music, dance, performances, demonstrations, and more, all representing Asian heritage.
Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Celebration
On April 1 and 2, check out this award-winning festival at Dania Beach. Fresh, delicious seafood, culinary delights from top local restaurants, and a beer and wine garden host experiences your taste buds won’t want to miss. Plus, with food competitions, local retailer booths, family activities, live music, and more, your whole family will enjoy relaxing, playing, and eating at this celebration.