Florida Food & Drink Festivals

What better way to get together and celebrate then with Food & Drink! With year round great weather, there are lots of great opportunities to get out and enjoy the food, drinks and celebrations. 

January 9 - 19, 2020

Location: Islamorada and Key Largo

There is no better way to sample all the best flavors of the keys than attending the Key Largo Food And Wine Festival. Enjoy wine tasting events, cooking demonstrations, wine dinners, live music, food and wine pairing classes, progressive wine dinners, and art and wine shows throughout the 11 day event!

January 17 - 26, 2020

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Explore the delicacies of Amelia Island with this ten day long event that allows local restaurants to show off their most delicious meals. Restaurants will be serving set price prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner.

January 25 - 26, 2020

Location: German-American Social Club, Cape Coral, Florida

This is event is a celebration for the entire family. Enjoy delicious seafood as well as other local foods, arts and craft vendors, and live music.

January 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida

What could be more worth celebrating than delicious chocolate? This festival brings together chocolate samples from local bakeries and shops. Here you can also learn more about the art of chocolate with lectures from all kinds of master chefs and chocolatiers.

 

February 7 - 9, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery, Clermont, Florida

Lakeridge Winery holds this festival each year to celebrate the previous years harvest. It is a must for any wine lover who wants to experience local Florida wines and culture. In addition to a complimentary wine tasting and winery tour, you will also find live music and a wide range of art and craft vendors!

February 8 - 9, 2020

Location: John Prince Park, Lake Worth, Florida

This festival has a little bit of everything in honor of everyone's favorite flavor. It is affectionally nicknamed “The Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida”. Come for amazing musical acts, fun carnival rides, and of course tons and tons of delicious garlicky food. Come hungry and you'll be sure to leave satisfied!

February 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Baytowne Wharf, Destin

This two day food extravaganza kicks off with a seafood boil at Hammerheads Bar and Grill on Friday night. Come back the next day to sample tons of amazing gumbo made by local Gulf Coast chefs and vote for your favorite! While you eat you can listen to live music by local artists.

February 21 - 23, 2020

Location: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Fort Myers, Florida

Love Greek food? This is the best place to get the most authentic Greek food in town! In addition to delicious homemade food, you will also find carnival rides and games for the kids, dance performances, live music, raffles, and much more!

February 27 - March 8, 2020

Location: Plant City, Florida

One of the biggest harvest festivals around, this is a celebration of the local strawberry harvest! Here you will find many farms from the area offering up their strawberries and other products. Plus tons of entertainment and activities for people of all ages.

February 28 - 29, 2020

Location: St. Augustine Shipyard, St. Augustine, Florida

Celebrating Spanish Wine to Benefit Local Charities. The events include a 4 course meal to start off the festival, followed by a pig roast, a team wine battle, decorate your friends with wine and a Grand Tasting. Not your typical wine festival. Come join in the fun. 

February 28 - March 1, 2020

Location: Vinoy Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Come enjoy the delicious seafood creations from top restaurants in St. Petersburg. Live musical performances, arts and crafts and more. 

February 29 - March 1, 2020

Location: Grant, Florida

Celebrate delicious seafood from all kinds of local vendors while you support the community of Grant. You will also find exhibits by crafters, tons of entertainment, and other activities for people of all ages!

March 7 - 8, 2020

Location: Floral City, Florida

This festival celebrates local agriculture and the many things local farmers produce, including of course, delicious strawberries! In addition to lots and lots of strawberries you will also find live entertainment, children's activities, arts and crafts, and much more!

March 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

This festival celebrates delicious local shrimp! It will also include a parade, an exhibition, a Queens Pageant and a shrimp-eating contest!

March 14 - 15, 2020

Location: Marathon, Florida

The Florida Keys are one of the best places in the world for amazing fresh seafood! This family friendly event gives you a chance to sample some of the area's best seafood at reasonable prices while you enjoy tons of live entertainment and kid's activities!

March 20 - 22, 2020

Location: Veteran’s Park, Marco Island, Florida

This 3 day food and music festival is the largest yearly event on Marco Island! Attend to try tons of local food while you listen to local musicians and enjoy the beachside environment!

March 27 - 29, 2020

Location: Francis Field, Saint Augustine, Florida

This festival has a little something for everyone! Featuring tons of activities like kiddie rides, magic shows, and heroes and princesses that will keep you kids entertained while you enjoy tons of great live music and of course all kinds of delicious local seafood!

March 27 - 29, 2020

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

If you love music and delicious barbecue food, this is the fest for you! A top tier musical line up meets fantastic local food for an experience unlike any other!

March 27 - 28, 2020

Location: Venice Municipal Airport Festival Grounds, Venice, Florida

Award winning barbecue food and amazing bluegrass music come together for this unique event. Come for two days of fun guaranteed to leave you with a full stomach.

March 28, 2020

Location: Baldwin Park, Orlando, Florida

Enjoy some of Central Florida's best culinary offerings at this special festival right in the center of Baldwin Park. Proceeds go to benefit the James Beard Foundation.

March 28 - 29, 2020

Location: Frost Park, Dania Beach, Florida

Check out this event for amazing live music, a juried art show, tons of delicious seafood, and more family friendly activities to enjoy.

March 28, 2020

Location: Oviedo, Florida

This festival is dedicated to highlighting what makes Oviedo a great place to live! It will feature tons of delicious food as well as other local vendors that highlight the best this area has to offer!

March 29, 2020

Location: Historic Centennial Park, Tampa, Florida

Here you can enjoy all kinds of entertainment, art, food. The real star of the show is, of course, the Cuban sandwich. Cuban sandwich contestants from all over the world show off their skills!

April 3 - 5, 2020

Location: Grant, Florida

This is a can't miss event for barbecue lovers in Florida! You will also find an arts and craft marketplace and tons of live entertainment.

April 3, 2020

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Sip, sample and enjoy dishes from South Florida's finest restaurants, wineries, spirits brands and breweries. 

April 4 - 5, 2020

Location: England Brothers Bandshell Park, Pinellas Park, Florida

Love spicy food? You don't want to miss out on this spicy celebration! Live entertainment and vendors are joined by an amateur hot sauce competition and a pepper eating contest.

April 4 - 5, 2020

Location: Fruit and Spice Park, Homestead, Florida

Barbecue food is the star of this event which also features great blues and country music, children's activities, and a Classic Car and Motorcycle Show.

April 5, 2020

Location: Centennial Park, Fort Myers, Florida

Live music, delicious barbecue, and beers come together for a family friendly event that has something for everyone. Sample all kinds of barbecue and vote for your favorite to win the People's Choice Award.

April 11, 2020

Location: Downtown Ocala, Florida

Local beer and wine sellers gather in downtown Ocala for this fun event! Sample all kinds of beer and wine and enjoy food from local food trucks and live entertainment.

April 18 - 19, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery, Clermont, Florida

Listen to amazing blues music while you taste the delicious wine and cheese this area has to offer!

April 23 - 26, 2020

Location: Fort Walton Beach, Florida

This festival brings together tons of celebrity winemakers, distillers, chefs, brew masters and entertainers for a completely unique culinary experience! 

April 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Pompano Beach, Florida

Enjoy the best in beachside living with this festival on the ocean front. Here you will find live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, and of course tons and tons of delicious seafood.

April 24 - 26, 2020

Location: Miami Airport Convention Center, Miami, Florida

Celebrate what makes South Florida sweet at this unique event! Here you will find vendors selling baking supplies and tools, classes where you can learn from the best in the industry, and of course lots of candy and cake.

April 25, 2020

Location: Avon Park, Florida

Everyone is Welcome! Come out and enjoy live entertainment, vendors, raffles, kids zone and Blueberries! 

April 25 - 26, 2020

Location: Brooksville, Florida

Brooksville celebrates Florida’s fastest growing specialty crop of edibles at the Sixth Annual Florida Blueberry Festival featuring 2 stages of live concerts, kids zone, water slide and vendors with yummy blueberry-infused decadence. 

April 25 - 26, 2020

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

This oceanside event showcases local chefs, restaurants, and breweries right on the beach. It is the perfect example of everything this amazing area has to offer.

April 25, 2020

Location: Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville

Sample beers from various local, regional and national breweries along with some of the best food and cuisine from local restaurants and caterers. This festival showcases local Florida craft breweries and brewpubs, offers beer seminars and homebrewing demonstrations.

April 25 - 26, 2020

Location: Donnelly Park, Mount Dora, Florida

Promoting blueberries in Florida, Mount Dora, the City of Festivals is hosting a weekend of fun and activities. 

April 26, 2020

Location: Yesteryear Village, West Palm Beach, Florida

Sweet corn vendors and live music come together for this family friendly festival. Compete in corn shucking and corn eating competitions or just enjoy corn at your own pace all through the day.

May 1 - 3 2020

Location: Amelia Island, Florida

Come to Amelia Island for the 54th Isle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival where there will be plenty of shrimp to eat, live music and arts and crafts. 

May 3, 2020

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Enjoy tasty samples from local restaurants offering their signature dishes. 

May 7 - 10, 2020

Location: Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort, Amelia Island, Florida

Enjoy the freshest Florida seafood you can find at this unique event. Here famous chefs will prepare fish they have caught themselves off beautiful Amelia Island. VIP guests can join the chefs on their fishing excursions to be even more up close and personal with their dinner.

May 8 - 10, 2020

Location: Centennial Park, Venice, Florida

Enjoy great food featuring mouth-watering seafood by the top restaurants in Venice along with music and entertainment and arts and crafts. 

May 9 - 10, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, Clermont, Florida

Come enjoy some of Florida's best local wine while you listen to amazing jazz artists from around the area! 

May 16, 2020

Location: Gaston Edwards Park, Orlando, Florida

Come to this fest to sample 100 craft beers, all made in the US! You will also find live music, food trucks, adult Play Zone and more.

May 22 - 24, 2020

Location: St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota, Florida

Inaugural seafood festival in Sarasota featuring delectable seafood dishes prepared by local Sarasota restaurants. Enjoy the entertainment from a mixture of musical genres, crafts and more from local vendors. 

May 23, 2020

Location: Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa, Florida

5th annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival includes an awesome lineup of bands, a huge variety of Margaritas, tequila tasting and a fireworks show to end the night. 

June 6, 2020

Location: Wellborn Community Center, Wellborn, Florida

A pancake breakfast kicks off this celebration off all things blueberries that also includes a parade, a car show, local entertainment, and over 100 vendors!

June 11 - 14, 2020

Location: Vero Beach, Florida

4 day event with the theme "A Life Worth Living", features filmmakers and industry talent from all over the world, young filmmakers competition, multi-award winning films and premieres, 30+ exclusive wine tasting experiences and Hollywood and WINE celebrity winemakers showcase, and more! 

June 20, 2020

Location: Fruit & Spice Park, Homestead, Florida

So many fruits are grown in Florida, and many of them are in season at this time of year. Come to this event to experience local agriculture and tropical fruits of many kinds!

June 26 - 27, 2020

Location: Pals Park, Chipley, Florida

A huge lineup of musical performances, lots of great food, the Hot Trot, parade, arts and crafts, rides, pageant and so much more.

July 11 - 12, 2020

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Coral Gables, Florida

This is South Florida's chance to celebrate tropical fruits that do not usually get any recognition. It features the Mangos of Haiti and so many other tropical fruits that are hard to find anywhere else. Plus you will find mango and fruit trees for sale, classes on how to grow them, cooking demonstrations, mango tastings,  vendors with food and garden-related products, live music, activities for kids and so much more!

August 1 - September 30, 2020

Location: Miami, Florida

Miami has an amazing culinary scene, and Miami Spice is your best chance to explore it. Participating restaurants will offer set three-course menus for low prices. Lunch/Brunch meals are $23 and Dinner meals are $39.

August 6 - 9, 2020

Location: Key West, Florida

Celebrate the start of lobster season with a city-wide extravaganza of all things lobster! It brings lobster lovers from all over the world together for four days in Key West.

August 15 - 16, 2020

Location: Lakeridge Winery and Vinery, Clermont, Florida

It's time for the grape harvest, which means it's time for the annual grape stomp. This family friendly event has lots of fun activities, food, and music for you to enjoy in addition to grape stomping.

September 12 - 13, 2020

Location: Minnreg Hall, Largo, FL

One of the Largest Gourmet Spicy Food Fests in Florida featuring Hot & Spicy food vendors from all around Florida, competitions, Pepper Eating Contest, Intensity Academy's Spicy Lolly Lick-A-Thon, Hot Hula Hoop Contest and much more. It's all about the Pepper!

October 16 - 18, 2020

Location: Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main Street, Sarasota, Florida

Authentic German food, beer, music and dancers and live music performances in rock, soul, big band, R&B and more! 

October 19 - 25, 2020

Location: Schooners Local Beach Club, Panama City Beach, Florida

Eat delicious lobster while you participate in sandcastle competitions and lobster tournaments during this fun week long celebration of everything lobster!

October 23 - 25, 2020

Location: River District in downtown Fort Myers, Florida

A true authentic Oktoberfest experience, new to the Fort Myers area, come out and enjoy a weekend celebrating German culture, craft beers, music, food, arts, crafts and activities. 

December 4 - 6, 2020

Location: Siesta Key, Florida

This festival features a unique blend of seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by the top restaurants in Siesta Key and Sarasota. Live entertainment, crafts, and more.