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. 

July 4 - 7, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

Celebrating the citrus that is part of Key West culture, the Key Lime. Celebrate 4 days of culinary events for every taste and lots of Key West style fun. The event ends with a fireworks display on July 4th. 

July 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Lummus Park, Miami Beach, Florida

Delicious Mangos grow in South Florida during every summer, so this is the perfect time to celebrate them! By Mangos, eat mango desserts, and learn how to cook them while you enjoy tons of great music and ocean breezes.

August 1 - September 30, 2019

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 3, 2019

Location: Morean Arts Center, St. Pete, Florida

Join the search for the best cupcake in the area! Awards are given for professional, novice, and youth cupcakes, so you can compete no matter who you are.

August 16, 2019

Location: Confidante Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida

Celebrate Rum Day by sipping many different brands of rum by the pool with other rum enthusiasts. Rum tastings and cocktails are included in the price of admission.

August 23 - September 30, 2019

Location: Orlando, Florida

This month long event gives people the opportunity to explore Orlando's amazing culinary landscape. During this month restaurants will offer three course, prix fixe dinners for just $35!

August 29 - November 23, 2019

Location: Epcot World Showcase, Walt Disney World

This is the event Floridians look forward to all year and people plan vacations around. Disney knows how to do Food & Wine and bring the flavors of the world to the countries in the World Showcase in Epcot. 

August 29 - September 2, 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

This event has lots of beer-related activities throughout the weekend for beer lovers of all kinds. The signature event happens on Saturday, but you don't want to miss the Hangover Brunch and Pool Party the day after or any of the fun pre-events on the days leading up to the main event!

 

August 30 - September 1, 2019

Location: George Core Park, Port St. Joe, Florida

On the shores of St. Joseph Bay in historic Port St. Joe features top notch entertainment, a 5k race, Scallop Cook-Off, educational exhibits, the popular Kids Zone, and more than 50 great vendors featuring food, art & crafts, and more!

August 31, 2019

Location: Julian B. Riverfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Every rum lover should make their way to Tampa for this fun labor day weekend celebration. Here you will find all kinds of rum drinks perfect for closing out the summer with a bang!

September 1 - 30, 2019

Location: Boca Raton, Florida

Explore the diverse culinary scene in Boca all through the month of September! Participating restaurants will have 3-course prix fixe dinner menus at affordable prices.

September 1 - 30, 2019

Location: Palm Beach, Florida

Experience some of Palm Beach's best restaurants at affordable prices throughout the month of September. Participating restaurants offer 3 course meals at fixed prices.

September 5 - 6, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

With seven different rooms and two courtyards, each dedicated to its own unique style of entertainment, this Pensacola street party offers beer tasting, beer pairing and lots of fun events. 

September 14 - 15, 2019

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!

September 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola has some of the best seafood in the world! This festival lets you enjoy that seafood while you listen to live music and browse arts and crafts vendors.

September 27 - 29, 2019

Location: Wynwood Marketplace, Miami, Florida

Sam Adams Octoberfest is a true Bavarian experience in Miami with 3 days of beer, great food, live bands and entertainment.

September 28 - 29, 2019

Location: Simpson's Cove & Gilbert Park, Mount Dora, Florida

Eat fresh seafood from more than 100 exhibitors next to the water at this family friendly event. 

September 28, 2019

Location: Orlando/St. Petersburg, Florida

A global release event in which Belgian based brewing company, Brasserie Cantillon releases a one-of-a-kind beer at a plethora of participating bars and breweries throughout the world. Participating locations will carry the special release beer as well merchandise and other similar beers brewed in Belgian style. It is a timeless event that has the entire world drinking the same beer at the same time, and although the list of locations varies from year to year, Florida always has at least one participating bar or brewery. 

 

October 4 - 5 and 25 - 26, 2019

Location: German American Society Clubhouse, Casselberry, Florida

Authentic and traditional German music, food, beer, and entertainment to our patrons.

October 4 - 6, 2019

Location: Destin Harbor, Destin, Florida

3 Days of Entertainment & Fun at the Destin Harbor includes the best local and coastal musician's on the beach on 3 stages featuring Rock, Reggae, Country, and tropical music. Enjoy the music and great food at the restaurants and bars throughout the Harbor. 

October 11 - 12, 2019

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf, Sandestin, Florida

Come out to The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin for the 10th Annual Baytowne Wharf Beer Fest featuring American specialty beers from around the nation, more than 200 domestic and international craft beers, brewery representatives offering an opportunity to learn about the different types of lagers and ales from a variety of styles and live music.

October 12, 2019

Location: Earl Brown Park, DeLand, Florida

What could be better than a day full tasty bacon and beer? Come here to enjoy lots bacon and beer from various different vendors all while benefitting charity!

October 12, 2019

Location: Regatta Park, Miami, Florida

Come on out for a craft beer experience that marries the love of craft beer to an incredible social atmosphere. Back in the Grove this year as one of the largest Beer Fests in Florida. 

October 14 - 20, 2019

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 18 - 20, 2019

Location: Niceville, Florida

Welcome to Boggy Country!  What’s our recipe for success?  Start with a savory assortment of food, including tons of tasty mullet.  Add a unique selection of handmade arts and crafts, then throw in thrilling amusement rides and games.  Top it all off with top-notch musical entertainment, and you’ve got one of the most enduring festivals in the Southeast!  It’s three days full of fun for the whole family, and you won’t want to miss a minute!

October 19 - 20, 2019

Location: Miami Marine Stadium, Key Biscayne, Florida

Experience some of the country's best seafood in this oceanfront community. Not only will you find delicious food, but you will also get to experience Florida culture at its finest.

Saturday and Sunday, October 19 - 20, 2019

Location: Winter Springs Town Center, Blumberg Blvd, Winter Springs FL

ARToberFEST celebrates exceptional art, tasty German food, rockin’ entertainment, kids’ crafts and much more. This event takes a new twist on October fest and combines the German spirit with art and family activities. 

 

October 22 - 26, 2019

Location: South Beach, Miami, Florida

Stroll the beach while you try all kinds of delicious seafood from many venues at the South Beach Seafood Festival that spans four blocks and welcomes over 13,000 seafoodies!

October 25 - 27, 2019

Location: Naples, Florida

The annual Stonecrab Festival is a weekend of food and fun starring of course, the stone crab. It’s also your chance to explore the beautiful Naples waterfront with activities on land and by water in and around Bayfront, Port of Naples Marina, Tin City and Naples Transportation and Tours General Store/Heritage Museum.

October 26, 2019

Location: Orlando Festival Park, Orlando, Florida

Central Florida Veg Fest is one of the largest and longest-running vegetarian festivals in the world!

October 26, 2019

Location: St. Marks, Florida

This annual event kicks off the fall season with a celebration of the stone crab. "We know fall has arrived when our fishermen start hauling in the Stone Crabs". Come enjoy the live music, parade, local vendors and artisans, children's activities and fun for the whole family.

November 1 - 3, 2019

Location: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox of Greater Orlando, Maitland, FL 

Here you will find authentic Greek foods, dancing, live music, church tours, iconography presentations, and so much more fun for the whole family!

 

November 7 - 10, 2019

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Seed Food and Wine is not just a festival, we are a movement, a community of ideas and passionate people committed to elevating the conversation around plant-based foods, sustainability, conscious living and the welfare of animals.

November 9, 2019

Location: Sanborn Square Park, Boca Raton, Florida

The Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival features chefs from the tri-county area as they converge upon the festival grounds for the Best Florida Food Festival event the Grand TastingA Culinary Affair; 6 PM to 10 PM. Craft Brew lovers join the special area inside the Grand Tasting for the 4th Annual Craft Brew BattleA Hoppy Affair!.

November 10, 2019

Location: Miramar Regional Park, Sunrise, Florida

Excite your palate and explore spicy jerk delicacies as well as tasty Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy hot music, traditional and contemporary cultural presentations and bask in the cool vibes of the Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival.

November 29 - December 1, 2019

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. 

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 25 - 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 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 - 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 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 - 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 - 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 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 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 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 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 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. 

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 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.

November 3, 2019

Location: Central Florida Fairgrounds, Orlando, Florida

Celebrate Caribbean culture with a jerk cook off and tons of fun for the whole family!