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. 

February 28, 2019

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

The Tallahassee Sunrise Rotary Club presents our 11th annual fundraising event featuring beer tasting at the Tallahassee Automobile Museum. Have fun and enjoy beer tasting while supporting this charitable event. 

 

February 28 - March 10, 2019

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.

March 9 - 10, 2019

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 9 - 10, 2019

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 9, 2019

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 22 - 24, 2019

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 23, 2019

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.

March 28 - 31, 2019

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. 

March 29 - 30, 2019

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 30, 2019

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 30 - 31, 2019

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 30, 2019

Location: Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Florida

Come to this festival to enjoy the beautiful park while you experience cultures from all over the world. This will include cuisine, live performances from multiple stages, cultural arts including music and dance, traditional dress and customs, and a global marketplace!

April 5 - 7, 2019

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 5, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

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

April 5 - 7, 2019

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!

April 6 - 7, April 13 - 14, 2019

Location: Keel and Curley Winery, Plant City, Florida

10th Annual Blueberry Festival in Plant City, Florida featuring live entertainment, food and craft vendors, kids area and U-Pick Blueberries. 

April 6, 2019

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 6, 2019

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

150+ breweries come to Wynwood's art walk for one amazing day featuring unlimited craft beer samples! This is the perfect way for beer lovers to try all kinds of different beers.

April 13, 2019

Location: Orlando Festival Park, Orlando, Florida

Come to this festival to experience the diverse cultures of Soul Food Cooking! You will also find live music, arts and craft vendors, a children's fun area, and so much more.

April 20, 2019

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 25 - 28, 2019

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 26 - 28, 2019

Location: Bartram Park, Pensacola

Bring your appetite and dig in at the Pensacola Crawfish Festival featuring crawfish, cajun dishes, boudin balls, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and more. 

April 26 - 28, 2019

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 26 - 28, 2019

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 27, 2019

Location: Avon Park, Florida

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

April 27, 2019

Location: Bostwick, Florida

This small town festival is the place to go for all things blueberry! Celebrate this delicious fruit and all the yummy food.  

April 27 - 28, 2019

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 27, 2019

Location: CB Smith Park, Pembroke Pines, Florida

This is the time for the best of the best taco makers from the area to come together and compete! World renowned chefs will be in attendance to judge the competition, so if you love tacos, you can't miss this one!

April 27 - 28, 2019

Location: Elizabeth Evans Park, Mount Dora, Florida

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

April 27 - 28, 2019

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 28, 2019

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 3 - 5, 2019

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 - 4, 2019

Location: Woolley Park, Panacea, Florida

The Blue Crab Festival kicks off each year by a parade followed by the gates opening to Woolley Park for a family fun-filled day. 

May 4, 2019

Location: Sarasota Fairgrounds, Sarasota, Florida

A festival just for vegetarians and vegans! Here you will find all kinds of vegan related activities and vendors, plus tons of vegan food.

May 4 - 5, 2019

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 5, 2019

Location: Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Enjoy tasty samples from local restaurants offering their signature dishes. 

May 9 - 12, 2019

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 10, 2019

Location: Old School Square Pavilion and Grounds, Delray Beach, Florida

One of the best beer tasting experiences is back for it's 6th year and it's in Florida. Unlimited sampling of more than 100 craft brews, ciders and even wines with live music, art and more.  

May 11 - 12, 2019

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 11, 2019

Location: Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda, Florida

This festival celebrates one of Florida's best natural treats. Here you will find vendors selling all kinds of key lime themed products!

May 11, 2019

Location: Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida

This is a completely unique day at the zoo. Come for unlimited local, international, and craft beer, plus delicious food and entertainment.

May 11, 2019

Location: Windsor, Florida

Come to Windsor every spring to celebrate the crop of zucchini's and to benefit the volunteer fire department!

May 18, 2019

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 18, 2019

Location: CountryWay TownSquare, Newberry, Florida

Newberry Watermelon Festival features a pageant, parade, entertainment, food and of course, watermelon! 

May 18, 2019

Location: Historic Woodmont Park, Temple Terrace, Florida

Sample 70 plus beers from 30 different brewers - from home brewers to local brewing companies to the really BIG guys - who all agreed to bring their best brews! Plus entertainment and food trucks! 

May 18, 2019

Location: Lake Alice Park, Wewahitchka, Florida

Come to this festival for a taste of some of Florida's best local honey! You will also find food vendors, art & crafts, and live music.

May 24 - 26, 2019

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 25, 2019

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. 

May 25, 2019

Location: Venice, Florida

Here you can enjoy samples of over 60 craft and import brews. You will also have the opportunity to talk to representatives from breweries who can answer any questions you may have about the beer.

May 27, 2019

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida

This festival is a celebration of Caribbean culture! Here you will find Jamaican music, authentic island food, games and more for the whole family to enjoy.

June 1, 2019

Location: 23 SE 2nd Avenue, Chiefland, Florida

63rd Annual Chiefland Watermelon Festival features Family fun, crafts, food, parade, and a Watermelon Pageant and Watermelon contests.

June 1, 2019

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 6 - 9, 2019

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 9, 2019

Location: Celine Orlando, Orlando, Florida

The Daily City is hosting an indoor farmers market! Admission is free and children and dogs are welcome to attend. Peruse the air-conditioned two-story building and shop for fresh meats, veggies, and fruits. Local businesses and vendors will also be selling their products.

 

June 14 - 15, 2019

Location: Monticello, Florida

This celebration of the watermelon harvest brings thousands of people together for all kinds of fun events. Pageants, rodeos, and a vendor village are just a few of the great things you'll find here.

June 22 - 23, 2019

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 28 - 29, 2019

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 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 13 - 14, 2019

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!

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 8 - 11, 2019

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 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!

 

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.

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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

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 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 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 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 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 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!