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South Florida is definitely flavorful. Food festivals and events offer appetizing opportunities to nibble on scrumptious fare, including dishes from local restaurants and vendors.

Often, food festivals in Miami-Dade, Broward & greater Palm Beach include live entertainment, demonstrations and exhibits.

Some events are free or relatively inexpensive, with food and drinks for purchase from participating vendors. For other events, fees apply, and food and drinks may be included.

Some food festivals are family friendly, while others are specifically for visitors age 21 and older.

Please return to this feature as other events are added.  Also, before purchasing tickets, read or inquire about the refund policy. Refunds may not be offered.

Food Festivals & Events in South Florida

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Broward

  • July 2 Vegan BBQ Party from 4-10 p.m., featuring vegan foods and drinks, vendors, art, entertainment and  family fun zone. Entry fees are $13.10 for adults and free for kids age 10 and younger. Venue: Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale. Tickets are available online, or at the event if it’s not sold out
  • July 9-10 Aloha Polynesian Culture & Seafood Festival in Oakland Park, $10 & free for ages 11 & younger. Event includes Island music, fire dance and hula dancing.
  • July 22 Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews, free entry & live entertainment at Esplanade Park in Fort Lauderdale. Fun includes entertainment, lawn games, food vendors, Funky Buddha beer & beverages, and live entertainment featuring Mama Fuma. Esplanade Park is at 400 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale 33312. Information is online
  • October 15 SOLA Rum Food & Wine Festival 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. October 15, Lauderhill Performing Arts, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill 33311,  $65.28 & $91.81 early purchase deals, information is online

Miami-Dade

  • August 6 Summer Beer Fest 4 p.m. – 9 p.m., exhibitors, entertainment, food pairing seminars, 2985 South Bayshore Drive, Miami, $33.80,  information is online
  • August 13 Black Pepper Food & Wine Festival featuring African-American restaurateurs is 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. @ FIU Biscayne Bay, 3000 Northeast 151st Street, North Miami Beach 33181. The event includes live entertainment, vendors, & demonstrations. Entry is free & VIP is offered. Black Pepper Food & Wine Festival dishes out food & entertainment
  • August-September: Spice Restaurant Months in Miami-Dade County, featuring fixed-price lunches and dinners at participating restaurants. Information is online.
  • November 6 Miami Food Festival, German American Social Club of Greater Miami, 11919 SW 56th Street, Miami 33175,  $10 entry. Event includes live entertainment, games for youngsters, international foods for purchase, website 
  • Nov. 12-13 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival at Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Discounted tickets $39 – $89 if purchased prior to event. Regular prices are $49 – $99. Information is online.

 

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Palm Beach County

  • November 13 Palm Beach VegFest, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Meyer Amphitheater, 104 Datura Ave., West Palm Beach. Entry is free. Visit website
  • December 3 Jupiter Beer, Wine & Spirits Fest, age 21 & older, Abacoa Amphitheatre,1260 University Blvd., Jupiter 33458, Includes live entertainment and food for purchase, entry fees are $15 for designated drivers with no alcohol. For others, fees, including extra fees and taxes, are $57.51, $63 & $68.48, information online

 

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Other things to do in South Florida, including free events

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Gold Coast Museum free first Saturday

All Day | FREE | Gold Coast Railroad Museum

Taste of Doral

All Day | Discounted

Free entry to museums with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free admission for Palm Beach County residents

All Day | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Bon Appetit Boca Raton

All Day | Discounted

Vegan BBQ in Fort Lauderdale

$0-13.10 | huizenga Plaza

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Blue Man Group discount

$15.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Upper Eastside farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Brickell City Centre

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Free kids' movies

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Pembroke Pines Theatre Of The Performing Arts

Car Show in Coconut Creek includes live entertainment & food vendors

10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Coconut Creek community center

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

Display of model railroads in Plantation

10:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE | Plantation Historical Museum

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | $15.00-30.00

Heroes in my House: A Magical Journey through Black History

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | $5.00 | Sandrell Rivers Theater

Bubbies free ice cream

11:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free summer concert series

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Downtown at the Gardens

Zoo Miami After Hours discount

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm | Discounted | Zoo Miami

Vegan Block Party

4:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $0-10.00 | huizenga Plaza

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

Live Music Saturdays at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

Night sky viewing with telescopes

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Fox Observatory

Discount late-night movies

11:30 pm to 2:00 am | $5.00 | Coral Gables Art Cinema

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Taste of Doral

All Day | Discounted

Free museum entry with bank card

All Day | FREE | South Florida Museums

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Bon Appetit Boca Raton

All Day | Discounted

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

$3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Blue Man Group discount

$15.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Pinecrest drive-up Farmer's Market

8:00 am to 2:00 pm | Pinecrest Gardens

Palmetto Bay Farmer's Market

8:30 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Coral Reef Park

Vizcaya weekly farmer's market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Tamarac Farmers Market

9:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Veterans Park

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

9:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | Manatee Lagoon

Lincoln Road Mall market

9:00 am to 6:00 pm | FREE | Lincoln Road

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10:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Downtown Hollywood

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

10:00 am to 3:00 pm | FREE | Deerfield Island Park

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | HistoryMiami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

10:00 am to 8:00 pm | FREE | Sawgrass Mills

Free live music at Jazz Brunch in Fort Lauderdale

11:00 am to 2:00 pm | FREE | Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk

Bubbies free ice cream

11:00 am to 4:30 pm | FREE

Farmer's Market at Village of Merrick Park

11:00 am to 5:00 pm | Merrick Park

Bluegrass festival and acoustic jam

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm | FREE | Greynolds Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Ocean Drive Promenade Music Series

5:00 pm | The Betsy Hotel

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Gulfstream Park Village

Free live music on Hollywood beach

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Hollywood beach bandshell

$12 Adult Skate Night

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $12.00 | Xtreme Action Park

Comedy Night at Nightlife Brewing Co.

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Monday, July 4, 2022

Taste of Doral

All Day | Discounted

Free Palm Beach Zoo Admission for Kids

All Day | Discounted | Palm Beach Zoo

Bon Appetit Boca Raton

All Day | Discounted

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Zoo Miami offers $17.76 entry fee

Discounted | Zoo Miami

$5 admission to Deering Estate

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Deering Estate

July Fourth festivities in Fort Lauderdale

12:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Las Olas Oceanside Park

Bubble Fest

2:00 pm to 6:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Fourth on Flagler

6:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Downtown West Palm Beach

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

7:30 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Tarpon River Brewing

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Sandbar Sports Grill

 

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