Skip to Content

Food & Wine Festival

South Florida is definitely flavorful. For relishing the rich variety of epicurean delights, food festivals and events offer appetizing opportunities to nibble on scrumptious fare, including dishes from local restaurants and vendors.

Often, food festivals also feature live entertainment, demonstrations and art exhibits.

For some events, tickets are required, and the fee includes food and drinks. Discounts occasionally are offered. Other events are free to enter, and you purchase the food and drinks you desire directly from vendors.  

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

Events will be added to this roundup as they’re announced, so please return to this feature.  Also, before purchasing tickets, read or inquire about the refund policy. Refunds may not be offered.

Food Festivals & Events in South Florida

Miami-Dade

  • June 18 Juneteenth Food and Wine Festival, 4 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. featuring African-American fare, including vegan dishes, from different parts of the United States, 1130 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach 33139,  free entry, information is online. Other Juneteenth events in South Florida
  • 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.

Broward County

  • Taste of The Islands festival in Miramar, free entry
  • 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 22 Rhythm & Brews Riverwalk Rhythm & Brews is 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. April 15, with free entry for the event, which includes entertainment and lawn games.  Food vendors & Funky Buddha beer & beverages are on site. 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

(Photo/Palm Beach VegFest)

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

 

To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami-South Florida on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, or visit our Facebook group page.

Other things to do in South Florida, including free events

Monday, June 27, 2022

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Free group bike ride in Fort Lauderdale

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

Jam Session

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | $5.00 | Arts Garage

Comedy Night at Sandbar Sports Grill

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

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

AMC Theatres discount Tuesdays

All Day | Discounted | AMC Aventura

Regal Theatres: Discounted movie tickets on Tuesdays

All Day | $5.00-6.00 | Regal Cinemas Multiple Locations

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

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

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Market Tuesdays at CityPlace Doral

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | CityPlace Doral

Food truck gathering at Haulover Park

5:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Food Trucks Tuesdays

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Haulover Beach Park

Free CrossFit Workout

6:30 pm | FREE | Shops at Midtown Miami

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Regal Cinemas kids' summer movies for $2

Discounted | Regal Cinemas

Free art classes for kids

FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Blue Man Group On Tour

$35.00-99.00 | Adrienne Arsht Center

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Displays & interactive exhibits at Manatee Lagoon

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

Free kids' movies at Paragon theaters

10:00 am to 12:00 pm | FREE | Paragon Theaters, Multiple Locations

Summer Art Classes for Kids (Free!)

10:00 am to 1:00 pm | FREE | Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Free entry to History Miami with Summer Passport Program

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

$1.50 Summer Movie Clubhouse for kids at Cinemark

10:30 am to 12:00 pm | Discounted | Cinemark

Bob Marley's Three Little Birds: Discount code

10:30 am to 11:30 pm | $15.00-30.00

Food Trucks In Volunteer Park

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Volunteer Park Plantation

Food truck gathering at Pelican Harbor Marina

5:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Pelican Harbor Marina

$8 roller skating in Davie

6:00 pm to 8:30 pm | Discounted | Galaxy Skateway Davie

Free live music on Hollywood beach

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

Drum circle

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

Closer Encounters at the Electric Tree Pioneer Winter Collective x Juraj Kojš

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

Comedy Night at Pub 52

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Nightlife Brewing Co.

Comedy Night at Exit One Taproom

8:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Live Music Wednesdays

9:00 pm | FREE | Bodega Taqueria y Tequila

 

Leave a Reply

Living on the CheapMiami on the Cheap is a member of Living on the Cheap, a network of websites published by frugalistas, journalists and consumer advocates. Find practical advice on saving money on groceries, travel and shopping, plus tips from our experts on how to live the good life for less at Living on the Cheap.

Living on the Cheap in the Media