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South Florida is definitely flavorful. Food festivals and other food events offer exotic fare and favorite dishes, including items 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. Deals are occasionally offered for purchasing tickets prior to the event.

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

  • September 24 Libations by The River on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, free entry, discount opportunity for tastings
  • October 15 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vegan Block Party, Huizenga Plaza, 32 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, entry fee online is $13.11 with tax & fees, and free for ages 10 and younger,  purchase tickets online on at event if leftovers are available
  • October 15 SOLA Rum Food & Wine Festival 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. October 15, Lauderhill Performing Arts, 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill 33311, Discount opportunity:  $65.28 & $91.81 early purchase deals, information is online
  • December 10 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Vegan Block Party, Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second Street, Fort Lauderdale, entry fee online is $13.11 with tax & fees, and free for ages 10 and younger, purchase tickets online or at event if leftovers are available

Miami-Dade

  • 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 2-6 Seed Food & Wine Week. Various events in Miami-Dade focus on plant-based foods. A free event is November 5 in Coconut Grove.
  • 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 
  • November 12-13 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival at Coral Gables Woman’s Club, 1001 E. Ponce de Leon Blvd. Discount opportunity: tickets are $39 – $89 if purchased prior to event. Regular prices are $49 – $99. Information is online

 

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Palm Beach County

  • September 16 p.m. Boynton Beach Food, Wine & Brew Festival includes selections from local restaurants, Benvenuto Restaurant, 1730 N. Federal Highway, Boynton Beach 33435, $50, information is online
  • November 4-6 Feast of Little Italy Italian Festival in Jupiter, free entry
  • 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

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Tai Chi class

8:00 am to 10:00 am | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Food trucks and music

5:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Wellington Village Park

Enjoy live entertainment at Clematis by Night

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | West Palm Beach Waterfront

Food Trucks at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield

6:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Quiet Waters Park

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Live music at Doral Yard

7:00 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Doral Yard

$12 Adult Skate Night

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

Free Movie: The Fifth Element

8:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Friday, August 19, 2022

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Food truck gathering at Tropical Park

5:30 pm to 10:30 pm | FREE | Tropical Park

Free concert: SPAM Allstars and DJ Kumi

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Lummus Park

Sounds of Little Haiti

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | Discounted | Little Haiti Cultural Center

Live music at Gulfstream in Hallandale

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

Water Taxi Sunset cruise with live entertainment

6:30 pm to 9:30 pm | $20.00 | Intracoastal Waterway

Jam on percussion for free

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Viernes Culturales (Cultural Fridays)

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Calle Ocho

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Free Friday Drum Jam

7:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | South Florida Center for Percussive Arts

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Jamz: live music in Fort Lauderdale

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Mills Pond Park

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Live Music at Doral Yard

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

Free outdoor family-friendly films

8:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | ArtsPark

Saturday, August 20, 2022

Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU free every Saturday

All Day | FREE | Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU

Palm Beaches Restaurant Month

All Day | Discounted

Jupiter Hammerheads baseball

$6.00-12.00 | Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium

"Beauty & The Beast" discount

Discounted | Adrienne Arsht Center

Discounted $13 entry fee

Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fade

Discounted | GableStage

$5 all-day fares weekends on Tri-Rail

5:00 am to 11:30 pm | $5.00

Plantation Farmers Market

8:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Volunteer Park Plantation

Las Olas Oceanside Park Farmers, Antiques & Artisan Market

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

2-1 entry to Flamingo Gardens coupon

9:30 am to 4:00 pm | Discounted | Flamingo Gardens

Vintage Fair @ Festival Marketplace

10:00 am to 12:00 am | FREE | Festival Marketplace

Free Water Shuttle Weekends

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

Park offers rides on model train

10:00 am to 4:00 pm | $1.50-3.00 | Tradewinds Park

Display of model railroads in Plantation

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

Free admission to Norton Museum of Art for Palm Beach County residents

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | FREE | Norton Museum of Art

'Nature Connects' LEGO exhibit

10:00 am to 5:00 pm | Discounted | Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Nickelodeon's "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer"

10:00 am to 6:00 pm | Discounted | Miami Children’s Museum

Sawgrass Farmer's & Artisan's market

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

Farm Tours at Tradewinds Park

11:30 am to 2:00 pm | $3.00-4.50 | Tradewinds Park

Free tour of the Adrienne Arsht Center

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm | FREE | Adrienne Arsht Center

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Merrick House Museum Guided Tours

1:00 pm | $0-5.00 | Merrick House Museum

Family Day

2:00 pm to 4:00 pm | FREE | The Underline Urban Gym

Dania Pointe offers Bubble Bash

2:00 pm to 7:00 pm | FREE | Dania Pointe

Downtown Palm Beach Gardens free summer concert series

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

Rock n' Ride car show

4:00 pm to 8:00 pm | FREE | Tamarac Sports complex

Elevated vendor market in West Palm

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Downtown Hollywood ArtWalk.

6:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE

Free live music at Hollywood beach bandshell

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

Live music at Grandview in West Palm

7:00 pm to 10:00 pm | FREE | Grandview Public Market

Free live music at Dolphin Mall

7:00 pm to 11:00 pm | FREE | Dolphin Mall

Theater in Wellington is offering free tickets

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm | FREE | Wellington High School

Live Music at Doral Yard

8:00 pm to 10:00 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

 

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