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2022 food festivals & events in South Florida & the Keys

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.

We will keep adding events as they’re announced, so please keep checking back! Also, before purchasing tickets, read or inquire about the refund policy. Refunds may not be offered.

Food Festivals & Food Events in South Florida 

(Photo/Palm Beach VegFest)

Palm Beach County

  • Jan. 9: Palm Beach VegFest,11 a.m. – 5 p.m., features vegan foods and other vendors. VegFest is at Meyer Ampitheater, 104 Datura Ave., West Palm Beach. Information is online.
  • Feb. 5: Wellington Brew Fest exclusively for 21 and older, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., featuring Whiskey Six Band; $10-$75; read feature for discount opportunities.
  • Feb. 11-13: Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival, Mizner Park, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Admission is $5 for adults and free for kids age 12 and younger. Information is online.
  • Feb. 12-13: South Florida Garlic Fest features lots of garlic-flavored fare, even garlic ice cream, 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Feb. 12 and 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Feb. 13 at Village Park Athletics, 11700 Pierson Road, Wellington. Entry is $10.70 for general public and free for age 11 and younger. Visit website.
  • March 19: Palm Beach VegFest, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Mizner Park Amphitheater, 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. Information online.
  • March 26-27 Wellington Bacon & Bourbon Festival, Village of Wellington Promenade, 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington 33414,  free entry, website
  • March 28 Savor The Avenue, outdoor dining event in Downtown Delray Beach, website
  • May 6-7 Boca Bacchanal Wine & Food Festival, website
  • Nov 9: Boca Raton Wine & Food Festival, Sanborn Square Park, website
  • Nov. 13: Palm Beach VegFest, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Meyer Ampitheater, 104 Datura Ave., West Palm Beach. Visit website.
  • December 8-11 Palm Beach Food & Wine Fest, various restaurants, website

Broward County

  • Jan. 8: Riverwalk Stone Crab & Seafood Festival, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Esplanade Park, 400 SW Second St., Fort Lauderdale, featuring seafood dishes for purchase from local restaurants & food trucks, entertainment and beer garden. Free entry; beer garden vouchers are  $27.24, including fees, if purchased by Jan. 7, or $35 at event. Information is online.
  • Jan. 12-16: Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival includes several events, some with fees and a free family friendly event on Jan. 16 at Las Olas Oceanside Park, 3000 E. Las Olas Blvd., Fort Lauderdale.
  • February 17: Taste of Pembroke Pines, featuring foods from local restaurants, City Center, 601 City Center Way, Pembroke Pines, $15-$30, website
  • February 23: Taste of Sunrise features food & drinks from local restaurants, $20 early or $30 at the event, 7 p.m., Sunrise Civic Center, 10610 West Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise 33351, website
  • March 12-13: Aloha Polynesian & Seafood Festival, with food vendors, entertainment and fun for kids; $10 entry, free for age 11 and younger, at 4000 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park. Information online.
  • March 26: Sola Rum, Food & Wine Festival is an outdoor event featuring wineries, rum distilleries and other vendors, plus entertainment and demonstrations, at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, 3800 NW 11th Place. Information is online.
  • April 30-May 1 Dania Beach Arts & Seafood festival, Frost Park, 300 NE Second St., Dania Beach, free entry & parking, website
  • April 30 Savor SoFlo, food & wine festival on Hollywood Beach, website

Miami-Dade County

  • Jan. 15-16: Festival of Chocolate at Fairchild Botanic Tropical Garden, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., features entertainment, activities and decadent desserts. Admission is $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors, $15.95 for students with ID, $11.95 for age 6-17, free for age 5 and younger and garden members. Information and tickets are available online.
  • Feb. 5: Miami Lakes Food & Wine Festival, website
  • Feb. 12: Soul Vegan Festival, with emphasis on plant-based African-American and Caribbean dishes, 12 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Lummus Park, 1130 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach. Event includes a play zone for youngsters. Entry is $24, VIP for $58.50 and free for age 12 and younger. Information is online.
  • Feb. 24-27: South Beach Wine & Food Festival, featuring local and nationally renowned personalities. Information is online.
  • March 17-18: Chocolate & Art, features art, live entertainment and more, for guests age 21 and older, at 2010 NW Miami Court, Miami. Fees range from $12.24 – $38.77. Information is online.
  • August & September  Spice Restaurant Months in Miami-Dade features exciting fixed-price lunches & dinners offered at participating restaurants. Information is online

Florida Keys

  • Jan. 26-30: Key West Food & Wine Festival includes tons of options for fare and entertainment. Find the full rundown online.

 

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