Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival


In recent time South Florida has been a hot bed of new and emerging restaurant trends.  Greater Fort Lauderdale has been experiencing a culinary renaissance and stealing some of the spotlight from the neighborly cities to our North and South.  World renowned chefs, restaurateurs and the like have made Greater Fort Lauderdale their home.  Now it’s time to show the country we have more to offer than just our beautiful beaches and local watering holes.

The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival is set to be a celebration of food, wine, beer & spirits and the unique venues where the events are hosted.  From our 23 miles of award-winning beaches, to sprawling downtown communities and emerging art districts in Fort Lauderdale and Hollywood, each of our events will offer a unique setting that showcases why Greater Fort Lauderdale is so special to us all while benefiting Feeding South Florida.

Release your inner foodie and join us at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival.


The Festival is outlined as follows. Mini-event updates can also be found on the website 30-days prior to the main stage events:


Friday, March 22: Details about the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival Kick-off event to be released soon.



Saturday, March 23: Grand Tasting at ArtsPark Hollywood (1-5 p.m.)


Features tastings, chef demonstrations, cooking demos, live music and more; a portion of all proceeds from the Grand Tasting on Saturday will be donated to Feeding South Florida. 


Early bird special rates for General Admission tickets range from $60 - $75 *


Early bird special rates for VIP tickets range from $95 - $125*


(*Early bird ticket prices go up in price on January 3, February 20 and March 23)




Sunday, March 24:  Family Day & Food Drive at ArtsPark Hollywood (12-5 p.m.)


This FREE event promises to be fun-filled with local food trucks, live music and children’s activities including cooking demonstrations.  All ages welcomed. Food and beverage are a la carte.


Free admission with a suggested four (4) canned good donation for the non-profit - Feeding South Florida