From Caribbean cuisine and South American steakhouses to Southern comfort food and locally caught fish, visitors to the area have ample opportunities for culinary adventures. Check out some of Greater Fort Lauderdale’s biggest food and wine events below, and be sure to check back here for all the foodie events popping up in between.
Las Olas Food & Wine Festival: Every spring, downtown Fort Lauderdale closes one of its busiest streets to accommodate thousands of foodies who turn out to enjoy dishes from the area’s many award-winning chefs and restaurants.
Pompano Beach Seafood Festival: This long-standing, springtime foodie tradition in Greater Fort Lauderdale is a seafood festival where you’ll find everything from Maryland crab cakes and Louisiana crawfish to conch fritters and shrimp caught fresh in the Florida Gulfstream.
FemAle Brew Fest: Beer lovers of all types should make it a point to attend this festival every March at Huizenga Plaza. While the event celebrates women in the brewing industry, the craft beer, music, food, and vendors make it fun for all.
Riverwalk Fall Festival: Mark the start of fall with this annual festival in Esplanade Park. While the festival brings a carnival atmosphere that includes a midway with rides, games, face painting, and live music, it’s the food trucks and food vendors that make it a standout.
Crave GFL: Join us as we celebrate Greater Fort Lauderdale's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine each September. Enjoy specially created three-course gourmet dinner menus for $35 or $45 during Crave GFL Restaurant Month.
Gridiron Grill-Off Food, Wine & Music Festival: Mark your calendar for this event taking place every November. Along with live music and a celebration of all things grilled, you won’t want to miss the grill-off competition between NFL greats.
Dania Beach Arts & Seafood Festival: Head to Frost Park, in the heart of downtown Dania Beach, every May for this free event full of fresh seafood, arts and crafts, family activities, a beer and wine garden, local music, and live performance art.
Old Town Untapped: The first Friday of the month is your chance to experience Pompano Beach’s monthly craft beer and arts festival. Along with free samples from local breweries, the event offers an array of food trucks, arts, and live music.