Food & Wine Events

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.

Visit Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival: Formally known as the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, this epic weekend-long festival experience will take place January 8-14, 2024 boasting an impressive lineup of culinary events. 

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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.

las olas food & wine
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.

Pompano Beach Seafood Festival
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.

Dine Out: Join us as we celebrate Greater Fort Lauderdale's top restaurants, chefs and cuisine in August & September. Enjoy specially created three-course gourmet dinner menus for $35 or $45 during Dine Out Lauderdale.

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Dania Beach Wine & Seafood Festival: Head to the heart of downtown Dania Beach, on March 9 for this free event full of fresh seafood, arts and crafts, family activities, a beer and wine garden (with unlimited wine & beer with a paid ticket), live music, performance art, and more.

Dania Beach Arts Wine & Seafood Festival