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December 1-3, 2023
Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Siesta Beach, Florida
The event is a unique blending of food, music and visual entertainment affording attendees a potpourri of delectable seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by the top restaurants in Siesta Key and Sarasota.  Combined with the mouth-watering foods will be outstanding musical performances by local and regional musicans in a diversity of genres from Scottish bagpies and classical quartests to bands of various flavors: rock-and-roll, jazz, calypso and reggae.  Another component is an outdoor gallery of arts, crafts and food products.  Included are painting, photography, ceramics, jewelry, sauces, dips, candles and a variety of other arts, crafts and products.

December 7, 2023  Kosher Food and Wine Experience - Miami, Florida
The event of the year is almost here! Come experience the rich and savory flavors of South Florida’s top kosher caterers and restaurants! Highlighting over 400 of the worlds greatest wines and 40 top culinary experts, Kosher Food and Wine Miami is the culinary experience of the year. Hosted at the prestigious Turnberry Isle Miami in Aventura, over 1,000 attendees will gather to taste the most exquisite and delightful flavors South Florida’s tastebuds have been acquainted with. Long-time classics, cult favorites, and some up-and-coming wines will be presented for tasting. And what’s wine without awesome cuisine? You’ll get the chance to sample signature dishes and sweet treats while you mingle, socialize, and network in an upscale venue with an energetic nightlife ambiance.

December 7-10, 2023  Palm Beach Food & Wine Festival
Palm Beach, Florida
The Palm Beach Food and Wine Festival is the premier tasting event in Palm Beach. This year it will feature tasting stations hosted by the most exclusive restaurants in Palm Beach.

December 8-10, 2023  Ft. Myers Blues & BBQ Festival
Fort Myers, Florida
A unique 3 day music and food festival experience combining the love of Blues & Rock music talent, delicious BBQ & other food, beer & full liquor bars at the scenic waterfront of the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers.


December 9, 2023  Okeechobee Main Street Christmas Festival
Okeechobee, Florida
Okeechobee Main Street celebrates the holiday season with their annual Christmas Festival held in beautiful Flager Park.  The Saturday festival begins at 10 AM and ends that evening with the popular lighted night parade.  The festival includes a variety of food, gift ideas, arts and crafts, kids activities, music and fun!

December 31, 2023  30th Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell
Key West, Florida
Sloppy Joe’s will host its Annual Dropping of the Conch Shell. Anything goes New Year’s Eve in Key West on Duval Street. You’ll find people all decked out for the midnight celebration, and folks still in their bathing suits and flip flops when the Conch Shell drops from the roof of Sloppy Joe’s Bar.

December 31, 2023  New Year's Eve Orange Drop - Orlando, Florida
Downtown Orlando celebrates the New Year with the annual Orange Drop. The massive street party has a video wall, fireworks and confetti cannons.

December 31, 2023  New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop
Panama City Beach, Florida
A great family-friendly celebration at the New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop on December 31st. The streets of Pier Park are closed off to traffic as thousands of revelers enjoy free live music, entertainment, and good cheer.  For young revelers, there's even an 8 p.m. countdown, with over 10,000 inflated beach balls dropped from nets stretched over the street, followed by fireworks.  On the way to midnight, bands perform for the gathering crowd, anticipating the countdown to the New Year when a huge, glowing beach ball is lowered to signal the start of the New Year, and another great fireworks display. Time Square has nothing on this NYE party!

December 31, 2023  Pensacola Pelican Drop - Pensacola, Florida
At the new venue of the Blue Wahoos Stadium. This is a free event running from 6-8pm on new years eve, and includes live music from local bands, family activities, fireworks and of course the Pelican Drop.

December 31, 2023  The Big Orange Ball Drop New Year's Countdown & Fireworks - Miami, Florida
Ring in the new year in the heart of downtown Miami and watch firsthand the countdown as the Big Orange rises 400 feet to the top of the Intercontinental Hotel.

December 31, 2023  Sarasota New Year's Eve Pineapple Drop
Sarasota, Florida
Bring family and friends to celebrate the end of the old year and beginning of the New Year.  This event attracts tens of thousands of visitors celebrating New Year’s Eve and is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations in the State of Florida.  The ‘party under the stars’ kicks off at Five Points Park, Downtown Sarasota on December 31 at 1:00 p.m. with food and live music. The Pineapple drops at midnight followed by a fantastic fireworks display in Sarasota.  Enjoy a great view-  without leaving the party!!! The event ends January 1, at 1:30 am.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

December -, 2022 - Annual Bed & Breakfast Holiday Tour
St. Augustine, Florida
EVENT POSTPONED FOR 2022. This two-day holiday tour and tasting event, opening over 20 beautiful, historic bed and breakfasts of St. Augustine, and sampling food from our finest restaurants and eateries, has been a tradition for over 25 years.

December 3-4, 2022 - Cocoa Beach Uncorked - Cocoa Beach, Florida
Cocoa Beach Uncorked celebrates the areas’ most celebrated chefs, restaurants, and breweries while serving up an 180-degree Atlantic Ocean views artfully blending local chef rock stars with national brand partners offering tastes and sips to please every palate.  Cocoa Beach Uncorked, touted as the hippest beachfront gastronomic event to launch on the Space Coast, is your ticket to unwind and wiggle your toes in the sand while enjoying the finest fare, craft beers, and wines in this tourist destination.

December 18, 2022  Palm Beach VegFest - Boca Raton, Florida
Mizner Park Ampthitheater, Boca Raton.  Always FREE admission, free parking, 100% vegan, lawn games,  vegan food vendors, shopping, and more!

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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December 10-12, 2021  Annual Wine & Chocolate Festival
Clermont, Florida
Enjoy music by incredible bands on an outdoor stage throughout the entire weekend. Local artists and crafters will display their work. Wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be available for purchase, along with complimentary winery tours and tasting.

December 10-12, 2021  Fort Myers Blues & BBQ Festival
Fort Myers, Florida
A unique 3 day music and food festival experience combining the love of Blues & Rock music talent, delicious BBQ & other food, beer & full liquor bars at the scenic waterfront of the Caloosahatchee River in downtown Fort Myers.  There's plenty to do with a loaded festival marketplace showcasing fine cigars, jewelry, artistic treasures for you, your home, yard and office.  Admission is free!

December 17-19, 2021  Bradenton Riverwalk Seafood & Music Festival
Bradenton, Florida
The Premiere of the Bradenton Riverwalk Seafood & Music Festival. The event will be fun, relaxation, great food and amazing live musical performances along with some shopping for arts, crafts and fine products! Festivities start Friday evening from 4pm-10pm and continue through the weekend with music, food, art and crafts on Saturday 11am-10pm and Sunday 11am-6pm.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
events waiting for new dates

December 5-6, 2020  7th Annual Comida ¡EXPO - Miami, Florida
At the Viva Food Expo.  Comida ¡EXPO! is the premier food and beverage trade show that showcases Hispanic food and beverage industry products and services.  Buyers and brands from all over the U.S. and Mexico attend the Comida ¡EXPO! to meet to make distribution deals, network, and deepen their overall education in Hispanic food, beverage, wine, beer, and spirits.  Senior decision-makers also attend this business trade show to expand their business knowledge and accelerate corporate growth.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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December 6, 2019 - Sock It to Cancer - Orlando, Florida
At the exclusive Sock It to Cancer fundraiser, guests may use up to five new adult- or child-size pair of holiday socks to vote on the decorated Christmas trees of 30 participating charities, browsing trees while enjoying delicious culinary treats, desserts and a holiday signature drink. The tree with the most socks receives a $5,000 donation. Proceeds will benefit The Adam Michael Rosen Foundation and its fight against brain cancer. Additional “voting” socks are available for purchase. The holiday socks collected will be distributed to area hospitals and families in need.  COST: $50 per adult; $25 per child.

Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

December 2-3, 2017 - Green Festival Expo - Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Join the Green Festival Marketplace by exploring over 200 exhibitors, learning from over 50 inspirational speakers, indulging in some delicious vegan or vegetarian food and learning all you need to know to live a more sustainable lifestyle! SHOP. TASTE. ENJOY

December 16-17, 2017 - 2nd Annual Seafood Festival - Davie, Florida
NEW DATES. (Changed from October 28-29).  Seafood prepared the way it was meant to be, along with great tasting side dishes and plenty of entertainment, fantastic time for the whole family and all of your friends! Put the 1st Annual Seafood Festival on your calendar now. The grouper, snapper, lobster and dolphin will be waiting for you at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds!!  Admission: $10 - Children under 5 Enter Free. For more information email: [email protected] or call (561) 633-6034

December 31, 2017  Flagler College New Year’s Eve Gala
St. Augustine, Florida
After much thought, discussion and review the College’s administration has decided not to host the New Year’s Eve Ball this year. A decision has not yet been made regarding future New Year’s Eve celebrations.

December 31, 2017  Olde Englewood Village New Year’s Eve Celebration - Englewood, Florida
Ring in the New Year on Dearborn Street, Olde Englewood Village for a non-stop party. Twinkle and Rock Soul Radio will be playing all night long in Pioneer Park, DJ Tom Brooks will be spinning the sounds of the 70s and 80s on Dearborn Street, a variety of rides, midway games, food, beer garden and attractions for all ages! Festivities start Saturday, December 30, at 2PM.


events still waiting for new dates

December 31, 2016  Venetian Masquerade - Miami, Florida
Segafredo Brickell.  Join us for a party of grand proportions at the Venetian Masquerade New Year’s Eve celebration. Be transported to the illuminating palaces along the beautiful Grand Canal as colorful surprises unfold throughout the night. Feast on a sumptuous 4-course Northern Italian dinner, as live music, all night entertainment, champagne toast, party favors and New Year’s countdown make this enchanting masked event, an unforgettable one.  • 4-Course gourmet dinner with welcome glass of champagne $95 per person / with Bottle of Champagne $145 per person  • Open bar package 9:30pm to 12:30am $85 per person.  For reservations or more information, contact 305.577.9809 or [email protected]

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December 14, 2015  Meat Matters Sarasota - Sarasota, Florida



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