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2019 FLORIDA - DECEMBER 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

(see also: 2018  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015)


 

November 29-Dec 1, 2019
Siesta Beach Seafood & Music Festival
Siesta Beach, Florida

 

December 10, 2019
Terra Madre Day
Worldwide
A worldwide celebration of local food held every year on December 10. Through hundreds of diverse and unique events across the globe, together we show that a global food revolution grows from local roots.

December 12, 2019  The Whisky Extravaganza
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Features a sampling of unlimited expressions of the world's finest whiskies.   Each event is held at the finest hotels and private clubs in the United States to ensure an elegant, comfortable and relaxed environment. Tickets by advance purchase only.

December 13-15, 2019  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.
 

2018 FLORIDA - DECEMBER 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
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December 1, 2018 - South Florida VegFest - Ft Lauderdale, Florida
Larger Marketplace - Expanded Variety Food Vendors.  Free Food Samples - Cooking Demonstrations - 125+ Vendors - Live Music - Kids Activities - Free Parking

December 7-8, 2018 - 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 8-9, 2018
25th Annual St. Augustine Holiday B&B Tour & Tasting
St. Augustine, Florida
This two-day holiday tour and tasting event, opening 25 beautiful, historic bed and breakfasts of St. Augustine, and sampling food from 25 of our finest restaurants and eateries, has been a tradition for over 20 years.

December 13-16, 2018  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 31, 2018  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, 2018  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 the intersection of Main St. and Lemon Ave. on Monday, 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 Tuesday, January 1, at 1:30 am.

December 31, 2018 - The Big Orange New Year's Countdown
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, 2018 - 26th 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, 2018
Pensacola Pelican Drop
Pensacola, Florida
Only Pensacola can boast of a giant, illuminated, pelican atop a 100-foot platform.  At midnight this might bird makes his descent amidst fireworks and confetti as we usher in the New Year!

December 31, 2018
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
 

2017 FLORIDA - DECEMBER 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events waiting for new dates

December 2, 2017
South Florida VegFest
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Larger Marketplace - Expanded Variety Food Vendors.  Free Food Samples - Cooking Demonstrations - 125+ Vendors - Live Music - Kids Activities - Free Parking. Enjoy this weekend of world-class food, wine, spirits and microbrews while tantalizing your taste buds and soothing your senses.  A percentage of ticket sales from the event will benefit the University of South Florida School of Hospitality and Tourism Leadership, Feeding Tampa Bay, and Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association ProStart program.

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  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, 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.
 

2016 FLORIDA - DECEMBER 2016
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

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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]
 

2015 FLORIDA - DECEMBER 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

December 14, 2015  Meat Matters Sarasota - Sarasota, Florida

 

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