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January 31-February 2, 2024
Cattlecon 2024 - Orlando, Florida

 

February -, 2024
NAFEM Show
Orlando, Florida
Next event is in Atlanta Georgia, February 26-28, 2025.

February 2-4, 2024
Naples Seafood & Music Festival - Naples, Florida
This event will offer a variety of seafood, cooked fresh on site by local restaurants and food purveyors. Seafood dishes are prepared using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Also select from meat and vegetarian offerings and a diverse menu of side dishes and desserts. Alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks are available.

February 2-4, 2024  54th Annual Everglades Seafood Festival
Everglades City, Florida
All the Fun of a Country Fair - with Live Music and Great fresh Seafood.  Over 150 Arts and Crafts Booths, Local Indian Arts & Food, State of the Art Rides and Attractions.

February 2-4, 2024  4th Annual Treasure Coast Ribs Wings and Music Festival - Vero Beach, Florida
If you are a fan of BBQ Ribs and Chicken Wings, then you cannot miss the Treasure Coast Ribs and Wings Festival on Indian River Fairgrounds. Rounding out this family oriented event, vendors will offer unique merchandise and services, artists and craftsmen will display and sell their original works, live music will entertain on stage all three days, kids will enjoy rides and a kids zone just for them, and local businesses and nonprofit organizations will provide information on services available.

February 2-4, 2024  Englewood Seafood & Music Festival
Englewood, Florida
A weekend of great food and music as a new tradition in Englewood commences: the Englewood Seafood & Music Festival. Held in Pioneer Park on West Dearborn Street, hours both Saturday and Sunday are 10 am to 6 pm and general admission to the event and live musical performances is FREE.  Hosted by the Olde Englewood Village Association, Sarasota County Government and the Englewood Community Redevelopment Agency.  Delicious foods are cooked onsite by local restaurants and food purveyors using only the freshest ingredients.  All seafood dishes are prepared using sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast.  Meat entrees and a variety of vegetarian and rice dishes also are on the menus. Alcoholic drinks (beer, wine and mixed-drinks) and non-alcoholic drinks (water, sodas and blended fruit drinks) are available. Enjoy your meal while listening to some of Florida’s top musical groups. Also enjoy a Marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.
 


 

February 2-10, 2024  87th Highlands County Fair - Sebring, Florida
The Highlands County Fair brings together the best livestock displays, food vendors, carnival rides, contests and entertainment for one of the most enjoyed annual events in Highlands County. In addition to carnival rides, The Highlands County Fair features tons of exhibits and contests for cooking, photography, horticulture, fine arts, sewing and more! Some examples of the entertainment are the Chainsaw Carving Show, The Master Hypnotist Show and the Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss Highlands County Pageants. Don't miss this annual event that features everything you love about county fairs.

February 3, 2024  Taste of Okeechobee - Okeechobee, Florida
Taste of Okeechobee a division of the Top of the Lake Art Fest.

February 3-4, 2024  25th Annual South Florida Garlic Fest
Wellington, Florida
The "Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida" at John Prince Park in the funkiest little city in South Florida, Lake Worth. Join us as Internationally Award Winning Event continues the tradition of being “The” signature food and entertainment event in South Florida.  This popular food and entertainment event features national act entertainment, Gourmet Alley food area with over 100 garlic laced menu items, a large children’s amusement area with rides, hundreds of art and craft vendors and full liquor bars. Founded by a group of local folks looking to establish a fund-raising source for local non-profit organizations, the event relies on volunteer organizations to staff the event.  In addition to great food, the Garlic Fest showcases a diverse and eclectic selection of national musical acts.  Attendance: 40,000.

February 7-11, 2024  Hendry County Fair and Livestock Show
Clewiston, Florida
Attendance: 15,000.

February 8-19, 2024  Florida State Fair - Tampa, Florida
The Florida State Fairgrounds is the home of the annual Florida State Fair and over 150 year-round events! The Fairgrounds stretches across 330 acres and is permanently located adjacent to I-4 and I-75 in the heart of bustling Tampa Bay.

February 9-11, 2024  Bonita Springs Seafood & Music Festival
Bonita Springs, Florida
Enjoy a weekend of relaxation, great food, wondrous live music along with shopping a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.

February 10-11, 2024  16th Annual Palm Beach Marine Flea Market and Seafood Festival - West Palm Beach, Florida

February 14, 2024 - VALENTINE'S DAY
Most of the more than 1/2 million restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

February 16-18, 2024  15th Annual Fiddler Crab Festival
Steinhatchee, Florida
Parade, Fiddler Crab Racing, The Swampwater Cookoff, Food Venders, Arts & Crafts Vendors, Photo Contest, Fishing Tournament, Entertainment: Crab Jam, Suwannee River Jam and much more.

February 16-18, 2024  Babcock Ranch Seafood & Music Festival
Punta Gorda, Florida
Located at 42850 Crescent Loop, Babcock Ranch will become a seafood lover’s paradise, offering an array of dishes that celebrate the bounty of the sea. Whether you’re a fan of shrimp, crabs, oysters, or other seafood, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

February 17-18, 2024  Panama City Beach Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival - Panama City Beach, Florida
Aaron Bessant Park.  Featuring some of the area's most popular food trucks dishing out fan favorites such as gooey grilled cheese sandwiches, fresh from the ocean lobster rolls, slushies, shakes and more!  Offering dozens of regional and national craft brews.

February 17-18, 2024  Jupiter Seafood Festival - Jupiter, Florida
Carlin Park!  Two Days of Local Fresh Seafood • $1,000 Cornhole Tournament • Live Entertainment • Nautical Vendors • Family Rides & Entertainment. Adults $10 - Kids 12 & under Free - Free Parking.

February 17-18, 2024  Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival
Cortez, Florida
Celebrate Florida's commercial seafood industry – its past, present and future. The festival will also feature seafood, live music, nautical arts and crafts, children's activities and environmental exhibits. Annually, 3rd weekend in February.

February 17-24, 2024  National FFA Week - Nationwide
The week of George Washington's birthday as National FFA Week in recognition of his legacy as an agriculturist and farmer.

February 17-24, 2024  Hardee County Fair - Wauchula, Florida
Each year we strive to provide good ol' fashioned fun with some unique experiences mixed in.  If you've never been to the Hardee County Fair, you've been missing out! Our Fair, first and foremost, is all about the kids. We offer a range of livestock exhibitions, pageants, arts & crafts competitions and we added a Citrus program.  Of course we also feature a thrilling midway provided by Arnold Amusements, along with all the Fair food you can handle.

February 19-25, 2024  77th Annual Pasco County Fair
Dade City, Florida
The fair will host a variety of livestock events, including Hog Show, Youth Dairy, Sheep, Beef Heifer and Bull Show and Rodeo.

February 21-25, 2024  Annual 30A Wine Festival - Alys Beach, Florida
The Annual 30A Wine Festival returns to the beautiful surroundings of Alys Beach, and is a showcase of premiere wine producers and local culinary favorites.  The festival showcases renowned distillers, vintners, and culinary favorites over five days of celebration – a series of events and workshops where wine enthusiasts and bourbon lovers alike relish in the festivities within the captivating town of Alys Beach. All proceeds from the festival benefit the Children’s Volunteer Health Network, a local charity which provides health services to uninsured or underinsured school children in Walton and Okaloosa Counties.

February 22-25, 2024  South Beach Wine & Food Festival
South Beach, Florida
The Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is a national, star-studded, destination event showcasing the talents of the world’s most renowned wine & spirits producers, chefs & culinary personalities. Hosted by Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits and Florida International University (FIU), the festival benefits FIU’s School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Teaching Restaurant and the Southern Wine & Spirits Beverage Management Center.

February 23-24, 2024  35th Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival
Destin, Florida
This winter festival favorite is back for the Annual Sandestin Gumbo Festival.  Sample a variety of gumbo and vote your favorite as the “People’s Choice” winner! Dark or light roux? Chicken, sausage or seafood? Celebrity judges will name the “Area’s Best,” and award the most creative set-up as “Best Display.” Gulf Coasts restaurants will be featured along with live music and children’s activities.

February 23-25, 2024  St. Petersburg Seafood & Music Festival
St. Petersburg, Florida
Choose from a variety of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes all cooked fresh on site by local restaurants and food purveyors. Seafood dishes are prepared using only the freshest local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida Gulf Coast. Select from a diversity of side dishes and of course - awesome desserts!  Liquid refreshments include alcoholic drinks and both non-alcoholic and fruit drinks.  While dining on your food, sit back and listen to some of Florida’s top musical groups in genres such as R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Caribbean sounds.

February 23-25, 2024  Florida Gourd Arts Festival - Melbourne, Florida
Florida Gourd Society. 2024 Festival Theme: 'Steampunk Gourds'.  Gourd Growers; Vendor & Crafter booths; Silent Auctions; Classes; Competition; Food.

February 24, 2024  Florida Wing and Dessert Battle, A Blazing & Sweet Affair! - Boca Raton, Florida
Sanborn Square Park in downtown Boca Raton.  We will host Florida’s Top Wing Contenders to compete at this year’s A Blazing Affair! We will simultaneously host the Top Dessert Contenders. Each will showcase their best wings and desserts and compete for Judge’s pick for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Best Wing Master and Best Dessert Master, while the community votes with their wooden chips for Best Florida Wing Champion and Best Florida Dessert Champion. Guests will be face-to-face with Florida’s Top Chefs and will enjoy Craft Beers, Fine Wines, Seasonal Spirits, Live Entertainment, Retail Bazaar and view a prestigious team of Master Judge’s.

February 24-25, 2024  58th Annual LaBelle Swamp Cabbage Festival
LaBelle, Florida
For more than 50 years LaBelle has been celebrating swamp cabbage with a down-home festival. Sample dishes made with swamp cabbage (also known as hearts of palm), which comes from the state tree, the sabal or cabbage palm. The event includes a parade, motorcycle & car shows, entertainment, a carnival, a 5-K run, a bass tournament, a rodeo, and the "Grasscar" lawnmower race.

February 24-25, 2024  Art & Seafood on the Waterfront
Safety Harbor, Florida
This FREE 2-day festival includes a juried art show, a Talent show, Music stage and Seafood festival featuring some of the best local restaurants in Tampa Bay. Local, national and international artists will be exhibiting and selling their work and competing for 1st 2nd and 3rd place cash prizes.  We have fresh seafood items from Bonefish Grill, Daydreamers Café & Grill, and many others including some delicious food trucks like Got Lobstah.  There are also interactive kids’ arts activities and a musical stage on Saturday night from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 5-6pm, Safety Harbor’s Talent show Saturday highlighting the top 15 acts from the Tampa Bay area.  Waterfront Park directly behind Safety Harbor Resort & Spa.

February 24-25, 2024  Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
Clearwater, Florida
Annual Seafood & Blues Festival, Clearwater Sea Blues, presented by The City of Clearwater.  Some of the best blues musicians in live concert and some of Tampa Bay’s finest seafood delights.

February 25, 2024  Tampa Bay Jewish Food Festival
Clearwater, Florida
Back and better than ever!  Shop the vendors, let your kids enjoy the Kids Zone, listen to the wonderful live music, and eat some delicious traditional Jewish food & drinks.  Handmade baked goods, matzoh ball & chicken soup from scratch, scrumptious Corned Beef & Pastrami from the famous Carnegie Deli, knishes, noodle kugel, bagels & lox, kosher falafel, and hot dogs!!

February 25-28, 2024  International Sweetener Colloquium
Aventura, Florida
Co-hosted by the Sweetener Users Association and the International Dairy Foods Association, the International Sweetener Colloquium has long been considered the industry’s premier meeting. This annual event provides a unique opportunity for key players from all sectors to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global sweetener industry.

February 29-March 5, 2024  Alachua County Youth Fair and Livestock Show - Gainesville, Florida
The fair is an educational platform for the youth in Alachua County who are interested in agriculture.  The event is free, and is held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds located at 3100 NE 39th Avenue, Gainesville.  Alachua County 4-H and FFA youth ranging in age from 8-18 can participate.

February 29-March 10, 2024  112th Central Florida Fair
Orlando, Florida
Founded in 1910 by a group of community leaders who sought an outlet to celebrate the agricultural industry in Orlando and its surrounding counties. With an average annual attendance of 250,000, the Central Florida Fair successfully continues its mission to preserve and enhance the agricultural, cultural, educational, and historical legacy of Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Brevard, and Volusia Counties, known collectively as “Central Florida.” One of the top five largest fairs in the state.  Creative Arts; Food Arts & Sciences – a feast of baked goods, canned fruits, decorated cakes, and decorative touches for the home, plus dozens of daily chef demonstrations on a state-of-the-art kitchen stage; Horticulture – lush displays of flowers and foliage, plus information on gardening, water conservation, landscaping, and more; FFA – local middle and high school chapters present educational booths on landscaping, animal husbandry, veterinary care, and more; 4-H – this leadership-building organization presents a year’s worth of youth activities in informative booths and creative contests; Livestock – featuring over 2,000 cows, horses, sheep, hogs, goats, chickens, and rabbits; Entertainment – over 100 groups featuring 800 singers, dancers and musicians on three stages.  Attendance: 250,000.

February 29-March 10, 2024  Florida Strawberry Festival
Plant City, Florida
Exhibits of agriculture, commerce, industry, livestock, fine arts, horticulture, and crafts await you. Ethnic traditions, social events, competitive contests, youth developmental programs, top-name entertainment, parades.  Attendance: 500,000.
 

2025 FLORIDA - February 2025
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

February 26-28, 2025  NAFEM Show 2025 - Orlando, Florida
North American Association of Food Equipment Manfacturers. Come explore a world where the business of foodservice equipment and supplies comes first. An industry utopia for pros like you who face the ongoing challenge of serving others while running a solid, profitable operation. The ideas and products here have the power to refocus your energy on the things that matter – from happy diners to bigger cost savings. Don’t miss 500+ exhibitors, miles of kitchen innovations and priceless connections.

 

2023 FLORIDA - February 2023
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February -, 2023 - ClamJam of Southwest Florida Seafood & Music Festival - Cape Coral, Florida
EVENT CANCELED FOR 2023.  Family Event - Professionally made Clam Chowders, Specially Created dishes with local Clams . . . Top Neck, Middle Neck, Little Neck, and Steamers & Venus Clams, Eat them at the event or buy them by the dozen or pound on ice and take it home to enjoy later.  Great Entertainment, Fresh Local Clams - Great Food; Arts & Crafts, Over 90 Vendors & more! Education Seminars & More.

February 5, 2023  Annual Master Chefs Classic - Key West, Florida
A culinary competition and tasting that benefits the Monroe Association for ReMARCable Citizens (MARC provides life services for developmentally disabled adults in the Florida Keys). This event has become the premier food event of the Key West season. Restaurants compete in appetizer, entrée and dessert categories providing incredible food for 450 lucky people. Awards are given in each category. (also: http://masterchefsclassic.com/)

February 17-19, 2023  St. Sophia Greek Festival - Winter Haven, Florida
Come and enjoy a taste of Greek Culture. Greek food, entertainment and more... This year we are having a Sweetheart Dance for those who want to enjoy the festival but still want to sneak a little dance with their sweethearts.  OPA!!
 

2022 FLORIDA - February 2022
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February 11-13, 2022  Boca Raton Seafood & Music Festival
Boca Raton, Florida
The event is crafted like a gourmet meal: a unique blending of food, music and a small marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products.   Select from a potpourri of delicious seafood dishes all prepared fresh onsite using local and sustainable ocean resources from the Florida coastal waters.  Also on the menus you will find meat and vegetarian offerings, a diversity of side dishes and desserts and a delicious assortment of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.  All items prepared by the top restaurants and food purveyors in Boca Raton.
 

2021 FLORIDA - February 2021 Events
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February 20, 2021 - Florida Empanada Fest - Port Charlotte, Florida
Charlotte County Fairgrounds.
 

2020 FLORIDA - February 2020 Events
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February 2, 2020 - Pasco Blues & Food Festival
Land O' Lakes, Florida
Enjoy Live Entertainment from local artists, great food from around the bay and family fun for all ages. Local Blues musicians will be on stage all day so bring your lawn chairs or enjoy our seating while it lasts.

February 4, 2020  Vinitaly International Academy @Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
On the occasion of Simply Italian Great Wines Americas Tour, which will take place in Miami, Vinitaly International will present a new series of three Vinitaly International Academy (VIA) Executive Wine Seminars, that will combine focused tastings with academic lectures.

February 6, 2020  Flavors of Boca Raton - Boca Raton, Florida
The Junior League of Boca Raton proudly presents Flavors Of Boca! Join us at The Addison in downtown Boca Raton  from 6:30-9:30 for an unforgettable evening.  This culinary event features fresh fare from both local restaurants and food trucks, live entertainment and a performance painting artist.  Proceeds from the evening benefit the Junior League of Boca Raton’s mission to improve hunger, child welfare, and non-profit support. This is a rain or shine event for guests 21 years of age and older.  Event & Culinary Sponsorships are available!

 

February 9, 2020
24th Annual Forgotten Coast Chef's Sampler
Apalachicola, Florida
Chefs from all over the Forgotten Coast will prepare their most creative dishes at the historic Fort Coombs Armory located on 4th street and Avenue D in Apalachicola. Sample an array from our area restaurants. Our talented shopkeepers and local designers give the event an extraordinary touch and add creative flair by decorating each table individually. The tables range from elegant to artistic and funky.

February 22-23, 2020
12th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest
Orlando, Florida
The tradition continues as more than 20,000 foodies and wine lovers experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe.  Located in the heart of downtown Orlando at Lake Eola on Robinson Street, the two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from over 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, domestic and international wines, and live entertainment.  Attendance: 20,000.

February 28-March 1, 2020
Sunwest Crab & Shrimp Festival
Hudson, Florida
This event brings thousands of individuals to SunWest Park with 3 days of live bands, crab races, carnival rides, Big Storm Brewing beer garden, crafter & business vendors, photo booths, kids area and a ton of seafood options. Proceeds benefit the Stano Foundation & Gulfside Hospice! Don’t miss one of the largest family fun events in Hudson!

February 28-March 1, 2020  De Soto Food & Music Festival
Palmetto, Florida
The Hernando De Soto Historical Society has hosted a large fundraiser for over 30 years and in past has been named largest regional festival. The Hernando De Soto Historical Society introduces the De Soto Food & Music Festival being hosted at Nathan Benderson Park. This is a 3-day event comprised of Delicious Food, Great Music, Beautiful Arts & Crafts and Family Fun!

February 29, 2020  12th Annual Planes, Trains, BBQ Festival
Tavares, Florida
Live music, great food & family fun!  FREE! Live Music * Air Shows including our first twilight airshow * Wild West Train Rides * BBQ * Beer * Local Flavor * Family Fun Zone.  Bring a chair, seating is limited
 

2019 FLORIDA - February 2019
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events
events waiting for new dates

February 3, 2019  SPAM Cook-Off - Apalachicola, Florida
It’s Bowery Station’s 5th Annual SPAM Cook-Off! Get your SPAM recipes together and see if you can win the title. The champ gets the honor of wearing the coveted Blue SPAM jacket while on BS premises, and a reserved stool at the bar for the year! Judged on taste and presentation…bring your SPAM game. Sign up starts at 1pm, judging starts at 2pm. Then the whole mess breaks into an all evening jam session, this year featuring Johnny Barbato, Eric Pfuefer and Brian Bowen….our tasting judges. (www.apalachicolabay.org/events/ )

February 17-18, 2019  LIADO's Annual San Gennaro Festa
Safety Harbor, Florida
EVENT CANCELLED FOR 2019.  It is with regret LIADO must announce that we will not be able to host LIADO's 2019 San Gennaro Festa. Unfortunately, our organization must source a new location after many years in Safety Harbor.  Ciao... for now.
 

2018 FLORIDA - February 2018
Food Shows and Local Food, Beer and Wine Events

events waiting for new dates

February 10, 2018 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.

 

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