Best Food Events in Southwest Florida

December 2023
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Our team has curated a list of Food Events in Southwest Florida. We include events for cities like Bradenton, Sarasota, Venice, Fort Myers, and Naples. Plus, Food events around Florida and nearby popular destinations that may give you a great excuse to take a road trip for the weekend! We have also added other events like, Food, Wine, Craft Beer and Beverage events, Health and Wellness Events, and Travel and Active Adventure Events. Sign up for our newsletter if you want this kind of information delivered directly to your inbox, follow us on Social Media, and/or bookmark the Events page to stay updated. Thanks for checking us out!

Bradenton Blues Festival
Bradenton, FL
December 1-2, 2023
Fri. 5pm-8:40pm, Sat. 10am-6:25pm

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What:
Experience the soulful vibes at the Bradenton Blues Festival Weekend. Enjoy talented blues musicians, craft beer, wine, delicious food, and festival merchandise. Your support benefits Realize Bradenton’s free community youth, art, and music programs. Join us for a weekend of exceptional blues!

Where:
Bradenton Riverwalk Pavilion

Cost: Varies $20-$65

Learn More: Website

Holiday Champagne Tasting
Sarasota, FL
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023
6:30pm – 9:30pm

What:
Join our Holiday Champagne Tasting for an evening of style and celebration! Savor 20+ fabulous Champagnes and Sparkling Wines from around the world, paired with Gourmet Bites in our wine cellar. Treat yourself and stock up for holiday gatherings and New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Where:
Michael’s Wine Cellar, 1283 W. Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL

Cost:$150-$195

Learn More: Website

Winter Wonderland Celebration
Bradenton, FL
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023
2:00pm-5:30pm

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What:
Experience the magic as Bradenton’s Old Main Street transforms into Winter Wonderland. A free, family-friendly celebration featuring local student performances, holiday activities, prizes, local vendors for gift shopping, and a visit from Santa! Join the festive fun!

Where:
Old Main Street, Florida

Cost: Free

Learn More: Website

Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival
Bradenton/Sarasota, FL
Jan. 22-29 , 2023
December: Tickets go on sale

What:

Indulge in local flavors at the Suncoast’s premier Food and Wine Festival, Forks & Corks. An international lineup of winery owners and winemakers with the diverse cuisine of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants. Forks & Corks is their largest annual community event and fundraiser.

Where:
Various Manatee and Sarasota County Locations

Cost:Varies (The Grand Tasting is Sold Out – waitlist only)

Learn More: Website

Food  & Wine 2024
St. Augustine, FL
Early Bird Tickets On Sale Now
Thru Dec. 31, 2023

What:
Experience the fourth annual St. Augustine Food + Wine Festival, named one of Florida’s Top 10 by USA Today. It’s a culinary and cultural showcase with celebrity chefs, winemakers, live music, and more. Enjoy a variety of events for all tastes and budgets. Save up to 30% with EXTRA Early Bird pricing until December 31, 2023.

Where:
World Golf Village Hall of Fame

Cost: $49.00 – $109.00

Learn More: Website

New Year’s Eve Celebration
Punta Gorda, FL
Dec. 31, 2023
6:00pm – 12:30am

What:
Celebrate New Year’s at Fishermen’s Village with family-friendly fun, live music, and dancing. Island Flavah Entertainment starts the party at 6 pm in center court. The Shane Duncan Band rocks the Dry Beach from 8 pm to midnight, followed by a stunning fireworks display to ring in the New Year! Best viewing spot is at the Dry Beach!

Where:
Fisherman’s Village

Cost: Free

Learn More: Website