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Food, Wellness, and Travel Events in Florida and Beyond

The most delicious Florida Food and Wine events in Southwest Florida and beyond. Our coverage extends from the sunny shores of Florida, across the United States, and to popular European destinations. We share the best in food and wine events including tastings, craft beer festivals, theme parks, charity events, restaurant weeks, cooking classes, farmers markets, craft cocktail workshops, coffee and tea expos, whiskey and spirits tastings. We also cover Travel and Wellness events to inspire your healthy lifestyle. Discover the best food, health, and travel events! Be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter, because we deliver information you care about right to your inbox.

Upcoming Food, Wellness, and Travel Events in Southwest Florida & Florida

The most anticipated food, wellness, and travel events in Southwest Florida and Florida State

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St. Pete Beach, FL

Jan. 30 – Feb. 28, 2024

Wellness can be fun! Explore the vibrant pickleball scene, soak up the sun, and savor family-friendly fun in St. Pete Beach with the Pickleball in the Sun Getaway. As a premier pickleball destination on Florida’s Gulf coast, you have a chance to win round-trip airfare for four, a three-night stay at the Island Grand, a TradeWinds Beach Resort featuring three new pickleball courts, exclusive paddles, and a $500 gift certificate to PickleballCentral.com. What a great way to make lasting memories in this tropical haven!

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Plant City, FL

February 14, 2024

Bring your special person for a romantic evening at Keel Farms. Make your reservation now for a night filled with farm-fresh food and live music! Our specially crafted Valentine’s Day menu boasts delectable offerings like Corn Croquettes, Citrus and Beet Salad, entrees like pork belly, prime rib, and Guajillo Glazed Grouper. Each dish pairs perfectly with Keel and Curley Wine. Conclude the evening at our dessert bar. Tickets are $75, inclusive of your first drink.

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Port Orange, FL

February 24, 2024

We are super excited for our 3rd Annual Mermaids & Pirates & Seafood, Oh my! Time is sailing by. Our 2024 event will be packed with photo opportunities, entertainment, vendors, makers, local business, food trucks with both seafood and non seafood items, Plus, Mermaids & Pirates. Come dressed in your best pirate or mermaid garb for the fun.

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St. Augustine, FL

2024 Event: Early Bird Tickets Available Now

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.

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Lake Wales, FL

February 24, 2024

“Have you ever wondered how the sour gets into sourdough bread? Join sourdough lover, Laura Beatty for a presentation and a demonstration of her own one loaf approach. Samples for you to enjoy will be provided as well as step-by-step instructions.” Meet us in the Outdoor Kitchen on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 at 10am for this 90 minute class.

Price: $25 members / $45 non-members (Includes admission for the day)
Registration required

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Lake Wales, FL

February 3, 2024

Elevate your culinary skills with our Homemade Vanilla Extract class. Learn to create a high-quality vanilla extract, perfect for enhancing sweet and savory dishes. Save money and enjoy a pure, aromatic product. Leave the class with your very own extract! All equipment and ingredients are provided. Join us for a rewarding culinary experience!

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Lakeland, FL

February 8, 2024

Head over to Munn Park in Lakeland every Second Thursday for the Food Truck Rally! From 6-9 pm at 201 E Main St, Lakeland, FL 33801, enjoy a rotating lineup of 15 trucks each month. Check their Facebook Page for the truck lists, and groove to your favorite tunes with the live entertainment provided by The DJ Truck and DJ LMO. Don’t miss this monthly culinary and musical delight!

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Fort Myers, FL

March 17, 2024

Celebrate the luck of the Irish at Fort Myers River District St. Patrick’s Day Block Party! Festive fun, live music, and traditional Irish fare. Wear your green and enjoy the lively atmosphere with friends and family. It’s a shamrockin’ good time  from noon to 8:00pm. Come make St. Patrick’s Day memories!

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Jacksonville, FL

March 16, 2024

Savor the artistry of these esteemed winemakers as we complement EIGHT glasses of Paso Robles’ finest wines with a meticulously crafted Morton’s The Steakhouse five course menu. The FIVE-COURSE WINE DINNER MENU includes…Welcome: Artisan Bread Board, Selection of House-made Butters and Accompaniments…First: Wild Mushroom Tart, Purple Haze Goat Cheese, House Hot Honey, Baby Greens, Pairing | Treana, Sauvignon Blanc & J. Lohr, “Flume Crossing,” Sauvignon Blanc…Second:  Seared Sea Scallop, Sweet Corn Puree, Calabrian Chile, Asparagus Tips, Passion Fruit Butter, Pairing | Austin Hope Chardonnay & J. Lohr Chardonnay…and more! Learn more and make your reservations.

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Tampa, FL

February 28, 2024 (and every 3rd Sunday)

Refresh your Sundays at The Market, Water Street Tampa. Explore 60+ local vendors offering fresh, homemade, and eco-friendly goods. Beyond shopping, immerse yourself in neighborhood vibes with public art, live entertainment, and community art programs in collaboration with non-profits and artisans. It’s a vibrant gathering celebrating local flavors, creativity, and wellness. Join us for a dynamic experience every third Sunday at The Market, where community and craftsmanship come together.

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Sanibel-Captiva, FL

MARCH 30 2024

Known as the unofficial end-of-season celebration, SCCF’s Beer in the Bushes is one of the community’s favorite island events that supports one of its longest-running nonprofits. Whether you’re looking for new craft beer tastings, great food, world-class music, or just a chance to catch up with fellow islanders at the end of a very busy tourist season, Beer in the Bushes is THE place to be

Upcoming Food, Wellness, and Travel Events in the United States

The most anticipated food, wellness, and travel events in the United States

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Saint Simons Island, GA

February 18, 2024

It’s time to mark your calendars for the area’s premiere wine-tasting event of the year! Taste of the Vine, is an opportunity to enjoy premium wines, culinary delights, and engage in both live and silent auctions, all while contributing to the mission of the Coastal Coalition for Children.

All proceeds benefit The Coastal Coalition for Children: To promote child well-being by giving families the tools they need to create safe, stable and nurturing homes.

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Hot Springs, AK

February 29-March 3, 2024

The largest North American sake industry gathering is coming to Hot Springs, Arkansas. Hosted by the Sake Brewers Association of North America, a non-profit dedicated to fostering the growth of the sake industry, this festival brings together brewers from coast to coast. Sample over 30 styles of sake from 12 breweries, engage with sake enthusiasts and brewers, attend enlightening seminars, vote for the “Best Sake,” and explore locally crafted goods. An exclusive welcome party awaits sponsors, brewers, and VIPs, along with an insightful farm, mill, and brewery tour.

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Charleston, SC

March 6-10, 2024

Tickets are now available for the Charleston Wine + Food! Explore a diverse festival featuring in-restaurant meals, cooking classes, thematic events, excursions, and a sampling experience at Riverfront Park. This annual event showcases our community, city, and Lowcountry, offering enriching experiences while supporting our city’s economy. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, ticket sales directly contribute to the festival’s production, with over 93 cents of every dollar spent impacting our city’s economy. Join us for an unforgettable celebration! (Events are 21 and older, excluding Street Fest.) Photo ©JAMES VITULLO

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Monterey, CA

April 4-7, 2024

Experience the ultimate celebration of Land, Sea, Food, and Wine at Pebble Beach Food & Wine, returning to the Monterey coast in April 2024! This premier event spans four days, bringing together 125 global chefs, 150 wineries, mixologists, sommeliers, and beverage experts for a destination experience at the iconic Pebble Beach Resorts. Immerse yourself in the essence of Pebble Beach—a perfect blend of history, scenic beauty, and culinary legends that define this premier destination. Don’t miss the Nation’s Premier Food & Wine event!

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Columbia, SC

April 24-28, 2024

Since its inception in 2018, the Columbia Food and Wine Festival has evolved from a single-day tasting event into a five-day culinary extravaganza, capturing regional attention for the burgeoning culinary scene in the Midlands. Established through collaboration between Free Times, the Five Points Foundation, and a dedicated committee of hospitality professionals and community leaders, the festival continues to showcase the vibrant and growing culinary landscape of Columbia.

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Reno, NV

June 14-15, 2024

Get ready for mouthwatering BBQ at the 27th Annual BBQ, Brews & Blues Festival on Virginia Street in Reno, June 14 & 15, 2024. Enjoy craft brews from 50+ microbreweries while enjoying signature festival foods like St. Louis-style ribs and smoked brisket from Gregg’s BBQ Pit. Don’t miss out on street favorites like Geno’s Smoked New York Steak Flatbread and other festival treats like chili cheese dogs, Nashville hot chicken, and refreshing shaved ice.

International Food Events

The most anticipated international food, wellness, and travel events

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Niagara, Ontario, Canada

January 12-24, 2024

Celebrate Niagara’s Icewine harvest with glitzy galas, wine and culinary tours at 32 wineries, and a sparkling street festival. The Cool As Ice Gala, held at the historic Niagara Parks Power Station, offers exclusive access, fine wines, cocktails, and diverse culinary delights. Don’t miss the opportunity to descend 180 feet for a sub-zero selfie at the edge of Niagara Falls. The Niagara Icewine Festival promises excitement, live music, art installations, and circus-style performances, making it an unforgettable winter experience.

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

January 23-27, 2024

The Winnipeg Wine Festival, Manitoba’s premier food and wine event, is the second-largest tasting festival in Canada and a major fundraiser for Special Olympics Manitoba. Featuring unique WineDown events, the Inspire Gala Dinner, and signature Public Tasting events, the festival offers diverse wines from around the world, including exclusive releases. With a focus on fundraising, education, and providing an enjoyable wine experience, it’s a must-attend event for wine lovers, contributing to a great cause and showcasing the latest trends in the industry.

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

January 20, 2024

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Lethbridge’s premier hospitality show! Sample an array of wines, beers, cocktails, and delectable dishes from the city’s finest restaurants and local suppliers. Held in the new Agri-food hub, this one-day extravaganza features over 120 vendors across three main halls. Enjoy the festivities with the main entrance at the Agri-food hub’s main doors and complimentary coat check. Stay tuned for the announcement of our local charity sponsor for 2024 and join us in marking a decade of culinary excellence in Lethbridge!

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