My favorite time of the year is upon us. The Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival is back for its 18th year February 20 – 24, 2019.
The five-day festival is coming back to the Magic City of Miami with more than 100 events including events in Broward and Palm Beach.
“We are excited to unveil the 100-plus events we have planned to our passionate fans and partners, the 18th annual edition of the Festival is our most robust event line up yet.”Festival founder and director, Lee Brian Schrager
Some of your favorite events are coming back to SoBeWFF this year. The Goya Foods’ Grand Tasting Village featuring Mastercard Grand Tasting Tents & Culinary Demonstrations takes place on Saturday, February 23 and Sunday, February 24. On Thursday, February 21, Italian Bites on the Beach sponsored by HCP Media and the Miami Herald Media Company hosted by Giada De Laurentiis, and Friday, February 22 at the Heineken Light Burger Bash presented by Schweid & Sons hosted by David Burtka & Neil Patrick Harris. The party keeps going on Saturday, February 23 at the Beachside BBQ hosted by Guy Fieri, which will feature special musical performances from Cassadee Pope and Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real. Closing out the weekend on Sunday, February 24 is BACARDÍ’s Beach Carnival hosted by Andrew Zimmern.
Brand-new events taking place at the 2019 Festival include:
- Bites & Beats on the River hosted by Adam Richman
- Wine & Cheese Happy Hour hosted by Martha Stewart
- Taste Jamaica hosted by Cindy Hutson & Delius Shirley
- Mangia After Dark hosted by Marc Murphy
- Rosé Pool Party hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian
- Sunset Stone Crab hosted by Emeril Lagasse
You can find a full list of 2019 events here. There are still great tickets available for some great events, so get them now.
Buy your tickets here.
To date, the Festival has raised more than $28 million in support of its mission to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. with the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University.
I can’t wait for this year’s festival and I hope to see you on the sands of South Beach next month.