Downtown Food & Wine Fest
Feb 22, 12pm - 9pm; Feb 23, 12pm - 7pm at Lake Eola Park
The Downtown Food & Wine Fest is a celebration of local food, local music, and international and domestic wines. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit the FRLA Educational Foundation and Children’s Home Society of Florida. There will be more than 35 of the area's top restaurant represented at the event, as well as over 100 menus, and 12 wine stations serving 50 wines from around the globe.
Some of the wines you'll try include Cupcake Vineyards, Trapiche, Kenwood Vineyards, and more. For a full list of the wines to sample, view the list in the image gallery. Along with wines, there will be a sports bar with beers, mixed drinks, and TVs for watching the Orlando Magic or the Daytona 500.
There will also be local food and restaurants at the event serving delicious appetizers and samples. Restaurants who will be represented include Tommy Bahama, Dexter's, Ruth's Chris Steak House, Copper Canyon, and many more. For a full list of the dishes to sample, view the list in the image gallery.
You can bring blankets and chairs to sit on and enjoy the music in the concert viewing area. The event will take place rain or shine. No outside food or drink allowed, and pets must be left at home.
Guests to the Downtown Food & Wine Fest will relish in food, wine, and live entertainment. The two days of the festival will see a mulltidue of acts, including Djs, acoustic music, rock, and country.
12:45 pm / Orange Avenue
12 - 3 pm / DJ Chino
2:30 pm / Simulcast ft. MIX 105.1's Scott McKenzie
3 - 7 pm / DJ D-Strong
4:15 pm / Matt Shenk
6:00 pm / The Mud Flapper
7:35 pm / Matt Nathanson
7 - 10 pm / Scotty B
12:15 pm / Dominic Gaudious
2:00 pm / Derek and the Slammers
3:45 pm / Selwyn Birchwood
5:30 pm / Three Dog Night
There are special tickets available to those who want a more elaborate festival experience, including the Wine Tasters Club for an additional $15, or the Ultimate Fest Experience Tickets for $100 per person per day.
The Downtown Food & Wine Fest will be held at Lake Eola Park, on East Robinson Street. For more information on this park, views its profile page.