3rd Annual GFL Food & Wine Festival

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The Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival, presented by Visit Lauderdale, is Broward County’s premier foodie experience. Returning for its 3rd year, the weeklong series of events take place, Monday, January 10 – Sunday, January 16, 2022.

Two of the festival’s anticipated signature events, the Grand Tasting, hosted by the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Improvement District ( BID ), and free Family Day presented by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, will take place in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Beach at Las Olas Oceanside Park.

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The Signature Grand Tasting on Saturday, January 15, features 3-hours of unlimited sips and bites from nearly 40 of the area’s most acclaimed restaurants, including Fort Lauderdale Beach favorites, Burlock Coast, Coconuts, El Vez, Lona Cocina & Tequileria, S3 RestaurantSoBe Vegan, Steelpan, Steak 954 and Takato.

The event concludes Sunday, January 16 with the Festival’s Family Day. The free, family-friendly event features Cooking Demos, Hands On Culinary Classes and Interactive Kid’s Zone. Kids Can Cook Culinary Classes, offered at $50/each, include: The Art of Cupcake Decorating, Ravioli Making and Candy Sushi Making. The classes are led by Chef Josie Smith Malave from Top Chef and Chef Dario Stephen from Kids Can Cook. For the kid at heart, Live Entertainment, Art, a Curated Selection of Food Trucks and Cocktail Bars fill the space.

The festival will also feature a chef-driven dining series and an educational series. To learn more and purchase tickets to any of the festival’s signature events, visit


A portion of all proceeds from the Greater Fort Lauderdale Food & Wine Festival presented by Visit Lauderdale will benefit Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. Broward County’s premier children’s hospital is inviting everyone to Catch The Love and carry the spirit of philanthropy in their heart now and every day of the year.

When you support the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation you give hundreds of thousands of kids a healthier, happier tomorrow.

Your gift enables the hospital to offer its patients and families the largest, most diverse group of board-certified pediatric specialists in the region and to expand its facilities, upgrade its technology, fund world-class research and education, and offer support programs.

Since opening in 1992, the goal of Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital has been to serve the community with a comprehensive scope of medical services and programs in a patient- and family-centered atmosphere — because parents should never feel the need to take their child elsewhere to get essential healthcare. And when you Catch The Love, you can see the results of your generosity right here in your own backyard.