Published On: Wed, Apr 11th, 2018

Las Olas Wine and Food Festival – Friday, April 20

South Florida’s Largest Street Party Returns!

Imagine strolling up & down 5 city blocks, and getting to enjoy unlimited samplings from dozens of restaurants, along with hundreds of wines, beer, spirits, and craft cocktails —  joined by a few thousand of your new foodie best friends.  Congratulations – you’ve made it to the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival!  Now celebrating its 23rd year, The American Lung Association’s Las Olas Wine and Food Festival is the nation’s biggest, best, and most celebrated all-inclusive culinary street festivals – and it happens right here in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.  This year’s Festival happens Friday, April 20.  Las Olas Boulevard closes to vehicular traffic, and becomes one massive street party. An estimated 2,000 party-goers (like you?) hit the street, and taste their way through unlimited samplings of incredible food, wine, beer, and spirits – and jam to live music, interactive games, and the festive party scene, And the best part – it all goes to benefit a worthy cause – the American Lung Association and its valiant efforts to combat lung disease.


The Las Olas Wine and Food Festival is THE street party you don’t want to miss!

Don’t miss this chance to taste your way through more than 50 of Broward County’s best restaurant, hotels, caterers, and chefs. And what a feast it will be!  Just check out this year’s lineup of All-Star eateries, including: 15th Street Fisheries, American Social, America’s Backyard,  Angelo Elia Restaurant, B Ocean, Bacon Boxes, BAO Bar & Asian Kitchen, Beehive Kitchen, Benihana, Big City Tavern, Boatyard, BurgerFi, Burlock Coast, Crave Rum Cakes, DelGrosso’s, Dippin Dots, Etaru, Ethos, Funky Buddha, Giardino Gourmet Salads, Gran Forno, Grille 401, Hard Rock Café, Ilios at Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach, Indigo, JWB Prime Steak & Seafood, Kuro, Liborio Spices, Lona, Louie Bossi, Mangos Las Olas, Morton’s The Steakhouse, Menpaw Hotsauce, Papa’s Raw Bar,  Padrino’s Cuban Cafe, Pastrami Joint, Pincho Factory, Pizza City Las Olas, Red, the Steakhouse, Revolution Live, Rhythm & Vine, Riverside HotelRuth’s Chris Steak House, Sette Bello, Spatch Peri Peri, Spa Juice Bar, Stache, SuViche, Tarpon River Café, The Bakery Bar, The Balcony,  Timpano, The Capital Grille, The Pastrami Joint, Truluck’s, Vice Cream, Wild Sea Oyster Bar, YOLO, and more!

Plus, of course, you get to sip your way through literally hundreds of wine from over 30 wineries, along with dozens of craft beers, high-end spirits, and specialty cocktails. Also on tap: The 3rd Annual Best of the Best Chef Competition, uniquely themed VIP Lounges, live music, DJ’s, dancing, interactive experiences, interactive sponsor displays, and lots more – plus, of course, plenty of socializing, networking and general frivolity amongst a few thousand like-mined party-going food & wine fans.   

So get ready to sip, sample, mix, mingle, and celebrate throughout our 5 blocks of fun!

 The 23rd  Annual American Lung Association’s Las Olas Wine and Food Festival takes place Friday, April 20, 2018 from 7:30 – 10:30 pm, along Las Olas Boulevard (from SE 6th Avenue to SE 11th Ave.) in downtown Ft. Lauderdale.

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 Tickets are available for $150 and are 100% all-inclusive, including access to the VIP Lounges for everyone.

To purchase tickets, or for more information visit, or call (954) 727-0907. 

 All proceeds benefit the American Lung Association and its mission to fight lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the U.S.  For more information about the American Lung Association, visit

 Find out about other local Food & Wine Festivals!  Check out my earlier (Jan 19) article:

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About the Author

- KEN SPAHN is an award-winning Food Critic and Culinary Author, and a renowned restaurant & hospitality authority and consultant. He has authored over 800 food-related articles; appeared on numerous TV, radio, online, and print venues; served as Celebrity Judge at culinary competitions; taught Hospitality Management courses at local colleges; appeared as a guest speaker at industry events; consulted and recruited for hundreds of restaurant, hotel, and food service operators; and has been intricately involved in countless food, wine, culinary, and restaurant events. Mr. Spahn is widely recognized as one of Florida's most knowledgeable and well-connected restaurant professionals. Ken Spahn is also the Founder and President of RESTAURANT PLACEMENT GROUP, the exclusive recruiting, consulting, and placement firm for the Restaurant, hospitality, and food service industry. For more information, visit: Boca Raton Tribune is honored to have Mr. Ken Spahn on its team!

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