Downtown Food & Wine Fest at Lake Eola

Downtown Food and Wine Festival

The Downtown Food and Wine Fest at Lake Eola is another local favorite! More than 20,000 foodies and wine lovers experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. This weekend all the ways lead to Downtown Orlando to enjoy a unique Orlando foodie tradition.

Downtown Food and Wine Festival

Forty top restaurants are scheduled to present culinary tastings including the return of the 2012 Foodie Award winners as honored by a panel of Orlando elected officials, food writers and reporters, and celebrity chefs.

  • Foodie Award (based on one food item for taste, unique flavor and culinary excellence)
  • Pork Belly Slider - PRIMO by Melissa Kelly at JW Marriott
  • Best of Show (based on overall menu creativity, depth of offerings, and quality)
  • Tuscany at Orlando World Center Marriott
  • Spirit of the Fest (based on fun factor, overall energy and crowd vibe with the booth)
  • K Restaurant

Downtown Food and Wine Festival

This year's live entertainment only adds up to this exciting event. From local bands to renowned artists, here's this year's live entertainment lineup:

Saturday, February 23

  • Rosco Bandana
  • Road Soda
  • John Smith and Tropical Steel
  • Kaleigh Baker & NEM
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section

Sunday, February 24 (noon to 7 p.m.)

  • CeCe TeNeal
  • Vicci Martinez
  • Matt Hires
  • Andy Grammer
  • The All-American Rejects

Downtown Food and Wine Festival

Location: Downtown Orlando on Robinson Street along Lake Eola
Dates/Times: February 23 from noon to 9 p.m. and February 24 from noon to 7 p.m.
Tickets: Admission is $10 per person. Available at


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