No matter what the time or season in Miami, there are unique annual events. Combine them with an assortment of tours, attractions, restaurants and even hotels and clients will have some unforgettable experiences.
PARKINSON’S FOUNDATION: NIGHT AT THE MARKET
Parkinson’s Foundation is jump-starting Miami’s social season with a star-studded culinary fundraiser on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 7PM to 11PM. Night at the Market, taking place at The Lincoln Eatery in Miami Beach, features gourmet cuisine and libations crafted by some of the nation’s top chefs, including the Food Network’s Aaron Sanchez, and mixologists as they unite to raise funds for research to help the one million Americans living with Parkinson’s. Tickets are available at Parkinson.org/market and are priced at $250 per guest; VIP tickets at $500 per guest provide access to exclusive VIP areas, gift bags and meet & greets with the talent. Music will be provided by Private Property Band and DJ Danny Stern and opportunities will be available for bidding in a silent auction.
For a decade, Temple Beth Emet has produced Cooper City’s premier food fundraiser. That event, Nosh Fest, returns for a special 10th Anniversary tailgate-themed bacchanalia on Sunday, November 3, 2019 from noon-4PM. Benefitting WeCare Food Pantry; Jupiter Soup Kitchen; and the Cupboard at the Jewish Community Center, the event will be fun for the whole family. The day will be filled with delicious nosh-sized bites from local restaurants and food trucks, live music, children’s activities, games and artisans sharing and selling their creations. Admission to the event is $15 per adult; Children ages 3-12 are $5 per child (receive $5 off the admission price by bringing five non-perishable food items); Children 2 and under are free. noshfest.org
SEED FOOD & WINE WEEK
The 6th Annual SEED Food & Wine Week (SEED) returns Thursday, November 7 to Sunday, November 10, 2019. The country’s premier plant-based food and wine festival drew approximately 9,200 attendees in 2018 and this year over 10,000 festival-goers are expected. With the philosophy Eat, Drink, Grow SEED’s mission continues to be centered around how to live consciously – mind, body, and spirit – and more sustainably. Events include the 5th Annual Plant-Based Burger Battle™; Taco Tailgate; intimate celebrity chef dinners; Festival Day Tasting Village; Blissful Brunch; workshops, speaker panels, cooking demonstrations and much more!
PARTY WITH A PURPOSE
The Big Game is coming to South Florida in 2020, and so is a big party that cannot be missed – Party with a Purpose® by Taste of the NFL (TNFL). TNFL’s annual event traditionally takes place on the eve of the Super Bowl. For its 29th year, it will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 in Fort Lauderdale at the Broward County Convention Center. The evening benefits the fundraising campaign spearheaded by TNFL, aptly named Kick Hunger Challenge (KHC). This friendly “competition” pits fans of all 32 NFL teams against each other to raise money for food banks in NFL communities nationwide. The star-studded Party with a Purpose® event brings together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. Tickets begin at $700 per person and can be purchased at www.tasteofthenfl.com/tickets.
The 19th Annual Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) returns February 19 – 23, 2020 with 100 events taking place across South Florida! From intimate dinners, tastings on the beach, master classes, seminars, cooking demos, late-night parties, and more, there is something to satisfy everyone’s cravings. The exclusive Capital One cardholder pre-sale takes place October 21 – 27, 2019 and general ticket sales begin October 28, 2019. To date, the Festival has raised more than $30 million in support of its mission to EAT. DRINK. EDUCATE. benefiting the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at FIU.