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20th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival Returns to the Boulevard on May 1, 2015

 

Recognized as a one of the most anticipated wine and culinary events of the year, the American Lung Association’s 20th Annual Las Olas Wine and Food Festival Presented by Bombay Sapphire ® Gin, New Amsterdam Vodka, Dark Horse Wine and Premier Beverage returns May 1, 2015 from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. This year’s event features a revamped VIP Party, exciting new restaurants and a variety of on-site events guaranteed to elevate the Festival experience. All proceeds from the Festival benefit the American Lung Association in Florida.  

Held on Las Olas Boulevard, between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue, the Las Olas Wine and Food Festival encompasses four city blocks of food, wine and fun! This year, the street festival will feature more than 70 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and more than 45 wine tables.

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The event will begin with a grand opening at the Main Stage, complete with ceremonial bottle sabering.  Music will be provided by Easy 93.1 to start the party and will end with great tunes from HITS 97.3.

Back by popular demand, Bombay Sapphire® Gin lounge will transport attendees into a trendy and chic atmosphere for the ultimate cocktail experience. New Amsterdam’s Lounge, located on 8th and Las Olas Boulevard, will feature their signature cocktail, The Mule, and will be a space for festival goers to enjoy cocktails and a good time. Another can’t miss onsite event is the Couture Fashion Show by the Fashion Honors Group of The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Also, new to this year’s event is something special for beer drinkers: the Beer Garden Sponsored by American Social. The Beer Garden has been designed to feature up to 10+ styles of beers by 5 different brands.  The brands involved are: Samuel Adams, Concrete Beach, Lagunitas, Harpoon and Sierra Nevada.

Major sponsors include: Bombay Sapphire ® Gin, New Amsterdam Vodka, Dark Horse Wine and Premier Beverage.

Diamond Sponsor is Blackstone Media Group; Platinum Sponsors include: Las Olas Association, and The Las Olas Company. Gold Sponsors are Broward Health, and United States Sommelier Association. Silver Sponsors are Yellow Cab and Comerica. The Festival Retailers are The Discount Liquor Group.  The Media Sponsors include: HITS 97.3, EASY 93.1, Gold Coast Magazine, Go Riverwalk Magazine, NBC-6, BigMouthGirlz.com, QuinnProQuo and YELP.

Tickets to the 2015 Las Olas Wine & Food Street Festival are $100.00 per person. Tickets for the VIP Party are $225.00. A complete line-up of events and ticket information are available at www.lasolaswff.com.