April 12-15 New Orleans, Louisiana
Looking for a party? You know you will find one in New Orleans. Come celebrate the history, food and music of this wonderful, never dull city and attend the French Quarter Festival, one of the largest free festivals in the country. Enjoy the local music scene and nibble and sip through New Orlean's food culture. All the fun factors are here at this event- good weather, music, food and people.
Enjoy a hurricane or two, to get you rocking to the sounds of this breathtaking city. More than 90 food and beverage booths are spread throughout the French Quarter.
April 13 Dothan, Alabama
From 5pm to 10pm on April 13th, the 7th annual Tri-State BBQ Festival will be hosting a BBQ Bash Yard Party at the Houston County Farm Center in Dothan. This event will be held to benefit the Wiregrass United Way 2-1-1 program.
The BopCats will be playing at the Yard Party with opening act Kristan Mikala, one of Dothan's local talent. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Music under the stars, good food, friends and neighbors- sounds like all the ingredients you need for a fun festival. Advance tickets are $5 until March 31st, or pay $10 at the entrance.
April 14-15 Coconut Grove, Florida
The 22nd annual Great Taste of the Grove Food and Wine Festival, is back and just around the corner. Come spoil yourself as this tradition continues to be one of Florida's top events that bring together some of Miami's residents and tourists for an epic food and beverage fiesta. This festival partners with ECOMB to maintain their commitment to sustainability.
On Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th, meet at Peacock Park from 11am to 7pm. The entrance fee is $5 and dishes and refreshments will be sold from $1 to $8. The "Sommelier Tasting Grove" and "Connoisseur Spirits Lounge" are back, and will be providing event-goers with an opportunity of tasting the best alcoholic beverages available.
April 27-29 Austin, Texas
Go to one of our nation's best cities and indulge in some wine and food from the best chefs, top sommeliers and winemakers from across the country at this first time ever food festival. This bon vivant experience will be accompanied by some live music from Lucinda Williams and Mayer Hawthorne & The Country.
There will be over 35 cooking demos, and wine and cocktail seminars, throughout the weekend. Complimentary beer, wine and cocktails will be offered at the VIP or Weekender Lounge. Then go for a palate adventure and make your way through the H-E-B Grand Tasting Pavillion, which will showcase local, as well as national, food, wine and spirit talent. Get it all here, from cookbooks with new recipes to making new memories.
April 20-21 Orange County, California
Do you consider yourself a wine aficionado? Do you live near the OC? You can enjoy a "quintessential wine tasting experience" on April 20th to April 21st.
On Friday, experience different expressions of grapes while trying reserve level bottles. Some wines being tasted are no longer available on the market and there will also be a champagne reception. The region's top chefs will serve hot and cold snacks while jazz is being played in the background. More events are scheduled on Saturday the 21st. If you'd like to attend more than one California Wine Festival Event, it is suggested that you buy a multi-event pass.