From farm to table to farm to bar – the delicious menus in restaurants make Jacksonville a popular food destination. The city knows it and leaves no stone unturned to cash it. And thus, we have some of the excellent food festivals celebrated here by thousands of foodies. The fests offer great food, drinks, music as well as good time.
If you are wondering which food fest you should attend, we have sorted three of the major ones for you. Since more and more travelers are getting smitten by the unique flavors and culinary culture of the city, you should get cheap flight tickets to Jacksonville in advance to save on airfares.
Great Atlantic Seafood and Music Festival
There can be no better beginning of Jacksonville’s festive season than the Great Atlantic Seafood and Music Festival. The event serves two of the best things – food and music – and intrigues a massive influx of visitors. Book cheap flights to Jacksonville in advance and make the most of your travel budget. A wide range of seafood including tuna, mahi mahi, shrimp, grouper and more can be enjoyed from various tents and trucks. And live music and dance parties at Jax Beach are something you must not like to give a miss.
Northeast Florida Veg Fest
Floridians are known to love seafood and barbecue. And Jacksonville offers them, as well as hundreds of visitors, an opportunity to devour some delectable veg food. The objective of this annual festival celebrated in March is to promote healthy, sustainable foods. A pie-eating contest, a beer garden, educational events on growing food, and cooking lessons make this festival, which is getting bigger and better every year, a hit among the vegetarians and vegans.
Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival
One of the largest beer festivals in North Florida, Jacksonville Craft and Import Beer Festival features offers everything a food lover can ask for. About fifty breweries and more than twenty restaurants from different parts of the state bring on the table a wide range of food and drinks. Belgian beers, ales, ciders, with cupcakes, pizza, burgers, various seafood and desserts get visitors spoilt for choice. Visitors also enjoy free beer and food samples. Live music is like icing on the cake. If you are planning to visit this festival in the month of May, which is also the peak tourist season, book cheap Jacksonville flight tickets and hotels in advance.