Event History

Nearly two decades ago, the first Las Olas Wine & Food Festival took place to benefit the American Lung Association. In the beginning, tastings took place in merchant locations and on the sidewalks. As the event grew and more vendors joined, we began to flow over into the street! Now, the world famous Las Olas Blvd is closed to traffic so street revelers can enjoy this amazing event!

In our 19th year, we look forward to bringing you a spectacular festival! Last year, more than 2,000 attendees enjoyed fantastic food from 70 of South Florida’s finest restaurants and more than 45 wine tables, spirits and micro brews.

Proceeds benefit the American Lung Association’s local lung health programs, education, and research. This is a smokefree event.

About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are “Fighting for Air.” When you join the American Lung Association in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, you help save lives today and keep America healthy tomorrow.

Did you know?

Lung disease: third leading cause of death in the U.S., responsible for one in six deaths

Lung cancer: leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. (more than breast, prostate, colon, liver and kidney cancers combined)

Asthma: leading cause of missed school days for children

COPD: fourth leading cause of death in the U.S.

We thank those who have been loyal to us for all of these years and look forward to making new friends through this vital fundraising event!