The “Best Stinkin’ Party in South Florida” moved and expanded the event last year to a larger venue at John Prince Park located in the funkiest little city in South Florida, Lake Worth. The response from our garlic fans was overwhelmingly positive! More room in a beautiful park setting, easy access from I95 and a relaxing 48-acre campground complete with all the amenities. Our Internationally Award Winning Event continues the tradition of being “The” signature food and entertainment event in South Florida.
This popular food and entertainment event features national act entertainment, Gourmet Alley food area with over 100 garlic laced menu items, a large children’s amusement area with rides, over 200 artist and craft vendors, Garlic Chef cooking competition, the Cloves & Vines Wine Garden and full liquor bars. Founded by a group of local folks looking to establish a fundraising source for local non-profit organizations, the event relies on volunteer organizations to staff the event. That non-profit organization has reached a milestone this year donating over $610,000 and proudly continues to grow its charitable donations each year.
Our internationally award winning event kicks off on Friday, Feb. 9th at 5:00 pm and continues non-stop through Sunday, Feb. 11th. This year, great live music featuring a variety of musical genres from alternative rock, reggae, country, blues, disco and Latin. National acts this year are Hoobastank, Stick Figure and The Donna Summer Celebration featuring Donna’s sister Mary Gaines Bernard!
Friday night, Hoobastank plays their chart topping hits include “The Reason”, “Crawling in the Dark”, and ”Running Away” Lead singer Doug Robb, Dan Estrin and their cohorts have come full circle, taking the reins of their collective destiny, just as they did back in the ’90s when, barely out of high school, they charged out of their West Valley ’hood to become part of a posse of similarly brash and versatile young SoCal hard rock bands like Incubus and Linkin Park.
On Saturday night, we present Stick Figure, a rising roots reggae and dub band, fronted by multi-instrumentalists and songwriter Scott Woodruff. From the musical imagination of Scott Woodruff emerges a vibrant sonic soundscape, revealed in the newest Stick Figure release, Set in Stone. As with his previous releases, Set in Stone was written, produced and recorded by Woodruff, a self-taught musician.
On Sunday afternoon, put on your disco clothes and dancing shoes for the Donna Summer Celebration featuring Donna Summer’s sister and long-time back-up singer – Mary Gaines Bernard! Mary sings all the hits of Donna Summer, the Queen of Disco and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member. In addition to a long list of talented local acts rocking the Garlic Fest stage this year we proudly present The Fabulous Fleetwoods, Oogee WaWa, The Ries Brothers, Colin Axxxwell and Mitch Herrick & The Homegrown Sinners.
Event producers took everything you have always loved about Garlic Fest and made it bigger and better than ever before.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES THIS YEAR include:
- RV World showcase by Giant Recreation World where you can take a tour and browse a little corner of Recreational Vehicle life! Experience the potential travel adventures and lifestyles of RVing.
- RV “Glamping” feature added this year. Now patrons have the benefit of staying on location all weekend. Rent your RV online and have delivered to the venue! Limited space available so reserve your space now at www.giantrecreationworld.com/rentals/
- “Uncensored” Beer Pairing Dinner featuring Lagunitas is a 5 course sit down dinner paired with 6 varietals of Lagunitas. Also includes admission, bleacher seating and commemorative poster. (Limited seating and additional fee.)
- Second Stage and Dining Tent – Enjoy a bite to eat while listening to live acoustical music at our large Monster Energy Tent located across from Gourmet Alley.
Patrons will now enjoy fast and easy access to parking, air conditioned shuttle buses and delivered to our main gate entrance from Palm Beach State College parking lot! No walking. No traffic jams. Free shuttle service to and from lot.
*Fee for parking benefits Palm Beach State College Athletic Programs and PTK – Delta Omicron Chapter*
Healthy Kids Cooking Competition featuring Jupiter Middle School Culinary Academy
The Healthy Kids Cooking Competition is designed to challenge competing chefs to create and introduce kid centric healthy cuisines. Local youth will judge the dishes prepared in a no holds barred commentary feedback to the competitors. As well as hosting a little competition of their own! The best part is that the kids are the food judges!
No More Script Tickets!
You’ve spoken – we listened. No more standing in line to buy tickets for food & beverages! Cash or credit cards accepted at all points of sale to make it easier to have a Garlic Good Time!
With the expanded site, you have room to spread out so for the first time, patrons are permitted to bring chairs this year. Sit, relax, eat, reek & drink!
So Garlic Heads get ready to regale, rejoice, refresh and renew at the 19th Annual Garlic Fest on Feb. 9 – 11, 2018. For more information, visit our website at sflgarlicfest.com and don’t miss the “Best Stinking Party in South Florida”.
Garlic Fest is a fundraiser for 14 local non-profit organizations and 550 volunteers who are dedicated to arts and education for youth. Last year we topped $610,000 in charitable contributions.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 (5:00 pm to 11:00 pm) $10 advance / $20 after 6:00 PM
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 (11:00 am to 11:00 pm) $10 advance / $20 after 6:00 PM
Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018 (11:00 am to 6:00 pm) $10 all day
Event Updates via Facebook: www.facebook.com/GarlicFestFL/
Date(s) - 02/09/2018 - 02/11/2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
John Prince Park