The “Best ‘Stinkin’ Party in South Florida” is not letting COVID-19 ruin its annual community celebration of garlicky food, art and entertainment. Garlic Fest organizers are moving forward with a move to the beautiful city of Wellington, FL.
“People are eager for live entertainment and something that feels normal,” says Festival Executive Director, Nancy Stewart- Franczak. “It’s a lot of work to reschedule and plan a socially distanced event, but we’ve always been ready and willing to make necessary changes to keep our attendees safe throughout the years.”
The international award-winning two-day festival will take place March 6th through 7th at Wellington Green Park for its 22nd annual celebration. The festival will showcase its world-renowned Gourmet Alley, full beer and liquor bars, children’s amusement rides, live music and over 180 exhibitors selling art, products, and homemade goods.
Extensive plans have been put in place to adhere with CDC and social distancing guidelines, including, but not limited to; mandatory mask enforcement while inside festival premises, limiting the number of attendees inside the festival at one time, 10×10 “pods” drawn on the lawn at our main stage with 6 ft aisles allowing everyone to easily maintain 6 ft social distancing. (4 to 6 guests permitted per pod), increased sanitation procedures at all touch points, temperature checks, and multiple hand washing stations.
Of course, what would Garlic Fest be without mouth-watering garlicky goodies! Attendees can get their garlic-fill at Gourmet Alley featuring over 100 garlic infused menu items. Give your taste buds a shock from garlic ice-cream to our signature dish flaming garlic shrimp scampi! In addition to great food, Garlic Fest has brought national and international performers to grace the stages of “The Best STINKIN’ Party in South Florida” for the past twenty-one years. This year, Garlic Fest will showcase local bands and musicians who have been scrounging for gigs since the pandemic began in addition to the national tribute acts booked.
On Saturday, attendees can listen to the reggae, ska and punk rock sounds of Badfish – a Tribute to Sublime and sing-along with rock and alternative classics by Red NOT Chili Peppers (a Red-Hot Chili Peppers tribute band). In addition to these great acts, local artists from all over Florida will perform both days of the festival. The full entertainment lineup can be viewed at GarlicFestFL.com.
Founded by a group of local folks looking to establish a fund-raising source for local non-profit organizations, the 22-year-old event continues to employ volunteer organizations to staff the event, raising over $670,000.00 to date.
Garlic Heads get ready to regale, rejoice, refresh and renew (6ft apart) at the 22nd Annual South Florida Garlic Fest! For more information, visit our website at GarlicFestFL.com and don’t miss the “Best Stinking Party in South Florida”.
Garlic Fest is a fundraiser for 9 local non-profit organizations and 200 volunteers who are dedicated to arts and education for youth for total of $670,000 in charitable contributions to date.
Date(s) - 03/06/2021 - 03/07/2021
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wellington Green Park 2175 Wellington Green Drive, Wellington, FL, 33414, Palm Beach