Fort Lauderdale Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2018

Taco Battle Beer Fest 2018

Fort Lauderdale’s Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest returns to Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale for it’s second year on Saturday, April 14th from 1:00pm to 6:00pm. This free general admission family and pet friendly event, has something for everyone from live music to free kids activities, eclectic vendors and plenty of food. There are also a variety of VIP experiences available. This year, foodies and craft beer aficionados from all around South Florida will be able to sample from a bounty of craft beverages and gourmet tacos from local restaurants and food trucks vying for the Best of the Best award!

This festival is the first of its kind in the area bringing together local restaurants and craft breweries for a challenge that will showcase the best taco culinary skills and brew masters of our area while supporting two local non-profit organizations, Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale and Pets’ Broward.

This event will feature taco competitions in 3 categories: Best of the Best Local Taco; Tabañero-Inspired Creation; and Fan Favorite. Craft Brew competition will center on 3 categories: Best of the Best Local Craft Brew; Most Interesting/Creative Craft Brew; and Fan Favorite. A panel of independent judges will judge the Best of the Best and Creative Categories in both elements, while event attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite via voting booth. Winners will be announced accordingly and be entitled to bragging rights for 1 year. Additional crowning features of the event will entail a taco-eating competition, 2 separate male and female rounds, which are sure to delight event goers. Competitors will have to eat as many tacos as they can within a 90-second timeframe.

Live Music headliner Making Faces from West Palm Beach will infuse flavors of rock, reggae, funk, surf, hip-hop and more while rounding out the festive atmosphere attendees can expect to experience while attending this outdoor event.

Proceeds and event activities will support two great local non-profit organizations: Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, whose mission is to “build and nurture a vibrant community connected by the New River.” Pets’ Broward, a local no-kill animal shelter that advocates rescuing, fostering and promoting adoptions for pets in need.

About Live Work Play

SoFLo Is an organization dedicated to advancing the South Florida Region as a great place to Live, Work and Play. Their efforts include, Relocation Management (Live) for companies and individuals transitioning into the area. Recruitment support (Work) for identifying great local talent and Community Relations (Play) and advocacy for advancing community support and promoting local community activities.

Tickets & More Info

Free General Admission

VIP Head Honcho Section $72

Craft Beer Aficionado Taster’s Choice Judge $25

Bottoms Up Foodie Combo $10

Paid Admission Tickets with more details can be found on EventBrite.

For more details on the FTL Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest, please visit or contact Event Producer Elizabeth Slowey at [email protected] or  (954) 279-3362.

Further information and updates may be available through their Facebook Event Page.

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Date(s) - 04/14/2018
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Esplanade Park