8 Must-Attend Food & Drink Festivals This Summer

By Parker Diakite


The summer season tends to bring out the best in people. The warm weather and longer days makes you want to work hard but play even harder.

Food and drink festivals are great ways to enjoy the best of summer, including those of you who are planning to travel.

Related Post: 5 Must-Attend Food Festivals In Jamaica

Here are 8 food and drink festivals from around the world that you should attend this summer:

Wine and Spirit Fest in Toronto

Toronto’s Wine & Spirit Festival is a two-day festival that showcases some of the world’s most renowned wine, beer, cider and spirit producers. 

The festival will be held at Sugar Beach from June 14 through June 15.

Beer Fest Asia Singapore

Beerfest Asia will be held in Singapore from June 27 through June 30.

Now in its 11th year, more than 600 local and international beers will be featured this year. In case you’re wondering, there will be more than just booze. Organizers have announced a line-up of international tribute bands, homegrown artists, DJs, and a wide variety of gastronomic treats.

Taste of Chicago

Like fine wine, the Taste of Chicago only gets better with time. The food festival is known as one of the greatest in the world and attracts every kind of foodie.

Enjoy this outdoor food festival from July 10 through July 14 in Chicago’s Grant Park. 

Admission is free but you will need a ticket for food.

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Tales of the Cocktail New Orleans

Now in its 17th year,Tales of The Cocktail in New Orleans is technically a gathering of cocktail and spirit professionals, but the six-day event draws more than 15,000 participants each year.

Keep in mind that there is no general admission for the festival.

All tickets sold as individual seminar tickets or tasting room only tickets.

This year’s event will be held from July 16 through July 21.

South Coast Rum Festival in Jamaica

The South Coast Rum Festival is a celebration of rum, food and music to celebrate rum culture and its economic significance to both Jamaica and the world over the last century.

Join the celebration on Aug. 3 in Portmore.

Black VegFest

Black VegFest will return to Bedstuy, Brooklyn on Aug. 10 and will run until Aug. 11.

The festival is dedicated to the black experience and universal intersectionality around community justice, health awareness and animal rights.

African Food Festival in Berlin, Germany

Founded back in 2016, the African Food Festival in Berlin offers a healthy taste of delicious African food from various countries.  The celebration runs Aug. 31 through Sept. 1 and did we mention it’s vegan-friendly?

Napoli Pizza Village Festival in Naples, Italy

Known as the biggest pizza party in Italy, Napoli PizzaVillage is where tens of thousands of people put their differences to the side for the love of pizza. No matter if you like it hot, cold, or with pineapples, all are welcomed to celebrate the art of pizza from Sept. 13 through Sept. 22.

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