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Set in the heart of downtown Lakeland, on the picturesque Frances Langford Promenade, the Wine Festival of Central Florida features a superb selection of fine wines, gourmet samplings from local chefs and restaurants, micro brewed beers, liquor tastings and live entertainment for you to enjoy. Whether a wine connoisseur or a novice, this event promises to impress the palate!
Proceeds benefit the clients served by Alliance for Independence. For the past 64 years Alliance for Independence has provided day training and residential programs to Polk County adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.
In its eleventh year on the Promenade, the Wine Festival of Central Florida has become one of Lakeland’s premier events. The event features over 150 different wines from a variety of select vineyards, food samplings from over 25 different chefs and restaurants, a bevy of craft beers to satisfy your curiosity as well as select premier liquors to tempt your taste. Frances Langford Promenade is an open air venue nestled in the heart of Lakeland on beautiful Lake Mirror. Guests of the event can stroll the promenade sampling the unique blend of wines, brews, premier liquor and savor the gourmet food samplings under a blanket of stars while absorbing the music of the night with a host of their friends and colleagues. Tampa and Orlando are just a short drive away from the Wine Festival of Central Florida and guests will find the experience well worth the effort.