15th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest

Feb 7, 2014 - Feb 9, 2014

 

February 7, 8 & 9, 2014

Delray Beach Center for the Arts grounds, Downtown Delray Beach

(561) 279-0907

www.dbgarlicfest.com

Admission: $10 Early Bird Friday & Saturday until 6:00 pm / $20 beginning at 6:00 pm

$10 Sunday all day

(Children 10 and under FREE)

(Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations staffing the event)

Now in its 15th year, Delray Beach’s Garlic Fest (an Internationally Award Winning Event) is the signature food and entertainment event in the city. Among the smorgasbord of community involvement around town, the festivities continued as live music, artistic talent, and garlic-infused cuisine permeate the air.  The 3-day event will be held Friday through Sunday, February 7 – 9, 2014.   Festival hours are Friday: 5PM-11PM, Saturday: 11AM-11PM, Sunday: 11AM-7PM.       

NEW THIS YEAR:  Garlic Fest is proud to announce presenting sponsor, Heneiken, who joins us for the 15th edition of the Garlic Fest. Our heartfelt thanks to Heineken for supporting the 15th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest and welcome to the Garlic Fest family. Back by popular demand is an old friend, Italian Rose, with their lineup of innovative garlic products. And from Naples, Florida, we want to welcome Jimmy P’s Butcher Shop. Fans have called Jimmy P’s the best butcher shop in America! 

This unique event crosses all cultural boundaries and ages, providing something for everyone featuring;  National Act Entertainment, Cloves & Vines Wine Garden, full liquor bars, the House of Appliances Garlic Chef Stadium, garlic-inspired gourmet food, over 180 unique vendors, children’s activities and rides, professional level cooking competitions and Home Depot Garlic University.   Garlic Fest was started by a group of locals as a means to raise funds for local non-profit organizations dedicated to children’s arts and activities and it is still run by those local organizations today! This year it will surpass $500,000 in charitable contributions to the 16 organizations and the 500 community volunteers they represent. The Delray Beach Garlic Fest is a gathering that renews the communal spirit and it enriches the fabric of Delray Beach life.

The Garlic Fest draws international media attention including a featured spot on the Food Networks “Unwrapped”. It has been featured in over 40 national magazines, two network appearances and countless hours of local media coverage.

Locals call it the “Best Stinking Party in Town” and a walk past the festival grounds will send your olfactory glands into hyper drive.

MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT

Our covered/tented Main Stage area opens on Friday, February 7th, 2014 at 6:00 pm

and continues non-stop through Sunday, Feb. 9th.  Over the past few years, The Garlic Fest has brought great music to South Florida! Seminal performances by Buddy Guy, G. Love & Special Sauce, The Wailers and Lifehouse in the last three years reflect our commitment to great music. This year, we are proud to bring one of the most requested bands by our Garlic Head fans on Friday, February 7, 2014, Collective Soul. With seven number one hits including “Shine”, “The World I know” and “Precious Declaration”, the band from Stockbridge, Georgia will rock this seaside town.

On Saturday, February 8, 2014, we will feature a band that sold out three shows at Madison Square Garden and three shows at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in 30 minutes. Yet, they have never played Florida! The band is called Dispatch and we guarantee you that it will be a concert to remember! To quote Brad Corrigan, one of Dispatch’s three singers and multi-instrumentalists,”We’ve been called the biggest band nobody’s ever heard of.”  "People either know everything about us or they know nothing. There never seems to be any middle ground." Listen to “The General” or “Bang Bang” online and you will be hooked!

Emceeing again this year (and performing with his band on Friday and Saturday) is our great friend from Memphis, Tennessee, RCA recording artist, Andy Childs.

Garlic Chef Stadium

Witness our local culinary worlds collide once again as the renewal theme continues at our world-renowned Garlic Chef Stadium with the introduction of our food waste and hunger awareness program, “Waste to Taste.” Nearly 72 billion pounds of food are wasted in the United States each year. “Waste to Taste” seeks to raise public awareness of the potential to utilize our food products wisely at home and to help eradicate hunger in the United States in our lifetimes!

Chefs go head-to-head in our Annual Garlic Chef Competition on Feb. 8th & 9th with chefs from some of the finest restaurants in Palm Beach, Broward AND Dade County. Reigning Garlic Chef Champion, local Chef Bruce Feingold of Dada’s, is sharpening his knives and kitchen skills to repeat his amazing culinary performance of last year.  You won’t want to miss this years competition – equipped with some new twists that are guarantee to challenge this year’s competitors J

So Garlic Heads get ready to regale, rejoice, refresh and renew at the 15th Annual Delray Beach Garlic Fest Presented by Heineken on February 7-9, 2014. For more information, visit our website at www.dbgarlicfest.com and join us at the “Best Stinking Party in Delray Beach”.


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