SoBe MangoFest is Back!
The South Beach Mango Festival is proud to announce it’s return to Lummus Park on July 26-28th 2019 to celebrate mangos worldwide. Guests will have the opportunity to meet local farmers and experts, savor locally grown fruits, including dozens of varieties of mangos, coconuts, avocados, dragon fruit, jack fruit, mamey and more. The festival will include artists, vendors, cooking competitions and feature food, music, mango-inspired cocktails, locally crafted beers, and entertainment. This year, the weekend schedule of events will consist of the following:
Friday night walk-around tasting on July 26th:
Mangos Rule VIP Tasting hosted by Chef Allen Susser. The king of fruits will be served in a variety of ways. Mango-infused foods and cocktails will delight the most discriminating connoisseurs. Chef Allen is a James Beard Award Winning Chef and member of the Mango Gang.
Saturday 11am-5pm on July 27th:
Located on LUMMUS Park, between Ocean Drive and Miami Beach, the main event features dozens of restaurants and bars serving mango cocktails, a Mango Tasting Tent, and International Mango Trade Fair.
The day will also include competitions and cooking demonstrations.
Saturday Night from 7pm - 11pm
Light up Lummus Park with the first ever VIP Mango Soiree & Chef Competition. Entry to this event will be an all-inclusive experience of food, drinks, competitions, and music. Early bird tickets are now available for the first1,000 people.
Sunday July 28th from 11am-6pm
Lummus Park for Day Two of the main event, featuring competitions, a Mango auction, cooking demos, kid’s activities, and a Grand Finale from 4-6pm. Mangos equate to health, YOGA, STRETCH, Meditation and Mangos classes will be presented.
Oceanfront venues include the Mango Tasting Tent & International Mango Trade Fair, a VIP GET Mango'ed Party and MANGO DANCERS. Over 100 vendors will display their mango-themed products at one location in South Beach. South Florida is the epicenter of a vivacious season of mangos, and the South Beach Mango Festival celebrates the lush tropical fruit season. The southern 100 miles of Florida are tropical, yielding a wide variety of tropical fruits and vegetables. Unlike most other fruits and foods, mangos are extremely delicate, don't travel well, and for the best, one must come to the mangos. Often referred to as the King of Fruit, they truly occupy a special place in the hearts and minds of many. Last year, the Inaugural South Beach Mango Festival drew over 4,000 attendees.