Hallandale Beach Event Series, Part of SOBEWFF®, to include Festival of Lights Themed Food & Groove: A Wine, Food, and Art Experience, and Celebrity Chef Dinner with Chris Valdes and Georgina Sulle at KAO Bar & Grill February 23 – 24, 2024

The City of Hallandale Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (HBCRA) is proud to again host the South Beach Wine & Food Festival (SOBEWFF®) Hallandale Beach Event Series on Friday, February 23, and Saturday, February 24, 2024. The much-anticipated series will showcase the City’s eclectic international food scene and spotlight the City’s focus on culture and art.

Celebrity Chefs Chris Valdes and Georgina Sulle will kick off the weekend with a dinner experience like no other on February 23, 2024, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at KAO Bar & Grill (11 NE 1st Avenue) in the heart of the City’s District 8. Chef Valdes, host of Cooking with Chris, is bringing Caribbean flavors with a touch of modern influences while KAO Executive Chef Sulle will infuse the dinner with her Argentinian classics like tablitas (grilled platters), Argentine-style pizzas and an extensive meat collection. KAO Bar & Grill is a two-story, unique concept of a shipping container restaurant hand-painted by artist Falopapas.

The spotlight event, Food & Groove, will be held on February 24, 2024, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Pegasus Park at Gulfstream Village (901 S. Federal Highway). The enchanting “Festival of Lights” themed evening will feature local art, music, interactive entertainment, and local restaurants with celebrated chefs showcasing creative international cuisines inspired by Turkey, Spain, and Italy. The food, art, and wine experience will also include delicious Kosher and vegan options. The HBCRA has also announced some exciting new additions to the entertainment at this year’s “Festival of Lights” themed evening for eventgoers to enjoy. As part of the interactive entertainment, 300 drones will perform a 12-minute show 1,000 feet in the sky. There will also be a glow-in-the-dark LED activation area for attendees, art, music, and a performance from FUSION®, a true DJ-driven dance band that will have guests movin’ and groovin’ to the beats.

Enjoy the best of Hallandale Beach’s culinary scene with two unique events on one special weekend. When you purchase tickets to this dinner, you will also receive complimentary tickets to the Hallandale Beach Food & Groove: A Wine, Food, and Art Experience event on Saturday, February 24. Don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind bundle. 

Bundle tickets are available for $225 per person for attendees who plan to attend the Celebrity Chef Dinner on February 24 at KAO Bar & Grill (11 NE 1st Avenue) and Food & Groove. Individual tickets to Food & Groove may be purchased for $75 per person. Please note attendees must be 21 years old or older to attend either event. Uber and Lyft ridesharing discount codes are also available for both events. Discount codes and information are available on the Hallandale Beach Event Series website.

Restaurants participating in the Hallandale Beach Food & Groove include: El Tamarindo Coal Fired Pizza & Bar, Ten Palms, Ceviche Avenue, Chef Irie, D’s Delights Soulfood, Dr. Limon Hallandale, Dunn’s River Island Café, Holy Avocado,  KAO Bar & Grill, Moises Bakery, Nana’s Sapibon Haitian Restaurant, See Thai & Japanese Cuisine, Nana’s Food for You, Mitch’s Downtown Bagel Cafe, Cilantro 27 & Taco Corner, Mo’s Bagels & Deli, Don Lolo’s, and Crema Gourmet Espresso Bar.








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