The third annual Riverwalk International Food Festival (RIFF) celebrates unique flavors with cuisine from around the world on Saturday, March 23, from 12pm to 4pm at Esplanade Park in Downtown Fort Lauderdale. This festival has been a huge hit and it’s coming back bigger and better than ever showcasing some of the best global cuisine from food trucks and restaurants in the area as well as great music and activities for all ages. Also featured is an International Tasting Village with samplings of beers, wines, spirits, and cocktails.

“South Florida is truly a melting pot, so it’s only fitting that we celebrate this diversity in a foodie sort of way,” says Eugenia Duncan Ellis, President/CEO of Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale. “This is a great opportunity to try dishes you may never have had before.”

Confirmed international cuisines include Italian, Brazilian, Caribbean, Greek, Asian and Mexican so guests can taste the world without ever having to leave the park. Pairing perfectly with this international fare is the International Tasting Village sponsored by Alluvion Las Olas where you can sample beers, wines, spirits, and other libations for just $25. Get your tickets at

Spicing up the event will be international music by a DJ and a vendor village featuring local artists and artisans, family-friendly games and more.

Admission to the event is free. All food vendors will offer one $5 food item so you can taste around the world!

Vendor and sponsorship opportunities are also available. For additional information, contact Donisha Brockington at (954) 468-1541 extension 204 or at