The excitement and planning for the first-ever River District Food and Brew Festival is in the air! Rain or shine, attendees will have a fun afternoon, knowing that 100% of the proceeds will go to support the Uncommon Friends Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to lifelong character building among today’s youth and business leaders. Food, craft beer and live music enthusiasts won’t want to miss the area’s only waterfront festival. The banks of the Caloosahatchee River will be rocking out from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 at the historic Burroughs Home & Gardens located at 2505 First Street in Fort Myers, Florida 33901.
For tickets and latest information, visit www.rdfoodandbrew.com. Tickets: $30 Full Admission or $20 Entry Only tickets for guests who want to support the event and charity but choose not to drink beer. All attendees must be at least 21 years of age, with identification.
Festival goers will stay cool with unlimited cold beer samples from our best regional craft breweries, including Coastal Dayz Brewery, Crazy Dingo Brewing, Eight-Foot Brewing, Millennial Brewing, Big Top Brewing, Bury Me Brewing, Scotty’s Bierwerks and Fat Point Brewing. Dance like no one is watching to live music from both Steve Farst’s and James Prather’s acoustic guitars. Popular local restaurants providing food are the Farmer’s Market Restaurant dishing up some of the area’s best Southern fare, Budda Blends’ vegan bowls, quesadillas and nachos, The Standard Restaurant’s legendary, scratch-made comfort classics, and fresh, hand-tossed pizzas from the Folkswagon.
Listen to great music, soak in the expansive waterfront views, pitch a lawn chair or blanket on the lawn, or relax under cover in our open-air pavilion as you enjoy craft beer, food, and fun activities. Free parking across the street behind the Langford-Kingston home at 2500 First Street.
All proceeds will benefit the Uncommon Friends Foundation, celebrating its 26th anniversary this year. It inspires future leaders toward excellence of character, a spirit of innovation, and a sense of purpose through character education, business ethics programs, scholarships, and historic preservation of the historic Burroughs property that is available for public and private events. To schedule tours and events, call 239-337-9503 or visit https://uncommonfriends.org.