LaudyPOP Food, Spirit & Arts FestivalPosted on: March 10th, 2017 by SoFlaNights.com
LaudyPOP is putting the Fort Lauderdale culinary and arts scene on display. The first-ever event, appealing to both art aficionados and foodies, features an innovative combination of art, culture, food and libations. LaudyPOP will showcase displays of local art, interactive performances and live music. Taking place in Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, LaudyPOP gives guests an opportunity to explore the natural beauty of the park. A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Friends of Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, a non-profit organization that helps preserve, conserve and enhance the park through community support.
LaudyPOP will feature local restaurants’ cuisine through food samples creatively served on “pop”sicle-like sticks or skewers for an easy, grab-and-go experience. Guests will indulge in everything from appetizers to decadently sweet desserts. Featured libations of the night will include handcrafted cocktails, bubbly prosecco and locally-brewed craft beer. LaudyPOP will take guests beyond culinary tastes to a flavor of Fort Lauderdale’s emerging art scene and diverse culture, loved by locals and tourists alike. Roving, interactive experiences will include musical performances from local DJs, live painting, art installations and more. Performances will take place intermittently during the event, surprising guests with intriguing entertainment, elaborately-costumed performers, stilt walkers and other unique entertainment to make guests’ imaginations “pop.”
Event sponsors include SunTrust Private Wealth Management, Sailor Jerry, Flor de Cana, Drambuie, Aperol and Campari. Participating breweries include Funky Buddha, Khoffner and Concerte Beach. Featured artists include Todd the Painter, Joshua Oliveira and Lauren Georgia, as well as participation from ArtServe. The event will feature tastes from local hotspots like the Bistro located in the Sonesta, S3 and Ocean 2000, located in The Pelican Grand Resort, as well as new, hidden establishments like Park & Ocean, with many more to be named. General Admission is $75, and VIP $125 per person. #makeitPOP @laudypop