Date(s) - 04/01/2017
War Memorial Auditorium
Over 15,000 pizza lovers will descend onto the cheesy wonderland that will unfold on April 1, 2017, from 1p.m. to 6p.m. at the War Memorial Auditorium in Holiday Park, located right in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale. The Fort Lauderdale Pizza Festival will feature local pizza joints, national pizza brands we know and love, refreshing adult beverages, local art and entertainment, live cooking demos, a family-friendly kid zone and even a pizza eating competition.
Some of the participants include Mellow Mushroom, Mateo’s Pizza, PizzaCraft, Funky Buddha Brewery, iHeart Media and The Wander Shop, just to name a few. A special VIP kickoff will be held an hour prior with a proclamation declaring it Fort Lauderdale Pizza Day by the City of Fort Lauderdale. Tickets cost $30 for general admission and $75 for the premium VIP experience. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to charity partner Feed South Florida, providing 6 meals to men, women and children in need of food assistance, per ticket sold.
The Fort Lauderdale Pizza Festival is produced by millennial entrepreneur, Lais Pontes, best known for launching The Pontes Group, a bicoastal branding, public relations and marketing agency that landed the founder on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. She has always had a passion for her hometown and shares, “Since launching The Pontes Group, I always knew I wanted to create a unique event that would bring our community together to eat, laugh and play in the beautiful city we love, all while doing our own little part to give back.”