General Questions

What is the date of the 2018 Taste the Islands Experience?

The event will run from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2nd. There are no other major stagings currently planned for this year, but stay tuned. That can change at any time!

Where is the event being held?

The event will be hosted on the breathtaking, riverside grounds of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society at 219 SW 2nd Ave. That’s in downtown Fort Lauderdale right between Riverwalk and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Will I have to pay for anything inside the event?

If you choose to purchase products from our Artisan Shopping Village, you will have to pay for those products. All food and drink single-serve items are included. There will be a charge for premium bottle service.

Will there be bottle service?

Yes. There will be a charge for ultra-premium bottle service.

Is there a dress code?

The dress code is Island Chic. As long as you feel fabulous, you’ll fit right in. No nudity.

Who can attend?

Anyone over 21 who has legitimately purchased or received a ticket may enter the event. Anyone disrupting the event may be asked to leave.

What happens if there is bad weather?

The event goes on, rain or shine. We have large tents and lots of food so everyone can be comfortable.

Will you have vegetarian and gluten-free options?

Yes. Food for all diet restrictions and preferences will be available.

Is there any non-profit affiliation

The Fort Lauderdale Historical Society is a non-profit organization and will receive a percentage of profits made on this event as a donation.

How can I get more detailed information?

Please contact us at support [at] or 417-812-5663 for any further details.

Is it ADA accessible?

The grounds of the Fort Lauderdale Historical Society are fully ADA compliant.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

You can buy tickets at the door, but they will cost a premium of $125. Regular ticket pricing, available until 1 week before the event, is $95. Group rates are available (contact support [at]

What is your refund policy?

You may gift or exchange your ticket but refunds will not be offered.

Can I bring my child?

No children will be allowed on the premises. Because of the alcohol service, our guests must be 21 to enter.

Partner Questions

How can I become a sponsor?

Please visit our Sponsor page. If you have additional questions please contact us support [at] or call 417-812-5663.

How can I become a vendor?

Please visit our Vendor Page. If you have additional questions please contact us at support [at] or call 417-812-5663.

Do you have a ticket ambassador program?

Yes. If you’d like to become a personal or retail outlet for ticket sales, or if you are a social influencer, please contact us  at support [at] or call 417-812-5663 to learn more.

How can I volunteer?

Please visit our Volunteer page or contact us at support [at] or call 417-812-5663.

Is there special access for media?

Please complete our Media Application before Friday, May 18th. Approved outlets will receive confirmation via email by Friday, May 25th. Be advised that due to limited availability, all applicants may not be approved.

Do you offer group rates or discounts?

If you have associations, alumni groups, corporate groups etc, please contact us  at support [at] or call 417-812-5663 for information on discount codes.

Travel Questions

Where should I stay nearby?

We invite our guests from out of town to stay at the Riverside Hotel on Las Olas Boulevard, walking distance from the venue. Use partner code TTIX2018 for rooms starting at $125 / night. There are a number of restaurants, art galleries and shopping outlets in the nearby vicinity. Enjoy!

What airport is closest?

We’re in Sunny Fort Lauderdale! Please come to us through the Fort Lauderdale International Airport.

If I'm visiting from out-of-town what else is there to do?

Please see this list of suggested activities from our friends at