Well over a decade ago, the first Las Olas Wine & Food Festival took place. Originally the event was held in November to commemorate Beaujolais Nouveau. After a few years it was moved to March and last year we celebrated it in May. The event was so popular that we will be holding the event in May again.
When the festival began, the street was not closed and tastings took place in merchant locations and on the sidewalks. As the event grew and more vendors were involved, we began to flow over into the street and the decision was made to have a street closing. read more here: http://lasolaswineandfood.com/blog/