Things To Do

South Florida Food and Drink Events This Weekend: Bus Loop, Wine Tasting, and Father's Day

Congratulations, you made it through yet another working week. You might as well give yourself a pat on the back to celebrate — or better yet, a drink or three. Whether you're looking to take Dad somewhere special for Father's Day, get some running in between beers, or jump on the Bus Loop, there's something for you to do in South Florida this weekend.

Wine Tasting Social
New Wine Scene in West Palm Beach will host a Wine Tasting Social from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19. Admission gets you $10 to spend on wine from the Enomatic Experience as well as 50% happy hour prices on select food and wine during the event. Upon check in guests will receive a wine card that will keep track of their tastes from the wines "on tap" in the Enomatic machines. Upon check out, guests will get $10 off their bill for the evening. Admission is $10 for early tickets (which are still available online) and $15 for late tickets and all guests must prepay. Wine Scene is located at 501 Fern St Suite, #103, West Palm Beach. Call 561-637-4490, or visit

Brews 4 Bros
Delray Beach Running Company is hosting its first gentleman's night with Brew 4 Bros from 6:30to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 19. Beer will be provided by local Saltwater Brewery. This is a happy hour event for runners, so be ready for the Doghouse Multisport Training Center one-mile CompuTrainer competition, with prizes for fastest times — no clip-ins needed and regular sneakers are permitted. For the health minded SloBody, Dr. Kevin Christie of Health-Fit Chiropractic and Sports Medicine, and  the biostation's InBody Composition Scale will also be part of the evening's festivities. Delray Beach Running Company is located at 20 W. Atlantic Ave, STE 101, Delray Beach. Visit the Facebook event page
International Surf Day Celebration
June 20 is International Surfing Day, and Delray’s Saltwater Brewery will celebrate this holiday joined by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach County Chapter. There will be the Caribbean Out of Many Café food truck and Saltwater Brewery snacks such as chips and beef jerky. Guests are welcome to bring their own food or have it delivered as well. Among the drinkable carbohydrates is New Belgian Session Pale Ale, New Imperial Amber Ale, and the rerelease of the brewery’s South End Session Ale, which are aged on Florida’s seagrape wood. Proceeds from the South End Session Ale will go toward the Surf-rider Foundation, Palm Beach County chapter. You can hang ten on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Saltwater Brewery, located at 1701 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach. There’s no cover charge. Visit

Funky Arts for Fido
Funky Buddha Brewery will host an art show and sale benefiting local dog rescues, including Bull Terrier Rescue and Just Jacks Rescue from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Donate $5 or more at the Bull Terrier Rescue tent to receive a wristband good for $1 off Funky Buddha drafts during the event. Food Junkies food truck will on hand for the hungry. Purchase handmade crafts, art, and other goods from local vendors including: The Clay Cache by Samantha McInnis, Galvin Leatherworks, Vita Di Amore, Salty Sista, Creative State, and more. There will also be a raffle with each vendor donating one handmade item for the prizes. All proceeds from wristbands, raffle tickets, and donations will be split evenly between all participating animal rescue groups. Well-behaved dogs on a leash are also welcome. Funky Buddha Brewery is located at 1201 NE 38th St, Oakland Park. Visit the Facebook event page.  
The Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop
The Fort Lauderdale Bus Loop trolleys run from 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. For a $20 donation, you can ride any of the Bus Loop’s 14 designated trolley buses along the five-mile route that shuttles patrons back and forth between the 17th Street Causeway and Fort Lauderdale Beach. Stops include venues like Bimini Boatyard, Southport Raw Bar, Quarterdeck, Waxy O’Connor’s, BurgerFi, Cold Stone Creamery, Bahia Cabana, Blondie’s, Cafe Del Mar, and Lulu’s Bait Shack. Prepay is open daily until noon. There are two check-in points: Beach Place (17 S. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.) and Waxy O’Connors (1095 SE 17th St.) The cost is $25 per person with early prepay or $35 per person at check-in the day of. Designated drivers ride free and don’t have to preregister to participate. Call 954-574-6000, or visit

Sunday - Father's Day
Sunday should be all about dads, uncles, grandpas, father-figures, and single moms (or grandmas) who had to also be dads. So check out the full round up: Father's Day 2015 in Broward and Palm Beach Counties: Where to Take Dad on His Special Day.

For more events, visit our online calendar or pick up the print edition of the New Times Broward-Palm Beach every Thursday. To submit an event, use our online form.

You can contact Rebecca McBane, Arts & Culture Editor/Food Editor at [email protected].
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