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Outdoor dining: Free events with food trucks

For an outdoor activity with tasty fare, lots of free events in South Florida feature food trucks.

Often events in Miami, Broward & greater Palm Beach include live music or other entertainment. Lots of food truck events are in parks and free to attend.

Pair dinner with a nature walk, fun on a playground or tossing a Frisbee.  You’ll pay for the food you order, and with various vendors, the selection is ideal for satisfying a variety of preferences.

Event days are occasionally switched or events are discontinued, it’s always wise to call ahead or refer to the information online for confirmation.

Food Trucks in Broward


Food Trucks in Volunteer Park in Plantation, usually 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Wednesdays, often with live entertainment and activities. Free parking.

Pompano Beach

Free Old Town Untapped art, food & entertainment events in Pompano Beach, first Friday of most months. Festivities take place at Northeast First Street and North Flagler Avenue, including at Bailey Contemporary Arts, 41 NE First St. For more information, call 954-545-7800 or click here

Dania Beach

Dania After Dark offers festivities with entertainment, vendors, artists, artisans and food trucks on second Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Tree Tops Park. Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation


Tree Tops Park features food trucks 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. first Thursdays, 3900 SW 100th Ave., Davie 33328, 954-357-5130

Deerfield Beach

Quiet Waters Park features food trucks 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.  third Thursdays, 401 S. Powerline Road., Deerfield Beach 33442; 954-357-5100

Coral Springs

Bites-n-Sips events include food vendors, drink stations, vendors, fun for kids, and live entertainment. Entry is free.  Fees apply for food and some activities. Occasional eents are offered from 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. on The Lawn, 9500 W. Sample Road, Coral Springs. Events include  September 16 & November 4

Food Trucks in Palm Beach county


Events with food trucks & live entertainment are usually held from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Thursdays at Wellington Amphitheater, 12100 Forest Hill Blvd. or Village Park, 11700 Pierson Road. Until further notice, events are at Village Park. For information, call 561-753-2484 or visit the website

Boca Raton

Tasty Tuesdays 5 p.m. Tuesdays at amphitheater in West Boca.  Venue: Sunset Cove Amphitheater, 20405 Amphitheater Circle, Boca Raton 33498, website, 561-966-7043

Food Trucks in Miami-Dade

Food Truck Fiesta at Tropical Park

5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays at Tropical Park, 7900 SW 40th St, Miami 33155. Includes free parking, kids activities, entertainment, and bounce house, website

Food Trucks Tuesdays at Haulover Park

5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 10800 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, website

Food Truck Festival at Pelican Harbor Marina

1275 NE 79th St., North Bay Village
5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesdays

Food Trucks Festival at Highland Oaks Park

5 p.m. Thursdays at Highland Oaks Park, 20300 Northeast 24th Avenue, Miami 33180, website


Food trucks: Where to find them around Miami


Entertainment calendar

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Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks
Weekly on Tuesday @ 5:00 pm-9:00 pm (starting July 19, 2022)
Tasty Tuesdays with Food Trucks
Amphitheater in Boca Raton
Monthly on the 3rd Thursday @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm (starting July 21, 2022)
Food Trucks at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield
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