Thursday – September 24, 2015

  • TBA
  • Wine Dinner Under the Stars

    Enjoy a five course dinner, accompanied by awarded select wines. Chefs and more details to be announced. Event will accommodate between 50 – 100 guests. Price TBD

Friday – September 25, 2015

  • 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
  • Most Innovative Chefs Gala

    On Friday night, flavors meld, pans sizzle and guests mingle while the Serendipity’s 2015 Most Innovative Chefs are honored as they prepare signature dishes and creative fare for 500 guests. The evening also includes some of the world’s finest wines and spirits as well as a live performances by national renown musicians (past performers have included Natasha Beddingfield, Marshall Tucker Band, Big Head Todd & The Monster’s and more). 2015 Special Honored Gala guests to be announced. Guests depart with exclusive gift bags.
    $325 per person / $4500 for sponsored table with bar to table service.

Saturday – September 26, 2015

  • TBA
  • Burger Battle

    Selected by Serendipity magazine, Top restaurants feature their custom-crafted burgers for the highly anticipated Burger Battle judged by our panel of Festival Celebrity Guests. Past guests include: Adam Richman, Anne Burrell, Geoffrey Zakarian, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich and more. The event takes place on the Festival Main Stage in the late afternoon drawing one of the biggest crowds. Lawn viewing to all Saturday ticket holders with private viewing seats for VIP ticket holders.

  • TBA
  • Top Bartender Showdown

    Serendipity magazine rounds up some the best bartenders to curate their awe-inspired signature cocktails to compete and be crowned Cocktail-King. An esteemed panel of judges will evaluate the contestants’ vodka-centric offerings, while you sample all of the creations. Time to be announced. Open to all Saturday ticket holders.

  • 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Celebrity Chef Demo Kitchen Stages

    Festival’s two Celebrity Demo Kitchen Tents are filled with spectators eager to pick up tips on how to cook like a pro! The entertaining and instructional demonstrations have included Network Favorite Star Chefs: Arron Sanchez, Graham Elliot, Anne Burrell, Jean-Georges, Geoffrey Zakarian, Adam Richman and so many more.
    Open to all Saturday ticket holders. VIP ticket holders have first right to tasting seats.

  • 12:30 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Celebrity Green Room

    Check out your favorite celebrities, musicians and culinary experts as they are interviewed by industry experts in this luxury lounge.
    In addition, the venue will invite knowledgeable food, wine, spirit and music insiders a cool and relaxing environment to catch up on work and post exciting product, celebrity or event news in a timely manner.
    Open to all Saturday ticket holders.

  • 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Drink Demo Stage Tent

    The tent showcases the world’s leading Sommeliers, Mixologists, and Beer Masters who demonstrate their craft to Festival attendees. In 2014 Marc Stroobandt, the Belgian Master Beer Sommelier, paired Anheusur Busch top selling products such as Stella Artois and Goose Island with spicy and savory treats. Other mixologists have included Ketel One Mixologist, Celebrity Cruises Mixiologist, Sommelier Joe Campanale, and Master Sommelier Gretchen Thomas.
    Open to all Saturday ticket holders.

  • 12:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Festival VIP Tent

    Guests will enjoy private bars with premium liquors and wines, as well as chef demonstrations throughout the day, secluded seating area on the waters edge, and private restrooms. Ticket also includes The VIP Big Easy Dinner! with the Festival Ambassador Chefs and featuring The Meters, and a private viewing area for the Main Stage evening musical performance headlined by Little Big Town (Opener to be announced).
    $375 per person / $5500 for sponsored table with table service all day and night.

  • 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Grand Tasting Tent

    As the heart of the Saturday Festival, this tent hosts 150+ food and beverage vendors from 12:30-5pm. Guests sample from decadent dishes, savory snacks, sweet desserts to fresh fruit smoothies and wine tastings. It is a feast for the eyes as well as the palate. Open to all Saturday ticket holders.

  • 12:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Main Festival Stage

    Throughout the day the Main Festival Stage hosts the most anticipated weekend events such as the Burger Battle, Celebrity Appearances (2014 included Kathie Lee Gifford and her wine) and more. Headliner Grammy and CMA Award winner LITTLE BIG TOWN takes the stage at 8:30pm with opener TBA at 7:00pm. Lawn viewing to all Saturday ticket holders with private viewing seats for VIP ticket holders.

  • 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Celebrity Bookstore

    Meet the minds behind your favorite cookbooks and culinary reads. Books will be available for purchase. Have yours signed! Past guests include: Adam Richman, Anne Burrell, Geoffrey Zakarian, Graham Elliot, Joe Bastianich and more.
    Open to all Saturday ticket holders.

  • 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Barbeque & Bluegrass

    All afternoon and evening the grills smoke and pans sizzle as the Top Grill Masters offer up custom-crafted BBQ creations. Guests sample from the signature grilled bites! Hosted by TBA, these local and national chef favorites show off their knowledge on the BBQ stage.
    Open to all Saturday ticket holders.

  • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • The VIP Big Easy Dinner

    Capturing the rich culinary, musical and festive atmosphere of New Orleans, this VIP event will be a party not to be missed! A traditional Louisiana jazz marching band will kick off the evening. The Festival Honored Ambassador Chefs will prepare and serve up their signature small plates with a New Orleans twist on the fare. Guests will also enjoy the world renowned band Funky Meters with Art Neville, Ian Neville, George Porter Jr, and Russel Batiste Jr. Premium liquor, wines and beer to served.
    Open to VIP Saturday Ticket holders only.

  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday on Stage Dinner

    Best seats in the house! 100 guests will sit on elevated stage while viewing musical performances just feet away from stage. 2015 Main Stage features music headliner Grammy and CMA Award winner LITTLE BIG TOWN! Delicious menu TBA. Premium liquor, wine and beer to be served.
    $500 per person / $4500 per table.