On the weekend of June 9-10, the annual Rum Renaissance Festival will offer unlimited samplings from an impressive range of boutique rum products and hand-made small-batch craft spirits from the Caribbean, and beyond, from its new festival home at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward County Convention Center.
Presenting the largest rum festival in the world, the Rum Renaissance attracts rum experts, professionals and enthusiasts from more than 30 countries for a fabulous weekend of rum discovery.
“South Florida is the number one rum market in the world and its only fitting that we present the largest rum tasting program in the United States once a year in this location,” says Robert Burr, host of Rum Renaissance Festival. “It’s also a chance for the international rum community to come together, from the islands of the Caribbean and the Americas to Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and beyond.”
There’s also a special VIP Tasting Bar for the most serious rum fanatics to taste rare and limited edition rums for a small fee. The event includes master classes and seminars by rum luminaries and key influencers.
Rum and Tiki Culture: The Hukilau
The Rum Renaissance Festival will celebrate its coexistence with the annual Hukilau tiki event at the neighboring Pier 66 Hotel. The Hukilau’s Polynesian-theme cocktails and fabulous exotica draws an impressive crowd of tiki fanatics who appreciate the allure and delights of tropical cultures and fantastical cocktails that reflect the enchanting Polynesian lifestyle.
In addition to rum seminars, live entertainment, and the VIP Tasting Bar, the International Rum Expert Panel judges will be on hand to announce the winners of their annual RumXP Tasting Competition and present these esteemed awards.
Rum Renaissance Festival details
Saturday, June 9 and Sunday, June 10, 2pm to 7pm
*VIP Tasting Bar, open from 1pm to 7pm
Greater Ft. Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center
Host Hotel: Hilton Ft. Lauderdale Marina