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Festival of Chocolate is Coming to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Jan 21-22

Calling all the sweet and chocolate lovers! Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, the historic botanical garden that is one of the premier conservation and education-based gardens in the world, is welcoming back visitors to celebrate the annual Festival of Chocolate. This year’s 16th annual Festival of Chocolate is set to be a two-day celebration of all things chocolate. Taste your way through chocolate confections, decadent desserts, and savory bites. Enjoy entertainment, activities, classes, lawn games, and demonstrations. Indulge in chocolate pairings with wine and spirits that will unlock flavors and delight your palate.

Bring your family and friends to explore the Garden and discover one delicious chocolate adventure after another.


Chocolatiers and Decadent Sweets

  • Circus Eats

  • Romanticos Chocolate

  • Key West Sweets

  • Kakao Zon

  • Palato Hand-Crafted Chocolate

  • Go Dark Chocolate

  • Oh My Gosh Bridadeiros

  • Club Chokolate

  • Castronovo

  • Cao Chocolates

Pairing Parlor

Saturday and Sunday

11:30 AM, 1:00 PM, and 3:00 PM

Wine’n Cupcakes

Enjoy a sweet flight, pairing fine wine with delectable mini cupcakes.


(Seating is limited)

Club Confection

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

Chocolate Adventures - Kids can journey through the Garden to learn how chocolate is made

(more details to come)

The Chocolate Challenge

12:00 PM, 2:00 PM Daily

Compete in the Doughnut Toss, Chocolate Chip Cookie Hunt, and Cacao Sack Race for a chance to win a prize!

Giant Lawn Games

Try your hand at larger-than-life-sized Jenga, Chess, and Connect4!

Sweet Stories

10:45 AM, 12:45 PM, 2:45 PM Daily

Gather for sweet tales in The Children's Garden

Chocolate Express

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

Choco Choco Choo Choo Hop on the Chocolate Express for a train ride around the garden!

Cocoa Lounge

10 AM - 5 PM Daily

Mini Chocolate Martini Flight- Enjoy a flight of (3) decadent mini chocolate craft martini's $24

Bourbon and Chocolate Pairing - Taste 3 Specialty Chocolates paired bourbon $29

Chocolate Lab

Times TBD

Cooking demos and how to make chocolate

Spa Chocolát

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

Hosted by Couture Mobile Spa, indulge in micro chocolate-infused massages and manicures.

Cost: Varies, Inquire


Admission for members is free

Adults $24.95

Seniors $17.95

Students (with ID) $15.95

Children (6-17) $11.95

Children (0-5) Free

More on Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is an 83-acre tropical paradise located in the Heart of Miami. Founded and named after Dr. David Fairchild, one of the most famous plant explorers in history, the Garden’s outstanding botanical collection has been a fundamental part of the institution’s existence since 1938. Fairchild is home to a significant collection of palms, cycads, and rare tropical plants. It is also home to the only tropical rainforest in the continental US and Wings of the Tropics, an exotic butterfly exhibit featuring butterfly specimens from all over the world. Fairchild has the largest education program of any metropolitan area, reaching more than 300,000 schoolchildren each year with programs like The Fairchild Challenge, The Million Orchid Project, Growing Beyond Earth, and its BioTECH High School. The Garden is a not-for-profit organization committed to harnessing the power of plants for humankind and sharing the joy of tropical gardening with everyone. Fairchild Garden is known for its outstanding signature events. From Chocolate, Mango, and Orchid Festivals, to concerts, classes, art exhibitions, and plant shows, Fairchild has something for everyone. Additionally, Fairchild is a premier location for outdoor weddings and private events. With gorgeous vistas and spectacular event spaces, the Garden is the perfect location to celebrate all of life’s important moments.

By ML Staff. Images Courtesy of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden


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