Save the Date

The Wine Festival of Central Florida will not be held in March as previously scheduled.  Recently the Board of Directors for Alliance for Independence decided that due to unforeseen circumstances, the event would be postponed to a later date.  Once a date is set, Alliance for Independence will make an announcement.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has previously been involved in making this event such a huge success.  The goal is to bring back the Wine Festival as the premier event of Alliance for Independence at a later date.

Lake Mirror Promenade

For more information, please email:
Christine Murphy at

Alliance for Independence
2710 W. Memorial Boulevard
Lakeland, FL 33815

AFI Wine Festival of Central Florida

Set in the heart of downtown Lakeland, on the picturesque Frances Langford Promenade, the Wine Festival of Central Florida features a superb selection of fine wines, gourmet samplings from local chefs and restaurants, micro brewed beers, liquor tastings and live entertainment for you to enjoy. Whether a wine connoisseur or a novice, this event promises to impress the palate!

Proceeds benefit the clients served by Alliance for Independence. For almost 70 years, Alliance for Independence has provided day training and residential programs to Polk County adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Since 2008, the Wine Festival of Central Florida has become one of Lakeland’s premier events. The event features over 150 different wines from a variety of select vineyards, food samplings from over 30 different chefs and restaurants, a bevy of craft beers to satisfy your curiosity as well as select premier liquors to tempt your taste. Frances Langford Promenade is an open air venue nestled in the heart of Lakeland on beautiful Lake Mirror. Guests of the event can stroll the promenade sampling the unique blend of wines, brews, premier liquor and savor the gourmet food samplings under a blanket of stars while absorbing the music of the night with a host of their friends and colleagues. Tampa and Orlando are just a short drive away from the Wine Festival of Central Florida and guests will find the experience well worth the effort.

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