The “17th Annual Las Olas Wine & Food Festival,” presented by Bombay Sapphire, Martin Codax, elit by Stolichnaya, Las Rocas, Milagro and Premier Beverage Company returns April 20 to Las Olas Boulevard located in Fort Lauderdale.

This year’s event features new additions and a variety of pre and post events. Proceeds from the festival benefit the American Lung Association in Florida.

“Premier Beverage is proud to continue their title sponsorship commitment of the ‘Las Olas Wine and Food Festival’,” said President and CEO of Premier Beverage, Bob Drinon. “Each year the festival continues to grow, and this year we will raise the bar with a wide variety of exceptional wines, the return of the Bombay Sapphire Lounge and the addition of multiple ancillary wine and spirits events.”

The street festival will take place on April 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Las Olas Boulevard, between S.E. 6th Avenue and S.E. 11th Avenue, encompassing four city blocks of food and wine.

The year, the festival will feature more than 70 of some of South Florida’s finest restaurants and more than 40 wine tables and micro brews. Back this year are Bombay Sapphire gin lounge for the ultimate cocktail experience; the Culinary Couture Fashion Show by the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale; and a Cupcake Battle, where local bakeries compete in the ultimate cupcake smack down and attendees have the chance to vote on the Fan Favorite Award. South Florida acts include The Weedline Band and the Pan Vibes who will perform live.

Guests attending the street festival will be able to sample the newest Stolichnaya vodka flavors, as well as a selection of signature Milagro tequila drinks.

Also taking place for the first time this year is a variety of wines and spirits that will be available to order at a discount on the street courtesy of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, the exclusive festival retailer.

Tickets are $100. Ticket prices for pre and post events vary.

A complete line-up of events and ticket information are available at http://www.LasOlasWine or call 954-727-0907.

Founded in 1916 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association in Florida works to improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The association funds research on lung disease cures, provides education and support programs to both adults and children and advocates for stronger air laws, tobacco prevention and education at the capital.