Designated Driver Program

The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival Presented by Publix encourages all attendees to drink responsibly. Please do not drink and drive.

Should you like to attend the event and choose to be a safe ride home for your friends or family, we do offer a designated driver (DD) option for all four festival days (Thurs – Sun). Here’s how it works:

  1. Discounted DD tickets will be available for purchase on the day of the event at the ticketing booth located at the entrance – no advance purchase available.
  2. DDs will receive a specific wristband that must be worn during the festival.
  3. If you’re wearing a DD wristband, you’re not permitted to take even a sip of alcohol. If an event organizer sees this, they will ask you to leave.
  4. DDs will have access to all food and unlimited bottled water, but will not be provided a tequila, beer or wine glass upon entry.

Discounted DD Pricing:

  • Tacos & Tequila Hosted by Red Mesa General Admission (GA) Designated Driver (DD) Ticket: $50
  • BEER Night GA DD Ticket: $50
  • BEER Night St. Pete VIP DD Ticket: $70
  • Grand Tasting Sat GA DD Ticket: $75
  • Grand Tasting Sat VIP DD Ticket: $105
  • Grand Tasting Sun GA DD Ticket: $75
  • Grand Tasting Sun VIP DD Ticket: $105

Special Note to Designated Drivers:

In addition to a cheaper tickets, DDs receive unlimited food and bottled water. If you’re wearing a DD wristband, you’re not supposed to take even a sip of alcohol. If an event organizer sees this, they will ask you to leave.