About the Festival
Certain tastes, smells and sights bring us back to our childhood, and soda pop is often one of those tastes that brings along fond memories. Cooling off on a hot summer day with a root beer float, or a sharing a cola at the drug store fountain with friends, are the types of nostalgic moments you’ll be transported back to at the Sebring Soda Festival. This new and exciting event is a unique opportunity to showcase the small town feel of the beautiful downtown Sebring area while promoting a family-friendly event that everyone can enjoy. With hundreds of craft sodas available for sampling, along with a classic car show, live entertainment, art and craft vendors, pop-up retail storefronts, a variety of food options, a kid’s zone, and more, we will bring back vintage fun for all ages.
*For more information, contact the Sebring Chamber at (863) 385-8448 or email email@example.com.
Friday, April 6
Rockin’ Fifties Block Party, 5-8 PM
Entertainment provided by The MoonRays
Free to attend
Saturday, April 7
Family Friendly Soda Festival, 10-5 PM
Pop & Fizz Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party *, 6-9 PM
*Must be 21 years old. Advanced Ticket Purchase Required; Limited Availability (see Tickets page)
General festival and pre-party admission are “FREE” to the public, but you will need to purchase Punch Cards to participate on Saturday in the festival tasting and advanced tickets for the “Pop & Fizz Cocktail Tasting & Pairing Party.”
Event Guide & Map
Why Participate in a Craft Soda Festival
As one of the largest growing beverage segments, craft sodas are continuing to gain popularity. Craft sodas are brewed in small batches and contain natural ingredients, including nature-based sweeteners like pure cane sugar, stevia, and honey. This festival is one of only a few craft soda events in the U.S., and downtown Sebring is home to Sebring Soda & Ice Cream Works, which carries 350+ craft sodas in the store. Craft sodas are a stronghold in the millennial generation, and the vintage brand sodas, like RC Cola and Dad’s Root Beer, are popular in the baby boomer generation. Advertising with the festival opens doors to opportunities with numerous markets, including families, decision makers, business owners, retirees and more.
Sebring is located just 60 miles south of Disney and within a 1.5-3-hour drive from most major Florida cities, such as Sarasota, Naples, Palm Beach, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Bradenton, Ft, Myers, Orlando and Tampa. For a list of hotels in the area, visit VisitSebring.com/accommodations.
No, festival admission is “FREE” to the public, but you will need to purchase a Punch Card to participate in the tasting. Punch card costs range from $5-$20 depending on number of tastings.
Your family and friends, a good lawn chair, picnic blanket, sunscreen and most importantly an open mind to the plethora of tasting sensations.
ATM at the bank, ADA restroom facilities, shuttle service to and from satellite parking, and shaded picnic areas.
Yes! But please keep him/her on a leash and pick up the tootsies.
Yes, we have plenty of great opportunities to get involved. If you or your group would like to volunteer or help with this years festival please click here for more information!
NO WAY! What kind of diehard soda freaks would cancel due to rain? All efforts are made to ensure that the show will go on as long as it is safe for our guests and the performers. Sebring Soda Fest is rain or shine, be prepared for extremes such as heat, wind or rain. IF the weather is dangerous, we will shut down the event during the danger and will reopen when it passes (if the danger is after 5pm, we might have to shut down early).
Yes, photography and videography is allowed and we would love you to share your great images with us on our social media channels @SebringSodaFest (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter). Hash tag #SebringSodaFest
Applications are online and are open for submissions. Click here for vendor information.
Yes there is plenty of free parking close to the festival. During the festival there is no parking permitted in NO PARKING posted areas (you WILL be towed if parked here). Parking (see festival guide) is also available within easy walking distance of the festival, as well as free shuttling to and from the satellite parking areas.
An ATM is located just two blocks off Circle Park at Harbor Community Bank located at 205 W. Center Avenue.