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Southern Smoke Festival

October 14, 2023

4:00 pm

8:00 pm

Southern Smoke Food Festival

Saturday, Oct 14, 4 – 8 pm

Since 2015, Southern Smoke Foundation has gathered some of the best chefs in America for an afternoon of eating and drinking. Join Foundation co-founder Chris Shepherd and more than 60 chefs and personalities from across the country for this outdoor party. Tickets are available for both general admission and Lexus VIP access, and proceeds go to Southern Smoke Foundation’s mission to support food and beverage workers nationwide.


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Jones Lawn

The Jones Lawn is the largest green space at Discovery Green®, and therefore offers panoramic views of the Park and unobstructed views of the downtown skyline. The Lawn is an exceptional manicured space that can accommodate almost any large gathering. It is the site of major events such as Discovery Green’s festivals or pick-up sports. The Convention District Garage lies directly below the Jones Lawn. From charity galas, festivals or concerts for hundreds or thousands, the Jones Lawn can make any event a memorable and magical occasion.

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Discovery Green’s location in the heart of downtown, as well as its beautifully maintained landscape, makes it a much sought-after outdoor venue for events. From company picnics, fundraisers and product launches to concerts, festivals, birthday parties and weddings, the Discovery Green campus has the perfect spot for any event from 20 people to 20,000.