While the name may say "swimsuit" the new VIBES festival promises to bring out some of the biggest and best names in the food industry.
Credit: Photo: Sports Illustrated

A swimsuit festival might not be the first stop for most foodies, but we definitely recommend giving the VIBES by Sports Illustrated Swimsuit festival a try. 

Taking place February 17 and 18 in Houston Texas, the festival promises to be an event featuring good food, music, and swimsuit stars. 

The event will kick off on the 17th with a food festival featuring some of the most well-known national and regional chefs, such as:

  • Chris Shepherd of Underbelly
  • Hugh Acheson of Five & Ten, The National, Empire State South and The Florence
  • Graham Elliot of Graham Elliot Bistro
  • Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel Gardner of The Pass & Provisions
  • Tyson Cole of Uchi, UchiKo

“Houston is thrilled to be the home of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit launch and music, food and culture festival,” said Mike Waterman, president of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. “As the culinary and cultural capital of the South, we think this event is a perfect opportunity to work with an iconic brand like Sports Illustrated to showcase Houston to the world.”

Tickets are on sale now, with prices ranging from $35 for basic entry all the way to $250 for all access.