In the vast universe of cocktails, Floridians would probably put the margarita in a solid top 5 among their all-time faves. The tequila-based drink comes in so many different shapes, colors, and flavors, we can't get enough of the mixed Mexican concoction. Luckily, soon you'll be able to sip more than one marg because this Florida Festival dedicated to the boozy beverage is coming to Tampa in May — and it's going to be massive.
You might want to invite all of your friends to The Tampa Margarita Festival; it's likely to be mad fun, full of all types of margaritas and music.
More than 60 different marg varieties will be available for you to try at this festival from frozen to shaken, blended, and even stirred. Cheers to that!
Do you crave a Margarita topped with cotton candy? One with an upsidedown beer on top? How about a Margarita Pouch? Be ready because you'll be able to sip all sorts of creative Tequila creations here.
And since there's no good cocktail festival without some toes tappin' tunes to groove to — this one is no exception. Make sure to sit near the stage, wear your dancing shoes and practice your tasty dance moves.
The Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is happening on May 23 at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, and tickets start at only $18.
If you still don't have plans for Memorial Day Weekend, this festival can be the perfect excuse to take a quick Florida road trip.
The Margarita Festival will not only feature live music, but also games, shopping vendors, and one of the largest fireworks show in the area.
Food will be another highlight. A food market filled with mouthwatering eats will be the perfect way to accompany your margs. Enjoy Mexican inspired treats like tacos and elotes, loaded nachos or fries, burgers, and boozy cupcakes.
Another delicious option you may be able to try is the Fried Margarita — spongy cake bites submerged in a margarita and then deep-fried.
The festival will be happening from noon to 11:00 p.m., and you must be 21 or older to attend.
For the purchase of your ticket, you get a wristband that allows you entry and re-entry to the event. Several ticket options are available starting at $18, and you can see them all here.
The main entrance to the festival will be located on N. Boulevard at Cypress St. at the Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, and parking will be available at Blake High School and surrounding neighborhood areas.
However, the parking is limited and you'll be gettin' your drink on, so using Uber or Lyft is highly recommended.
Get ready to booze and bite at the mouthwatering Tampa Bay Margarita Festival!
Tampa Bay Margarita Festival
Price: Starting at $18 for general admission. All ticket options can be seen here.
When: May 23, 2020 — noon to 11 p.m.
Address: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park — 1001 North Boulevard, Tampa, FL
Why You Need To Go: Over 60 different types of Margaritas will be served at this cool fest that will also feature live music, vendors, games, and great food.