It’s no secret that many of us are more than a little obsessed with delicious hard seltzers. And what’s not to love? With their light flavors and festive bubbles, these fun drinks are quickly becoming one of the best treats to sip in the sunshine. Now, thanks to a massive festival in Florida this April, lucky Floridians can say "goodbye" to the average, canned fare and instead sample an array of homemade, gourmet seltzers. 

Prepare to have your taste buds blown away because these drinks are going to be something special. 

The second, annual Florida Hard Seltzer Festival will be an enormous libation competition featuring fifteen local bartenders and twelve chefs.

Co-hosted by St. Petersburg Distillery and 3 Daughters Brewing on April 25, the event is going to ask each competitor to make the yummiest drink that they can dream up.

The only rule? The winning cocktail has to include two key ingredients: St. Pete vodka and Florida hard seltzer. Let the games begin! 

The best part is that the festival-goers get to judge the competition. You can spend the afternoon wandering from one booth to the next, sampling the craziest flavors and voting on your favorites.

Grab your bestie, your bae, or your whole squad, and let yourselves enjoy the fizzy goodness of some of the most unique seltzers to hit the Tampa Bay area. 

If you are worried that all of the seltzer samples are going to seriously "up" the price of your night, don’t be!

Tickets are $45 if you buy them before February 29. They include unlimited free drinks at all twelve seltzer booths. Foodies will also be happy to know that the festival is all-you-can-eat, offering free samples from local chef vendors.

The twelve guest chefs are going to cook up their most delicious specialties, so you can try a huge variety of new treats. Spend the festival savoring your absolute favorite flavors without having to worry about breaking the bank. 

It's honestly hard to know what to be more excited about: the refreshing seltzers or the mouth-watering food.

When you need to take a break from all of the deliciousness, you can jam out to live music or just walk from one booth to the next to observe the mastery of some of Florida’s most creative mixologists and chefs. 

Whether you're trying to enjoy a boozy weekend afternoon or just want to try a handful of yummy new foods, this is the perfect place to spend a Saturday with your favorite peeps. 

Florida Hard Seltzer Festival

Price: $45 if you buy tickets before February 29

When: Saturday, April 25, 2020 — 1 p.m. to 7 p.m

Address: 222 S. 22nd St., St. Petersburg, FL

Why You Need To Go: You can sample some of the most unique, gourmet foods and cocktails in unlimited quantities. Jam out to music, enjoy the festival vibes and eat to your heart's content. This festival is a must-go for anybody who loves a good drink and a good time. 

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