Cinco de Mayo may be over, but don’t worry! Margaritas will be flowing once again at Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017. On Saturday, May 27, grab some friends and come to Downtown Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Park for an awesome day with margaritas, music, and more!

Find Margaritas, Music, and More at Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017 has something for everyone with over 50 different kinds of margaritas, including Sang-ritas, Mule-ritas, and Corona-ritas. You’ll also find unique drinks like the Bacon Rita, the Chocolate Rita, and the Sriracha Strawberry Rita, a trendy choice for those who can handle the heat. If you buy a VIP ticket, the Grand Marnier VIP Experience offers exclusive drinks like the Prickly Pear Margarita and the Peach Cobbler Margarita.

The 2017 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is a pet-friendly event for leashed pets. All photos by 813area event photographers.

In addition to amazing margaritas, the annual Tampa Bay Margarita Festival have once again lined up great music with Barenaked Ladies headlining the festival. Known for big hits like “One Week,” “Pinch Me,” and “If I Had $1,000,000,” Barenaked Ladies will be bringing their fun, high-energy rock show to this top Tampa Bay fest as a part of their Spring 2017 Tour.

Blues Traveler performing in 2016

Other bands playing include Cowboy Mouth, Ript, and The Whole Damn Mess. You can also shuffle to local bands like Orlando-based The Getbye as well as the Ries Brothers and Parrotfish, hailing from the Tampa area. English DJ, record producer, and musician DJ Fresh will also be dropping some beats at the festival.

The private Tequila Grand Tasting

General admission tickets for the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival are more than reasonable at $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the festival; margaritas and food are additional. VIP tickets are $125 to $150 and include UNLIMITED margaritas, beer, wine, and water within the VIP Grand Marnier Cantina. You can also upgrade to the VVIP Experience with a private cabana for two and a great view of the stage; the VIP Cabana Experience comes with private cabana seating for ten. 

At 11:00 AM, an hour before the festival gates open, burn some calories and make room for margaritas in the two and a half-mile Margarita Run. Registration is $55 and includes one general admission ticket, one Zignum margarita drink at the festival, a cool t-shirt, a margarita bottle, and an opener medal.

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2017

For an additional $25, you can also take part in the Tequila Grand Tasting within the festival from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Tickets include a collectible margarita tasting glass and five tequila tastings from a selection of over 30 tequilas.

The Tampa Bay Margarita Festival brings margaritas and fun to Tampa Bay each year, so say Ole! and get your tickets now! Make plans to celebrate this Memorial Day weekend with your friends, family, and your soon to be discovered, new favorite margarita!

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