What better way is there to kick off Spring than with a nostalgic day out in the sun with live music, as well as a wide selection of seasonal brews, games, and even a lighted beach ball drop? We certainly can't think of one, which is why you should head over to the Spring Beer Fling on Saturday March 29th at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Downtown Tampa. For any of you that haven't been there, it’s one of the highest rated parks in the Tampa Bay area. The scenery is beautiful and makes a perfect setting for this wild, fun, retro themed event.

Some of the beers that will be served are Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada, New Belgium Brewing, Twisted Tea, and Angry Orchard. The full list with all of the specific brews by each company can be found here. The drinks start at just $5. There will be tons of food vendors too!

The spectacular ball drop that is consistently raved about definitely matches up to its hype. At the end of the night, thousands…yes, not hundreds, but THOUSANDS of LED lighted beach balls are dropped at the Downtown Tampa Skyline. You even get to keep the beach balls! Imagine the breathtaking colors fueling the positive energies from the crowd encased in feel good Surf Rock music—an amazing way to cap the night.

Speaking of awesome Surf Rock music, two of the performers on the lineup so far include Beach Day, a SXSW 2013 featured artist, and Pretty Girls, recently named the Best Rock Band of South Florida by the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Expect to be impressed.

There are presale tickets available right now, so for those savvy spenders, grab them up while you can! General admission presales are $10 ($20 at the door) and VIP presales are $75 ($100 at the door).

Note that this is a 21+ event, and pets are not permitted (excluding service animals).

What makes the VIP tickets special? You get UNLIMITED pours of all seasonal and specialty brews, as well as their Special Retro cocktail, wine, water, and a meal voucher to one of their food vendors. It doesn't stop there, because as a VIP you also get a custom collectible Spring Beer Fling Pint Glass and access to the VIP retro lounge. The tickets seem pricey at first glance, but given the value, they are very much worth it!

If this sounds like a perfect way to spend your weekend, then you'll definitely want to check out Big City Event's promo deal...just $50 for entry to this event as well as three other similar events such as Tampa Bay Margarita Festival! Like, Share or Tweet this page and encourage your friends to join you in all the action.

With tons of deals available for entry into this event, you'll be kicking yourself for missing out. Spring forward into the warm season the right way!