Monday, June 9, 2014

Tampa Bay Margarita Festival Review

Mike and I had the pleasure of attending the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival at Tampa Bay's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park on Saturday, May 24th. We had a great time drinking margaritas, listening to live music, and hanging out with friends!

We had VIP tickets which allowed us in the VIP tent, a welcome reprieve from the Florida sun.  Inside the tent, they provided lounge chairs and tables, misting fans and exclusive top shelf Grand Marnier Margaritas.

Photo by Densie

I must admit, I'm not a huge tequila fan.  I think tequila has a saltwater after taste but I can drink it in a good mixed drink.  We only had a couple of tequila drink options inside the VIP tent...the only location our tickets got us free drinks.  There were lots of margarita booths outside of the VIP tent with drinks ranging from $4 - $8.

After trying all the margaritas except the jalapeno one (too spicy for me), I settled on the Grand Peach Cobbler Margarita as my favorite.  It tasted the least like a margarita because of the added cinnamon to give the cobbler flavor.  I would have liked to try a frozen margarita but our VIP wrist bands didn't allow us free drinks outside of the VIP tent.

It was a beautiful day and venue to be outside enjoying margaritas!

Grammy winning artist Los Lonely Boys headlined the 2014 Tampa Bay Margarita Festival. They just released a new album titled "Revelation" and made Tampa their Florida tour stop. Of course they played their 2004 Billboard #1 hit "Heaven".  In addition to Los Lonely Boys, the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival featured live bands throughout the day.

Photo by Denise
There were plenty of food trucks at the festival hosted by the Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally.  Throughout the day, we got two orders of the incredibly, delicious nachos from Street Surfer Food Truck.  Yummy!!

The Tampa Bay Margarita Festival ended the night with a bang, displaying a colorful fireworks show.

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Disclosure: I was provided with a pair VIP tickets as part of a Big City Events and Tampa Bay Bloggers partnership in exchange for my honest review. All opinions shared are my own.


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