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Let's check out 10 Festive Margarita Festivals in the U.S.

March 23rd 2024

Margarita festivals epitomize a jubilant ode to sunshine, camaraderie and of course, the delightful spectrum of margarita flavors. From the timeless allure of classic lime to the adventurous zest of exotic mango habanero, there's a margarita to tantalize every palate.


Accompanied by live music that infuses the air with festivity, and tantalizing food offerings from diverse vendors, these gatherings provide the ideal backdrop shared with friends in the exploration of new margarita favorites.

However, beyond the delectable libations, these festivals serve as gateways to diverse corners of the nation. Whether it's the waterfront revelries of Florida or the spirited street festivals of Texas, each locale boasts its distinct charm. Imbibe in the local culture as you sip on refreshing margaritas, creating indelible memories that linger long after the last drop is savored.

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1. Houston Margarita Festival (Houston, TX, May)

Prepare for a margarita extravaganza at the Houston Margarita Festival! Held at Water Works in Buffalo Bayou Park, this event boasts an impressive array of margarita flavors for you to sample. Groove to live music from bands and DJs as you sip and savor these delightful cocktails alongside a tempting selection of food options.

2. Chattanooga Margarita Festival (Chattanooga, TN, August)

Experience the ultimate fiesta at the First Horizon Pavilion, where Chattanooga's top restaurants vie for the coveted title of Best Margarita in town! Explore your Sample Passport featuring 10 tantalizing mini margaritas while soaking in live beats spun by local DJs. Capture the fun moments at the Margarita Fest photobooth and indulge in delicious bites from some of Chattanooga's finest food vendors.

3. Dallas Tacos & Margaritas Festival (Dallas, TX, August)

Indulge in two Texan favorites at the Dallas Tacos & Margaritas Festival! With numerous taco vendors offering everything from traditional to fusion creations, there's something for everyone. Pair your tacos with a selection of margaritas for a delightful day out with friends.

4. Margarita Madness Cincinnati (Cincinnati, OH, May)
Prepare yourself for an electrifying evening filled with tequila, live music, and breathtaking views. Join us at The Purple People Bridge for an unforgettable celebration! Indulge in margaritas and delectable treats crafted by the finest bars and restaurants in the city. What's more, you'll have the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Best Margarita.

5. Chicago Margarita Festival (Chicago, IL, July)
Experience the essence of summer at the Chicago Margarita Festival, where delightful margarita tastings blend seamlessly with live original music, vibrant dancing, and endless fun! Relax with friends against the backdrop of Lake Michigan, immersing yourself in music and more. Come join us for a day filled with laughter, cheers, and of course, delicious margaritas!

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6. St. Pete Margarita Wars (St. Petersburg, FL, May)
Serving it up in the sunshine state is Margarita Wars. Savor a variety of margaritas crafted by more than 21 top mixologists from the Tampa Bay area, while also participating in the spirited judging process to crown Tampa Bay’s Ultimate Margarita! Enjoy live entertainment while sampling Mexican-inspired hors d'oeuvres, at this battle of beverages.

7. Margarita Showdown Phoenix (Phoenix, AZ, October)
This spirited showdown will have 25 bars and restaurants all battling for Best Margarita in Phoenix. Groove to the tunes of three bands echoing a beach vibe throughout the day, with the main act being an authentic Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band. Fuel up with delectable offerings from food trucks onsite, and peruse the vibrant shopping lawn with vendors offering an array of festive items.

8. Nashville Margarita Festival (Nashville, TN, May)
Attention tequila enthusiasts! Indulge in a variety of margaritas crafted by the finest bars and restaurants in the city, groove to live music, hit the dance floor, and have your say in crowning the champion of Nashville's most delectable margarita. Join in for a lively celebration dedicated to all things margarita – an event not to be missed.

9. NYC Margarita Rumble (Brooklyn, NY, April)


The Margarita Rumble showcases the finest establishments in a competition for the coveted title of the best margarita. This yearly extravaganza offers attendees the opportunity to sample creations from participating restaurants and cast their votes for the most exceptional blend. It's a vibrant tribute to mixology, offering a delightful journey to discover your next go-to margarita.

10. Baltimore Taco & Margarita Festival (Baltimore, MD, April)


Experience the ultimate fiesta of tacos and margaritas at the Baltimore Taco & Margarita Festival. Taking place at the Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena, this event showcases a delectable assortment of tacos, tantalizing margaritas, live entertainment featuring pro wrestling bouts and vibrant DJ sets, and an opportunity to shop from an array of local vendors.

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