Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival
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Mark your calendars this May 25th for the 6th Annual Margarita and Music Festival! Located at Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park on Memorial Day Weekend, the festival will host live music, margaritas, games, shopping, food, and fireworks to finish the night! The Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival is the largest festival in the state of Florida dedicated to Margaritas and live musical entertainment! The event kicks off at noon and lasts until 11 p.m. that night; almost twelve whole hours of margarita fun!


Wondering what the musical entertainment will be this year? Fear not! The musical lineup is online and is red hot! Some of the past headliners include The Wallflowers, Plain White T’s, Barenaked Ladies, Blues Traveler, and Los Lonely Boys! Of course, the festival shows some major love to local bands! In-between sets enjoy the original MC of the festival, DJ Fresh as he will keep the party going all day long. Here’s a list of the headliners so far:

  • Nelly
  • Cold War Kids
  • Soul Asylum
  • **More will be announced closer to May 25th


Why come to the Margarita Festival without having a margarita?… or two? This year you can expect over 60 different margaritas! Yes, you heard that right! Enjoy the classic margarita flavor either frozen or on the rocks, or broaden your horizons with a Mango Jalapeno, Pineapple Sriracha, or Watermelon Matcha Margarita! If you want even more “rita-venture” try the Churro Margarita, Boba Margarita, or Sriracha Margarita over at the Extreme Margarita Bar!


One of the main food staples at the Tampa Bay Margarita and Music Festival is tacos! Tacos are so beloved that the fest builds a 2400 square foot taco restaurant for all of the taco fanatics that must munch on a taco while they sip their ‘ritas! If you aren’t feeling tacos this year, no worries because their food vendor lineup is killer. Enjoy BBQ, Empanadas, sushi burritos, pizza, donuts, Karaage/Kimchee, fries, and so much more! Bring your appetites.

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Once you’ve sipped and eaten, check out the marketplace! Enjoy local arts and crafts, festival garb, and more! Vendors do not accept RFID payment, only cash/cc, so keep that in mind before you arrive! This year’s vendors at the marketplace include:

  • 94.9 Magic
  • Carvana
  • Cigar Pxrn
  • Club Sport
  • Cnt Hang
  • FOIL Surfboards
  • Frontier Communications
  • Ferman Marketing
  • The Glistening Gems Jewelry Boutique
  • Gypsy Junque
  • Harbour at Westshore
  • Holiday Network Group
  • Home Performance Alliance
  • Vision Group Holdings
  • Lily Rose Jewelry Company
  • PDQ
  • State Farm
  • Topgolf
  • Visit Tampa Bay
  • Woodroze

Tequila Tasting

Think the festival couldn’t get any better? Think again! Take part in the Grand Tequila Tasting this year! The tasting takes place during the festival from 2-6 p.m. Tickets to the tasting include a margarita fest tasting glass and five tequila tastings from over 30 different tequilas!

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Don’t miss out on this year’s Margarita and Music Festival! Buy your tickets now! All you have to do is be 21+, choose your experience, buy your tickets, and have fun! Purchase General Admission, VIP Experiences, Premium VIP Experiences, or an Ultimate V-VIP Experience!


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