SAT - Sept. 14th
12PM - 8PM
Austin Margarita Festival
305 S. Congress Ave
Austin Margarita Festival
With Austin’s reputation for being the Live Music Capital of the World, we could only think of one thing that might add to that status – MARGARITAS!! This year, the Austin Margarita Festival will grace the downtown area, just across the Congress Avenue Bridge, on the Austin American-Statesman’s riverside property. The 21+, one day event is a reflection of Austin’s plethora of eclectic styles and artistry, only this diversity shows through in the 20+ Margarita Flavors, including the Bourbon St. Hurricane, Grapefruit Groupie and Jalapeno Pepper. Served frozen or on the rocks, the endless choice of mouthwatering margaritas can be enjoyed against the backdrop of Austin’s beautiful skyline. Adding to the cool vibe of this Margarita Mecca, you can sip to the sounds of live bands and DJs, and to the complement of great food! You’ve heard the tagline, “Keep Austin Weird”. Well, Austinites, on September 14th, 2019, you’ll hear a new adage – “Keep the margaritas flowin’ and the good times goin’!”
20+ Margarita Flavors
(All Margaritas Are Mixed With 100% Agave Nectar Tequila)
BOURBON ST. HURRICANE
The following ticket options are available for the Austin Margarita Festival.
Entrance, souvenir 5oz cup, 3 drink tickets for margarita samples (5oz pours) from 20+ different margaritas flavors, including sampling and voting in the Best Margarita Competition. Drink tickets may also be used to acquire mixed drinks, beer, wine, and/or non-alcoholic beverages from mixed drink tents.
GENERAL ADMISSION ($30 Early Bird, $40 Presale, Not Available on the day of Event)
Entrance, souvenir 5oz cup, 6 drink tickets for margarita samples (5oz pours) from 20+ different margaritas flavors, including sampling and voting in the Best Margarita Competition. Drink tickets may also be used to acquire mixed drinks, beer, wine, and/or none-alcoholic beverages from mixed drink tents.
VIP ADMISSION ($70-May, $80-June, $90-July, $100-August, $110-Sept.)
Entrance, sourvenir 5oz cup, complimentary BBQ & Mexican food, lounge seating, access to the VIP $1 Bar with premium mixed drinks and margaritas that are hand-made by VIP mixologists, Paint & Sip (Create personal artwork as you paint on pallets provided by the festival while sipping a fresh margarita), plus you'll get 3 drink tickets to sample margairtas from the general festival area.
$130 Day of Event
5 General Admission Tickets (15 drink tickets - 5 oz. pours, 5 commemorative cups, festival map)! *All group members must enter the festival together; stragglers will not be permitted to enter once the ticket has been scanned.
*The event has a capacity limit, ticket availablity is not guaranteed at a later date.*
*Everyone must be 21 years of age or older, with proper ID to enter the festival.*
The participating fee is for restaurants, vendors, corporate entities, etc. that are participating in the festival under varies capacities; not for attendees to purchase.
>Regular margaritas are 1 drink ticket.
>Premium margaritas are 2 drink tickets. (Premium margaritas are mixed w/1800 Tequila.)
>Mixed drinks are 2 drink tickets. (Mixed drinks are made with premium liquor.)
*Best Margarita Competition beverages are 1 drink ticket, though they are mixed with 1800 Tequila. Please sample and vote for your favorite competition margarita.
>Additional drink tickets can be purchased at the event, 5 for $20. Drink tickets can only be purchased with cash, no debit cards; ATMs will be available for use.
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Austin Margarita Festival is much more than an awesome margarita experience, its a block party! The sights and sounds of the festival are as plentiful as the multitude of margarita flavors. Margaritas and great music makes for a great, and we have a collective of Austin's bands best to play 90's covers, Mariachi, Top 40s, and a DJ to keep the party going between sets. Be prepared to sing along to the hits, and don't forget to wear your dancing shoes on Sept. 14th!
12:00 – 1:00 Mariachi Los Compadres
1:00 – 1:30 DJ All Day Ray
1:30 – 2:00 Folklorico de Bendiciones
2:00 – 2:30 DJ All Day Ray
2:30 – 3:30 Think Lizzy
3:30 – 4:00 DJ All Day Ray
4:00 – 4:30 Limbo Competition
4:30 - 5:30 Line Dance Hour w/DJ All Day Ray
5:30 – 6:30 Chandler & Bings
6:30 – 6:45 Best Margarita Comp. Announcement
7:00 – 8:00 Sharp Dressed Men (ZZ Top Tribute Band)
BEST MARGARITA COMPETITION (3:30pm - 6:30pm)
Curras Grill, DK Maria's, Morelia Mexican Cafe,
Serranos, Torchy's Taco
2017 Best Margarita Competition Champ!
2018 Best Margarita Competition Champ!
The Best Margarita Competition features signature margarita mixes from Austin area bars/restaurants. Festival attendees will sample the margaritas and cast a text vote for their favorite. Using the "People's Choice" format, the bar/restaurant with the most votes will be crowned the winner!
>$500- *Awarded to the business's charity of choice
>Bragging rights from winning the Best Margarita Competition at the 2019 Austin Margarita Festival!
"Everybody, shots, shots, shots, shots!!"
The tequila tasting tent at the Austin Margarita Festival is perfect for those who enjoy the taste of tequila without it being mixed as a margarita, Fine silver, resposados, and anejos tequilas are chilled and served as shots, with lime wedges. The drink tickets used to obtain margaritas at the festival are used for tequila shots.