TacoCraft Is Hosting Fort Lauderdale's First Margarita Festival, Offering Unlimited Margarita Samples, Streetside Tacos And More
Margarita lovers who believe it's always 5 o'clock somewhere, we've got good news for you: This weekend, that somewhere is downtown Fort Lauderdale.
TacoCraft Taqueria & Tequila Bar is hosting Fort Lauderdale's inaugural Margarita Festival on Saturday, Sept. 24, with the street fair taking place in Himmarshee Village and beginning—appropriately—at 5 p.m.
Attendees will be able to enjoy unlimited margarita samples from more than 20 tequila vendors, including Avión Tequila, Modelo Especial, Jose Cuervo and more. There will also be live music by local reggae band Bushwood and a selection of street tacos and homemade ice pops for purchase. Tickets are $20, or $25 on the day of the event.
Guests will be given a token to vote for their favorite margarita of the night, and if those unlimited 6-ounce pours aren't enough, they can purchase full-sized margaritas at an outdoor bar or from any of JEY Hospitality Group's restaurants (ROK:BRGR, Himmarshee Public House, Pizza Craft, Apothecary 330).
Matt Walsh, JEY's director of marketing and brand strategy, initially presented the idea to the restaurant team after attending similar events in other cities. Orlando, Tampa and Chicago have held their own margarita festivals in the past, and JEY wanted to bring the same type of high-energy festival to South Florida.
The late September timing coincides with Mexican Independence Day, which fell on Sept. 16. In fact, the festival is already planning to return in 2017 on Mexican Independence Day, which falls on a Saturday next year.
In addition, another margarita festival from JEY is in the works for South Miami, where TacoCraft has its second location.
Fort Lauderdale Margarita Festival will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., rain or shine, along SW Second Street between Nugent Avenue and Moffat Avenue. To purchase tickets, visit the festival's website here.
Photos courtesy of TacoCraft