The San Diego Spirits Festival, San Diego’s premier celebration of spirits and cocktails, returns for its eleventh year of unforgettable summertime indulgence. Thousands of spirits enthusiasts will descend upon San Diego’s Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier August 24-25, 2019, to enjoy two amazing days of UNLIMITED cocktails, culinary delights and sizzling entertainment.
Since its launch 11 years ago, the San Diego Spirits Festival has given its guests unrivaled access to experience the market’s finest spirits, from big-name brands you know to small-batch distilleries you need to know. Set against the breezy back drop of the inimitable San Diego Bay, the two-day festival will feature an endless parade of cocktail creations and spirit sips showcasing some of the industry’s hottest labels, which will be accompanied by a delicious array of culinary delights from local restaurants, and an eclectic blend of entertainment, making the festival the end of Summer event you won’t want to miss.
In between sips and savory moments, you’ll get to hear the stories behind your favorite brands to further immerse yourself into the “spirit” of the festival. Live music and risqué entertainment keep the good times going even when you’re not raising a glass. Add it all up, and you have a festival that’s a must for industry pros, cocktail enthusiasts, and anyone who enjoys exceptional spirits, a great way to socialize, and an opportunity to experience the true Californian lifestyle.
Brands: Premier Grand Sponsor - Makers Mark Bourbon Wanted Tour; Don Julio Tequila; Ketel One Botanicals; Bulleit Bourbon; Captain Morgan Rum; Sagamore Spirits Whiskey’s; Hell's Half Acre Vodka; Reeds Ginger Beer; Loch & Union Gin; Wicked Harvest Bourbon; Gildardo Partida LLC. with 27 brands of high-end Tequilas; and many more…
Restaurants include: Ranch Catering; Carolina Mikes; The Patio; Los Primos; Luna Grill; Hunters Home Kitchen.
The entertainment lineup includes live music from 80’s Band Groove Kitty; DJ Mike White; Lola Demure “The Prima Ballerina of Burlesque”; Energia Entertainment Presents: Fly Boys Burlesque, Energia Samba, & Energia Belly Dancers and Snake Charmers Christina Simmons and Eliza Moons. and magician Rodney Reyes.
A highlight of the festival is the San Diego International Spirits Competition, where craft distillers, American merchant bottlers and large distillers have submitted their spirits for a blind tasting and analysis by a panel of expert judges. The competition takes place on August 10, with results being announced at the festival. VIP ticket holders will have the unique opportunity to sample the winning brands and meet some of the judges.
For those looking for an even more high-end experience: VIP tickets include access to an exclusive Makers Mark VIP lounge, private bar, champagne, an exclusive tasting of the winning brands from the Bottle Competition and more.
San Diego Spirits Festival is also pleased to announce that The Museum of the American Cocktail (MOTAC) has once again joined the San Diego Spirits Festival as Legacy Charity Partner.
ALL INCLUSIVE TICKETS:
Saturday: $75 / Sunday: $65
VIP Tickets Saturday $120 / Sunday $95
Get tickets at: sandiegospiritsfestival.com/tickets
Use promo code SDSPIRITSFEST for $10 off.