This year marks the very first Houston Margarita Festival, which will take place at Discovery Green on October 13, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will showcase a wide variety of local Mexican, barbeque, seafood, and Cajun cuisine, as well as an exotic selection of margaritas in Houston. Festival goers will enjoy live music from local acts such as the Mambo Jazz Kings, Texas Brass Band, Salmerum, Tony Henry, The Marc Bode Trio, Step Rideau and Zydeco Outlaws, Cass, and more.

Salsa Eddy, owner of the Houston Dance Factory, will be conducting a salsa-dancing contest for couples. A limbo competition will also be held, encouraging individuals and couples alike to compete for prizes. Local vendors will sell merchandise as patrons sample unique concoctions such as wine, jalapeno, cucumber and low-calorie margaritas, beer or wine.

The Houston Margarita Festival will be working closely with several local nonprofit beneficiaries at this year’s event including the Spring High School Starlettes Drill Team Booster Club, Houston Regional HIV/AIDS Resource Group, Inc., Wesley House Houston, Twi-Light Twelve Foundation Inc., Lily of the Valley Grand Chapter, and the United Way. Those interested in volunteering at the festival may sign up via the official Houston Margarita Festival website. Additional partners include Fiesta, Bud Light, Red Bull, The Wave, The Scene, The Montrose-Star, Mas Branding, and 1800 Tequila. Bam Bou Lounge will be sponsoring the official after-party from 10:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. following the festival.

“We are thrilled to bring the first official margarita festival to Houston,” said event organizer Jirmar Proctor. “Houston is known for some of the best Mexican food this side of the border, so why not have a whole day dedicated to celebrating the best Mexican cocktail?” Proctor went on to say, “Discovery Green is the perfect setting for this celebration, which brings together the best food, live music, and libations the city has to offer.”

The Houston Margarita Festival is 21+ only with tickets for $15 pre-sale. The first 1,500 people to attend will receive a free festival t-shirt. Tickets at the door are $25, with designated driver tickets being offered for $10. VIP tickets may be purchased for $60 and offer early entry, free food, and seating. All tickets may be purchased via the Houston Margarita Festival website, GoldStar, Houston Press, Fiesta, or Groupon.

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