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San Diego Spirits Festival - Not to be Missed!

San Diego Spirits Festival 2013

Set on the Port Pavilion on Broadway Pier, the fifth annual San Diego Spirits Festival hosts a multitude of must-attend activities for attendees over a classic San Diego view. SoCal’s San Diego is a forefront for a clamoring night life which has led to numerous craft and cocktail specialty bars establishing themselves throughout the area, and makes it the obvious choice to host a Spirits Festival.

Headlined by Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil, the festival runs from Saturday August 24th to Sunday August 25th at 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. both days. Mingle with brand ambassadors, sample cocktail and culinary creations or meet with Vince Neil himself at his ‘Meet and Greet extravaganza’ which will be hosted on both days of the festival. Neil’s own Tatuado Liquor Line will be showcased at the festival as well!

As a ‘Must Try’ Festival of the Year named by Premier Traveler, the festival fun doesn't stop with just great drinks. Other activities for attendees will include restaurant serving samples where attendees can try a variety of local flavor and chef demonstrations where they can try and learn how to work the food magic themselves. Bartender battles will flaunt some serious bartending skills and tricks sure to leave you oohing and ahhing. Stop by and watch the pin-up girl fashion show or try and meet some of the celebrity guests. Going along with the nature of the festival, you will find burlesque and samba performances to watch and enjoy as you satiate your palette. On their way into the Spirits Festival, guests can peruse the Bayside Art Festival which is located on the forecourt leading into the Spirits Festival. Get your full filling of culture all in one shot while enjoying these fun things to do in San Diego!

Named one of the Top 5 Cocktail Festivals in America by Fodors.com, the San Diego Spirits Festival will be host to a number of pourers including Tatuado Vodka and Tequila, Canadian Mist Whiskey, Woodford Reserve Bourbon,Milagro Tequila, Hendricks Gin, Diplomatico Rum and even some craft beers with Left Coast Brewing. With such a wide spread, there’s a flavor for anyone.

Tickets for this one-of-a-kind San Diego experience can be purchased online for $90, or you can call (858) 551-1605 for more information. The tickets are all inclusive and cover all of the events and activities so once you’re in, you can go crazy and enjoy all that the San Diego Spirits Festival has to offer! Try out new cocktails, and make sure you snap some pictures to share with your friends!

This blog was written by Erica Krilov. An East Coast transplant, she fell in love with all that San Diego has to offer six years ago, but secretly thinks she should have moved here before even leaving the womb. When not writing, Erica spends her time hiking, biking and horseback riding.