ABOUT

HOUSTON MARGARITA FESTIVAL

Welcome to Houston Margarita Festival #8!  The combination of margaritas, salsa dancing, great food, and live bands in an outdoor space amongst the city’s skyscrapers is loved by many. 

 

Houston Margarita Festival, returning to the beautiful Water Works Park just outside downtown at 105 Sabine Street, Houston, Texas 77007, is a margarita wonderland with a whimsical variety of margarita flavors to be enjoyed under the iconic Houston skyline. Boasting with 19 margarita flavors such as Green Apple, Peach Mango, Lots of Chocolate Margarita, Pumpkin Spice, Raspberry, Jalapeno, Grrrrrape!, and more, whimsical is certainly the fitting term for the experience.   


Since its inception, Houston Margarita Festival has supported over 30 non-profit organizations in the Greater Houston Area.  To name a few, Houston Margarita Festival has financially supported the HIV Resource Group, East Harris County Empowerment Council, University of Houston Engineers Society, Young Artistic Professions,  Houston Vital Signs, etc.  This year's festival will benefit the Twi-Light Twelve Foundation scholarship fund. 

Water Works Park at Buffalo Bayou

105 Sabine, Houston, Texas 77007

At it's core, the margarita is refreshing, tasty, and intoxicating. If you love that, we love you!

COME TASTE THE FLAVORS!

HMF is a cash only event, admission and drink tickets can only be purchased with cash.

ATMs are available

Competition margaritas made with 1800 Tequila, but are available at the regular drink price. 

Premium drinks are margaritas made with 1800Tequila, 

and cocktails made with premium vodka, boubon, or whiskey that're available at the Mixed Drink Tent

Premium Drink - $8

Regular Margarita - $6

You Can Purchase Additonal Drink Tickets at the Festival

$15

GA Admission for one

1 Complimentary Margarita

HMF commemorative cup

HMF festival map

*Day of the event - $25*

$37

GA Admission for one

1 Complimentary Margarita

3 Margarita Vouchers 

HMF commemorative cup

HMF festival map

$57

GA Admission for one

1 Complimentary Margarita

3 Margarita Vouchers 

3 Premium Drink Vouchers

1 HMF commemorative cup

HMF festival map

GA Admission for eight

8 Complimentary Margaritas

8 HMF commemorative cups

8 HMF festival maps

$90

(Group Rate)

*Limited Capacity* Only 2oo VIP tickets will be sold.

$90 July - $100 August - $100 Sept. - $100 Oct. - $110 Nov.  

VIP Admission for one

Access to the VIP Zone with $1 Bar 

           (Handixed margaritas made w/1800 Tequila, premiium cocktails  (bourbon, whiskey, vodka, etc.) and wine)

Free food including a carving station serving assorted meats, sautéed vegetable station, crepe station, and slow roasted potatoes served with beef and cream sauce, chicken and mushroom sauce, or vegan butter sauce 

VIP is $120 on the day of the event.

Lounge seating 

Canvas painting

Express entrance into the festival

HMF Performance Schedule

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Mariachi Calmeca
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Andy the Amazing Ice Carver
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Limbo Competition **CASH PRIZE**
3:15 pm - 3:45 pm Calle Swing (Latin Salsa)
3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Salsa Dance Competition 
4:15 pm - 4:45 pm Calle Swing (Latin Salsa)
5:15 pm - 6:15 pm Bayou City Brass Band
6:30 pm - 6:45 pm Best Margarita Competition Winner
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Line Dance Mix
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm Keyon and Zydeco Masters
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Happy Hour Mix

Festival MC - La Comadre Mel

BEST MARGARITA

COMPETITION

The Best Margarita Competition  presents some of the best tasting margaritas recipes Houston has to offer from local bars and restaurants. Therefore the true winners lf the competition are the festival's attendees who are able to enjoy the signature mixes as the battle for the title of Houston's Best Margarita ensues! The competition is judged by festival attendees and winner is crowned by popular vote. The competition is from 2:00pm - 6:00pm, taste them all and vote for your favorite!

Competition Prizes

BAR/RESTAURANT DIVISION

$500 (Awarded to a charity)

1st Place Trophy

HMF will celebrate and promote National Margarita Day at the winner's bar

Bragging rights for being titled the bar with the best margarita at HMF #8 

Past Restaurant Winners:
2017
2016

Submit An Entry Here

Salsa Dance Competition

OVERVIEW:

Apollo style judging (winner will be selected by the loudest crowd cheer)

The competition takes place on the main stage

Prizes: 1st Place - $150 & Trophy, 2nd Place - $100 & Trophy, 3rd Place - Trophy

REGISTRATION:

Registration fee $0
Registration takes place on the day of the competition only
Only the first 15 couples to register will be allowed to compete
Registration opens at 1:00 pm and closes at 3:00 pm. or until all 15 couples have registered

RULES:
-  Street/amateur dancers only (no profession dancers allowed) 
·   21 years of age or older
·   Never been paid for dancing skill

-   Only couples can compete, no individual dancers
·   Never danced for any professional dance company or studio
·   Does not work or teach for any professional dance company or studio
·   Is not a private instructor or offers services where you are paid

Located minutes from the festival 

at 400 Dallas St. 77002

HOUSTON MARGARITA

FESTIVAL

Group Discount Rate - $129/Night

When is Houston Margarita Festival?

November 23, 2019

Where is Houston Margarita Festival being held?

Water Works Park @ Buffalo Bayou - 105 Sabine, Houston, Texas, 77007

Are children allowed to attend the festival?

No. You must be 21 years of age or older, with proper ID to enter the event.

Where can I park?

Public parking for the festival is located at the City of Houston Lot H (1643 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007) and Lot C (Memorial Service Rd @ Houston Ave) for $10 per car; metered parking is available at the City of Houston Municipal Courthouse (1400 Lubbock St, Houston, TX 77002); Hobby Center Garage (330 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77002). The Festival strongly encourages the use of Uber or Lyft for safety and to reduce parking congestion. 

Can I bring a drink to the festival? 

No, we have plenty of drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) for you at the festival. ​

Can I bring food to the festival?

No, there will be a number of food vendors on site.​

Are pets allowed at the event?

No

Can I bring a chair to the festival?

Yes

Will I be able to buy more drink tickets at the festival?

Yes. Drink Ticket Booths are available throughout the festival for you to buy additional drink tickets for more margaritas 

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Houston Margarita Festival #8 | Saturday -  November 23rd

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