Everything You Can Eat and Drink at This Year’s Margarita Madness


It’s tequila time. CityBeat’s annual Margarita Madness event returns to Newport for an early salute to summer. And this time, we're taking over the Purple People Bridge.

A slew of local margarita makers — restaurants, bars and entertainment destinations — will be serving up their best tequila creations in a friendly margarita throw-down competition. Tickets include 10 drink tickets to sample 10 margaritas and one special token to vote for your favorite cocktail to win a coveted People’s Choice award. Local guest judges will also be on hand to offer their input to bestow awards like Most Creative Margarita.

Dance to live music from the Sunburners while snacking on food samples and judging the city’s best guacamole in the annual Guac Off competition.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 23. $40. Purple People Bridge, Newport, margaritamadnesscincy.com.