As almost everyone in the spirits industry heads down to New Orleans this week for Tales of the Cocktail, I thought I’d also mention a few other cocktail weeks and festivals coming up. Paris of the Plains in Kansas City, MO has moved their POP Fest to August. Also look for the California Rum Festival now in its second year in San Francisco next month. Actually, it might be a great time to visit California in August. You can hit SF for rum, then Sacramento for Sacramento Cocktail Week (formerly known as Midtown Cocktail Week) and at the end of the month, catch some surfing along with the San Diego Spirits Festival.
We also see some international fests in Hong Kong, Russia, Australia and the UK in September.
- Imbibe Live, UK, July 4-5
- Top Shelf Boutique Drinks Festival, Melbourne, Australia, July 16-17
- Tales of the Cocktail, New Orleans, July 19-24
- Tiki Oasis, San Diego, August 18-26
- The Bar Institute, Miami, August 21-23
- California Rum Festival, San Francisco, August 26-27
- Sacramento Cocktail Week, Sacramento, August 14-18
- Beirut Cocktail Factory, Lebanon, August 18-21
- Paris of the Plains Cocktail Festival, Kansas City, MO, August 26-29
- San Diego Spirits Festival, August 27-28
- Camp Runamok, Bourbon Camp, Lebanon Junction, KY (Session II), September 5-11
- Restaurant and Bar Hong Kong, September 6-8
- Moscow Bar Show, Russia, September 6-8
- St. Louis Craft Spirits and Cocktail Party, St. Louis, MO
- Kentucky Bourbon Fest, Bardstown, KY, September 14-16
- Sydney Bar Week, Australia, September 17-20
- Boutique Bar Show, London, September 20
- Whisky Live, Los Angeles, September 21
- DSTILL, Denver, September 21-24
- The Bar Institute, Portland, OR, September 25-27
The Cocktail Weeks Calendar is updated on a regular basis as more information and dates become available.
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