On Saturday, September 15, Atlantans celebrated all things tequila as Atlantic Station was transformed into a fiesta to welcome the 1st Annual ¡Viva Tequila Festival! to the city. This lively festival presented a collage of the food, sips, music, arts, and experience of Mexico, highlighting all of the best pieces of such a rich culture.

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Although tequila was the inspiration behind ¡Viva Tequila, the festival also featured a selection of signature flavors courtesy of Atlanta’s top restaurants, where palate pleasing bites were paired with over 25 small-batch, boutique tequilas from Mexico. Guests enjoyed savory samples of hand-crafted sips and complementary bites, while those wanting a more elevated experience with rare tequila offerings, live mixology, and chef demos converged in the VIP Connoisseur Lounge.

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

The world’s finest tequila brands were on full display in this exclusive upscale experience. Patrons toured the tented venue discovering a diverse assortment of tequila-inspired sips. Whether in a creative cocktail or served for sipping, Blancos, Reposados, and Añjeos varieties gave guests a reason to buzz.

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

¡Viva Tequila not only gave festival goers a look into the rich culture of Mexico, this exclusive one-of-a-kind experience also educated attendees on the history of the agave plant, tequila cultivation, proper sipping technique and its’ development on the global market.

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Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Viva Tequila Festival organizers, Juan Bonilla & Sean O’ Keefe | Photo credit: Kate Byars

Viva Tequila Festival Atlanta

Photo credit: Kate Byars

The ¡Viva Tequila Festival! concluded in true fiesta fashion as guests transformed into party-goers for a lively mix and mingle under the VIP tent at the ¡Viva Noche! After Party. Live music and DJ spun tunes took center stage to serenade the celebration well into the night.

For more information about ¡Viva Tequila Festival! visit: www.vivatequilafestival.com

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