2024

Cocktail Events
and Festivals

Crafted Cocktails

From classic cocktails to inventive concoctions, each sip is a delightful journey through flavor profiles, ingredients, and techniques.

Education

Renowned bartenders and spirits professionals often conduct masterclasses and seminars, sharing their knowledge, skills, and insights into mixology.

Community

Sitting down at a bartending class or tasting with a group of like minded people and discussing the best way to shake or stir your favorite cocktail.

Cocktail Events

Cocktail Events


One of the best things about cocktail festivals is the sense of community they offers.  Sitting down at a bartending class or tasting with a group of like minded people provides an experience like no other. Discussing the best way to shake or stir your favorite cocktail not to mention the debate about ice.

Cocktail festivals are vibrant celebrations that bring together cocktail enthusiasts, industry professionals, and mixology aficionados from around the world. These lively events serve as platforms for showcasing the artistry, innovation, and culture of cocktails. Whether you’re a seasoned bartender, a curious cocktail connoisseur, or simply someone who appreciates the craft, cocktail festivals offer a unique and immersive experience.

At cocktail festivals, attendees have the opportunity to indulge in an array of libations crafted by some of the most skilled mixologists in the industry. From classic cocktails to inventive concoctions, each sip is a delightful journey through flavor profiles, ingredients, and techniques. The festivals often feature pop-up bars, tasting sessions, and cocktail competitions, where bartenders showcase their creativity and compete for prestigious awards.

Cocktails


We’ve picked out some of the best cocktail events that are open to the public and not exclusive to select industry insiders.

Upcoming Cocktail Events

June 2024
Jun 22
Jun 22, 20246:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Chattanooga Summer Cocktail Festival
First Horizon Pavillion, 1826 Reggie White Blvd
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408 United States
July 2024
Jul 12
Jul 12, 20246:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Memphis Summer Cocktail Festival
The Kent, 61 Keel Ave
Memphis, Tennessee 38107 United States
August 2024
Aug 18
Aug 18, 20242:00 pm – 9:00 pm
New York Cocktail Expo
Melrose Ballroom, 36-08 33rd Street
Long Island City, New York 11106
September 2024
Sep 16
Sep 16, 2024All Day
Negroni Week
World Wide,
October 2024
Oct 11
Oct 11, 2024All Day
Old Fashioned Week
World Wide,

Education

Masterclasses and Seminars

One of the highlights of cocktail festivals is the chance to learn from industry experts. Renowned bartenders and spirits professionals often conduct masterclasses and seminars, sharing their knowledge, skills, and insights into the world of mixology. These educational sessions cover a range of topics, from cocktail history and techniques to spirit appreciation and the art of pairing cocktails with food.
Making Cocktail
Cocktail festivals also provide a valuable networking platform for professionals within the industry. Bartenders, brand ambassadors, distillers, and suppliers come together to share ideas, collaborate, and discover new trends. It’s an opportunity to forge connections, exchange insights, and be part of the larger cocktail community.

Additionally, cocktail festivals frequently feature vendors and exhibitors showcasing an assortment of products, including spirits, barware, bitters, and artisanal ingredients. From tasting samples to exclusive product launches, attendees have the chance to explore and discover a wide range of products that can elevate their own home bar or professional establishments.

Whether it’s an intimate local gathering or a grand affair, cocktail festivals capture the spirit of camaraderie, creativity, and appreciation for mixology. They celebrate the craftsmanship, innovation, and cultural significance of cocktails while fostering a sense of community among cocktail enthusiasts. Attending a cocktail festival is an immersive experience that leaves attendees inspired, educated, and with a deeper appreciation for the art of mixing drinks.