Get ready for a fiesta at Gravityon Sat., Aug. 13 when the third annual Tequila Fest returns with 50+ different tequilas to try. Grab the salt + limes because we’re pouring up what you need to know before you go.
Grab the perfect IG photo in front of this mural at Gravity. | Photo via Gravity
Tickets for tequila 🎟️
The 21+ festival runs from 4-10 p.m. at 500 W. Broad St. with tequila tastings running from 5-9 p.m. Three different ticket packages are available online, including early bird tickets at $45 and VIP tickets at $125.
Both grant access to live music, all the tequila options at the festival, and tacos from Barrio, but those who opt for the VIP pass will have eight premium drink tickets. These can be used at the exclusive rooftop bar with high-end tequila.
Tasting tequila 🥃
The festival will feature two different brands — Jose Cuervo + Hornitos. With your purchased ticket, you’ll have 12 drink tickets to sample the 50+ tequilas available. In the VIP area, other brands will be available like Don Julio, Clase Azul, and Avion Extra 44, which are all valued at $100+ per bottle.
Pro tip: Modelo is the official beer of Tequila Fest + other specialty drinks margaritas will be available.
Traveling to the tequila 🚗
In addition to the parking garage at Gravity, first-time Lyft users can use the code “TASTECLE” for a credit on their account which can be applied to their ride. Those planning on driving can begin to arrive at 3:30 p.m.
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Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival | Thurs., Aug. 4-Sat., Aug. 6 | Huber Park, 1640 Davidson Dr. | Free | Bring the family and enjoy this 50+ year tradition including food, entertainment, and a variety of tomato contests. 🍅
Pelotonia | Fri., Aug. 5-Sun., Aug. 7 | Arena District, 240 W. Nationwide Blvd. | $125+ | Participate or cheer on in the biggest bike race for cancer research in Ohio. 🚲
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Short North Gallery Hop | Sat., Aug. 6 | 3-7 p.m. | Short North Arts District | Free | View street performers + local art galleries, and stop by local restaurants with extended hours. 🎨
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
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Columbus Public Health will host a free car seat safety check at the Worthington Park Library from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday. The department reports four out of every five car seats are installed improperly, and this check can help correct any minor installation issues. 🚗
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