Dallas to Host Virtual Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour

Tuesday May 5, 2020

Dallas, Texas — home to the Margarita Mile — will host a virtual happy hour to celebrate Cinco de Mayo (May 5), live on YouTube from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Central Time).

"We have all been impacted by this pandemic and have had to adjust to a new way of life, but we have also found ways to come together," says Frank Librio, VisitDallas' Chief Marketing Officer. "America's Official Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour is our way of spreading margarita cheer from Dallas, the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine."

Dallas chefs Dean Fearing (Fearing's) and Julian Rodarte (Beto & Son) will host the live special and bring in some of their restaurant friends from the Margarita Mile.

America's most famous frozen concoction has long been a part of Dallas. In 1971, a clever restaurateur, Mariano Martinez, invented the frozen margarita machine. Since then, the way the world drinks has never been the same. To honor Dallas' unique history, VisitDallas created the Margarita Mile in 2018, an app-based tour of the city's most creative and colorful margaritas that lets users explore Dallas' unique neighborhoods and earn swag along the way.

"We're excited to partner with Dean Fearing and Julian Rodarte to produce this virtual happy hour in honor of this holiday and of course, margaritas," Librio said.

Full details available here.