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Dallas Will Host America's Official Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour, Presented by the Margarita Mile

DALLAS – (April 27, 2020) – We may have to celebrate Cinco de Mayo a little differently this year, but we can still do it together! Dallas, Texas – the Official Home of the Frozen Margarita – will host America's Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour from 5-7 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 5, live on YouTube.

Everyone is invited to join Dallas chefs Dean Fearing (Fearing's) and Julian Rodarte (Beto & Son) as they host the live special and bring in some of their restaurant friends from the Margarita Mile.

Who: Come one, come all – any margarita and Cinco de Mayo fan is welcome. Bring your entire quarantine crew.

When: 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5

Where: The comfort of your living room, back porch, balcony, kitchen. Pick your favorite spot, and make sure there's room for dancing!

Why: It's Cinco de Mayo! And we all need a margarita and little fun.

How: The Facebook event page has all of the details and YouTube link. Join us with a margarita or your favorite happy hour beverage in hand.

"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."

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 – and 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 a virtual happy hour in honor of this holiday and, of course, margaritas," Librio said.

Tune in on YouTube at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 5, for this live event.

Need help with festive food and drink for your at-home Cinco de Mayo party? Dallas' Margarita Mile restaurants have you covered. Learn more about the Margarita Mile at margaritamiledallas.com.

About VisitDallas
VisitDallas markets Dallas as the ideal visitor and convention destination in Texas. Dallas celebrates its heritage in hospitality. It's the one city where Texan meets modern and legacy meets luxury. Dallas is the leading business and financial center in the Southwest offering travelers an unparalleled array of amenities and a central location with two major airports and more domestic nonstop flights than any other U.S. city. From exploring the city one margarita at a time on the Margarita Mile (you'll want to try Chef Julian Rodarte's famous Liquid Nitrogen Margarita) to singing along to the new Dallas-inspired tune, Forever Texas – you really can do it all in Dallas. For more information, visit http://visitdallas.com/.    

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