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VisitDallas Streams Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour May 5

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Dallas, Texas, official home of the Frozen Margarita, is live-streaming a virtual event, “America’s Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour,” on May 5, 2020. The Happy Hour, presented by VisitDallas and their Margarita Mile, streams from 5-7 p.m. CST on YouTube. All Margarita and Cinco de Mayo fans are invited to celebrate from your living room, balcony, or back porch. Just leave room for dancing!

Join celebrity Dallas chefs Dean Fearing (Fearing’s) and Julian Rodarte (Beto & Son) as they host the live special. The chefs will also bring in some of their restaurant friends from the Margarita Mile.

America’s famous (adult) frozen concoction has long been a part of Dallas history. Local restaurateur Mariano Martinez invented the frozen margarita machine in 1971, at Mariano’s Hacienda Restaurant in East Dallas. The frozen concoction is credited with “forever changing the way the world drinks!”

On the Margarita Mile

VisitDallas Streams Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour on May 5

Photo: Joseph Haubert

VisitDallas, the marketing arm of Dallas Convention and tourism, created the Margarita Mile in 2018. Their innovative app-based tour of the city’s most creative and colorful margaritas honors Mariano’s invention. The tour takes users on a trip through some of the city’s most picturesque and unique neighborhoods, with chances to earn prizes 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,” says Frank Librio, VisitDallas Chief Marketing Officer.

“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. America’s Official Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour is our way of spreading margarita cheer from Dallas, the birthplace of the frozen margarita machine,” Librio said.

To join the Margarita Mile’s Cinco de Mayo celebration, check their Facebook event page for a YouTube link. Tune in on YouTube at 5 p.m. May 5 for this live celebration. For more information about the Margarita Mile, visit margaritamiledallas.com.