Summer has hit the sunshine state at full blast! We are sure you feel it too! This week, the sun turned it up a notch. Just because it’s hotter outside, does not mean that Tampa stops its festival or outdoor fun. One of our lovely bloggers, Caitlyn at LiveSweatSleep.com recently shared some of her tips for enduring those summer festivals and we wanted to pass along the goods!
*thanks to the relationship with the Tampa Bay Bloggers and Big City Events we did receive complimentary tickets to experience the Tampa Bay Margarita Festival in exchange for a blog post & social media love. All opinions are our own.
Last month, Big City Events threw one of their biggest festivals, Tampa Bay Margarita Festival. They put in a lot of hard work, time, and love into their events. We had the opportunity to enjoy some margaritas under the sun and had a good time!
This year, they added in a run before the Festival opened up; it included a festival ticket, one margarita, awesome bling, and a nice jaunt down the new Riverwalk with the best of downtown views.
Now for the goods, for your festival visits this summer, here are a few easy tips to ensure a good time:
plan ahead. [especially if you’ll be having some adult beverages] Check Facebook or the event’s website to find a timeline of the event — the start, when it ends, performances, tastings, etc. Take a second and check it out — make a soft game plan so that day of, so you’re not showing up at the busiest time or miss your favorite band. And don’t forget your to and from; keep in mind Uber or carpooling — an easier way to deal with parking!
your attire. Not only do you wanna plan to look cute [because for reals, the pics, the snaps, the IG posts! Ya feel me…], but you want to stay looking cute after a little sunshine & sweat and protect your skin. If you event is outside, think ahead! Some essentials are hand sanitizer, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a small sweat cloth [better to dab it off than be dripping!]. And if a hat works with the outfit, bring that as well!
hydrate. If you are a resident of the Sunshine State, you know this is important! Do we reeeeally need to need to explain this one?? Just drink your H2O & be smart.
what NOT to forget. If you can, bring your own seat so you don’t have to share. Bring your friends, good times are just better with ’em! And bring your smile — you’re out & about enjoying the sunshine, good times, friends and maybe a tasty bite or drink!
Thanks again to Big City Events for sharing your event with us — cheers to the summer!