Got Rum? The Biggest Labor Day Party in Tampa is this Weekend!

Got Rum? The Biggest Labor Day Party in Tampa is this Weekend!

Published By Christen Hailey on 30 Aug 2017

Celebrate Labor Day Weekend in Tampa with a BIG bang at the Summer of Rum Festival 2017 Ft. Shaggy & Baha Men, Saturday, September 2nd at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park! This gorgeous river front amphitheater and park is the perfect location for this year's Rum Festival, featuring over 40 different rum drinks and more than 50 different rums from around the world. 

The Summer of Rum Festival will also have a wide variety of musical entertainment to help keep you moving as you sample daiquiris and Mojitos. Music gets started promptly at 12 pm with DJ Cardinal and flows all day long. Don't miss the early reggae-American soul fusion of the Freecoasters, the island-inspired style of Impulse, and Unmotivated - a high-energy ska rock party band. Jamaican-American star Shaggy is the headliner, serving up a set of guaranteed booty shakers like his hits Boombastic, Luv Me, Luv Me, and It Wasn't Me.

Not quite sure what to order? All of the top rum brands will be represented, such as Cruzan, Blackheart, Kraken Black Rum, Appleton Estate, and my personal favorite, Captain Morgan. You should definitely try a Grilled Pineapple Spritzer, featuring Carmelita's Rum. Carmelita's will also be giving away 1,500 cool tiki mugs, so be sure to snag yours. 

You really can't miss with a classic Mojito. This traditional Cuban highball is made with tasty white rum, sugar cane, lime juice, club soda, and muddled mint. The 2017 Summer of Rum Festival will have over 100 pounds of fresh mint leaves on hand to take care of all of your Mojito needs. 

The Cruzan Rum Shack will have several delectable concoctions available, including the essential rum cocktail, the Bahama Mama. This classic tropical treat utilizes both light and dark rum and a variety of fruit juices to create a deliciously refreshing adult beverage. Food vendors will also be on site.

Tickets are available now for only $20, so get yours now and prepare for a wonderful night ending with fireworks on the river in Tampa at the Summer of Rum Festival 2017 Ft. Shaggy & Baha Men! Click the link then hit the tickets button, prices are $25 at the gate. VIP has sold out. Register on 813area above to stay connected to events like this one and much more, your subscription is free. (all photos by 813area Event Photographers) Send inquiries to

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