It’s summer. It’s hot, and it’s the season for bubbly, fruity, zesty drinks. I frankly can’t recall a summer where I didn’t indulge in the many hard ciders and delicious seltzers. Part of the reason why Chicago has such an enthusiastic seltzer community is, of course, the endless new flavors that come out every year. The innovative nature of this beverage makes the drinking experience a neverending adventure. This year, Seltzer lovers have a new way to explore the best in the seltzer industry as Seltzerland, the massively popular, national touring hard seltzer festival created by Cannonball Productions returns to Chicago at The Lot at Plumber’s Hall (1350 W Washington Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607) on Saturday, June 10th.
Seltzerland travels to epic outdoor venues across the United States, letting attendees spend their afternoon tasting a vast variety of unique hard seltzers and canned cocktails. New this year, Seltzerland will feature national and local brands like Casa Azul, Shotty’s jello shots, and reigning-champ Mom Water to sip on. But that’s not all – guests are also welcome to experience the first-ever CANtina, presented by Good Foods, dedicated to serving the best tequila-infused drinks, delicious guacamole, and good vibes.
“Another season of Seltzerland, means another season of welcoming new and innovative brands,” said Cannonball Productions Founder & CEO Kate Levenstien. “We are excited to give everyone the opportunity to sample the best hard seltzers, canned cocktails, and delicious bites, while finding new favorites, enjoying great company, and an experience like no other.”
Of course, there is more than drinking at Seltzerland Chicago 2023. While experiencing the perfect blend of bold flavors and fun, there will also be a DJ performing a live soundtrack, instagrammable photo-ops, games and activities to play like seltzer pong, ladder ball, and cornhole, and tons of complimentary swag to bring home.
If you are worried that Seltzerland is not for those following a specific diet, rest assured. With inclusion and innovation in mind, Seltzerland has launched Plantopia, its newest activation filled with food, drinks, and fun! Plantopia is an initiative dedicated to the latest and greatest plant-based brands. With plenty of samples and information for visitors to explore, Plantopia is the perfect place for everyone from meat-eaters, plant-based enthusiasts, dedicated vegans, to those sitting at somewhere in between for a guilt-free, indulging afternoon while still enjoying the best hard seltzers and canned cocktails.
And, in case you need one more reason to attend Seltzerland Hard Setlzer Fest, how about this? The festival has sustainability and community at its heart and is doing everything possible to make the experience delightful not only for the visitors, but for our beautiful planet. This year, the festival is putting in extra effort for our planet by recycling all cans and bottles and limiting single-use products. Seltzerland is donating 1% of ticket sales to offset carbon footprints and a portion of the proceeds to non profit organizations supporting food education and food security.
Tickets for Seltzerland Chicago are available here. Visitors can choose from three tiers: Early Access, General Access, and Premier Access tickets. Premier and Early Access ticket holders will kick off the event with expedited entry and an extra 30 minutes at the start of each session. Premier Access ticket holders will also receive a full-sized can of hard seltzer, a specialty cocktail, a commemorative tasting glass, exclusive swag, and more.
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