Margarita Madness Returns to Cincinnati's Purple People Bridge This Summer

Sippin' margaritas over the Ohio River is a perfect way to say 'cheers' to the end of summer.

click to enlarge Margarita Madness 2019 - PHOTO: HAILEY BOLLINGER
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Margarita Madness 2019

It seems summer has flashed by in the blink of an eye, and while we approach mid August, it's time to celebrate the last few weeks of the season. 

Luckily, CityBeat's eighth-annual Margarita Madness is right around the corner, bringing boozy sips, views, bites and live music to the Purple People Bridge on Friday, Aug. 27. 

General admission to the event costs $40 and comes with 10 margarita sample tickets, complimentary food samples and one token to vote for your favorite marg. 

Live music will be provided by local Caribbean band Queen City Silver Stars. Vendors for the event include Mesa Loca, Condado Tacos, Sammy's and more.

The event will be strictly adhering to the City of Cincinnati's COVID-19 protocols. 

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The Purple People Bridge closed to pedestrian traffic earlier this year after portions of it fell into the Ohio River in May.

Since then, a section of the bridge has reopened. The Newport Southbank Bridge Company, the nonprofit that operates the structure, said on its website:

"The engineering firm of WSP USA has inspected the bridge and determined that the portion of the bridge south of pier-one can be safely reopened to the public. Barriers will be installed on the northern section of the bridge, at the state line, to prevent pedestrians from crossing the bridge. Access will only be allowed from the Kentucky side of the river. We have appreciated the public’s patience while we worked through this situation."

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