By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Mar 18, 2019 at 2:30 PM Photography: Royal Brevvaxling

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Milwaukee is on a roll when it comes to hosting events. First we learned about That Big One in July 2020 and today we learned Milwaukee was chosen as one of 10 cities nationwide to host The Bloody Mary Festival in 2019.  

The Bloody Mary Festival-Wisconsin will take place on the plaza in front of Fiserv Forum on Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23 and will be the first time that the national celebration will take place in our state. 

Each day of festival has two sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. The general admission cost is $45.50 and $55.50 for an early entrance VIP ticket.

The largest event of its kind, The Bloody Mary Festival supplies innovative and crafty Bloody Mary mixes, curated by its team of Bloody Mary aficionados and made by local bars and restaurants. Guests will have the opportunity to taste all of the cocktails before voting for their favorite via the "People’s Choice Award." A panel of industry judges will also select the "Best Bloody Mary in Wisconsin."

The festival goes beyond cocktails and includes many local businesses sampling and selling food, beverages, crafts and more. Live music, temporary tattoos and photo ops will also be in the mix.

"Milwaukee restaurants offer amazing Bloody Marys, and it’s about time that we celebrate them in an event of this magnitude," said Michael Belot, Senior Vice President of Bucks Ventures and Development.

"The plaza in front of Fiserv Forum is a prime destination for outdoor entertainment, and we are delighted that the festival organizers selected the plaza to be the site for the first-ever Bloody Mary Festival in Wisconsin."

So will The Bloody Mary Festival-Wisconsin be the only city in the festival circuit to offer a chaser, since we know the tiny complementary beer is not provided nor understood by other states? We hope so.

For more information on The Bloody Mary Festival-Wisconsin and to purchase tickets, visit

Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.