Liz Edwards Founder

 About the Founder 


Event organizer and founder Liz Edwards has high expectations for the festival. Since its launch in San Diego in 2009, the venues have changed, the competitions have intensified, and the surprises have gotten bigger and better.

San Diego Spirits Festival is a destination event that targets industry insiders, consumer cocktail and culinary lovers alike, it's a nationally acclaimed celebration of cocktail culture and it is the premiere West coast spirits festival held on the beautiful San Diego bay. With bartender competitions, tastings, seminars and parties, the festival offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for brands to be supported and gain recognition among San Diego’s cocktail and culinary community and beyond.


The San Diego Spirits Festival is committed to building the Mixology and Culinary community and garnering local and national exposure for the brands that participate.


San Diego is California’s second largest city, and has experienced an exciting cocktail revolution. Now celebrating its  12TH YEAR, the San Diego Spirits Festival attracts high-profile members of the spirits and culinary trade, affluent consumers and local bar and restaurateurs who are passionate about San Diego and the West coast’s burgeoning cocktail and culinary scene.



San Diego Spirits Festival is THE major Cocktail Culinary and Cultural extravaganza celebrated annually each summer on San Diego Bay.


The goal of the San Diego Spirits Festival is to advance the industry and all that it encompasses via market launches, industry advancement and exposure, product innovation, education, and of course, a good time filled with entertainment camaraderie and just good fun.  


We are proud to claim that the San Diego Spirits Festival has been ranked as one of the top cocktail festivals in America by Fodors!


The two day Cocktail Festival, attracts thousands of people from all over the country and abroad who join the fun and entertainment that the San Diego Spirits Festival has to offer.


It’s diverse, it’s exciting, and it’s San Diego through and through.


From novice enthusiast to the cocktail aficionado, the San Diego Spirits Festival has something to please everyone’s palate.


San Diego Spirits Festival is all about Lifestyle, make San Diego your Lifestyle Destination and Join us in for Year 12  and have a taste of the San Diego Cocktail Culture!!


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