National Rum Day Fest is held annually in August in Miami Beach, Florida. Around 20 different rum vendors set up booths around the pool on the hotel's oceanfront lawn and serve a combination of tropical cocktails and rum samples. There's also live music and food available for purchase, as well as the new addition of cigars this year (while supplies last).
The general admission ticket includes unlimited cocktails and rum samples from 6 PM - 9 PM and costs $45 (or $35 if purchased during the "Early Bird" time frame). The VIP ticket, which comes with 1 hour early entry to the festival and a rum-themed swag bag, costs $55. It is recommended to purchase tickets in advance through Eventbrite since this event has limited capacity and may sell out.
For 2019, the participating rum brands include:
Check out the National Rum Day Fest website for more information and to purchase tickets: