Tales of the Cocktail is the world’s premier cocktail festival, bringing together the most respected minds on mixology for five days of cocktails, cuisine and culture.

Held annually in New Orleans, this international event has “a spirited schedule of seminars, dinners, competitions and tasting rooms where brands showcase their latest products.”

This year, Tales of the Cocktail marks a historic milestone — its 10th Anniversary.

While all individual tickets are sold out at the time of this writing, there’s hope. This was found among the FAQs on the website:

“Tales of the Cocktail welcomes you to come to registration from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday in Royal Ballrooms A & B in the Hotel Monteleone to see if any tickets are available for sale.”

It also says, “Once the event is a sold out, Tales of the Cocktail will sell tasting room bands for the 5 days of the event for $45 plus fees and taxes.”

If you’re going to be anywhere new New Orleans this week, this one’s a must.