On June 21, Iceland’s midnight sun returns once again with Summer Solstice, and Icelanders far and near will celebrate with traditional gatherings of friends and family, bonfires and music, and the best array of Icelandic food and drinks. On Summer Solstice in Reykjavik, Iceland, the sun sets just after midnight and rises again just before 3am.


Reyka Vodka, born of Iceland’s magical land of volcanoes and glaciers, vast fields of lava rock, towering waterfalls of spring water and some of the cleanest air in the world, will be featured at the following events in Austin to celebrate the Summer Solstice, alongside countless additional events throughout the country.


Reyka’s Summer Solstice Events in Austin


Friday, June 19

Solstice Festival Official Pre-Party

Stay Gold – 1910 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin TX 78702

Kicking-off the free music festival of close to 150 concerts at 35 venues, the Official Pre-Party will be featuring Reyka signature cocktails and live bands. $3 – $5 suggested donation. www.solsticeatx.com


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Zed’s Vodka Fest

Zed’s – 501 Canyon Ridge Drive, Austin, TX 78753

Zed’s Restaurant is shutting down for the day to celebrate the Summer Solstice with Reyka Vodka and live performance by the Sean Evan Band. $20 pre-sale and $25 at the door. www.zeds.bz/events


Summer Solstice Rooftop Party

The Hangar Lounge – 318 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701

Complimentary entry to this stunning rooftop patio allows guests to admire nighttime’s beauty before the longest period of daylight. Three Reyka signature cocktails available. www.thehangarlounge.com


Summer Solstice Party

The Market – 319 Colorado Street, Austin, TX 78701

Bringing carefully crafted classic American cocktails with a modern twist, The Market will feature three Reyka mixology masterpieces to celebrate the Summer Solstice. www.themarketaustin.com



Sunday, June 21

Rainey Street Block Party

Container Bar – 90 Rainey Street, Austin, TX 78701

Dunlap Bar, Bar 96, Clive Bar and Container Bar have joined forces to rejoice Icelandic traditions with three Reyka signature cocktails such as the Solstice Sidecar made with Reyka Vodka, Ancho Reyes, Solerno and grapefruit.


  1. VodkaFest

Join me, VodkaGirlATX and Zed’s for my FAVORITE EVENT OF THE YEAR! VODKAFEST 2015.
June 20th from 8-11pm.
Choose from over 40 different vodkas to sample from.
Enjoy music, food and a fun evening.
Live Performance by Sean Evan Band.
Register to win dinner with Food Critic Rob Balon
Ruben Morales Photography will be on hand photographing the event.

Tickets are $20 presale / $25 at the door (if still available)
More info at zeds.bz. Call, run by or email Rachel.Landa@zeds.bz to purchase your ticket.
501 Canyon Ridge Dr.

BONUS! All ticket holders who like our VodkaGirlATX and Zed’s Page or twitter qualify for a basket of vodka! Additional ticket chances can be purchased at the event $5/ea or 6 for $20 and benefit Your Ride is Here organization. Need not be present to win.

Prepurchase raffle tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vodkafest-2015-vodka-basket-raffle-tickets-17347689406

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