There’s more to attending a booze festival than the unlimited drinks. Depending on which you choose, you’ll stay ahead of the trends, get inspired by innovative bartenders, learn about new brands and bottlings and converse with the mixology world’s top influencers. And you’ll drink. A lot. Graduate from drinking enthusiast to hooch pro by stacking your year with tickets to the country’s best liquor-centric festivals and conferences. From citywide cocktail weeks to celebrations of specific spirits, mark your calendars for the 20 best spirits and cocktail festivals to attend in 2017.