It's been a very mild winter so far,  knock on wood. So why not celebrate it? There's an event happening at the Elks Lodge on Washington this Thursday from 6-9pm  benefitting the Bismarck Cancer Center Foundation. It's called the Margarita Madness Festival.

The tickets which are $30 in advance and $35 at the door to get in get you to access to  Margarita samples and a taco bar.

Here's the VIP situation:

VIP tables for 8 people are available for purchase. Cost is $200 and includes 8 tickets, reserved table for 8, samples delivered to your table, taco bar, and SWAG. Tables must be purchased by January 9- they will not be available at the door.

If you're not super rich enough to go to islands for the winter as they do, this is definitely a great number 2 plan. Nothing like hanging out on a Thursday night after work and celebrating with a nicely made Margarita, especially if the weather stays the way it is.

The donations to the Bismarck Cancer Foundation help as well.