The inaugural Kalamazoo Beer Fest is May 6, 2023 from 3pm to 8pm (2pm for VIP). KBF is an outdoor beer festival at the Growlers Stadium (251 Mills St, Kalamazoo, MI 49048). This festival will feature 25+ Michigan Breweries and 100 craft beers and ciders. If you’re looking for something else we have you covered by offering cider and spirits. In addition to the great beer selection, we will have a food trucks, live music, vendors and more!
Big Cheezy Grill
The Rolling Soul BBQ
Scotty Karate 2pm - 5pm
Off The Ledge 6pm - 8pm
Giant Chess and Checkers!
Every festival ticket includes entry to the Festival, Logo Tasting Glass, 10 or 15 Tasting Tickets. Each tasting ticket is redeemable for a 3oz pour of beer or cider. Additional tickets will be available for purchase at the festival for $1 / sampling ticket.
General Admission $25 (Limited number until April 22nd) / $35 / $40 day of the event (if not sold out)
- Entry at 3pm
- Logo Souvenir Glass
- 10 Sampling Tickets
VIP Ticket $35 (Limited number until April 22nd) / $45 / $50 day of the event (if not sold out)
- Early Entry at 2pm
- Dated Souvenir Glass
- 15 Sampling Tickets
Designated Driver Ticket: $10
- Entry Into Festival: This is a Non-Drinking Ticket
This is a rain or shine event, event is 21+ (with valid picture ID), all sales are final, and tickets are not refundable. Unfortunately, this event is not pet friendly.
On site parking is being managed by the Growlers and will cost $10 / vehicle.
Proceeds Benefit Friends of The River
The Friends of the River is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit that works to improve water quality, access, and awareness on the Rivers in Michigan. We implement these goals in a number of ways. A few examples would be by getting our hands dirty and hosting regular river clean ups. Or when we work with communities to help provide docking for recreational boats of all sizes from kayaks to larger power boats. We also host and attend events regarding the rivers in order to help keep communities aware of just how important our rivers and water resources are.