Kalamazoo Beerfest

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!

Festival Layout

Festival Layout

Food Vendors

Big Cheezy Grill

Big Cheezy Grill

The Rolling Soul BBQ

The Rolling Soul BBQ


Scotty Karate 2pm - 5pm

Scotty Karate

Off The Ledge 6pm - 8pm

Off the Ledge


Giant Chess and Checkers!

Ticket Info:

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)

VIP Ticket $35 (Limited number until April 22nd) / $45 / $50 day of the event (if not sold out)

Designated Driver Ticket: $10

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

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.