Michigan Brewers Guild 24th Annual Summer Beer Festival

Michigan Brewers Guild 24th Annual Summer Beer Festival

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Michigan Brewers Guild 24th Annual Summer Beer Festival

Friday, July 21

Featuring hundreds of beers from many of Michigan’s finest breweries, our Festival is the largest Michigan-only beer festival in the state!

  • Date and time
    July 21 · 5pm – July 22 · 6pm EDT
  • Location
    Riverside Park, Ypsilanti 6 West Cross Street Ypsilanti, MI 48197 United States

About this event

Michigan Brewers Guild 24th Annual Summer Beer Festival
Michigan Brewers Guild 24th Annual Summer Beer Festival

When: Friday, July 21 (5-9pm) & Saturday, July 22 (1-6pm), 2023

Where: Riverside Park, Ypsilanti

Tickets on sale: General Public – Thurs. May 4 @ 10am

Enthusiast Member Pre-Sale – Tues. May 2 & Wed. May 3

The 24th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild’s Summer Beer Festival is the largest Michigan-only beer festival in the state. Held along the banks of the Huron River at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, the event welcomes many of the finest Michigan breweries and features hundreds of unique Michigan-made beers.

15 sampling tokens are included in the price of a ticket, and additional tokens are for sale at the event for just 50 cents. Food will also be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from a variety of Michigan bands.


What is the refund policy?

NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR A DIFFERENT DAY. Tickets are non-refundable, per event industry standards (similar to a concert, sporting event, etc.). The festival will occur regardless of the normal weather conditions. If you cannot attend for ANY reason(i.e. funeral, work, change of plans, family obligation) you may sell or give your ticket to someone else. Friday and Saturday tickets ARE NOT interchangeable or exchangeable. Please make sure you are purchasing the correct day.

Is this an outdoor event?

Yes! This festival takes place outdoors. Weather can be unpredictable in Michigan, so please check the forecast and make wardrobe choices accordingly.

What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes admission to the festival and 15 tokens for 3 oz beer samples. We are a non profit trade association, and your ticket purchase supports our organization, and helps to offset the many costs associated with the festival such as beer, tents, toilets, security, music, insurance, equipment, etc.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

All festival attendees must be 21 or older to enter, even if they are designated drivers and are not drinking. A valid government ID is required for festival entry, with NO exceptions.

Can I buy a Designated Driver ticket?

Designated Driver tickets will be available for $10 at the event. You must be 21 or older with a valid ID to purchase a DD ticket. Please proceed to Will Call with the person/persons you are driving and their valid regularly priced tickets, and you will be able to purchase a DD ticket.

Can I buy a Designated Driver ticket and then buy tokens for drinks if I change my mind?

No. Servers will not pour beer to Designated Drivers, and anyone caught drinking on a Designated Driver ticket will be immediately ejected from the festival.

Where do I pick up my tokens?

Festival staff will be handing cups & tokens to attendees immediately upon walking through the main gate into the festival.

Why must I use tokens if I already paid for a ticket?

State law requires that we comply with certain rules laid out by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission, which include utilizing drink tokens and specially marked cups to assure that we have a controlled means of serving beer.

All festival attendees are expected to willingly provide a token for each and every sample of beer received. Thank you for your cooperation which keeps us in compliance with state law.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to the event?

Very limited parking will be available at the park, and there are various parking areas in Depot Town.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

The following are NOT permitted on festival grounds: outside alcohol, drugs, including marijuana, glass containers, children (including infants), strollers, wagons, bicycles, skateboards, rollerskates/rollerblades, or animals.

You may bring any of the following items with you to the festival: water and other non-alcoholic beverages in non-glass containers, food, folding/camping chairs.

Is my registration/ticket transferable? How do I transfer my ticket to another attendee?

Yes, tickets are transferable – but each bar code will only scan one time. You do not need to do anything special to transfer your ticket to another attendee’s name. Purchaser name will not be checked against ID-holder name at the gate.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You must bring a ticket with you to be scanned to allow you entry to the festival. This ticket can either be printed or be the electronic version accessible on your smartphone or wireless device.

How can I get early admission to the event?

Enthusiasts with valid membership ID card and VIPs with valid VIP pass will be permitted into the festival early (noon), one hour prior to general admission (1pm). If you’d like to participate in early entry, you can sign up as an Enthusiast Member prior to the festival date.

I’m an Enthusiast Member. Can my DD get in early with me?

No. Only current Enthusiast Members can get in early, so if your DD is not an Enthusiast Member, they will have to wait until 1pm to enter the festival.

Where can I find more information about the festival?

For the most current information, visit our website,

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