Michigan beer festivals to check out this spring and summer

If you like beer, Michigan has plenty of it.

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Drink your favorites or try new brews at one of these Michigan beer festivals.

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Beerfest at the Ballpark

  • April 30 from 3-8 p.m.
  • Jackson Field in Lansing

More than 300 beers and hard ciders will be available from 70 Michigan craft breweries and cideries.

A $35 general admission ticket gets you 10 tasting tickets good for a 3 oz pour per ticket. VIP tickets and designated driver tickets are also available.

Buy tickets here.

Brews & Beats

  • May 7 from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Village Green in Pentwater

Sample beer, wine, and cider from more than 20 craft alcohol makers while enjoying music along the water.

Tickets are $25 before the event and $30 at the door. A ticket includes a tasting glass and six samples.

Buy tickets here.

Spring Beer Festival

  • May 7 from 1-6 p.m.
  • Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City

Hundreds of beers will be available to try.

A $50 ticket gets you 15 tokens for 3 ounce beer samples. It also supports the Michigan Brewers Guild. VIP tickets are available as well.

Buy tickets here.

World Expo of Beer

  • May 20 from 5-10 p.m. and May 21 from 2-10 p.m.
  • Harvey Kern Pavillion in Frankenmuth

A $30 general admission ticket gets you a souvenir mug and 6 beer tickets.

Buy tickets here.

Bark & Brew

  • May 21 from 1-6 p.m.
  • Keeley Park in Jackson

Drink beer and help animals at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. There will be live entertainment, food trucks, contests, and more.

A $25 ticket gets you a sample glass and five samples. Tickets are $35 at the door.

Buy tickets here.

Beer and Brat Festival 

  • May 28 from 4-8 p.m.
  • Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville

Like the name, enjoy beer and brats. 

A $50 ticket includes an 8-ounce glass and 10 beer sample tickets. VIP tickets are also available.

Buy tickets here.

Apps and Ales

  • June 1 from 6-10:30 p.m.
  • Wenonah Park in Bay City

Try food and drinks from local eateries while enjoying live entertainment.

Tickets are $30. 

Buy tickets here.

St. Clair Waterfront Beer, Wine, Cocktail, and Seltzers Festival

  • June 4 from 7-10 p.m.
  • Waterfront Park in Algonac

More than 1,500 drinks will be available to try.

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A $35 ticket includes 10 samples, a glass, and a keepsake photo. VIP tickets are also available.

Buy tickets here.

Nucleate Beer Festival

  • June 4
  • Veterans Park in Ann Arbor

Full details haven't been released yet. Tickets go on sale April 8.

Keep up with HOMES Brewery for info.

Lansing Beer Fest

  • June 11 from 4-9 p.m.
  • REO Town in Lansing

More than 20 Michigan breweries will be serving samples. There will also be food trucks, music, vendors, and more. 

Early bird general admission tickets are $25 and include a souvenir glass and 10 samples. That price ends April 10. VIP tickets are also available.

Buy tickets here.

Michigan Summer Beer Fest

  • July 22 from 5-9 p.m. and July 23 from 1-6 p.m.
  • Riverside Park in Ypsilanti

More than 100 breweries will be at the fest. There will also be music and food.

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A $50 general admission ticket includes 15 samples. Tickets are $60 at the door. VIP tickets are also available.

Tickets go on sale April 28. 

Buy tickets here.

Straits Brew Bash

  • Aug. 6 from 6-10 p.m.
  • St. Ignace Marina in St. Ignace

This event includes live music, beer samples, food, and fireworks.

Admission is $5.

More details will be available closer to the event. Click here for updates.

Suds on the Shore

  • Aug. 20 from noon to 5 p.m.
  • Rotary Park in Ludington

Sample craft beer, wine, cider, and mead. There will also be food and live entertainment. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Mason County. 

A $45 ticket includes 9 samples and a souvenir.

Tickets go on sale May 2.

Buy tickets here.

Burning Foot Beer Festival

  • Aug. 27 3-9 p.m.
  • Pere Marquette Park in Muskegon

Enjoy not only beer but music, camping, and art at this unique beer festival.

A $50 includes 15 beer samples and a glass.

Ticket info is coming soon. Keep up-to-date with all the details here.