Beer is not just for Oktoberfest anymore!
The explosion of craft breweries across Florida bumps up the beer game, so we’ve compiled a comprehensive calendar of beer festivals around the state for the entire year.
Roll out the barrel!
A quick note: Beer festivals come and go, sometimes unexpectedly. Click links for updates.
Revised and updated 4/4/2019
April 2, 2019: Annual Brews with Attitude Beer Festival, 4121 N. 50th Street, Tampa. Event boasts a spread of over 200 beers and ciders, a convoy of food trucks and various other activities to enjoy,
April 6, 2019: Sprung! Spring Beer Festival. 2:30 pm-7 pm, Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami. Unlimited craft beer samples. $45-$95.
April 6, 2019: Brew at the Zoo, Palm Beach Zoo, 1301 Summit Boulevard, West Palm Beach. Celebrate South Florida’s amazing beer with samples from at least 25 of our local brewers. https://www.palmbeachzoo.org/
April 6, 2019: Central Florida Top Brewer Beer Festival 2019. Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Dr, Casselberry, FL. $40.
April 6, 2019: Central Florida Brewfest. Revolution Off Road, 4000 State Road 33, Clermont. –
April 7, 2019: Local Beer Fest at the Yard. The Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St, Miami, FL The Wynwood Yard kicks off “Earth Month” on Sunday, April 7th, with an all-welcoming, fun beer festival during Reggae Sunday, featuring ALL LOCAL breweries. $20.
April 13, 2019: Brewmaster’s Invitational Beer Festival. Cruise Terminal No. 1, 9050 Discovery Rd, Port Canaveral, FL The festival will feature more than 50 breweries, allowing thousands of attendees to sample craft (and not-so-craft) beers from all over the world with the primary focus on Florida breweries. Brewmasters Invitational is open to everyone 21+. There will be a full cash bar and food from several of the area’s most popular restaurants and food trucks available for purchase. 4 pm-7pm.
April 13, 2019: Old McMicky’s Farm Barns and Beer. Featuring Soul Circus Cowboys. 2:30 pm-6 pm. $45-$65.
April 13, 2019. 6th Annual Panama City Beach Beer Festival. Fishale Taphouse and Grill, 7715 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL $20-$500.
April 20, 2019. Orlando Beer & BBQ. 12:00 pm – 12:00 am at DezerLand Action Park, 5250 International Drive, Orlando, The biggest Beer, BBQ and food celebration in Central Florida! Featuring the best local, national and international beers, drinks & BBQ food of all kinds, styles and flavors! Free admission. Free parking.
April 26-27, 2019. Orlando’s Most Authentic German Beer Fest. German American Society, 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry, FL. General admission $4/$5. VIP $55-$95.
April 27, 2019. St. George Island Brewfest. Florida Brewers Guild. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Paddy’s Raw Bar, 240 3rd St E, St George Island.
April 27, 2019. South Florida Taco Battle & Craft Beer Fest 2019. C.B. Smith Park, 900 N. Flamingo Road, Pembroke Pines. Live music and entertainment. Taco eating contests. 1 pm-6 pm.
May 4, 2019: St. Pete Beach Beer Festival. More than 50 beers from Local and National breweries will be available for sampling. St Pete Beach Recreation Center. 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, St Pete Beach, FL 2-6 pm
May 11, 2019. Ormond Beach Beer Festival. 25 Riverside Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32176. General admission free. 2-8 p.m.
May 12, 2019: Brew at the Zoo. Zoo Miami, 12400 SW 152nd St. Miami. 8 a.m. to 2 pm: Half the proceeds go directly to Zoo Miami.
May 13-19, 2019 is American Craft Beer Week
May 18, 2019: Temple Terrace Craft BrewFest. The Craft BrewFest will feature samples of 70 beers from 30 different breweries. Families welcome. Unlimited water and soda for designated drivers. Woodmont Park, 415 Woodmont Ave., Temple Terrace, FL Benefit Rotary Club of Temple Terrace and Boys and Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay.
May 18, 2019: Beer ‘Merica festival. Orlando. 100 American craft beers, live music, food trucks and adult games. Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave., Orlando.
May 18, 2019: Ocean Brews and Blues. Blues musicians and 125 craft beers and ciders. Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach. 3 pm-8 pm. Admission is free. Ticket for sampling is $40.
June 20, 2019. Downtown Winter Haven Craft Beer Crawl. Downtown, Winter Haven, Fl, 1-203 4th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 5:30 – 8:30 PM. $25.
June 29, 2019: Free the Whales Craft Beer Festival, Barter Wynwood, 255 Northwest 27th Terrace, Miami. Free the Whales is all inclusive with unlimited draught beer and food. All tickets come with a custom festival glass. $90-$110. 2-6 pm.
June 30, 2019: Burger and Brews, Downtown Vero Beach. Live music throughout the day and night. Specialty cuisine, variety of brews, local burger competition, family-friendly games, local street vendors, a local celebrity dunk tank and free lawn seating. 1-9 pm. $10-$100. Net proceeds benefit United Against Poverty
July 20, 2019: Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest, West Palm Beach, South Florida Fairgrounds. It’s summer. And you’re crazy from the heat. If cold beer is what you crave, we have you covered in The Palm Beaches with the Palm Beach Summer Beer Fest. 2-6 pm. General admission $45 includes 5 oz mug and unlimited tastings.
July 20-21, 2019. Coconut Grove Beer & Burger Festival. 2985 S. Bayshore Drive, Miami, FL 33133. General admission, $15-$20. The festival will feature tasty burgers and beer, live music, arts & crafts, a burger contest, and more!
Aug. 3, 2019. South Walton Craft Beer and Spirits Festival. Shades Bar & Grill, 10952 East County Hwy 30a, Inlet Beach, FL 32461. 2-6 PM. Cooled tents will set the stage for the outdoors event, with tables that include more than 60 craft beers, ciders, Florida distilled craft spirits, and rosé wine and mimosas.
Labor Day Weekend (Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2019): Key West Brewfest, Key West. More than 150 beers and microbrews are on tap at this 10th annual event to benefit the charitable efforts of the Key West Sunrise Rotary Club. Events from beer dinners, beer brunches, happy hour parties, pool parties, late-night parties, seminars and the Signature Tasting Festival Event are some of the offered activities. 800-354-4455.
Sept. 21, 2019: SwantoberFest. German-style competitions, German food & drink, and live music by The Europa Band. Chicken dance competition. Lots of games. Admission Free. Beer served from 5-9:30 pm. Munn Park, Lakeland.
Sept. 27-28, 2019: 25th Oktoberfest at Bluewater Bay. Admission is free. Family-oriented event with German traditions and food. Enjoy bratwurst, sauerkraut, beer, wine, a German band, the High Steppers, clowns, children’s rides. Fri. 5-10 pm, Sat. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Bluewater Bay, Niceville.
TBA. Wynwood Octoberfest. Seasonal brews, indoors grand “Munich” beer hall, long festival tables, German bands, beer games, authentic food, artisan market. Admission is free. Sponsored by Sam Adams and Jack Daniels. Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami.
Sept. 28, Oct. 12, Oct. 28: Hollywood Oktoberfest I. German American Society of Greater Hollywood. Three Oktoberfest celebrations held on Saturdays in Hollywood at the socienty’s clubhouse, 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood
Oct. 4-5, Oct. 11-12, Oct. 18-19, 2019. (Three weekends). Oktoberfest. German American Society of Pinellas Park. 5-10 p.m.. Admission $10. German American Club, 8098 66th Street N, Pinellas Park.
Oct. 4-5 and Oct. 25-26, 2019: Oktoberfest, German American Club of Central Florida. The German American Society of Central Florida sponsors two public festivals in October with live entertainment, dancing, stein-holding contests, beer, bratwursts, potato salad, pretzels and bounce houses for children. “The most authentic Oktoberfest celebration in Florida,” the club promises. 12 noon until 10 p.m. both dates. 381 Orange Lane, Casselberry.
Oct. 11,12,13 and Oct. 18,19,20. 62nd Annual Oktoberfest Miami. German American Social Club of Greater Miami. celebrating authentic German culture, including German beers, live German music, German food, and German folk dancing. The original and longest-running Oktoberfest in Florida. Fridays: 6pm until 12 midnight; Saturdays: from 1pm until 12 midnight; Sundays: from 12 noon until 10 pm. Admission $10 for adults. 11919 SW 56th St, Miami.
Oct. 11,12,13: 10th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa. Transforms Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park downtown into a beer garden with live music, dancing, beer and games. The festival’s signature beer, Oktoberfest Tampa Dunkel, will be brewed by Coppertail Brewing. 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa
Oct. 12, 2019: Bacon & Brew Fest DeLand. Pigs and brews come together for this festival that celebrates great combinations. It’ll be bacon, beer, music and fun. 125 beverage and food vendors with live music and events. Free admission. Check out bacon-eating contest. 1 to 7 p.m. Earl Brown Park, 755 S. Alabama Ave., Deland
Oct. 12-13 and Oct. 19-20, 2019. 46th Annual Oktoberfest, American German Club of the Palm Beaches. The granddaddy of South Florida Oktoberfests and billed as the largest Oktoberfest in the country! Enjoy authentic German Oktoberfest bands, dancing, German food and beer. 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth.
Oct. 19-20, 2019 St. Pete Beach Oktoberfest. Stuff yourself silly with smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, pretzels and beer while enjoying authentic German music and dancers. Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-8 pm. Admission free. Corey Ave., Downtown St. Pete Beach.
TBA: Oktoberfest, Oakland Park. Amusement rides, Bavarian folk dancers, Sepp Diepolder: Master jodler, zither and accordion player, German food and beer are highlights of this Oktoberfest presented by the Funky Buddha Brewery. Admission $5. Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 N. Dixie Highway, Oakland Park.
TBA: Grovetoberfest. Largest beer festival in South Florida with a selection of more than 500 local craft beers, tastings, live music, and some of our annual favorite features! $44 (General Admission) to $89 (VIP). Peacock Park, 2820 McFarlane Rd, Coconut Grove.
TBA. Jaxtoberfrest. Three stages of entertainment will feature performers along with a variety of traditional German music and dance. 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Jacksonville.
TBA: Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beach. Two-day festival features German beers, live entertainment, food trucks, a 100-foot ferris wheel and more. Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach
TBA Windermere Craft Beer Fest, Windermere. Organized by the Downtown Business Committee, features unlimited tastings of local craft beer brews, food vendors and live music. Proceeds benefit the Windermere Police Foundation and Florida Brewers Guild. General admission $25; VIP $45. 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. 520 Main Street, Downtown Windermere. .
TBA Upper Tampa Bay Oktoberfest. German celebration with food, drinks, music, competitions for Stein Holding, Log Sawing, Keg Tossing, and Barrel Rolling. Admission $5; Friday, 5-11 p.m; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Oldsmar.
Check out our comprehensive Florida Craft Brewery Guide, which lists more than 350 brewpubs around the state.
Nov. 16, 2019. Barrel Aged, Cider and Cider Fest. Florida Brewers Guild. Intuition Ale Works, 89 F4+C3 Urban Core, Jacksonville.
TBA. Marco Island Craft Beer and Fine Food Fest. General Admission: $50. DD, $30. Marco Island.
TBA. Orlando Beer Festival. Craft and premium beers from 45 local breweries and around the world. Plus, wine tasting, interactive games, tasty eats and live music. Festival Park. 2911 Robinson St, Orlando
TBA. North Miami Brewfest. One-day beer festival featuring some of the best craft breweries. The mission is to help continue to influence brewing science education and innovation for the craft beer industry, brewpubs, and homebrew organizations. General admission $40, includes access to the festival and unlimited sampling; VIP $75. 12 p.m. until 4 p.m. Moca Plaza, 770 NE 125 Street, North Miami
TBA. Central Florida Brewer’s Guild Festival. Not your average fest as each brewery has been asked to bring some of their best and rarest offerings or to brew up something special just for the event, you won’t see any core beers at this fest!
TBA: DeLand Craft Beer Festival, DeLand. More than 100 breweries represented, including more than 25 Florida breweries, rare and vintage beers, casks, a cider corner and select imports. Historic Downtown DeLand on E. Indiana Avenue.
TBA. BrewMiami. Organized by Florida International University and the Miami Brewers Alliance to promote locally made beer and the local beer industry. Local restaurants pair food with beer. Riccardo Silva Stadium, 11310 SW 17th St., Miami
TBA. 6th Annual Riverside Craft Beer Festival, More than 100 craft beers from local, regional, and national breweries. Benefit Riveside Rotary Foundation and PedsCare. Riverside Arts Market, 715 Riverside Ave, Jacksonville.
TBA: Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville.
TBA: Hunahpu Day, Sponsored by Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Florida
TBA: Brick City Beer and Wine Festival, Ocala. The 6th annual Brick City Beer and Wine Festival. Benefits Interfaith Emergency Services. Citizens’ Circle, 151 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala. TBA
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