Last updated on January 16th, 2020 at 12:57 pm
Craft beer festivals in Florida typically last just a few hours and are designed to allow tastings of a variety of beers from local craft brewers. They are not your traditional “beer party.”
Admission at many are all inclusive and can often be pricey, although some offer free or low-cost admission and are pay-as-you go.
The exception is Oktoberfest celebrations, which last all day and into the night for multiple weekends. This calendar was born of Oktoberfest listings, but the growing popularity of craft brews and associated festivals prompted us to expand the calendar.
January 2020 Craft Beer Festivals
Jan. 4, 2020. Miami Beer Fest.
The 6th annual Miami Beer Festival brings together dozens of craft and international breweries, as well as Southern Florida’s best local breweries. The event will take place at the plaza of Marlins Park, and will feature food trucks, DJs, entertainment, and some delicious beers. 5-9 p.m. Admission $45, $60 for VIP. Tickets. Admission includes beer. Food sold separately. For more information, go to www.miamibeerfestival.com
Jan. 11, 2020. Juicy IPAs and Sours Beerfest.
12-4 p.m. Boxelder Craft Beer Market. 2817 NW 2nd Ave., Miami.
Jan. 17-19, 2020. Baygrass Bluegrass and Craft Beer Festival.
The three-day jam features satellite events at small local emporiums and culminates at an all-day waterfront main event with 10 bands and two stages. On Friday, Square Dancing in the Streets at 6 p.m. in the Morada Way Arts & Cultural District. (Mile Marker 81). On Saturday, a Pickin’ Party and Craft Beer Tap Takeover at 5 p.m. at the same location. Craft beers in the Beer Garden at the Florida Keys Brewing Company. Main event Sunday, 10 am-8 pm, at Founders Park (MM 87 Bayside) on Plantation Key. More than a dozen guest breweries are to offer tastings and special releases as a parade of bluegrass bands take the stage on the park’s beach. Admission is $10 on Friday and Saturday, $30 on Sunday.
Jan. 18, 2020. St. Pete Beer and Bacon.
12-7 p.m. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. General admission: $15. Unlimited sampling, 3-7 pm, $36 in advance, $50 on the day of the event.
Jan. 25, 2020. 2nd Annual Tallahassee Beer Festival.
Last year’s event sold out. Limited tickets available: $35 for General Admission and $55 for VIP. 2-5 p.m. The Pavilion at The Centre of Tallahassee.
Feb. 1, 2020. DeLand Craft Beer Festival.
This year’s 11th annual event will include live music, food trucks and a Rare & Vintage tasting tent along with over 400 beers! General Admission: $35 Advance Tickets – includes access to general admission footprint.
Feb. 8, 2020. 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
Feb 8, 2020. Wellington Classic Brew Fest.
Guests (21 and over only) will enjoy an impressive array of beer and hard ciders from Florida and beyond, accompanied by food trucks and beer-centric games, entertainment, and live music. Wellington Town Center, 12150 Forest Hill Boulevard, Wellington, FL 33414
Feb. 15, 2020. Florida Craft Brew and Wingfest. Vero Beach.
Beer bracelets $40. Proceeds benefit the charitable projects of the Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise. Royal Palm Pointe, Vero Beach.
Feb. 22, 2020. 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.
March Craft Beer Festivals
March 13, 2020: Hunahpu Day,
Centered around the annual release of Hunahpu’s® Imperial Stout, this festival offers beer lovers the opportunity to taste some of the world’s rarest and most sought-after beers in unlimited 2 ounce pours while rubbing elbows with the brewers themselves. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. 4-bottle ticket=$200. Tickets go on sale Nov. 25, 2019. Hosted by Cigar City Brewing. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
March 14, 2020. Jupiter Craft Beer and Music Festival. Carlin Park.
Unlimited craft beer tastings (with proper ticket), 1-4 pm; Live music 1-6 p.m. $10 parking. Admission: $20-$150. Tickets are on sale December 1st.
March 20-22, 2020. ShrimpFest & Craft Brew Hullabaloo
Free parking, live music, arts and crafts, kids’ activities. Pair your shrimp with the newest beers created by craft brewers at the Craft Beer Tasting Garden. Sponsored by Rotary of Sebastian and Exchange Club of Fellsmere to benefit youth sports. Fri., 3-9 pm; Sat., 11 am-9 pm; Sun., 11 am-5 pm. Admission is free. Craft brew tasting: $30 in advance; $35 at event. Riverview Park, Sebastian
April Beer Festivals
Brews with Attitude Beer Festival, 4121 N. 50th Street, Tampa.
Sprung! Spring Beer Festival. Wynwood Marketplace, 2250 NW 2nd Ave., Miami.
April 11, 2020: Brick City Beer and Wine Festival, Ocala.
A full day of beer and wine sampling, music, food trucks and fun awaits you at the Brick City Beer & Wine Festival in downtown Ocala. Benefits Interfaith Emergency Services. Citizens’ Circle, 151 SE Osceola Avenue, Ocala.
April 25, 2020. Hogtown Craft Beer Festival, Alachua County Fairgrounds, Gainesville.
April 25, 2020. St. George Island Brewfest.
Florida Brewers Guild. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Paddy’s Raw Bar, 240 3rd St E, St George Island.
More than 50 beers from Local and National breweries available for sampling. St Pete Beach Recreation Center. 7701 Boca Ciega Dr, St Pete Beach, FL 2-6 pm
Delray Beach Craft Beer Fest. (Facebook @DelrayCraftBeerFest)
Old School Square, 51 N Swinton Ave., Delray Beach
25 Riverside Dr, Ormond Beach, FL 32176. General admission free. 2-8 p.m.
12400 SW 152nd St. Miami. 8 a.m. to 2 pm: Half the proceeds go directly to Zoo Miami.
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 16, 2020. Beer ‘Merica festival. Orlando.
100 American craft beers, live music, food trucks and adult games. 3-6 pm. Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave., Orlando.
May 16, 2020: Ocean Brews and Blues.
Blues musicians and 125 craft beers and ciders. 3 pm-8 pm. Admission is free. Ticket for sampling is $40. Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach.
June Festivals Florida
Downtown, Winter Haven, Fl, 1-203 4th St NW, Winter Haven, FL 5:30 – 8:30 PM. $25.
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.
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 Beer Festivals
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.
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!
August Beer Festivals
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: 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.
September Oktoberfest Schedule
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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.
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.
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.
German American Society of Greater Hollywood. Oktoberfest celebrations held on three Saturdays in Hollywood (4 pm until midnight) at the society’s clubhouse, 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood
October Oktoberfest Schedule
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Three weekends. Oktoberfest.
German American Society of Pinellas Park. 5-10 p.m.. Admission $10. German American Club, 8098 66th Street N, Pinellas Park.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pigs and brews come together for this festival that celebrates great combinations. Not an Oktoberfest, but close enough with bacon, beer, music and fun. 125 beverage and food vendors with live music and events. Free admission. Check out bacon-eating contest. 12 noon to 7 p.m. Special note: Festival has moved from Deland to Dewey O. Boster Park, 1200 Saxon Blvd., Deltona
Selection of more than 500 local craft beers, tastings, live music, and some of our annual favorite features! $44 (General Admission) to $89 (VIP). Special note: Festival has moved to Regatta Park, 3500 Pan American Drive, Miami.
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. .
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.
Three stages of entertainment will feature performers along with a variety of traditional German music and dance. Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Jacksonville.
Oktoberfest at Park and Ocean, Fort Lauderdale.
The park’s open space will be transformed into a village with biergartens, festive décor and a tented dining area. A German-American menu will be offered featuring Bratwurst, Pretzels, Grilled Chicken Sandwich and Burgers, to name a few! Breweries will feature two brews each. Admission: $10 each day. Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, 3109 E Sunrise Blvd., Fort Lauderdale
Beaches Oktoberfest, Jacksonville Beach.
Two-day festival features German beers, three stages with live entertainment, food trucks, a 100-foot ferris wheel and more. Admission is free; VIP passes available. Sea Walk Pavilion, Jacksonville Beach
Rocky Water Brewfest, Melbourne.
Rocky Water focuses on Brewer’s of the finest craft beer from small breweries all around the state of Florida. Tickets: $35. Presented by the Eau Gallie Rotary Club. Eau Gallie Arts District/Eau Gallie Square, 1452 Highland Avenue, Melbourne
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.
Hours are Friday 4pm – 10pm, Saturday 11am – 10pm and Sunday from 11am – 6pm. Admission is free. Music and Bavarian dancers. Also enjoy a marketplace of arts, crafts and fine products. Sponsored by Paragon Festivals and the Humane Society of Sarasota County. JD Hamel Park at Gulfstream and Main, Sarasota
Authentic German music and dancers, smoked sausages, roasted meats, sauerkraut, cabbage, and pretzels. Friday 4pm – 10pm and continue Saturday 11am – 10pm and Sunday 11am – 6pm. Admission is free. River District, Fort Myers.
November Craft Beer Festivals
One of the largest craft beer festivals in the Southeast with over 60 breweries, 200+ beers, live music, food, and craft beer lifestyle vendors. $15 to $120. 12-5 p.m. Tampa Bay Brewing Company – Westchase, 13937 Monroes Business Park,Tampa
Veteran’s Day weekend. Sample more than 300 beers from more than 50 breweries. In addition to craft beer tasting, guests can sip wine, dine al fresco food truck style, enjoy live music and play games. Tradition Square, 10301 SW Innovation Way, Port St. Lucie.
Sample delicious barrel-aged and sour beers – plus ciders! – hand-crafted by some of Florida’s best brewers while raising money for the Florida Brewers Guild. Intuition Ale Works, 89 F4+C3 Urban Core, Jacksonville.
80 craft brews and top shelf beers from Tampa’s finest breweries in New Tampa’s premier venue, The Venetian Event Center, St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church 9724 Cross Creek Boulevard, Tampa
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
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
Munich Biergarten atmosphere, almost like a mini-Oktoberfest and for just $25, you’re all in… Included are bottomless German and domestic beers, domestic wine, soft drinks and a heaping plate of German and American fare. 12 noon. American German Club of the Palm Beaches, 5111 Lantana Rd., Lake Worth
December Craft Beer Festivals
A weekend celebration of everyone’s favorite adult beverage, BEER. This beer-filled weekend will have something for everyone. 998 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd., Fort Lauderdale Beach
This event will feature unlimited tastings of premium wines and craft beers, & food from many local restaurants. 5-8 pm. 465 Bayfront Place, Naples.
Check out our comprehensive Florida Craft Brewery Guide, which lists more than 350 brewpubs around the state.