Schedule of Events
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival
Grab your cowboy boots with 4,000 other people for a festival around a day full of beer sippin’ (60 beers), bourbon tastin’ (40 bourbons), music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbeque eatin’ at Tampa’s Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Admission includes a sampling glass so you can enjoy unlimited sampling of beer and bourbon. Some of the best barbeque vendors on-site, bourbon seminars in the tasting theatre and live music all day long at the Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival.
Saturday, March 21, 2015 | Noon - 10 p.m.
Spring Beer Fling
Beer. Cocktails. Surf Rock. Retro. Games. ThrowBack Fun. Join in the action with this nostalgic day of seasonal beers, live music, games and a lighted beach ball drop spectacular taking place at Curtis Hixon Park in downtown Tampa. Saturday, March 21st, 2015 noon to 10 p.m. with Live Bands all day.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 | 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Brews with Attitude Craft Beer Festival
Sponsored by Pepin Distributing, Tampa’s ultimate annual craft beer festival is getting bigger and bigger every year. Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at TPepin’s Hospitality Centre for Brews with Attitude Craft Beer Fest. Taste over 100 craft beers, local food trucks, live entertainment, meet the brewer opportunities, mystery beers and more.
Saturday, June 26, 2015 | 2 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Beer and bacon, a beautiful combo. Enjoy both on June 27 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at downtown Tampa’s Cotanchobee Park. The event is FREE, or you can spring for VIP tickets and enjoy three complimentary beers, food, shade and a bacon bar.
Friday, July 31, 2015 | 7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Tampa Bay Brewing Company is christening its new brewpub in the Westchase area with a Full Moon beer festival celebrating 20 years and the release of Full Moon Madness, a sub-tropical porter.
Saturday, August 1, 2015 | 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Named “One of the country’s 10 greatest beer fests” by USA Today, WaZoo features over 275 beers, local cuisine and live music at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
Saturday, August 22, 2015 | 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Creative Loafing Beer Fest at MOSI (Museum of Science and Industry)
In 2014, Beer Fest doubled in size and featured over 90 local and national craft beers. Beer Fest attendees have the chance to check out interactive exhibits like ‘Disasterville’, ‘The Amazing You’ and even the high wire bicycle that takes you 30 feet over the first floor of MOSI.
2015 Date TBD
Brews by the Bay
Sample over 100 craft beers among sharks, fish, stingrays and other sea creatures at The Florida Aquarium’s Brews by the Bay on Oct. 10! Admission includes unlimited beer sampling from Pepin Distributing and food from local Tampa Bay area restaurants. There will also be live music from 8 p.m.-11 p.m. and of course, access to all of the Aquarium’s exhibits!
October 9-11, 2015
Bring your German spirit and cheers to plenty of beer and dancing at the largest Oktoberfest celebration in Tampa Bay! Held at Curtis Hixon Park – one of the best waterfront views in Tampa on the Hillsborough River – from Oct. 9-11. There will be games throughout the day, from the Liter Stein Bucket Race to the Barrell Roll, and don’t forget to chow down on brats and plenty of schnitzels!
2015 Date TBD
Bourbon & Brew Festival
Downtown Tampa transforms into Bourbon Country with the Bourbon & Brew Festival featuring a little bit of country, rock, bourbon, BBQ, craft beer, line dancing and a fireworks show. Sample unlimited amounts of over 40 bourbon brands, from popular to small batch to rare ones. Talk to the brand representative, sip it, mix it, however you like it. 2014 dates TBD.