Great Arizona Beer Festival

Written by on February 17, 2009 in AZ Events - Comments Off on Great Arizona Beer Festival

Each year, the town of Tempe, Arizona, hosts the Annual Great Arizona Beer Festival – usually the first week in March – at Tempe Beach Park.

The Festival features tastes of more than 100 specialty and micro brewed beers, live music, games and fun for people age 21 and over. The event also features live entertainment by two great bands, the Crown Kings and Mystic Blue.

Admission is all-inclusive at $40 in advance for general admission and $50 at the gate. Want a little bit more? 500 VIP tickets are available each day for $80 in advance and $90 at the gate. General admission and VIP tickets include entrance to the event, a souvenir tasting mug, 24 sampling tickets and enjoyment of live music on stage. All proceeds benefit Sun Sounds of Arizona a reading service for the blind or those with disabilities that prevent them from reading.

VIP tickets include entry to the “VIP Experience” a private VIP seating area with catered food, shade, separate restrooms, early one hour admittance, an event tee shirt and a gift bag.

Designated Driver’s get admission to the Designated Driver Pavillion. A special area for Designated Drivers only! Inside you’ll find seating and tables to relax as well as special vendors for you and you alone! Designated Driver tickets will be available for $20 (General Admission) and $30 (attending with VIP) each day of the event.

Event hours are 2 pm to 6 pm daily. You can get more information and by tickets online at Great Arizona Beer Festival.

No one under 21 will be admitted. You must have valid photo-ID to enter. If you have to much fun with the beer and become to intoxicated you will be “assisted” out of the event. So please drink responsibly.

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