California Beer Festivals in May

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May Beer Festivals and Events

AUBURN: Foothills Brewfest May 4, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
 $35-60, foothillsbrewfest.com
Includes unlimited pours and 4oz Souvenir tasting glass while supplies last, music, and food which much be purchased separately.

LONG BEACH: Long Beach Seafood Festival May 4, 2019
(formerly Craft Beer & Taco Festival May 12, 2018)
Shoreline Aquatic Park
200 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA
$, facebook.com/chugginbrews/

BUELLTON: Buellton Brew Fest May 4, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
River View Park
Buellton, CA
$45-55, buelltonbrewfest.com
Buellton Chamber of Commerce presents annual Buellton Brew Fest. This afternoon event features more than 50 breweries and wineries, many of them from California. Live entertainment includes Lompoc's very own Richie Rey, Tony Balbinot and the Cadillac Angels, and DJ Hecktik. A great assortment of food trucks, plenty of restrooms, lawn games and  craft beer!

EUREKA: Brew at the Zoo May 4, 2019, 5-8 p.m.
$40-up, sequoiaparkzoo.net
Embark on a suds safari with fine beers, live music, and delicious pub-style grub! Every year, Sequoia Park Zoo hosts a 21 & over beer festival for local breweries with aim to raise funds for Zoo projects. The event features beer tasting, live music, and tasty food for over 1,400 guests in the Sequoia Park Zoo's beautiful redwood forest setting. Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation, 3414 W Street, Eureka CA.

SAN DIEGO: Tacos & Tequila Rock Star Beer Festival May 4, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
NTC Park, Liberty Station
San Diego, CA
$35-50, rockstarbeerfestivalsd.com
Over 50 craft beers unlimited samples, bands & DJs, great location

VISTA: Rhythm and Brews Music Festival May 4, 2019, 12-4 p.m.
Craft Beer Festival Vista Village District
Vista, CA 92084
$45-70, sdbeer.com
50 Breweries, Bands, and the nation's most popular craft beers.

TEMECULA / VAIL LAKE: Southern California Homebrew Festival May 3-4, 2019
Vail Lake KOA Campground
38000 Highway 79
Temecula, CA
calhomebrewers.org
The California Homebrewers Association presents the Southern California Homebrew Festival, which will take place at Vail Lake in Temecula. More than 35 homebrew clubs and their beer will be represented at this two-day event. There will also be an educational program, including speakers; live music; and a prize raffle.

SACRAMENTO: Beer Week April 26-May 5, 2019
sacbeerweek.com
11 days of beer events feature 125+ breweries, serving over 300 varieties of craft beer.

LIVERMORE: Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest May 11, 2019, 1-5 p.m.
Shrine Event Center
Livermore, CA
$45-up, lvcbf.com/beer-festival/
Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest will be held at the Shrine Event Center in Livermore. This afternoon event includes breweries, along with live music and food for purchase. VIP tickets, with early admission and other perks, are available. The festival is a fund-raiser for the Shriners Hospital Transportation Fund.

SANTA CLARITA: Tequila & Taco Festival (last year was BBQ & Beer) May 10-11, 2019
Central Park
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA
$10-40, cbfproductions.com

TURLOCK: Central Valley Brewfest May 11, 2019, 12-5 p.m.
Stanislaus County Fair Grounds
900 N Broadway
Turlock, CA
$40-45, cvbrewfest.com
Central Valley Brewfest will be held at the Stanislaus County Fair Grounds in Turlock. This afternoon event will feature more than 100 beers from from over 35 breweries, many of them from California. Live musicians will perform, food trucks will be at the festival venue, and artwork.

CHULA VISTA: Avenue Amps & Ales Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2-5 pm.
Memorial Park
373 Park Way
Chula Vista, CA
$35, thirdavenuevillage.com
Chula Vista's first craft beer event focusing on San Diego craft breweries, live music and select vendors, Avenue Amps & Ales is sure to cure what ails you. Purchase a tasting ticket to receive an unlimited sampling of specialty beers from throughout San Diego County.

TEMPLETON: Templeton Wine Festival (includes beer) May 11, 2019, 2-6 p.m.
Templeton Park
Templeton, California
 $35-45, age 21+, templetonchamber.com
Live music at this mainly wine event which says beer and food available.

OAKLAND: 7th Annual Session Beer Fest May 25, 2019, 1 p.m. tickets $35  7th Annual Session Beer Fest Jack London Square, Oakland, CA eventbrite.com

LIVERMORE:  ivermore Valley Craft Beer Festival May 11, 2019, 1 p.m. tickets $0 - $75 SAT at Shrine Event Center, Livermore

WEST SACRAMENTO: Raley Field Brewfest May 17, 2019, 5:30-10 p.m.
Raley Field
Sacramento, CA
$50 approx., raleyfield.com/brewfest
50+ breweries line the warning track of Raley Field offering unlimited 5oz samples of their brews. Live music, dedicated entrance and VIP area with food and specialty brews. Parking is $10. 

VENTURA: Surf 'n' Suds Beer Festival May 18, 2019, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
San Buenaventura State Beach
901 San Pedro St.
Ventura, CA 93001
surfbeerfest.com
$55-130 approx.

AZUSA: Fiesta and Craft Beer May 18, 2019, 12-4 p.m. Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1603 N San Gabriel Canyon Rd Azusa, CA 91702. $20-35, fiestaandcraftbeer.com 

REDLANDS: Hangar 24 AirFest May 18-19, 2019
Redlands, CA Time: Noon-10 p.m.
Redlands Municipal Airport
Presale $20-up, hangar24airfest.com 

BIG BEAR LAKE: Grill & Chill May 25, 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bartlett Events Area
630 Bartlett Rd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Free admission, bigbear.com

FREMONT: Burger & Brew Fest May 25, 2019, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Burger & Brew Fest at Liberty Street between Capitol Avenue between Paseo Padre Parkway & Liberty
Fremont, CA
Free admission, $ for beer sampling packages
fremontbusiness.com | burgerandbrewfest.com
Fremont Chamber of Commerce event features beer sampling from Bay area craft breweries, burgers and sliders from local food vendors and restaurants, live entertainment, bistro style seating areas. The event is free to attend, but if you would like to participate in the beer sampling, there will be a fee.

SANTEE: Santee Street Fair Craft Beer Festival May 25, 2019, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Town Center
Parkway & River View
Santee, CA
Free admission, $25 pre-purchase beer samples & meal, santeestreetfair.com
Held in conjunction with Santee Street Fair. Join over 30,000 visitors at the Santee Street Fair and Craft Beer Festival. Festival highlights include: a craft beer festival, live music and entertainment, a crafter row and artist alley, over 300 food and vendor booths, carnival rides and games for the family. In celebration of Memorial Day weekend, there will also be a tribute to our veterans. The Craft Beer Festival will feature local breweries from all around San Diego County.

Past events

SAN MARCOS: San Diego Golf & Craft Beer Festival
 stmarkgolf.com

FRESNO: Craft Beer Festival 
fresnobeerfest.com

BAKERSFIELD: Bakersfield Craft Beer Festival  bakersfieldcraftbeerfestival.com

SAN DIEGO: Hillcrest Beer Crawl hillcrestcraftbeercrawl.com

ANAHEIM: Orange County Brewers Guild Invitational
 ocbrewers.com

UPLAND Cinco de Mayo Fiesta dalebrosbrewery.com

Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.

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