California Beer Festivals in May


May Beer Festivals and Events

CITRUS HEIGHTS: Brews in the Burbs Beer Festival, May 20, 2023, 4-8 p.m. at Sunrise Mall Parking Lot. Craft beer tastings, live music, food trucks and backyard games. Location: 6041 Sunrise Mall Citrus Heights, CA 95610. $25-75, BrewsintheBurbs
Lineup: Alaro Craft Brewery At Ease Brewing Company, Belching Beaver, Big Sexy Brewing Co, DarkHeart Brewing, Drake's Brewing Co., Full Circle Brewing Co.,  Gold Vibe Kombuchary, Grocery Outlet, Jackrabbit Brewing Company LLC, LogOff Brewing, New Glory Craft Brewery, Porchlight Brewing Co, Sincere Cider, Strad Meadery, Two Pitchers Brewing Company

TUOLUMNE: Westside Tribute Band Brew Fest May 20, 2023, 1-6 p.m. at the Westside Pavilion. Live music from tribute bands   Southbound and Company, Skynyrd & Frynds, and Heartache Tonight, brew tasting from more than 40 top craft breweries featuring more than 70 different craft brews and ciders, paid cornhole tournament and free lawn games, plus food vendors. VIP tasting begins at 1 p.m. and General Admission begins at 2 p.m. Location: 17807 Tuolumne Road, Tuolumne, CA 95379. $45-60,

SANTEE: Santee Beer Festival & Street Fair May 27, 2023, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Riverview Parkway and Town Center Parkway
101 Riverview Parkway
Santee CA
$15 for 5 Beer 6oz. Tastes
$20 for 10 Beer 6oz. Tastes
$25 for 10 Beer 6oz. Tastes and 1 Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog
Block party over Memorial Day weekend with food and treats,  local craft brews, wines and spirits, kid-zones with carnival games and rides, live entertainment, and retail vendors.

AUBURN: Foothills Brewfest May 6, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High Street
Auburn, CA 95603
Includes unlimited pours and 4oz Souvenir tasting glass while supplies last, music, and food which much be purchased separately.

TEMECULA: Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival May 19-21, 2023 Lake Skinner County Park 37701 Warren Rd.
Winchester, CA Beer Pouring, bring ID and $30-up,

AUBURN: Foothills Brewfest May 6, 2023
Auburn Brewfest
Gold Country Fairgrounds
1273 High St.
 Includes a commemorative tasting glass, open tasting during the event, live music and The Home Brew Zone. Sample quality craft brews from the area's top home brewers. Chat with brewery representatives.

BUELLTON: Buellton Brew Fest May 6, 2023, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
River View Park
Buellton, CA
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 The New Vibe, The Last Decade and DJ Peete! A great assortment of food trucks, plenty of restrooms, lawn games and  craft beer!

EUREKA: Brew at the Zoo May 6, 2023, 5:30-8:30 p.m. | VIP entry 4:30 p.m.
Sequoia Park Zoo & Foundation
3414 W Street
Eureka CA.
Age 21+ only, tickets include a commemorative glass, zoo admission, entertainment and tastes at brewery booths.
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. $3 of each ticket directly funds the red panda habitat.
Lineup: Farmers Brewing Co., Humboldt Cider Co., Redwood Curtain Brewing Co., Port O' Pints Brewing Co., Lost Coast Brewery,  Eel River Brewing Company and more.  

THOUSAND OAKS: Rotary Club of Thousand Oaks Chili Cook-off & Craft Beer Festival May 7, 2023
Conejo Creek Park South
1379 E Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA
Traditional Red Chili Verde Salsa
General admission $20 includes unlimited chili sampling!

EL DORADO HILLS: May Art, Beer & Wine Festival 13-14, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wine & Beer Tasting 12-4:30 p.m.
El Dorado Hills Town Center
El Dorado Hills, CA
Free admission,
Over 80 artists displaying their fine art along the thoroughfare of Town Center Boulevard. 25+ of the regions, wineries & craft breweries will be pouring for paid tastings on both days. 
Pouring: Boring Rose, Full Circle Brewing, Golden State Cider, Gold Vibe, Seismic Brewing Co, Mraz Brewing Company, Original Pattern Beer, Red Bus Brew, Revision Brewing, Ace Cider, 2 Towns Cider House, Knee Deep Brewing, New Glory Beer, Barm Haus Co

SANTA BARBARA: Roar & Pour May 6, 2023, 5-8 p.m. at Santa Barbara Zoo. It's a wild wine tasting event where the animals stay out late and the Zoo is open so guests ages 21 and over  can stroll and sip. General Admission includes live music, wine tastings, train rides, giraffe feedings, and exclusive access to Zoo grounds after hours.  $95-130,

TEMECULA / VAIL LAKE: Southern California Homebrew Festival May 5-6, 2023 (open only to Homebrewers members)
Vail Lake KOA Campground
38000 Highway 79
Temecula, CA
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.

LIVERMORE: Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest May 13, 2023, 1-5 p.m.
Las Positas College Athletic Field
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA
Livermore Valley Craft Beer Fest will be held at the Shrine over 40 of the best NorCal craft breweries for you to explore, great live music, delicious food from several local restaurants and caterers (small additional charge)

SANTA CLARITA: Tequila & Taco Festival May 20, 2023
Central Park
27150 Bouquet Canyon Rd.
Santa Clarita, CA
$36-100 approx.,
Guests 21+ are limited to a round of Tequila Sampling with   (6) Half Ounce Samples of Tequila, plus souvenir glass

TURLOCK: Central Valley Brewfest May 13, 2023, 12-5 p.m.
Stanislaus County Fair Grounds
900 N Broadway
Turlock, CA
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.

BIG BEAR LAKE: Grill & Chill Craft Beer & BBQ Festival May 27-28, 2023, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bartlett Events Area
630 Bartlett Rd.
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
$40-108 approx.,
40+ independent California craft breweries and BBQ competitors from around the nation vie for awards by the  certified KCBS Judges and People's Choice! General Admission ticket purchasers receive a ticket book with 10 (ten) tickets and a commemorative 16 oz. pint glass to use for craft beer tastings, with a 5 oz. fill line. Tickets are also redeemable for BBQ sampling plates from incredible BBQ cook teams!

FREMONT: Burger & Brew Fest May 20, 2023, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Burger & Brew Fest
Downtown Fremont Event Center Plaza and Capitol Ave. from Liberty St. to State St.
Fremont, CA
Free admission, $40-55 for beer sampling packages |
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. 
Who's pouring? Lineup: 21st Amendment Brewery, Anderson Valley Brewing Co, Altamont Beer Works, Cuver Brewing Co, JP Das Brew, Jack’s Brewing Co, Knee Deep Brewing Co., Oakland United Beerworks, S27 Ales, Unreal Brewing Company, Camino Brewing Company
Distillery / Wine Lineup: 10th Street Distillery, Roe & Co Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co Irish Whiskey,  Cabernet Seven Oaks, Malbec, Viognier, Chardonnay Riva Ranch Reserve

SANTEE: Santee Street Fair Craft Beer Festival May 27, 2023, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Town Center
101 Riverview Parkway
Santee, CA
Free admission, $15-30 beer wristband,
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.


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