FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Got Questions? We have answers! We are busy planning a great event so we can’t get to emails and calls as quickly as we would like, so here is the fastest way to get your questions answered:

What is Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Festival?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon is a weekend-long festival that is a celebration of BBQ, bourbon, LIVE local bands, games & contests and of course beer!!!  

What time is the Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Festival?

Friday, June 23rd 4p-11p
Saturday, June 24th 12p-11p
Sunday, June 25th 12p-8p

Where is Brews, BBQ & Bourbon held?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Grand Rapids will be held at the beautiful Ah-Nab-Awen Park. For all of the information on this location and parking CLICK HERE.

Where Should I Park?

The city of Grand Rapids and private parking providers operate more than 18,000 off-street spots in Downtown garages and lots, in addition to 1,800 spaces on city streets.

For all information related to parking visit downtowngr.org/get/parking

What If It Rains?

Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest  is a rain or shine event, so please check the weather beforehand. Only in cases of extreme weather will we evacuate the event area…but only for the duration of severe weather (storm threatening lightning and/or winds).

What Do I Wear?

Anything is fair game, we just ask that you come dressed!

Will Credit Cards Be Accepted?

You bet!  We will accept all major credit cards. 
Note:  There will be a small convenience fee per credit card charge so we recommend bringing cash!

Will there be an ATM on-site?

Yes. There will be at least one ATM on-site. It is located in the area convenient to the food booths and beer tents.

Will there be food there?

Absolutely! Some of the area’s best BBQ will be available to purchase.  Check out the list of food vendors on our food & drinks page.

Will there be places to sit? Covered areas for eating/drinking?

Yes, there will be some first-come-first-serve seating under a HUGE tent!

Do I need an ID?

Only if you want to drink alcohol.

How can I become a vendor?

Interested in becoming a vendor? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Matt Flynn by calling (248) 202-4662 or emailing Matt@UltimateFunProductions.com

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Sorry, no. There are state laws that regulate outside food and drinks from entering licensed festival areas. We will provide plenty of opportunities to try great food and drink while you’re here!

Can I bring my children?

Of course! Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest is a family-friendly event that features bounce houses for the kids.

What else do I need to know before attending?

  • No entrance for anyone showing signs of intoxication – NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • All bags & backpacks are subject to search
  • No outside beverages or food permitted

Can I volunteer at Brews, BBQ & Bourbon Fest?

ABSOLUTELY! Interested volunteers (individuals or groups) can sign up on the volunteer page. Click here to sign up!

Is there a charity associated with the festival?


A portion of the proceeds from Brews, BBQ and Bourbon will benefit Heavenly Paws of Michigan. Heavenly Paws is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to the wellbeing and care of all animals, both large and small – from rescue, foster care, to adoption. Visit HeavenlyPawsMI.com for more information.

Can I bring my pet?

No, only service dogs are allowed during festival hours.No,

Still Have Questions?

Still have questions? Email us!