San Juan Brewfest

San Juan Brewfest

Let's go to San Juan Brewfest!


When is the San Juan Brewfest?

Friday August 26 and Saturday August 27, 2022. The following year’s date is the weekend of August 25, 2023. The Brewfest is always held the weekend before Labor Day Weekend.

Where is the San Juan Brewfest??

Buckley Park in Historic Downtown Durango. Buckley Park is located at 12th Street and Main Ave.

What time does it start and end?

On Friday, the Brewfest opens at 5 pm and ends at 8 pm sharp. Friday is for VIP ticket holders only. On Saturday, the Brewfest opens at 1 pm and ends at 5 pm sharp. Saturday is for General Admission ticket holders. See the TIMELINE page for details.

How much does it cost?

See our TICKETS page for ticket info. All proceeds benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado. No refunds, the Brewfest will go on rain or shine!  We have sold out the Brewfest for the past six years and expect to do so again in 2022, so buy your tickets in advance. Tickets on sale Wednesday June 1, 2022 at 10 am MST.  The San Juan Brewfest is a 21 and over event.

Are kids allowed?

The Brewfest is an adult event only. Due to the large number of attendees kids are not allowed inside the event area.

Can I bring my dog?

No dogs allowed, leave the pooch at home please! No pets of any kind allowed.

Are there any COVID-19 restrictions?

As of June 1, 2022, there are no special entry requirements to the Brewfest due to COVID-19 concerns. We reserve the right to update the check in and entry procedures if the situation changes

How does the event work?

Buy your TICKET in advance starting June 1, then sample as many of the beers as you like from your souvenir 5 oz tasting glass!  There will be up to 40 craft breweries and cideries in attendance, and each will bring at least three different beers, so there will be nearly different 100 beers for you to taste. The San Juan Brewfest encourages you to know your limits, drink responsibly and arrange in advance for a safe ride home. We will have Durango Police and security personnel at our event. Those who over-indulge will be asked to take a break or leave. LIVE MUSIC is also provided, click the link to see our lineup. Food will be available for purchase, see our VENDORS page for menus. All proceeds benefit United Way of Southwest Colorado, one of the best charities in the region! EVERYONE MUST HAVE VALID ID, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Are tickets transferable?

Yes they are! Anyone can use a ticket you bought, but it only works one time. Tell the person you give it to that they must have valid ID, no kids, and no dogs. Note: Thirsty 13 tickets are NOT transferable.

What if I can't find my ticket email or text?

You can check in without your tickets, but the name on your ID must match the name on the ticket in order to do this. Best is to email our ticket provider at  and request them to send you the tickets again, or if you created an account with them you can find them that way at

What about designated drivers, do they have to pay to get in?

The San Juan Brewfest is partnering with the Four Corners Broadcasting to reward designated drivers. VIP Designated Drivers tickets for Friday are only $50, and can be purchased in advance or at the gate. General Admission Designated Driver tickets for Saturday are only $30, and can be purchased in advance or at the gate. DD’s receive a special wristband that earns the DD free “mocktails” inside the event as a reward for helping others to get home safely. See our TICKET page for more info. DD wristbands available at the gate and in advance of the event.

DD “Mocktail” Menu:

To be announced

How do I avoid the lines when the gates open?

We offer an early check-in, from 3 to 4:30 pm on Friday for VIP ticket holders, and 11 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday. Come to Buckley Park with your tickets, and you can check in early. We’ll give you your wristband, then you can come back when the event opens and get in quickly through the Re-Entry line! Visit CHECK IN page for info on how to make it easy to enter the event.

Will food be available?

We will have several food VENDORS at the event with food available for purchase.

What can I bring in to the Brewfest?

You can bring in a purse, small bag or small backpack with personal items on it, such as your wallet, sunscreen, etc. It is also OK to bring an EMPTY water bottle. We will have a free water station at the event courtesy of Well on Wheels. No illegal drugs, outside alcohol or food, or weapons are allowed. Other items may not be allowed as determined by event management. Marijuana, while legal to purchase in Durango, is NOT allowed inside the venue. No dogs or pets of any kind. All items are subject to search upon entering the venue. See the POLICIES page for more information.

Where can I find a list of Durango hotels?

Check out Visit Durango’s hotel page HERE

What’s the deal with the Thirsty 13 Half Marathon?

The Thirsty 13 is a half marathon in Durango that is on Saturday August 27, same day as day two of the Brewfest, in the morning. Participants in the Thirsty 13 have an option to purchase a discounted ticket to the Brewfest with their entry to the race. For more info, go to

What are the transportation options to and from the Brewfest?

See the Transportation page for more details. All City of Durango buses are FREE both days of the Brewest. If you live or are staying close to Downtown, just walk! Take the Animas River Trail and exit at Rotary Park, then just head south two blocks to Buckley Park. You can also call any of the following companies to give you a ride to and/or from the event. See our TRANSPORTATION page for more info.

Buckhorn Limousine  970-769-0933

Durango Cab 970-259-4818

Animas Transportation  970-259-1315

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