San Juan Brewfest

San Juan Brewfest

Let's go to San Juan Brewfest!


When is the San Juan Brewfest?

Friday August 23 and Saturday August 24, 2024. The following year’s date is the weekend of August 22 and 23, 2025. 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. On Saturday, the Brewfest opens at 1 pm and ends at 5 pm sharp, but VIPs get in one hour early at noon. 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 strongly encourage you to buy your tickets in advance. Tickets on sale starting Friday December 1, 2023.  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. No infants nor anyone under 21 may enter.

Can I bring my dog?

No dogs allowed, leave the pooch at home please! No pets of any kind allowed except for LEGIT service animals. Emotional support animals are not allowed.

How does the event work?

Buy your TICKET in advance starting December 1, 2023, then sample as many of the beers as you like from your souvenir 5 oz tasting glass!  There will be up to 35 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. New this year from our ticketing partner is the ability to change the name on the ticket. 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 will announce DD ticket information soon.

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 Friday’s event, and 11 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday for Saturday’s event. 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. One small camping chair per person is also allowed, but the Brewfest reserves the right to relocate your chair if it is in a high traffic area or an emergency access area. 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 and places to stay?

Check out Visit Durango’s hotel page HERE. For a list of campgrounds in the area, go 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 24, same day as day two of the Brewfest, in the morning. Participants in the Thirsty 13 have an option to purchase a 30% 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.

Buckhorn Limousine  970-769-0933

Durango Cab 970-259-4818

Animas Transportation  970-259-1315

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