The Balboa Craft Beer Festival is Back!

Enjoy Craft Beer, Games, Music, and More at the Balboa Craft Beer Festival

Written By: Erica Johnson Balboa Village Beer Fest

If you’ve ever spent time at Balboa Village, you know the vibe is relaxed and the atmosphere is charming—it’s the perfect place to enjoy the day and knock back some brewskies. For the past two years, residents and visitors have loved the Balboa Craft Beer Festival and it’s not hard to see why; with over a dozen different breweries offering 30 types of craft beers, OC beer lovers have a wonderful time tasting, listening to great music, playing games, and eating excellent food.

The festival, happening on April 1 from 12:30-5 p.m., has become a favorite here in Orange County. It may be all about the beer, but there’s so much more to enjoy.

“It’s not just beer and food, it’s a really festive, fun event and there is something for everyone,” said President of the Balboa Village Merchants Association, Marcel Ford.

While sipping the delicious array of craft beers, you will also enjoy live music from “The Strangers,” playing everything from classic rock to current favorites. Two game areas will keep things on the playful side with life-size Jenga, corn-hole toss, and table games like checkers and Connect 4. Since tickets are limited, attendees will be able to enjoy the whole event without huge crowds.

Make sure you bring your appetite! Aside from all the delicious beer, unlimited eats from several of the Peninsula’s best restaurants will be in attendance, including Ruby’s and Newport Landing.

“The restaurants really put their best foot forward so that people will remember how good it was and want to come back for more,” said Ford.

Not a beer lover? Don’t fret; there will be red and white wines available as well as a tasty, hard apple cider.

You can get your Early Bird tickets for only $55 until March 20, or $65 for General Admission, with all proceeds going to a non-profit. For those kind enough to take on the role of designated driver, there is a no-alcohol ticket at only $25. This great event sells out every year, so be sure to get your tickets early! Residents can also take advantage of the free downtown shuttle, and Lyft is offering a discount with a code.

Balboa Craft Beer Festival is sure to be a fabulous party you won’t want to miss!

Balboa Craft Beer Festival
Balboa Village
600 East Balboa Blvd
Newport Beach, CA 92661
Sip Some Brewskies and Enjoy Live Music at the Balboa Craft Beer Festival

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Erica Johnson was born and raised in Southern California. Erica enjoys writing for all mediums and is a Mogul Influencer on with her blog, "Champagne, Dark Chocolate & Hormones". Erica loves animals, reading, fashion and working out and is a true PBS Addict. Erica lives in Rancho Santa Margarita with her Husband and their Husky, Sierra Miss. After successfully blending their family of 6 kids-now ages 18-28- they are looking forward to traveling and going to Brunch more often.


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