The Squamish Beer Festival is an opportunity for guests to sample all kinds of craft beers in Squamish. The event usually takes place in July.
Due to COVID-19, the event was cancelled in 2020. It was going to take place on July 10th in 2021, but that too got cancelled because of the pandemic. The festival did take place on June 25th in 2022 and returns again on June 24th in 2023.
The Squamish Beer Festival
Celebrating its 7th year in 2023, the Squamish Valley Beer Festival is an annual festival for all things beer and cider. The festival attracts over 2,000 attendees. Over 50 craft breweries and cideries participate, offering over 200 different types of beverages.
In years that aren’t affected by a global pandemic, the festival features a variety of entertainment options as well. There are usually live bands, DJs, street entertainers, food trucks, interactive art installations, axe throwing and more.
Where and When
The Squamish Valley Beer Festival used to take place in downtown Squamish at the O’siyam Pavilion. The pavilion is at 37978 Cleveland Avenue. There’s now a new location as of 2023 – Loggers Sports Ground, which is at 39555 Loggers Lane in Squamish.
In 2023 the festival happens on Saturday, June 24th. It’s a half-day event and runs from around 1:00 pm until 7:00 pm.
Due to COVID-19 the 2020 festival was postponed until the following year. In 2021 the festival was supposed to take place on Saturday, July 10th, but it too got cancelled. The 2022 event was originally scheduled to happen on July 9th, but took place on June 25th.
In years when it does take place, the Beer Festival happens on the same day as the Squamish Farmers Market. The farmers market is a weekly event that takes place on Saturdays on Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish. It’s worth checking out as both events are in the same area.
Ticket prices to the Squamish Beer Festival vary depending on how early they are purchased. Prices for the 2023 festival are as follows:
- Earlybird Tickets (includes four beer tokens) – $44.51 (sale ends April 1st, 2023)
- Earlybird Combo Tickets (includes 12 beer tokens) – $62.34 (sale ends April 1st, 2023)
- Festival Pre-sell Tickets – $45
- Day-of Tickets – $55
To learn more about the event see the Squamish Beer Festival website.
Other articles that may be of interest include the following:
- The Town of Squamish
- Squamish Farmers Market
- Vancouver Breweries and Beer
- Whistler Beer Festival
- July Calendar of Events