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Saturday, June 29th

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

N State Street, Howell, MI 48843

The Michigan Challenge Balloonfest Fantasy of Lights Fundraiser, Balloons & Brews, is back for its third year! Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2024, for an afternoon of beer tasting, food, games and entertainment. We invite you to partake in this beer tasting event that benefits the Fantasy of Lights, a downtown Howell annual event. In its inaugural year, Balloons & Brews hosted over 150 guests and 5 local breweries. With purchase of a ticket, you’ll be able to enjoy entertainment, yard games, food trucks and partake in a raffle all whilst enjoying select beer tastings from our local breweries! You must be 21 years of age or older and present identification to enter.

$35 individual ticket includes 10 – 3oz tastings, 1 – 12 oz pour

$50 VIP ticket includes 10 – 3oz tastings, 1 -12 oz pour in a souvenir cup, weekend wristband to Balloonfest.

Balloons & Brews Event Rules:

  1. All guests entering the event must be 21 or older with a valid photo ID.
  2. Children and infants are not permitted under any circumstances.
  3. No alcohol will be permitted to leave the event area.
  4. No outside alcohol will be permitted within the event area.

Interested in participating as a Brewery? Click here to apply!

Shuttle provided by LETs Transportation

Shuttle Schedule: 

  • Friday 5:30pm-11:00pm
  • Saturday  11:00am-11:00pm
  • Sunday  10:00am-9pm

Pick-up/Drop-off locations: 

  • Balloonfest grounds – Highlander way, located by Yellow Gate and Challenger by Red parking lot.
  • Downtown Howell – Clinton at State St. (behind County Courthouse)

Tickets are now available!

Participating Breweries

Aberrant Ales

Ascension Brewing Company

Battle Alley Brewing Co

Block Brewery

Eternity Brewing

Four Circles Brewery

Grand River Brewing

River’s Edge Brewing Company