Sample over 125 different beers from across the country.
Local food vendors and great downtown restaurants provide great eats to compliment the beer.
Every year, we bring unique, world-class performances unlike any other beer fest.
The Louisiana Beer Festival highlights Louisiana Breweries and the the brewers who have made a mark on our culinary culture.
While each years’ festival selections will vary, here is a list of breweries that have regularly participated in the festival.
Ballast Point Brewing
Golden Road Brewing
St. Arnold Brewing
We're still working on music for this year, but the Louisiana Beer Festival always brings unique and lively music to the table. Here's a selection of bands we've had in past years...
Luke Cooper and the Alibis
We are currently accepting applications for 2020 food vendors. Click below to apply.
We are now taking sponsorships on a first come first serve basis. Click below to view packages and apply.
Early Admission to Festival at Noon, access to exclusive VIP area with food and special beer selections. Commemorative VIP tasting glass, sampling of all beers, ciders, and cocktails.Buy Tickets
* Ticket prices do not include sales tax and Eventbrite ticket fees.
1001 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601
VIP Entry: Noon to 5pm
General Admission: 1-5pm
Last Call: 4:30pm
Free Parking is Available at the Calcasieu Parish Public Parking lot on the west side of the 900 block of Ryan Street just north of the main entry gate.
It takes a lot of people to make this festival happen. Over the past 6 years, the Louisiana Beer Festival has given over $100,000 to local charities who have provided us with the volunteer help we need to make this a success. Each volunteer who works the day of the festival receives a $100 donation to their partner non-profit organization.
Our 2020 non profit partners are...
LCCB has entertained the community for 50 years, and we strive to achieve a total dance theatre experience by providing a place for experimentation in choreography, composition, and design.
MusicMakers2U is a vital, non-profit organization devoted to donating refurbished instruments to students who have an interest in music.
The Hope Foundation of SWLA Fund (via the Community Foundation of SWLA) supports efforts to improve health care delivery and the quality of life for people throughout Southwest Louisiana impacted by stroke, neurological injuries such as traumatic brain injury or congenital disorders that affect their abilities to walk, talk, eat and move.
We are offering refunds up to 30 days before the event.
No, but the festival is open to the public, so DD’s can come along. DD’s of VIP ticket holders must also have a VIP ticket to enter the VIP area.
Trained service dogs are allowed to attend, but we ask that pets be left at home because the festival can get pretty crowded.
Downtown Lake Charles has tons of FREE parking. There is a large parking lot right next to the entry gate. On street parking is also available as well as at the Lake Charles Civic Center.
No, but you do have to bring photo ID.
Yes, you can give or sell your ticket.
Yourself and a good time. No outside coolers, food or drink are allowed. Outrageous outfits are encouraged. There will not be a cash machine on site, so bring cash for food vendors, just in case (most accept cards).
We have partnered with The SWLA Convention and Visitor Bureau to make special room rates available at select hotels. We will be publishing a link to that information soon.
Yes, the festival is open to the public so, you can definitely attend and enjoy the live music and food trucks. Only ticket holders will be allowed to sample beers and, non-ticket holders found sampling will be asked to leave and may be subject to criminal charges.
You must be 21 years of age and have a valid ID to receive a wrist band to drink.