Kalamazoo Bourbon Fest

The inaugural Kalamazoo Bourbon Fest is on Saturday September 17, 2022. Saturday’s Session One is from 4pm to 7pm and Session Two from 8pm to 11pm

Kalamazoo Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival hosted at The Foundry (600 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007). This festival will feature 200+ whiskeys, store picks and VIP section. Most of the list is bourbon but there will be a few non-bourbon options such as beer, wine & non-alcoholic options. In addition to the great beverage selection, we will have food trucks, live music, vendors and more!

Bourbon List

Food Vendors

Maria's Mexican Restaurant

Frances Street Hot Dogs

Live Music

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish:

Set times: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Beer Sponsor

New Holland Brewing

Ticket Info:

Event parking in rear of building

Every festival ticket includes entry to the Festival, Souvenir Tasting Glass and tasting tickets. Each liquor pour is 1/2 oz, Beer pours are 3 oz, and wine pours are 1.5 oz. Most pours are one tasting ticket, but more expensive alcohols are multiple tastings tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the festival; GA Ticket for $2 & VIP Ticket for $4.

Early Bird GA Tickets: $40 (Until September 2)

Session 1: 4:00pm to 7:00pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

GA Tickets: $50 (After September 2)

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

VIP Tickets: $100 (Limited number per session)

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

Groupon Redemption Ticket: $70

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

GA Tickets at gate: $55 (If not sold out)

Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

Designated Driver Ticket: $10

All sales are final, and tickets are not refundable.

Proceeds Benefit

The Friends of the River is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit that works to improve water quality, access, and awareness on the Rivers in Michigan. We implement these goals in a number of ways. A few examples would be by getting our hands dirty and hosting regular river clean ups. Or when we work with communities to help provide docking for recreational boats of all sizes from kayaks to larger power boats. We also host and attend events regarding the rivers in order to help keep communities aware of just how important our rivers and water resources are.