Hilo Brewfest Info
Designed for a perfect afternoon, the annual Hilo Brewfest has become one of Hilo’s favorite festivals. Check out all of the important info below!
Of course it goes without saying (but we will anyway), you must be 21+ to attend. Please bring valid government issued photo ID.
July 8, 2023
General Admission - 2:00pm-5:15pm
VIP Hours- 1:00pm-5:15pm
Brewfest Site Map
Hilo Yacht Club
77 Laehala St
Hilo, HI 96720
Get to know your way around the fest
ALL ATTENDEES MUST BE 21+ AND BRING A VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED PHOTO ID
GENERAL ADMISSION $75:
Entrance to the venue at 2pm
Transportation from downtown Hilo to/from Hilo Yacht Club – General Admission ticket holders can start getting on the buses at 1:45 pm. Busses depart from the County Building at 25 Aupuni St.
8 four-ounce sample pours (NOTE: DO NOT TEAR OFF THE DRINK TABS YOURSELF! Tabs must be detached by our beer tenders. If you remove a tab on your own, it will NOT BE HONORED.)
Free food sampling at food booths by local chefs
VIP TICKETS INCLUDE THE ABOVE, PLUS:
You can enter the venue at 1 pm (one hour before the normal opening time) – VIP ticket holders can start getting on the buses at 12:45 pm.
2 additional sample pours (NOTE: DO NOT TEAR OFF THE DRINK TABS YOURSELF! Tabs must be detached by our beer tenders. If you remove a tab on your own, it will NOT BE HONORED.)
Access to the VIP Room, where you will find seating, more music, and access to some special food and beers
Getting There and Parking
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
There is NO PARKING at the Hilo Yacht Club. Busses depart from the County Building at 25 Aupuni St. Your ticket will determine what time you may enter the event. (1pm VIP; 2pm General Admission)
If you are being dropped off (and picked up) at the event (by a friend, taxi or Uber) please have the driver take you to the County Building at a 25 Aupuni St. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH ROOM FOR VEHICLES TO “WAIT” AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE EVENT. We want everyone to be safe during the Brewfest and stopping on the narrow road with busses going by is not a safe plan.
Buses leave from 25 Aupuni Street (the old County Building), and return throughout the afternoon.
There is parking at the old County Building and on nearby streets.
BUS LOADING TIMES:
VIP ticket holders can board the bus at 12:45
General Admission ticket holders should not board until 1:45. If you arrive at the venue before 2:00 pm, you will wait in the parking lot.
Multiple buses will be running between the Aupuni Parking Area and the Event Location and are scheduled to arrive at each location every 15 minutes.