Beer Fest

For over 8 years, KC Beer Fest has been the most recognizable craft brew festival in the Midwest.The 2016 festival is set for Saturday, September 10th, 2016 in the Kansas City Power & Light District. It will feature more than 200 hand-picked craft beers from around the world, rare keg tappings, live music, food trucks and gourmet food booths spread across two blocks in downtown Kansas City's Power & Light District.

VIP admission begins at 2 p.m.
General admission begins at 3 p.m.

GA & VIP tickets are available to purchase online at or at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium, located at the intersection of 13th and Walnut Streets. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE TICKETS.

VIP tickets include: early access into the festival an hour earlier (at 2pm), an exclusive VIP hospitality area, which includes a gourmet food buffet from 2-4pm, private bathrooms throughout the event, a KC Beer Fest souvenir tasting glass and t-shirt, and access into the festival with unlimited samples. Doors open at 2pm for VIP.

General Admission tickets include: a 2016 KC Beer Fest souvenir tasting glass and access into the festival with unlimited samples.
Doors open at 3pm for GA.


Proceeds benefit genKC. GenKC builds and connects KC's young talent through opportunities for networking, professional developement and giving back to the community. A portion of the proceeds from KC Beer Fest benefit genKC's work in Early Childhood Education in Kansas City. To learn more about genKC, visit or check them out on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

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Our volunteers help make KC Beer Fest the great event it is! Without you, we wouldn't be able to pour our incredible beers. THANK YOU to all of the awesome 2015 KC Beer Fest volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2016 KC Beer Fest, please Click here!

KC Beer Fest was founded in 2007 by the Kansas City CARE Clinic (formerly Kansas City Free Health Clinic) and the AIDS Service Foundation of Greater Kansas City. Over 16,000 beer connoisseurs and first-timers have attended KC Beer Fest over the years, sampling hundreds of craft brews from around the world.  In 2013, Flying Saucer brought KC Beer Fest home to the Kansas City Power & Light District. The festival has been a huge success and is viewed by many as the premier craft beer festival in not only Kansas City, but the Midwest.


The Power & Light District and the City have multiple parking garages and surface lots within and surrounding the District. Park for just $2 at the KC Live! garage when you dine or shop in the District. Enter the KC Live! Garage from 13th Street. Just mention you are going to the Power & Light District for KC Beer Fest on Saturday, September 10th, 2016 to receive parking for $2. View printable map

All guests entering the festival must be 21 years of age or older. Due to space and safety concerns, children and strollers will not be admitted. Dogs are not allowed.