If there’s one thing we Torontonians can take great pride in, it is celebrating and appreciating good beer. It is no surprise that Toronto’s Festival of Beer is one of summer’s most popular and epic events in town. And the festival, presented by The Beer Store, is back this year with a whole new collection of great brews, delicious grubs and insane entertainment by A-List artists.

If you’ve been following Curiocity for a while, you are already aware that Toronto’s Festival of Beer is taking over Bandshell Park from Friday, July 28th to Sunday, July 30th. And we now have more deets about what you can experience at the festival.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2023
Photo via Toronto’s Festival of Beer

From killer performances to poolside sips and bites to a whole new non-beer section, here are 7 things you can enjoy at Toronto’s Festival of Beer this year—

Sample top-of-the-line local & international brews

The only thing better than sipping on a cold one on a hot summer day is sipping on several cold ones along with food, entertainment and mad excitement. And thanks to Toronto’s Festival of Beer, we can do it all. The festival will feature over 400 top-of-the-line brews. These range from familiar faves to up-and-coming brews that are worth discovering. Simply put, the festival is a beer-lovers paradise

Check out incredible performances

Music makes everything better. Especially when you have A-List artists setting the stage ablaze, as will be the case with the popular beer festival. Like years past, the fest boasts some incredible performances. On Friday, you can catch rapper Ice Cube with special guest Big Boi. On Saturday, you can witness American rock band, Third Eye Blind with Canadian sensation Ruby Waters. And on Sunday, iconic rapper and autotune legend T-Pain will up the magic with music artist Koffee.

Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2023
Photo via Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Hit the Beyond Beer area

This is new. And definitely better, especially if you have members in your squad who don’t worship at the altar of a good brew. The festival this year, will feature a Beyond Beer area. As the name suggests, this is where you can relish a ton of other bevies including canned cocktails, seltzers and hard iced teas among others. Meaning, beer lover or not, you will find your drink!

Dig into drool-worthy grubs

Sure, beer and bevies are the highlights of the event. But there is no dearth of drool-worthy grubs as well. Between classic comfort foods like , hotdogs and burgers, elevated delights like oysters and slow-roasted BBQ and finger-licking desserts, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Enjoy the fest from their Poolside Lounge

If your summer dreams are made up of pools and dips, the festival still has you covered. In addition to their General Admission tickets, the festival also has hoptimized tickets. These include a commemorative festival sampling mug and first free drink (like the GA tickets). But they also give you access to the poolside lounge with deck seating, luxury trailer washrooms, optional locker and towel service and early entry. So, you can turn your beer sampling into one massive bash!

Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2023
Photo via Toronto’s Festival of Beer

Catch the action up close

If you want to take your beer festival experience to new heights, this one is for you. So, there are also the Bandshell Lounge + Front of Stage Viewing tickets available. Bandshell Lounge is the upscale lounge behind the Bandshell stage that will feature a curated food and beverage menu for purchase. Additionally, you will also get access to front of stage viewing area, indoor air-conditioned washrooms, 2 free beverages redeemable in the lounge and early entry. Neat, eh?

Turn the festival into an epic staycation

Now here’s one for luxury lovers. You can turn your weekend into one helluva staycation with their Stay and Play ticket. This includes all of the perks of the Bandshell Lounge + Front of Stage Viewing tickets, plus a one-night stay (on the festival day you are attending) at the luxurious, waterfront Hotel X. Be it with your bae or your best bud, this is a staycation you don’t want to miss.

So mark your calendars and head over to the website below to snag your tix to Toronto’s Festival of Beer. We’ll see you there folks!