Photo by Tj Turner

Summer Beer Dabbler is just a few short days away, and we’re so excited to welcome you to our brand new venue, Harriet Island Regional Park! We have a ton of fun activities and entertainment lined up for attendees, from live music and food trucks to outdoor games and more. Check out our full list of fun below!


Sample awesome beverages from 90+ breweries and cideries

Photo by Daniel Murphy

Listen, we’re not kidding anyone here–Beer festivals are all about the beer! Our brewery list features 90+ breweries and cideries from around the Midwest and beyond, and each brewery typically brings at least 3 different offerings to share. Doing some conservative math, that means you’ve got at least 270 different options of beverages to try–everything from big hazy IPAs to crushable summer lagers, tangy sours and ciders, and even a few seltzers too!

Plus, this year’s festival features a few breweries that are brand new to Summer Beer Dabbler, and you can read about them here.

Chow down on food from 15 food trucks

One of the reasons we’re so excited about our new venue Harriet Island is that we can welcome the return of food trucks to Summer Beer Dabbler! Our lineup of 15 food trucks is super diverse, featuring everything from paella and pupusas to pretzels, pasties, and barbecue! Check out our full food truck list in the food trucks tab at the bottom of our Summer Beer Dabbler homepage.

Enjoy live music and some of the Twin Cities’ best DJs

Thanks to the fine folks at Truly, Summer Beer Dabbler 2022 will feature live music on our biggest stage ever! Rowdy roots-rockers Eleganza and reigning DJ Queen Shannon Blowtorch will keep the party moving on Harriet Island’s expansive stage, while across the festival grounds, Hold Your Lady Tight Night will keep those toe’s tappin’ on the Clear River DJ stage. Want to learn more about our featured performers? Check out the entertainment tab at the bottom of our Summer Beer Dabbler homepage.

Start your Journey at MPLS Cider’s Base Camp

Minneapolis Cider will be turning their booth into a full-fledged outdoor wonderland called Base Camp–A place to relax, connect with good friends, and share trail stories, and play outdoor games. While there, you can also sample ciders from Minneapolis Cider Company and enjoy a crêpe from Breizh Kitchen.

Stop by Invictus Brewing’s Booth for a Sweet Surprise

Photo by Daniel Murphy

We were excited when our friends at Invictus Brewing told us that they wanted to make a big surprise announcement at their Summer Beer Dabbler brewery booth. Stop by to score some exclusive intel on a big announcement that they have in the works!

Play Giant Beer Pong with your friends

Photo by Aaron Job

You might be an ace with the Solo cups, but how strong will your beer pong game be when you’re trying to sink a dodgeball into a full-sized trash can? Find out by playing Giant Beer Pong with your friends, powered by our partners at All Energy Solar!

Shake it in silence with our Silent Disco

Need a break from sampling? Make it a dance break at our Silent Disco! It’s super fun: Just strap on a pair of headphones and dance like you and your friends are the only ones listening! Our friends at The Current will be spinning a tasty mix of tunes, from classic dance jams to the latest pop and indie hits, and you might just discover your favorite new artist thanks to their adventurous selections.

Enjoy the Scenery

Harriet Island Park • Photo by Jordan Wipf

Harriet Island Park • Photo by Jordan Wipf

Harriet Island Regional Park is one of the prettiest and most popular parks in all of the Twin Cities, featuring lovely views of the Mississippi River and Downtown Saint Paul Skyline. Our festival grounds will allow attendees access to a section of the Harriet Island riverwalk, which makes an excellent place to gaze on the water and watch the riverboats pass by. Looking for a place to get out of the sun? Head over to Harriet Island’s scenic Wigington Pavillion and enjoy some shade.