El Paso’s biggest craft beer festival, Sun City Craft Beer Fest, will feature more than 150 local and regional craft beers and will expand to two days in 2018.

The festival kicks off on Saturday, April 21 at 1 p.m. (noon for V.I.P. ticketholders) and Sunday, April 22, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. (11 a.m. for V.I.P. ticketholders) at the downtown Convention Center Plaza.

The festival will feature an indoor Sports Bar and Liquor Lounge, and an upgraded V.I.P. Experience. Festival attendees will receive a commemorative mug (while supplies last) to fill up with any of the craft beers and ciders available in the beer gardens. Other fun features include giant foosball, trash can pong, cornhole, brewing lessons, top local food vendors, live music and more.


“Sun City Craft Beer Fest is so popular, we decided to add an extra day for our fifth year. The tremendous support from our sponsors, local companies, breweries, and the community, has created a ‘fan favorite’ event that captures the local flavor of El Paso with music and fun,” said Bryan Crowe, General Manager of El Paso Live.

Nahum Avila, Sun City Craft Beer Festival creator, is honored that the festival is a weekend event this year. “I am so grateful to see a dream grow to a two-day event.  I believe El Paso deserves the best quality events and we have the commitment to make it happen every year. This festival belongs to everyone in El Paso and I can’t wait to show everyone what we have planned for this year,” Avila said.

General Admission tickets for the Sun City Craft Beer Festival are now available for $20 for a one-day pass and $35 for a two-day pass. The “early bird” pricing is for limited quantities while they last.

To buy tickets and for more information, visit the SCCBF website at: www.suncitycraftbeerfest.com

Early Bird Ticket Info

(G.A. ticket prices increase as the festival grows nearer)

$20 1-Day G.A. Ticket – Saturday G.A. ticket and Sunday G.A. ticket includes access to the festival on the select day, ten 2 oz. samples of craft beer, the opportunity to purchase full beers and other beverages, and a commemorative festival mug.

$35 2-Day G.A. Ticket – The 2-day G.A. ticket includes access to the festival on both Saturday and Sundayten 2 oz. samples of craft beer per day, the opportunity to purchase full beers and other beverages and a commemorative festival mug. 

V.I.P. Ticket                        

$80 – (limited quantity) The Saturday V.I.P. ticket and Sunday V.I.P. ticket include items in the G.A. ticket plus access to V.I.P benefits on the select day which includes hosted V.I.P.-exclusive craft beers and a meal in the V.I.P. Lounge. Only a limited amount of V.I.P. tickets will be made available; tickets sold out three weeks in advance in 2017.  Reserving early is recommended.

D.D. Ticket:                         

$10 – (limited quantity) Designated Driver tickets include access to the festival and the free event features such as Game Zone, brew lessons, and more.

Military Discount:             

A $5 Military discount is available in advance online and at the door for G.A. and V.I.P. tickets.  Ticketholders who receive the discount must show valid military I.D. at the festival entrance.