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  • Mid-Michigan's Favorite BeerFest Returns

    Recently voted “Best Local Event” by local beer aficionados, Portland Downtown Executive Director Tina ConnerWellman is excited to be part of #BeerOnBridge.

    "I get to work with great promoters and outstanding volunteers. It’s exciting to see the community come together to welcome visitors from everywhere, all enjoying each other’s company in a fun and inviting environment.   I see why it was voted ‘Best Local Event.’ Cheers to great tastes!” said ConnerWellman.

    It’s about the people and, of course, the craft beer, wine, cider, soda and, for the first time, spirits - all provided by fermented and distilled artisans including American Fifth Spirits, Arbor Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery, BrickHaven Brewery, ConfluxCity Brewing Company, Cranker’s Brewery, EagleMonk Pub and Brewery, Ellison Brewery, Dark Horse Brewery, Grand Armory Brewing, Lansing Brewing Company, Looking Glass Brewing Company, Leelanau Cellars, Ridge Cider Company, The Sanctuary, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Schmohz Brewery, and Tabor Hill Winery.

    Also featured each year is a new flavor brewed just for this event ~ Portland Strong signature beer.   

    Unique eats are provided by a variety of food trucks and caterers.  Live music always completes the ambiance.  However, it’s about more than the drinks, food and music, according to festival promoter Eric Proctor.

    “The boardwalk, bridge, and park surrounding the river are what separates this festival from other beer festivals out there. At the end of the day, a beer festival is a beer festival. However, Beerfest on the Bridge has one of the most vibrant atmospheres,” said Proctor.

    Portland City Manager Tutt Gorman agrees.

    “Beerfest on the Bridge has become a hallmark event that showcases our historic downtown and local landmarks — the Veterans Memorial Bridge and the boardwalk overlooking the Grand River,” says Gorman. “We are extremely proud of our community and what it has to offer and look forward to showing it off.”

    This festival is held on the historic metal truss bridge that has been in continuous use since 1890. The bridge offers a historic and exciting entrance into downtown Portland.

    The earlier you buy - the more you save!  VIP entry gives an extra 'first hour' (2pm entry) of beer fest and 15 tasting tickets with a logo lasting glass.  General Admission begins at 3pm with logo tasting glass and 10 tasting tickets.  

    Save 1/2 off Day of General Admission  & 40% off VIP early April - Mid May or until this limited batch is sold out
    $20 General Admit   $30 VIP   Online Purchases Only  

    Save 35% Summer Savings  mid-May  -  early July   (or until this limited batch is sold out)
    $25 General Admit    $35 VIP  Online or at Portland Party Store

    Regular Pricing starts in July and ends when sold out or midnight the evening before the event.
    $30 General Admit    $40 VIP

    Any Tickets still Available Day of are sold at the gate only
    $40 General Admit    $50 VIP

    Designated Driver Tickets: $10 
    Non Alcoholic, 6 Tickets for water or craft soda and collectors 16 oz glass.

    For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets, visit beeronbridge.com.

  • Summer Fest 2018

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    Name: Summer Fest 2018
    Date: June 22, 2018 - June 24, 2018
    Event Description:
    It’s that time of year again for the Portland St. Patrick’s Summer Fest and its BIGGER and BETTER then the year before!   The Journey: A Tribute to Journey the Band taking stage on Saturday night along with El Kabong plus DJ Dill Pickle all at this year’s Summer Fest in Portland. Get on out to Portland for this year’s Summer Fest June 22nd thru June 24th!   There’s an inflatable midway with all kinds of fun games, tons of food and Skank! 4 Decades of Rock N' Roll kicking it off on Friday night.

    However the highlight of the weekend will be the National performing Journey Tribute Band on Saturday June 23rd plus starting at 2pm DJ Dill Pickle will host a FREE ALL AGES dance party, featuring local kids rock band, Rage Underage!

    El Kabong and of course the Journey Tribute Band all on Saturday June 23rd  Tickets are going fast! So get yours now at  www.stpatsummerfest.com  All are welcome!  This is the most fun a Family can have in one place!

    Event Media:
    765 Union St. Portland, MI 48875 kiddie corner from St. Patrick School.  
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, June 22 - Sunday, June 24, 2018  
    Friday Festivities begin at 5:30pm and carry throughout the weekend, the festival ends Sunday at 3:00pm.
    Contact Information:
    Cortney Smith 517-526-1825
    Friday Night Concert:  Skank! 4 Decades of Rock N' Roll!  21 and UP ONLY   $5 

    Saturday FREE ALL AGES Kid's Dance Party with warm up band Rage Underage 2-3pm right before our feature act DJ Dill Pickle performing 3-4pm. 

    Saturday Night Concert:  El Kabong opens the state for Journey: A Tribute to the Journey $10 

    Tickets for both shows are available on: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portland-st-patrick-summer-fest-2018-tickets-45039134263

    Sunday:  Famous Chicken Dinner - includes salad, sides, roll, dessert and drink available for dine in or take out JUST $10

    For more information visit:  www.stpatssummerfest.com
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