Detroit Bourbon Fest

The 2nd Annual Detroit Bourbon Fest is on Friday, April 1st & Saturday, April 2nd. Friday’s Session One is from 5pm to 7:30pm and Session Two from 8:30pm to 11pm. Saturday’s Session One is from 4pm to 7pm and Session Two from 8pm to 11pm

Detroit Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival hosted at Belle Isle Casino. (Casino Way, Detroit, MI 48224). This festival will feature 200+ whiskeys, 30+ store picks, VIP section & Rare Bourbon Guided Tasting. Most of the list is bourbon but there will be a few non-bourbon options such as beer, wine & non-alcoholic options. In addition to the great beverage selection, we will have food trucks, live music, vendors and more!

*All visitors are required to adhere to the State of Michigan Recreation Passport Policy. State Recreation passports are needed on all vehicles to enter the park. If not already purchased through the Secretary of State, the passport is $11.00 (annually) for Michigan registered vehicles and $9.00 (daily) or $31.00 (annually) for non-Michigan vehicles. Commercial vehicles are $16.00 (daily). Recreation Passports may be obtained at the park during regular business hours or at the booth upon entering the park. Please visit our website for more details: michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

Bourbon List

Food Vendors

Tres Leches Food Truck KorrieLinn's Cheesecakes Motor City Sweet Treats Detroit BBQ Company

Live Music

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish

Friday:

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM & 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Saturday:

Jesse Ray and The Carolina Catfish: 5:00 PM TO 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Beer Sponsor

New Holland Brewing

Wine Sponsor

45 North Vineyard and Winery

Ticket Info:

Every festival ticket includes entry to the Festival, Souvenir Tasting Glass and tasting tickets. Each liquor pour is 1/2 oz, Beer pours are 3 oz, and wine pours are 1.5 oz. Most pours are one tasting ticket, but more expensive alcohols are multiple tastings tickets. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the festival; GA Ticket for $2 & VIP Ticket for $4.

Early Bird GA Tickets: $40 (Until March 11th)

Friday - Session 1: 5:00pm to 7:30pm or Session 2: 8:30pm to 11pm

Saturday - Session 1: 4:00pm to 7:00pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

GA Tickets: $50 (After March 11th)

Friday - Session 1: 5pm to 7:30pm or Session 2: 8:30pm to 11pm

Saturday - Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

VIP Tickets: $100 (Limited number per session)

Friday - Session 1: 5pm to 7:30pm or Session 2: 8:30pm to 11pm

Saturday - Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

Ultimate Tasting Experience: $300 (Limited to 12 per session)

Friday - Session 1: 6pm to 7pm or Session 2: 9pm to 10pm

Saturday - Session 1: 5pm to 6pm or Session 2: 9pm to 10pm

With this ticket it includes: a VIP ticket in it but you also get a guided tour with bourbon expert in a private space. Each session is limited to 12 tickets.

ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE TASTING LIST

Groupon Redemption Ticket: $60

Friday - Session 1: 5pm to 7:30pm or Session 2: 8:30pm to 11pm

GA Tickets at gate: $55 (If not sold out)

Friday - Session 1: 5pm to 7:30pm or Session 2: 8:30pm to 11pm

Saturday - Session 1: 4pm to 7pm or Session 2: 8pm to 11pm

Designated Driver Ticket: $10

All sales are final, and tickets are not refundable.

Proceeds Benefit Friends of The River

Friends of The River

Friends of the River is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit that works to improve water quality, access, and awareness on the Rivers in Michigan. We implement these goals in several ways. A few examples would be by getting our hands dirty and hosting regular river clean ups. Or when we work with communities to help provide docking for recreational boats of all sizes from kayaks to larger power boats. We also host and attend events regarding the rivers to help keep communities aware of just how important our rivers and water resources are.