Detroit Bourbon Fest

The Detroit Bourbon Fest is on Saturday, April 6th.

Due to ongoing renovations on Belle Isle we are moving the event to Royal Oak for 2024.

Detroit Bourbon Fest is an indoor bourbon festival hosted at Royal Oak Farmers Market (316 E Eleven Mile Rd, Royal Oak, MI 48067). This festival will feature 200+ whiskeys and bourbons, store picks, classic cocktails and high-end bottle section. 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!

Bourbon List

Food Vendors

Detroit BBQ Company

Detroit BBQ Company

Ken’s Kitchen

Ken's Kitchen

Maria’s Food Trucks

Maria's Food Trucks


Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish

Jesse Ray and the Carolina Catfish

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. See the Bourbon List page for a breakdown of how tasting tickets are priced. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase at the festival; GA Ticket for $2 & VIP Ticket for $4.

General Admission (GA) Tickets:

$40 until March 23rd / $50 until March 30th / $60 week of the event.

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

VIP Tickets: $100

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

Designated Driver Ticket: $10

This is a rain or shine event, event is 21+ (with valid picture ID), 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.