BeerFest 2023


Over the past decade, Tampa Theatre’s signature summer fundraiser, BeerFest, has raised more than $100,000 for the nonprofit movie palace with events like Barley’s Angels, The Brews Brothers and Pee-Wee’s Beer Adventure.

Beer finds a way.

This year, the majestic movie palace welcomes you to Beerassic Park from 7:00-10:00pm Saturday, July 29, with an evening of craft beers and local brewers, plus snacks and samples from some of the city’s top independent restaurants.

BeerFest guests are invited to don their dino duds, dress as their favorite Jurassic Park character, or come in a costume inspired by the movie. Guests must be 21 or older to attend and valid Government-issued ID is required for entry.

Like previous beer-infused, tongue-in-cheek BeerFest events, Beerassic Park is chaired by one of Tampa Theatre’s most ferocious Awesome-sauruses, Veronica Danko, owner of The Independent Bar and Cafe. And though the theme may be silly, BeerFest’s purpose is most serious: Now in its 13th year, the (almost) annual event benefits the Theatre’s artistic, educational and community programs, as well as the ongoing preservation of the 97-year-old historic landmark.

A limited-capacity premium sampling begins at 7:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $75 / $65 for Tampa Theatre Members. Grand sampling ticket-holders can enter at 8:00 p.m., and advance-sale tickets are $55 / $45 for Members at the Tampa Theatre Box Office or online (convenience fees apply).

BeerFest 2023 is presented by SouthEast Personnel Leasing, with additional support from Newgentek, eNox Media, Glazer Children’s Museum, and Tampa Bay METRO Magazine.