The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Wilmington NC

The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Wilmington NC

  • Kristen Lueck
  • 02/29/24

Wilmington is gearing up for an unforgettable experience that will tantalize your taste buds and elevate your spirits. The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival is set to take place on March 16, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Live Oak Bank Pavilion in Riverfront Park. This celebration of good times promises an indulgent journey into the world of craft brews, fine bourbons, and mouthwatering BBQ, creating an atmosphere that will leave you craving for more.

Ticket Information:

To embark on this delectable adventure, secure your tickets for $45, which includes a souvenir glass for sampling the refreshments from table to table! The admission grants you access to a world of flavors, entertainment, and camaraderie. Early bird ticket buyers may also benefit from special promotions or exclusive perks, so be sure to grab yours before they run out!

The Venue:


The Live Oak Bank Pavilion, situated in the scenic Riverfront Park, provides the perfect backdrop for a day of revelry. Its open-air setting and spacious layout allow festival-goers to mingle, relax, and savor the rich offerings in a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere.

Event Highlights:

  1. Beer Garden: Indulge your palate with a diverse selection of craft beers from local and regional breweries. From hoppy IPAs to rich stouts, the beer garden promises a tasting journey that caters to every beer enthusiast's preferences.

  2. Bourbon Tasting: For those who appreciate the smooth sophistication of bourbon, the festival presents a curated tasting experience. Sample a range of fine bourbons and explore the nuances of this iconic American spirit.

  3. The Shrine of Swine: BBQ aficionados, get ready to meet your match! The Shrine of Swine is a BBQ lover's paradise, featuring pitmasters showcasing their skills and serving up mouthwatering, slow-cooked delights. From smoky ribs to savory pulled pork, prepare your taste buds for an explosion of flavor.

  4. Lawn Games: Engage in friendly competition and laughter with an array of lawn games scattered throughout the festival grounds. From cornhole to giant Jenga, these games provide the perfect opportunity to socialize and enjoy the festival's laid-back atmosphere.

  5. Live Music: Enhance your experience with the soulful tunes of live music. Talented bands and artists will set the stage, creating an uplifting ambiance that complements the festivities. Whether you're dancing or simply soaking in the melodies, the live performances add an extra layer of enjoyment to the event.


The Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival in Wilmington on March 16 is such a fun event!  What better way to celebrate flavor, community, and good times by the riverfront! With a ticket price of $45, this immersive experience offers an opportunity to explore a diverse range of beverages, savor mouthwatering BBQ, enjoy outdoor games, and groove to live music—all in the heart of Riverfront Park. Secure your tickets now for an unforgettable day of indulgence and camaraderie!

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