Join us February 22, 2025

Beer City is returning to Santa Rosa, for another full day of running, beer tasting, games, live entertainment and fun! Whether you come for the morning run at A Place to Play or the afternoon beer festival on Old Courthouse Square — or both! — Beer City has something to help you welcome the New Year the Santa Rosa way.

Coming in from out-of-town? SMART makes it easy with Tracks to Taps, $12 train rides that connect the SF Ferries to a cool train ride right to Santa Rosa. Check them out. Staying for the weekend (you should)? Check out our hotel specials with Hyatt and Marriott.

Beer City Half

The day starts at A Place to Play with Beer City Half, which includes Half Marathon, 10k, 5k distances, as well as our Beer Stroll – a 1-mile walk with beer before and after. The post-race celebration goes until noon and is presented by Lagunitas. Beer tasting is part of your registration. Also, there will be bubbly water and sodas, as well as snacks for everyone.

Every racer receives a custom Key to Beer City Santa Rosa finishing medal, shirt, and a special Beer City tasting glass. If you register to run, you can by your Beer City Festival tickets (as many as you want) for 30% off. Our runners also get VIP entrance to the Festival starting at 11am

Beer City Festival

Beer City Festival tickets go on sale December 15.

Starting at 12pm, Beer City Festival kicks into high gear. We welcome you to drink deeply from over a dozen beverage companies which will be serving a selection of beer, kombucha, and hard tea. Come and learn more about some local brewers you may know like Henhouse, Cooperage, and Cuver and discover some new ones from folks we have met along the way like Faction and East Brother. Add to it all music and games and you’re in for a great afternoon. 

The Visit Santa Rosa Beer Passport

Beer City is a proud partner in the Visit Santa Rosa Beer Passport. This promotion encourages you to visit 10 participating brewers from Sonoma County using the special Bandwango app on your phone. Once you collect your 10, you are eligible for a special  Beer Passport medal. But there’s more! The first 100 to collect fill out their Passport also get a custom VIP Key to Beer City. This is good for 30% off registration for 2 and early VIP entry at Beer City Festival. FeBREWary has never been so good!

The Visit Santa Rosa Beer Passport is free. Click here to sign up!

Be sure to follow us so you’ll know when the Passport is open for business.



Can everyone come for the music and food?

Yes, everyone of all ages can enjoy the music and food. Children can accompany a ticketed adult.

Do you have a designated driver ticket?

We will sell dd tickets in registration and at the door.

Are children allowed?

Families are welcome at Beer City. All drinkers 21 and over receive a wrist band to access the tasting. 

Where can I park?

All of the Santa Rosa City garages are open for parking.

Is the event rain or shine?

Yes, this event is rain or shine. 

Are pets allowed?

Yes, pets are allowed. Dogs must be on-leash the entire time.

What about Covid-19?

Beer City will follow all restrictions from the City of Santa Rosa and Sonoma County. 



Do you have a question about an event? Maybe you’re a brewer and want be part of a festival. We also love city inquiries on how to host their own Beer City Festival.