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Drink beer for GOOD!

April Brews Day is Bellingham’s biggest and best beer festival, bringing over 4,000 people together to enjoy over 65 PNW craft breweries/cideries, live music, and local food!

This event sells out each year and is an excellent opportunity for businesses to join in the fun and festivities to receive excellent exposure and promotion.

But most importantly, April Brews Day donates all proceeds to support the Max Higbee Center.

Max Higbee Center is a grassroots organization founded by educators and families of people with developmental disabilities who wanted quality recreation opportunities in Whatcom County. Max Higbee, a professor at Western Washington University, spearheaded this movement. The Drop-In Center gained status as a non-profit organization in 1984 and was then renamed in honor of its founder.

Max Higbee Center’s programs offer opportunities for friendship, health, life-long learning, the joy of recreation, and a sense of community and belonging.


Hopefully we answer all of your questions here but please email us at info@aprilbrewsday.org if you don’t find an answer in this collection! Thanks!

I’m from out of town. Where should I stay?2024-03-23T03:36:53-07:00

April Brews Day is proud to be a recipient of the City of Bellingham Tourism grant and to have partnerships with local hotels to offer our attendees discounted rates. Book your stay!

What do I get with my general admission ticket?2024-01-15T08:28:57-08:00

Your ticket to April Brews Day gets you in the door with 8 drink tickets and a commemorative April Brews Day 2024 tasting cup.

How about a VIP ticket?2024-01-15T08:29:42-08:00

Your VIP ticket to April Brews Day gets you in the door 90min early with 10 drink tickets and a commemorative April Brews Day 2024 tasting cup.

Can I buy extra tasting tickets?2024-03-23T03:05:32-07:00

Yes! We will have stationary and roving ticket sellers. 3 tickets for $5 or 8 tickets for $10. Credit Cards accepted at stationary ticket counters.

Can I bring a water bottle?2023-04-28T11:18:48-07:00

Yes, you may bring in an empty water bottle and use our free refill stations. Do not bring any outside food or drink.

Can minors enter April Brews Day?2023-04-28T11:18:23-07:00

No, this event is 21+ and ID’s are required at entry.

Is there a smoking section?2024-01-11T16:46:18-08:00

No smoking or vaping will be allowed within the event, but attendees will be able to exit and re-enter the event to smoke.

Are dogs allowed at the event?2024-01-11T16:48:41-08:00

No. Please leave your furry friends at home.

How can I show my favorite breweries and beers some love?2024-01-11T16:54:22-08:00

You will be able to nominate your favorite beer for the People’s Choice award during the event!

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