June 2-3, 9-10, 2018
11am - 9pm
Red, White & Brews is a hometown celebration of Americana food and fun. Weekends, June 2–10, California’s Great America’s Hometown Square comes to life with live entertainment, gourmet food and locally-sourced beer, and games and activities for the whole family. More than a beer and barbecue festival, this is summer fun as it was intended: an amusement park event with larger than life games and activities for kids, plus great live music and a firework-finale! Those 21 and older can climb aboard the San Jose Beer Bike for a pedal-powered tour around Hometown Square that allows you to sip during the trip (purchase required).
In 2018, Red, White & Brews is proud to welcome three rockin’ bands from 2017 back to the stage. Whiskey Pass, Fast Times and the California Cowboys will be joined by two new bands in 2018: Diablo Road, featuring Jewels Hanson of “Nashville Star” fame, and the Country Cougars. These bands all deliver bold, energetic music that will have you jammin’ and jumpin’ all festival long!
Sample savory and innovative small plate BBQ items including sandwiches, and skewers. Plus, enjoy delicious desserts with a Hometown twist! Tasting cards will be available for $30 per person (8 selections per card).
Red, White & Brews will feature renowned and niche microbreweries from throughout Northern California including Gordon Biersch, Sierra Nevada, Anchor, Stone, Mendocino, Hangar 24, Lagunitas and Speakeasy Ales & Lagers. Wine pouring options will include William Hill, Flora Springs, J. Lohr, White Oak, Concannon and more.
Locally-sourced beer and wine tasting cards will be available for $25 per person for six 6oz samples.
Hometown Square entertainment will feature over-sized board games, balloon animals, and visits from the friendly Mayor. Plus, the giant Adirondack chairs are perfect for lounging and make a great backdrop for memorable photos.
Live, Local Entertainment
Visit the outdoor stage in front of the Great America Theater for continuous live performances by Bay Area bands throughout the day. From upbeat country to retro 80s pop, the live entertainment will have you dancing. In the gazebo, two dueling pianos will have everyone singing the hits!
San Jose Beer Bike
With the purchase of a beer & wine tasting card, adults 21 and older can take a ride on the San Jose Beer Bike at no extra charge! Groups of up to 12 guests climb aboard this traveling pub for a pedal-powered tour of Great America, while sipping their locally-sourced beer or wine!