Eagle's Bonfire Brewing and Optimum Events will host the Bonfire Brewing Block Party, a two-day tribute to music—and of course, beer—that's set to transform Eagle's downtown area into a sprawling festival from June 1-3. Haven't been to Bonfire's annual bash? That's okay, we put together a comprehensive overview of the event to answer all of your burning questions, and let you plan your weekend accordingly.
What is it – and do you have to buy tickets?
The Bonfire Brewing Block Party is the local brewpub's event celebrating beer, food, music, and sunshine—and, yes, with different ticket options available. A two-day general admission pass is $20, with VIP pricing available ($100 per person). One-day passes are available for $15, with beer and food from on-site vendors available for an additional purchase. Either one-day or two-day passes give you access to both stages, with a portion of the proceeds from tickets sales benefitting local nonprofit The Cycle Effect. Tickets for Sunday morning's Bloodies & Brass show featuring the Dirty Dozen Brass Band are available for additional purchase ($30 per person).
What's new at this year's event?
First and foremost, VIP ticket packages are available for this year's Block Party, which gives VIP pass holders access to a dedicated (and shaded) viewing area, a full bar (general admission vendors will be selling beer only), and one catered meal during each day of the event. Although the real talk of the valley is this year's music lineup, with favorites from last year's event—like Sam Bush—returning for this year's party, plus funk band Galactic and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band adding to the fun. Sunday morning's brunch-themed Bloodies & Brass show featuring The Dirty Dozen Brass Band is also the new to this year's Block Party ($30 per person).
Can I bring my dog?
Unfortunately, pups need to be left at home for this one, unless they're a certified service dog.
Is there an after party?
Music ends on the Main Stage at 10 p.m., and finishes up at the Bonfire Stage at 11 p.m. both nights of the festival. If you really can't get enough, bars in Eagle will be open for regular business hours, too.
I'm driving up to the area for the weekend, what can I do before the music starts?
Bring your bike! Eagle has been named one of the country's best mountain biking towns by National Geographic Magazine, and all of the area trails are open for the season. Sylvan Lake State Park is also a local favorite, although the lake area is currently closed.