The 2016 San Antonio Beer Festival is happening at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks, located at 701 Nolan St.
**UPDATED JUNE 30, 2016**
San Antonio Beer Festival Announces New Location
Festival Moves to Eastside’s Dignowity and Lockwood Parks, with City of San Antonio and Neighborhood Support
SAN ANTONIO— The Alamo City’s original beer festival, the San Antonio Beer Festival, is proud to announce its new home in the city’s Eastside, at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks. The San Antonio Beer Festival will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The festival benefits the San Antonio Food Bank, and has seen significant growth in recent years, prompting the move to the burgeoning area.
“I’m excited that the San Antonio Beer Festival is moving into my neighborhood,” said Mayor Ivy R. Taylor. “Our Dignowity and Lockwood Parks are the perfect spaces for this growing festival and it will help us show off our booming Eastside.”
The Festival is working in partnership with the San Antonio Food Bank, the City of San Antonio, the Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association, and District 2 City Councilman Alan Warrick, to increase the event size and experience for local and regional guests and breweries. The 2016 footprint will span both Dignowity and Lockwood Parks, and the adjoining Burnet Street to accommodate the breweries, artisans, businesses and attendees.
“I am so pleased that we could get all the parties together in order to move the Beer Festival to the Eastside. This event will be a welcome addition and I have met many residents who are excited to hear about the change,” said District 2 City Councilman, Alan Warrick. “I look forward to working with the [San Antonio Beer Festival] and community in order to make the Beer Festival a successful event this year and for many years to come.”
The event will be the first of its type and scale to be hosted at Dignowity and Lockwood Parks in recent times. “Like the Beer Festival itself, San Antonio’s Eastside has enjoyed dramatic growth and development in recent years, setting the stage for a successful partnership,” said Michael Wagner, San Antonio Beer Festival founder and promoter.
Of the move, Dignowity Hill Neighborhood Association president, Brian Dillard, said, “We are thrilled to host such an amazing event in Dignowity Hill and extremely excited to partner with the [San Antonio Beer Festival] to build on existing momentum across the Eastside. This event is further evidence that the grassroots effort by Eastside residents and PSEast (pseast.org) to make our parks to ‘do more, for more people’ is already succeeding.”
A charitable event, the San Antonio Beer Festival will continue to bolster its contributions to its nonprofit beneficiary, the San Antonio Food Bank.
“Each year as the Beer Festival grows in size, so does the support for the San Antonio Food Bank,” said Eric S. Cooper, President and CEO of the San Antonio Food Bank.
“We couldn’t be more happy to be the beneficiary for this event to help fight hunger for families in Southwest Texas. Our effort to feed 58,000 people every week would not be possible without partners like the [San Antonio Beer Festival] and their commitment to our community.”