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All Pints North

July 29 @ 3:30 pm7:00 pm

Join us on the shore of Lake Superior for Minnesota’s best fest!

In 2022, All Pints North was named Best Beer Festival in the Minnesota’s Best list by the Star Tribune‘s Reader’s Choice Awards program. Join us this year in Duluth to experience this iconic event for yourself!

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 15.

NEW FOR 2023:

  • Get VIP Access! Want to enter the fest a half hour early? VIP tickets grant access to the festival 30 minutes early. See more on the Ticket Information tab.
  • Take a Bus from the Metro to Duluth! We are now offering a limited number of same-day transportation from the metro area to and from the fest. Add on this option when you purchase your fest ticket. For more details, see the Transportation tab.

Proceeds from this festival support the Guild’s nonprofit mission to promote, protect, and grow the MN craft beer industry. As a nonprofit, we rely on the help of sponsors, staff, and volunteers to put on a safe and fun fest for everybody. If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up to volunteer here!


Tickets will go on sale February 15.

General Admission ($65) tickets include:

  • Unlimited samples of craft beer, cider, seltzer, NA product, and more from 100+ MN breweries and brewpubs
  • A commemorative tasting glass
  • Festival program
  • Early access to the APN Marketplace for food and vendors (food/vendor items are purchased separately)
  • Live music at the Bayfront stage – see the Entertainment section for details
  • All festival activities, games, and entertainment in the main bowl

VIP Early Entry ($85) tickets are $20 more than GA tickets and, in addition to the above items, allow early entry to the fest. VIP Early Entry ticketholders can enter the fest through a separate entry at 3pm for an extra half hour of sampling.

MNthusiasts: Are you a MNthusiast member of the MNCBG? You can purchase up to 2 VIP Early Entry tickets at regular price ($65 each) as part of your membership! Please check your email; details on how to get the discount will be emailed to you the week that tickets go on sale.

Designated Driver tickets are only $20 and grant you access to all the same areas of the fest. DD Ticketholders wear a special wristband and do not receive a commemorative tasting glass; drink offerings are limited to NA craft beverage options.

Curious about what the fest is all about? To get a sense of activities and the fest setup, please see the 2022 All Pints North Facebook Album for pictures of last year’s event!

Refunds: No refunds on purchased tickets. Festival is held rain or shine; no refunds will be issued if APN must be canceled due to dangerous weather or other unforeseeable circumstance. 

Please do not purchase secondhand tickets!

Every year, we turn away dozens of attendees who have purchased a fake or duplicate ticket to APN. Scammers often buy a single ticket and sell it to multiple people, or copy our branding and create QR codes to mimic real tickets.  There is no way for us to ensure the authenticity of your secondhand ticket before the fest, and those with fake/duplicate tickets will not be let into APN.

APN sells out every year; buying your ticket directly from us is the only way to guarantee an authentic ticket. If you must purchase a ticket on the secondary market, please make the transfer AT the event to ensure the authenticity of your ticket and the seller.


Registration for breweries and brewpubs is still open. If you are interested in pouring, please contact us.

The Guild’s mission is to promote, protect, and grow a robust Minnesota craft brewing industry. As part of that mission, we only feature Minnesota businesses and Minnesota-made beer at our fests.  Our goal is to highlight the craft and and quality of beer from all around the state. Once registration closes, we will update the list of breweries here!


NEW for 2023: Same-Day Bus Transportation

We are excited to offer a new transportation option this year! If you are from out of town and traveling to Duluth for the festival, you can now purchase a bus ticket that will take you to and from Duluth on the day of the festival. Bus tickets are an optional add-on and are an additional cost to the APN ticket.

Cost: $60 (in addition to APN ticket)
Pickup/Dropoff Locations: Minneapolis (Hawthorne/9th), St. Paul (Union Depot), or Bloomington (MOA)
Departure Time: 10:30 a.m. the day of the fest
Return Time: Will leave Duluth at 7:30 p.m. and return at approximately 11 p.m.

All buses will aim to arrive in Duluth between 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to allow free time to explore Canal Park, FinnFest, grab lunch, etc. before the APN Marketplace opens at 2:30. After the fest, the buses will transport everyone back to that same pickup location.

Tickets are limited. No smoking and no alcohol allowed on buses. Full details will be available on the ticket purchasing page.

Note: The Guild is not liable for late arrivals and will not reimburse travel costs for ticketholders who need to find alternative transportation to or from the event.

General Fest Transportation

See Bayfront Festival Park on Google Maps

Transportation to and from the fest may be slightly different this year, so please check back here for updates in the weeks before the event!

There are a few variables that may affect parking and accessibility to the park this year. Another festival will be held that same weekend at a nearby venue, and the city is planning on walkway or road construction in that area. We will know more as we get closer to the event!

  • On Foot and Bicycle: Bayfront Festival Park is near many of Duluth’s tourist attractions and hotels in Canal Park and is easy to access on foot or by bicycle. All bicycles locked to festival barricades MUST BE REMOVED by Saturday at 7:30 PM.
  • Public Transit: Bus and trolly lines typically drop off near Bayfront Festival Park. Check out the Duluth Transit Center Trip Planner  for more information.
  • Ride Share/Taxi: Direct your cars to drop off at the parking lot of the Great Lakes Aquarium, and walk the path to Bayfront Festival Park.
  • Parking: No parking in the Bayfront Parking lots or the DECC lot. Please plan for alternate transportation to and from the fest.

Live Music Schedule

We are excited to highlight local Duluth-area bands for All Pints North this year! All live music will be performed on the Bayfront Festival Park stage on the waterfront and is free to all ticketholders as part of admission.

Fenestra Funk
3:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Fenestra Funk

Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

BigWaveDave Logo

We are still accepting vendors and food trucks for All Pints North. Please fill out our Vendor Application form if you are interested in being in our Vendor Marketplace!

The Vendor Marketplace opens at 2:30 p.m. (one hour before the fest opens). You can check in to the fest early to check out the Marketplace for food and products from local businesses, then be let into the fest right at 3:30 p.m.

Fest Guide and Map will be available as we get closer to the fest. Check back for details!


Can I bring…?

  • Bags – Yes. All bags will be checked at the gate.
  • Umbrellas – Yes.
  • Folding Chairs and Blankets – Yes – encouraged! There will not be public seating at the fest.
  • Snack Necklaces – Yes! All sorts of snack necklaces are welcome!
  • Drinks – One empty or sealed water bottle, or an empty camel-back type bag is allowed per person. There will be many locations to fill your water bottles in the Marketplace and the fest. No other outside drinks are allowed.
  • Sunscreen, masks, hand sanitizer, etc. – Yes. Please bring the personal health/wellness items needed to have a safe and fun experience at All Pints North!
  • Children or Pets – No. MNCBG festivals do not allow infants, children, or pets. Service animals are welcome.
  • Food – No (with the exception of snack necklaces).
  • Weapons – No. All weapons are strictly prohibited. All bags will be checked at entry.

Is this fest accessible?
APN is held in Bayfront Festival Park. Much of the fest is located on uneven grass that may be wet, muddy, or soft. Portions of the festival grounds may be difficult to access via wheelchair. There will be multiple ADA-compliant restroom stalls. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating.

How early should I arrive?
To avoid check-in lines, APN will have early check-in.

Guests can begin the ticket/wristband process at 2:30 p.m. and wait for the fest to open in our APN Marketplace. Once in the Marketplace, you will not be able to leave and re-enter. (There will be bathrooms and water access within the Marketplace.) At 3:30 p.m. anyone in the Marketplace will be immediately let into the festival to begin sampling. Once the Marketplace is full, early check-in will stop.

Will there be any special or rare beers?
Yes! You can find the beers being poured using Untappd. We will share more details here as the event gets closer.

Will there be non-alcoholic drinks?
Yes. Brewers are bringing Minnesota-made NA options that will be poured in a designated NA tent. There will also be plenty of water.

How do I vote for Best Beer and Best Brewery?
Voting will be done in-person at the Guild’s PAC tent. Stop by to learn more about our legislative efforts and to share your favorite beer and brewery booth!

Will there be an ATM?
No. All beer samples at APN are free, and most vendors have electronic payment systems. Please bring cash with you if desired.

I have another question.
For additional questions or concerns, please email us.


July 29
3:30 pm–7:00 pm


Bayfront Festival Park
350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802 United States
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