Calling all beer aficionados and adventure seekers! Mark your calendars for an exhilarating weekend on Catalina Island from September 8th to 10th, as we bring you the much-awaited Two Harbors Brew Fest on Saturday, September 9th. Get ready to raise your glasses, immerse yourself in stunning landscapes, and indulge in a world of craft brews and island activities.

Your Hoppy Getaway Itinerary

Day 1: Flx Biergarten: Sip and Soak in Avalon's Busy Views

Drop off your bags (Hotel Atwater and Pavilion Hotel will hold your bags if you arrive before check in) and make a beeline for Flx Biergarten—an ultimate haven for beer enthusiasts. Quench your thirst with a wide selection of craft beers, from hoppy ales to rich stouts, while soaking in the warm sun. If you're looking to pair your pints with delectable treats, Flx Biergarten has you covered.

Tip: First-time visitors may enjoy the Discover Avalon Tour, which offers the perfect introduction to the charming seaside town of Avalon.

Day 2: Two Harbors Brew Fest

Pack your excitement, love for craft beer, and spirit of adventure as you embark on a remarkable escapade to the Two Harbors Brew Fest 2023. Two Harbors Brew Fest takes center stage, offering you a chance to sample an impressive array of craft brews against the backdrop of Catalina's crystal blue waters and breathtaking landscapes.

5 Tips to Ensure You Have the Best Time at Two Harbors Brew Fest


Guests already on the island can travel over to Two Harbors for the day from Avalon on the Discover Two Harbors Cyclone Power Boat. Headed straight to the event? Book directly from San Pedro to Two Harbors on the Catalina Express. Limited availability for both options, book in advance to guarantee your spot.


Two Harbors Brew Fest is held at Harbor Sands in Two Harbors on Catalina Island every year. Harbor Reef Patio Lunch & Outside Bar will be open on Saturday starting at 11:30 am and live entertainment starts at 12pm, so arrive before the festivities for lunch and a Buffalo Milk at Harbor Reef Restaurant. There is minimal seating where drinks are poured, so make sure you wear something you’ll be happy standing and dancing in on the sand. This event is primarily outdoors, so make sure you grab your sunglasses and SPF. Remember: this event is a marathon, not a sprint!


Your complimentary souvenir glass gives you access to each brewery, so hydrating is more important than ever. Make sure you drink plenty of water before, during, and after the event so that you get back to your hotel or boat safely. There will be complimentary appetizers available, so help yourself during the event!


Before you bid farewell to this island paradise, grab your event t-shirt and Two Harbors souvenirs at the Two Harbors General Store—a tangible memory of your Two Harbors Brew Fest experience.

Day 3: Island Adventures and Relaxation

Balance out the indulgence with exhilarating island adventures that only Catalina can provide:

  • The popular Bison Expedition takes you on an exciting journey aboard an open-air biofuel Hummer in search of Catalina’s American Bison.
  • The top-rated Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour is a Catalina bucket list adventure that sends you soaring across Descanso Canyon and through a grove of towering eucalyptus on five separate lines at up to 35 mph.
  • Put a drink in your hand and your feet in the sand at Descanso Beach Club, Catalina's only beachside restaurant and bar and one of the last private beaches in California open to the public. Private cabana, chaise lounge, or ocean-view tables available.
  • Commissioned by William Wrigley Jr., Catalina Casino opened in 1929, marking the 10-year anniversary of Wrigley's 1919 purchase of Catalina Island. Nearly a century later, this historic icon stands as a reminder of the days when millions made the 26-mile trip across the sea to enjoy a movie, dinner, and dancing during the Casino’s heyday as the hub of Avalon nightlife. Catalina Casino offers two experiences, General Admission and Casino VIP Backstage Tour.

Secure your spot now and get ready to toast to a weekend as effervescent as the brews awaiting you. Experience the magic of Catalina, where beer, beauty, and adventure unite!