Ballpark Festival of Beers

Ballparks and beer ... Need we really say more? The two go together like peanut butter and jelly, so it should really come as no surprise that a ballpark would host a beer festival. This year marks the 12th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers at The Joe, an event that will offer attendees the chance to sample more than 100 varieties of beer, including American and international ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and specialty brews. Presented by The Kickin' Chicken, the festival will feature live music by The Blue Plantation Band and Midnight City, corn hole and a number of local food trucks, including The Kickin' Chicken, Hello My Name is BBQ, Roti Rolls, Cast Iron and the Creole Food Truck. The Ballpark Festival of Beers will be held rain or shine. Children and pets are not permitted at this 21-and-over event. A valid ID is required for entry.

When: 6-9 p.m. Saturday

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St.

Price: Advance tickets are $25 at area Kickin' Chicken locations; advance and day-of tickets are $30 at the RiverDogs Box Office or online; designated driver wristbands are $15 and will be available the day-of at the Box Office; parking is $5

For more info: http://rileyparkevents.com/BeerFest.html