Uptown Columbus is excited to announce the return of the popular Uptown Beer & Wine Festival presented by Publix, on Sept. 9, 2023, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event will offer guests the chance to taste over 100 different craft beers and wines, and new to the festival this year, spirit samples. The event will be held on the 14th Street Pedestrian Bridge.

“Uptown Columbus prides itself on promoting a vibrant and diverse Uptown that is prosperous, inviting, livable and perpetually active,” said Tracey Green, director of communications and marketing for Uptown Columbus. “In addition to meeting these goals, this event also raises funds for our nonprofit organization to continue its community-building work.” 

The Uptown Beer & Wine Festival has been an annual fundraiser for Uptown Columbus, Inc., for over 10 years. The event boasts music, food and, of course, a chance to sample beer, wine and spirits from across the world. The money raised by this ticketed event helps to underwrite many of Uptown’s free events throughout the year. 

Tickets for the event are available now for early-bird pricing. Early-bird tickets for the festival are $45 if purchased by Sept. 8, 2023. Day of tickets are $55 at the door for card purchase only. Tickets include unlimited samplings of beer, wine and spirits, and live music from Caleb Gamble and Big Saxy. Food is excluded from the ticket price but will be available for purchase. 

Those that are designated drivers will have a $10 entry free and will be given a specific wristband upon entry. Those under the age of 21 will not be allowed to enter the event unless they are  a designated driver.  

Tickets are on sale now at Visit the Uptown Columbus website at for more information.