Salina on Tap is Saturday

Salina’s premiere craft beer festival rallies back on Saturday in its new home in Downtown Salina. Salina on Tap will run 4-7pm on Saturday in the 100 N. and 100 S. block of Santa Fe. Santa Fe will be closed to thru traffic for the event.
Event Notes:

Ticket sales are located in front of KU School of Medicine on the north block.

Attendees with tickets can check in at any one of the three beer gardens. Please line up on the sidewalk and not in the street. Ticket scanning will begin at 3:45 to ensure a smooth gate open. PLEASE BRING YOUR ID. Volunteers will be carding anyone who appears under the age of 30. Taster cups will be given out upon ticket scanning.

Anybody who has purchased a VIP ticket will receive the exclusive Salina on Tap t-shirt and pint glass. These commemorative items can be picked up any time between 4-7 at the Taste of Salina tent located in the Main Stage Beer Garden (shirts run sizes S-3X).

VIP’s also will have access all evening to the Taste of Salina Food Tent which will feature what our Meridian Media staff considers to be some of the best food items Salina has to offer such as:

  • Martinelli’s
  • Hickory Hut
  • Cozy Inn
  • Blue Skye Brewery


Parking is located on 5th and 7th Street. Please use any of the public lots highlighted in blue HERE

Beer Gardens
There are a total of four designated beer drinking areas:

Main Stage Beer Garden presented by Stryten Energy (City Lights Stage parking lot): featuring mostly nationally distributed brands alongside some of your Kansas favorites. These brands include (subject to change):

  • New Belgium – VooDoo
  • Cinder Block (KC)
  • WBC (Wichita)
  • Tallgrass (Manhattan)
  • Happy Basset (Topeka)
  • Lawrence Beer Co. (Lawrence)
  • Dogfish Head
  • New Belgium
  • Odells
  • Deshutes brewing
  • KC Bier (KC)
  • Boulevard (KC)
  • Salt City (Hutchinson)
  • Yuengling
  • Three Rings
  • Sierra Nevada
  • Oskar Blues
  • Monster the Beast /Pirate water

Kansas Craft Brewers Beer Garden presented by Blue Skye Brewery (north of Blue Skye Brewery, Philips Plaza): the brands that make this event cool! This area will feature seven Kansas craft brewers and distillers who each bring unique flavors from all over the state! These brands include:

  • Blue Skye (Salina)
  • Walnut River (El Dorado)
  • Smoky Hill Distillery (Marquette)
  • The Farm and the Oddfellows (Minneapolis)
  • Irrigation (Courtland)
  • Center Pivot (Quinter)
  • Riverbank Brewing (Council Grove)

Oktoberfest Beer Garden (across the street from Prickly Pear): a tribute to German style beer! Featuring brands like:

  • Kc Fest bier
  • Walnut river oktoberfest
  • Goose island oktoberfest
  • Hoegaarden Witbier
  • Stella Artois
  • Becks german pils
  • Warsteiner german pilsener
  • Warsteiner Dunkel
  • Breck oktoberfest
  • 3 Rings witch hunt

Pestinger Distributing Pavilion: showcasing the products that Pestinger Distributing is best known for!

  • Cutwater
  • Nutrl
  • selters/ margaritaville
  • Elysian
  • Goose Island
  • Breckenridge
  • Golden Road Brewing
  • Kona/ Shock top

Entertainment and Other Offerings

Live music:
Musical offerings have always been part of the Salina on Tap culture! This year, check out DJ Bearfoot from Wichita on the City Lights Stage from 4-5:30, and The Champagne, a cover band from KC from 5:30-7!

Food Offerings: Seraphim Bakery table (located near Oktoberfest Beer Garden) will have pretzels available for purchase.

Color Me Crazy will be onsite with an open air photobooth near the Welcome to 67401 mural at the Main Stage Beer Garden. Digital prints are available free of charge.

Play around on the giant inflatables provided by Bounce-a-Roo’s near the intersection of Santa Fe and Ash, and play games at the intersection of Santa Fe and Iron. All these activities are free of charge.

Party Bus:
Take advantage of the free transportation from one end of the beer gardens to the other with Bouncer Express! The bus is free of charge.

Y93.7, FM104.9 and Newsradio 1150 KSAL alongside our sponsors are SO excited to welcome you into this fantastic event! See you Saturday!