Otter Fest Craft Beer Celebration Returns to Wekiva Island

There’s only one place to be in Central Florida on January 22. Wekiva Island’s Otter Fest is back! The event will take place from 2 to 5 p.m. January 22 at Wekiva Island, with VIP entry an hour early at 1 p.m. This is the fourth year for the event, which took a year off for COVID in 2021.

Attendees 21 and older will be able to enjoy a selection of tastings from 16 different breweries. There will also be prizes and freebies, live music from junoSmile and an unbeatable outdoor location along the beautiful Wekiva River.

“This is such a fun event, and people look forward to it every year,” said Carrie Vanderhoef, manager. “We’re so excited we have it back this year, and we know it’s going to be a great day celebrating craft beer and all the breweries participating.”

In addition to the fun, Wekiva Island’s amazing food truck, Without a Paddle Café, will be cooking up specials for purchase that complement the beer offerings. The menu includes locally made Polish Kielbasa with Grilled Onions and Kraut and BBQ Pork Belly Tacos. Of course, there will also be pretzel necklaces for easy bites between sips.

The first pour for all attendees will be the all-new Bud Light Next.

Participating breweries include:

• Ancient City
• Bold Rock
• Blue Springs Brewing
• Breckenridge
• Canteen Ready To Drink Cocktails
• Central 28
• Goose Island
• Ivanhoe Park
• Ormond Brewing
• Sanford Brewing
• Southern Tier Brewing
Tampa Bay Brewing
• Three Daughters
• Victory Brewing
• Wicked Weed

Tickets are $30 for general admission and $40 for VIP admission. Purchase tickets online from Wekiva Island.

For more information about Wekiva Island, visit

About Wekiva Island
Located on the beautiful Wekiva River, Wekiva Island offers visitors the chance to experience the real Florida. The natural attraction features more than 2,000 square feet of entertainment along the riverfront, including activities from canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding to volleyball and cornhole. Wekiva Island hosts regular monthly events. The Tooting Otter bar offers a selection of craft beer and wine, and Without a Paddle Café serves up a full menu, including for special events. Guests can also purchase gifts or souvenirs at the General Store. Meeting space, events space and private cabana rentals are available. Sustainability and a passion for the environment is at the heart of Wekiva Island’s mission. Wekiva Island is located at 1014 Miami Springs Drive in Longwood, Florida. For more information, visit or call 407-862-1500.

Contributed by Wellons Communications

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