Lake Michigan Shore winemakers, brewers, and distillers gather for their annual Weko Beach party every June. Picture a vast, sun-soaked, dune-backed beach alive with music, dancing, and an all-ages crowd primed for a spirited summer kickoff.

Taste a wide range of LMS wine, beer, cider, and spirits—likely the most you’ll find at a single event—with full pours available once you’ve discovered your favorite. And, of course, a fun collection of food trucks keep everyone fueled for the six-hour celebration.

Tickets go on sale May 1: $10 in advance, $20 at the door. Kids under ten are free. Bring chairs if you like, and maybe an umbrella for shade, as both are limited on festival grounds. Parking is a mile or two offsite with a free shuttle making frequent rounds.

Local Tip: Payment at the fest is old-school, so come with cash. The nearest ATM is back in town, and while the shuttle’s convenient, better to avoid the buzzkill.

words  Collette DiJohn Kemper

images  Jamie Kelter Davis
Apr 17, 2024


June 8, 2024


Weko Beach