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Sharktoberfest 2024

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tickets

  • Mote Member tickets will go on sale July 24, 2024.

Purchase tickets here

  • General tickets will go on sale July 31, 2024.

Please return to this page to purchase tickets when they are available beginning Wednesday, July 24, 2024. 

Sharktoberfest is sponsored by Kona Big Wave and 99 Bottles Taproom and Bottle Shop. Sponsorships are still available. Please contact Danielle Dwyer at ddwyer@mote.org or 941-388-4441 ext. 131

SPONSORSHIP information

 

Main Event: $55

Raise a glass with Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium during Sharktoberfest, a craft beer festival in the Aquarium after hours.

The event—on Saturday, October 5, from 7 to 10 p.m.—will feature local and regional breweries that will provide samples of their staple selections alongside unique, seasonal brews. Each guest will receive a commemorative tasting glass for sampling. Sharktoberfest guests will experience Mote Aquarium as they never have before, enjoying live entertainment, food vendors, merchandise vendors, and special experiences provided by Mote’s Education department.

General Admission includes access to Mote Aquarium, beer sampling, and event entertainment. Additional purchase opportunities include event merchandise from local craft vendors and the Mote gift store, a selection of food and cuisine by Deep Sea Diner and Michael’s on East, and a cash bar with limited cocktails, wine, and beer available to purchase.

VIP Tasting: $125

A limited number of tickets are available for a private tasting experience that will be held at Mote — in the New Pass Room, on Saturday, October 5, from 5 to 7 p.m. — prior to the start of Sharktoberfest. Guests for this VIP Tasting Event, presented by 99 Bottles Taproom & Bottle Shop, will sample six selections from local brewers as well as a curated menu of light bites from Pier 22. Guests will enjoy a guided tasting experience where representatives from each brewery will provide insight into the creation of each brew. At the completion of the VIP Tasting experience, guests will enter the Aquarium for the start of the Sharktoberfest Main Event.

VIP tickets include access to both the VIP Tasting (held prior to the main event) and the Sharktoberfest Main Event (Includes access to Mote Aquarium, beer sampling, and event entertainment. Additional purchase opportunities include event merchandise from local craft vendors and the Mote gift store, a selection of food and cuisine by Deep Sea Diner and Michael’s on East, and a cash bar with limited cocktails, wine, and beer available to purchase).

*Rain or shine event
*Must be age 21 or older to attend

 

 Guests enjoying VIP Sharktoberfest event  Guests enjoying Main Sharktoberfest event

 

Event Details

Main Event Participating Breweries
The Sharktoberfest 2024 Event will feature the following breweries: Big Top Brewing Co., Kona Big Wave, Motorworks Brewing, 3 Daughters Brewing, Coppertail Brewing Co., Tilray Beer Brands, Florida Avenue Brewing Co., Mother Kombucha, Islamorada Brewery and Distillery, Ology Brewing Co. and Sun King Brewery

… and more to be announced soon!
Main Event Food Vendors

Deep Sea Diner

 

Michael's On East Events and Catering

Merchandise Vendors

Mote Gift Shop – The Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium Gift Shop will be open during Sharktoberfest! 

Other Vendors:

Gulf Coast Custom DesignsGrammy's Dog Bandanas Meg Goddess Designs

 

Details

Date:
October 5
Time:
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236 United States
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