BY RACHEL MCNAIR
Takoma Park’s favorite night out is back.
The seventh annual Takoma Foundation Nuclear-Free Beerfest will be on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 4 to 8 p.m.
The event will be hosted at the Cady-Lee house, 7064 Eastern Ave. NW, near the Takoma Park Metro station.
“It is a community-based fundraising event, so that we can then generate grants to meet the needs of Takoma Park and nearby neighborhoods,” said Patti Mallin, Co-chair of the Takoma Foundation Beerfest and member of the Takoma Foundation board.
There will be sixteen participating restaurants, thirteen brewers and live music performances.
Tickets are $40 per person, but will be $45 at the door.
“This event raises about half of the money that the Takoma Foundation gives away in grants every year,” said Mallin.
The Takoma Foundation awarded eighteen grants in its spring cycle, offering more than $28,700 to support community projects for parents, seniors and children.
“It is a fun way to bring people together, 500 people come to Beerfest to have a good time and at the same time contribute to projects that help our community,” said Mallin.
“I think it is very important to invest in your community and give back,” said Mallin.
For more information about the event and to register online go here.
The Lively Fellows Brass Band will return to this year’s Beerfest. Photo by Rebecca Gallery.