Short’s Anni Party 16 FAQ’

Where can I buy tickets?

Short’s Anni Party 16 tickets are available now for purchase online through MyNorth Tickets.

Anniversary Party has sold out every year, get your tickets early!

Do I have to bring a printed copy of my ticket?

It is preferred to have your printed ticket available, but we can also scan your ticket off of your mobile device.

Can I bring my kids?

Sorry, Short’s Anni Party 16 is strictly a 21 and up event. A valid, government-issued photo ID is required at entry. This includes babies and toddlers. No exceptions.

Will the Pub be open?

The Pub and Kitchen will be open with a limited menu, and Short’s Mart will be open for all of your merchandise needs. There will be food, restrooms, and beverages available both indoors and out. The Pub will be closed to non-party attendees and will not be open before the party begins.

Food available outside – TBD

Keep checking back for yummy updates!

Where is Short’s Anni Party 16 happening?

Short’s Anni Party 16 takes place on the streets surrounding our Pub in downtown Bellaire, with most of the festival grounds being on North Bridge Street. The festival entrance is located at the intersection of North Bridge Street and Cayuga. This year the perimeter of the party will be extended to include Hickory Lane.

How much does it cost to get in?

Tickets are available on our website, through MyNorth Tickets.

Advanced tickets are $35 for entrance with tokens.

Pre-Party tickets are $70 and include early entrance at 2:30 pm, (6) drink tokens, a custom Anni 16 reusable cup, a custom Short’s 16 oz koozie, four 16oz cans of Sweet 16 Anni Ale, a Short’s Anni Party 16 poster signed by Joe Short himself, a custom Short’s bottle/can opener, and a Short’s Brew swag bag to carry it all in!

Can I just join in for the Pre-Party if I don’t want to attend the rest of the party?

If you want to pay for a Pre-Party ticket, grab your goodies, do a quick visit, and then leave, sure! Whatever floats your boat!

Does my ticket include anything?

$35 tickets include entrance to the party and (6) drink tokens and a custom Anni 16 reusable cup.

$70 Pre-Party tickets include early entrance at 2:30 pm, (6) drink tokens, a custom Anni 16 reusable cup, a custom Short’s 16 oz koozie, four 16oz cans of Sweet 16 Anni Ale, a Short’s Anni Party 16 poster signed by Joe Short himself, a custom Short’s bottle/can opener, and a Short’s Brew swag bag to carry it all in!

Tokens are good for beer, cider, seltzer, and non-alcoholic beverages outside only, (1) token = 8oz. regular (double your pour for 2 tokens!) Tokens are not accepted at Short’s Pub or other neighborhood businesses.

Additional tokens are available for $2.50.

Tickets also include access to all food and drink trailers, as well as the Pub and Short’s Mart.

Music: Who is playing? When is each band playing?

The schedule is as follows:

  • 4:30 – 5:30 TBD
  • 5:30 – 5:45 State of the Brewery Address by Joe Short
  • 6:00 – 7:00 TBD
  • 7:30 – 9:00 TBD

All performances will be held on the stage located on the north end of Bridge Street.

How do I get a beverage?

(6) drink tokens will be included with the “Pre-Party” ticket and “General Admission” ($35) ticket and provided as you enter the party. Additional tokens will be available at Short’s Mart, Short’s Annex tent,  and from roaming token salespersons. There will be three beverage trailers outside, and two bars inside at the Pub. There will be two tiers of beverages available, regular and gourmet. Each token will be good for (1) 8oz regular pour (double your pour for 2 tokens!). Step up and order from one of our friendly staffers, and provide us with a beer token in exchange. Tokens will not be taken inside the Pub, and Pub glasses will not be allowed outside of the Pub.

Will there be packaged beer for sale?

Yes! We will have our non-glass (canned) packaged beer available for purchase in Short’s Mart or the Pub.

Do you allow samples?

Unfortunately, because of the nature of the event, we will not be pouring samples. If you have questions about a particular beer, our friendly staff will be happy to help!

Can I return my unused beverage tokens?

Unfortunately no. Beverage tokens are non-refundable and have no cash value. However, any tokens that are not used by the end of the party can be donated to the Bellaire DDA on your way out!

Can I bring my own water?

We will permit non-glass empty or sealed water bottles and will have several complimentary water-filling stations throughout the festival.

Will you be doing brewery tours during the festival?

We will not. Due to the sheer size of the party, we are not able to provide tours.

Can I get my growler filled?

No. Glass is not allowed at the event.

Will the festival sell-out?

We hope so! If this is something that concerns you, purchase your ticket in advance!

I’m a Mug Club Member. Can I use my mug? Do I get an additional discount on beverage tickets?

Unfortunately, there will be no special discounts for our mug club members. All beverages at Short’s Anni Party 16 will be served out of provided reusable plastic cups or compostable cups.

Is there re-entry?

Yes, however, re-entry will be permitted at the discretion of our staff & festival security.

What if it rains?

Short’s Anni Party 16 is a rain-or-shine event. Being outdoors, rain is always a possibility. We hope for the best but we suggest that you check the weather and come prepared!

Is the event handicap accessible?

Yes! All areas of the festival grounds are handicap accessible.

Where do I park?

You can find directions and parking information here.

Are there any deals for lodging?

You can find information about local lodging options and rates here.

Are there any shuttles available this year?

Yes, Anni Party shuttles will be provided between Traverse City and Bellaire by Blue Lakes By the Bay Shuttles.  They will be picking up at the Old Town Parking Deck on 125 E Eighth St in Traverse City and shuttle to Bellaire. There are several pick up and drop off times available on our website, right here for $10 each way. There will also be shuttles running between Craven Park and Bellaire High School to the fest grounds and back throughout the day.

For any questions concerning the Short’s Brewing 16th Anniversary Party please contact us at or give us a call at  (231)498-2300, extension: 100