Oktoberfest is a classic Munich folk festival featuring beer, food, and merriment. Check out where to get your Bavarian fix in the City of Detroit!
Dakota Inn Oktoberfest 17324 John R St, Detroit, MI 48203
Fridays and Saturdays from September 14-October 27; 8pm-midnight
“Dick Wagner & Die Rhinelanders will kick off Oktoberfest 2018. $3.00 admission, well worth the fun! We’ll be featuring imported beers from Germany. Ceremonial keg tapping will be at 8pm. Bring your Chicken Hat or buy one at the door, you don’t want to leave without a chicken on YOUR head!”
Live music provided by Die Rhinelanders and Tommy Schober & Sorgenbrecher.
Blocktoberfest at Atwater Brewery 237 Jos Campau, Detroit, MI 48207
Saturday, September 22; 11am-10pm
“Festivities start at 1pm but we normally open at 11am if you’re thirsting to join us!! We will have German style food as well as Beer stations throughout the entire building!” Admission is free, but Atwater is selling tickets for special giveaways including free pints and pint glasses, tshirts, bottle openers, beer koozies, coasters, and more! A variety of games like keg lifting, beer stein holding, and corn hole are also on the schedule.
Parktoberfest Campus Martius Park
Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23; noon to midnight
“The 3rd annual PARKtoberfest returns to Downtown Detroit with two full days of activities and free entertainment at Campus Martius Park. PARKtoberfest will feature an impressive selection of craft, seasonal and Oktoberfest beers, ceremonial keg tappings, live musical performances, and friendly Oktoberfest competitions.”
The weekend’s festivities will include pumpkin carving demonstrations, german food, and a large biergarten tent featuring over 25 beers. The German import offerings will be Oktoberfest editions of Spaten, Hofbrau, Erdinger, Ayinger, Paulaner, Hacker-Pschorr, and Warsteiner.
Oktoberfest in the Belt The Belt, Detroit, MI 48226
Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23; noon to 2am
“Batch Brewing and The Skip cordially invite you to celebrate Oktoberfest in The Belt on Saturday, September 22nd beginning at noon! German Grub! Live Music! German Beer & Gear!” Another Batch Brewing Oktoberfest, this festivity will take place in The Belt, a redeveloped alley connecting Gratiot Avenue and Grand River Avenue between Broadway Street and Library Street.
St. Joseph Oktoberfest 1828 Jay St, Detroit, MI 48207
Sunday, September 23rd; 12:30pm-8:30pm
St. Joseph’s Oktoberfest kicks the day off with an 11am Solemn High Orchestral Mass. The free celebration begins at 12:30pm with Oktoberfest beer, Bavarian music and dancers, pumpkin decorating, a raffle, silent auction, and an authentic German Dinner. The Annual Steinholding Contest occurs at 2pm, and $30 registration for the competition includes a stein filled with beer.
Octobeerfest at Detroit Shipping Company 474 Peterboro St, Detroit, MI 48201
Saturday, September 29th; 1-6pm
The $25 ticket includes a pint of beer and five food samples from the shipping container food court restaurants, which range from tacos and tapas to Thai street food to Caribbean fusion. The breweries present at the event will be Atwater, Ballast Point, Batch Brewing Co., Bell’s, Blake’s, Brew Detroit, Deschutes, Eastern Market Brewing Co., Ellison, Falling Down, Lagunitas, and Short’s.
Oktoberfest in the Park 1175 Lakepointe St, Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan 48230
Saturday and Sunday, October 6-7; noon to midnight
“It’s time to ring in fall with a FREE Oktoberfest celebration!
Here’s what’s in store:
“Das Joey Fik und Freunde”
Joseph A. Fikany Jr. & friends
2:00-7:00pm- Free Bavarian Hair Braiding
6:00pm Men’s Beer Stein Challenge
6:45pm Project Lederhosen
(a competition for those in tradtional German attire)
7:30pm Women’s Beer Stein Challenge
Cornhole, Fowling, Giant Jenga
Available all day long!”