2022 Michigan Oktoberfest | BIG LIST of Festivals, Celebrations and Events Across the State | Grand Rapids, Detroit, Sterling Heights, Frankenmuth, Traverse City...

Michigan Oktoberfest | Last updated: February 1, 2023 | By: Sherry Trautman | Travel-Mi.com

If you've been dying to break out super stylish lederhosen, dirndls and plaid shirts, there isn't a better time than during Michigan's incredible Oktoberfest celebrations across the state!

Oktoberfest events are occurring in Grand Rapids, Detroit, Sterling Heights, Saline, Frankenmuth, Traverse City, Holland, Ludington, Ann Arbor, Escanaba, Lansing and beyond!

Frankenmuth Michigan Oktoberfest 2022

Frankenmuth Oktoberfest 2022: September 15-18, 2022 in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth Michigan.


  • Thursday September 15, 2022 - 3:00 - 10:00 pm
  • Friday September 16, 2022 - Noon - Midnight 
  • Saturday September 17, 2022 - Noon - Midnight 
  • Sunday, September 18, 2022 - Noon - 4:00 pm

Tickets are $10.00 per person per day. Kids 15 & under FREE. Sunday is FREE All Day.

Since Frankenmuth has such a unique German heritage and culture, it's the perfect place to celebrate Oktoberfest!  Frankenmuth Oktoberfest strives to preserve the sights and sounds of the Munich Oktoberfest. Enjoy authentic entertainment, dancing, Oktoberfest souvenirs, food, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer.

Did you know graphic

What city had the first Oktoberfest in Michigan? 

Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest was declared the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in Munich!

2022 Grand Rapids Michigan Oktoberfest Celebration

Come out to celebrate this exciting Michigan Oktoberfest event in Grand Rapids!

Oktoberfest in Riverside Park:

September 23, 2022, 3 pm - 10 pm and September 24, 2022 12 pm - 10 pm. This Oktoberfest is a fantastic family friendly event and FREE to attend!

September 23, 2022

  • 4:45 PM - 5:15 PM - Edelweiss Choir
  • 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM - Official Welcome w/Alphorns
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Route 161 Happy Wanderers
  • 07:00 PM - Men’s Stein Holding Contents
  • 08:30 PM - Woman’s Stein Holding Contest

September 24, 2022

  • 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Ein Prosit
  • 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Edelweiss Choir
  • 5:35 PM - 5:50 PM - Alphorns
  • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Route 161 Happy Wanderers
  • 1:00 PM - Dachshund Racing
  • 2:00 PM - Keg Rolling Round 1 
  • 3:00 PM - Keg Toss Round 1
  • 5:00 PM - Keg Rolling Round 2 
  • 6:00 PM - Keg Toss Round 2 
  • 7:00 PM - Women’s Stein Holding Contest
  • 8:30 PM - Men’s Stein Holding Contents

Frankenmuth Michigan Oktoberfest Related Pages

Traverse City Germanfest

Come out to gorgeous Traverse City Michigan for Germanfest on September 23, 2022, 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 1003 S Maple St, Traverse City, MI 49684. Under the big tent!  Enjoy a strolling dinner, live band, bier & wein… all to share in fun and support for Trinity Lutheran Church & School.

There will be a freewill offering to enter. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Beer and Onion RingsCheers!

Sterling Heights Oktoberfest 2022

Carpathia Club, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan. 

Friday, September 30th and Saturday, October 1st. Entry $5, under-21 Free. 

Get ready for the Carpathia Club's annual indoor Oktoberfest! Great Oktoberfest Beer, Authentic German Food, “Ein Prosit” Sing-Alongs, Beer Stein Holding and Sauerkraut Eating Competitions!

Live music and entertainment. Outdoor Biergarten tables on the river-view patio! So come on out to this very fun Michigan Oktoberfest celebration!

They have yummy bratwurst . . . and best knackwurst and best spicy Hungarian wurst, too! Their house-made sauerkraut and potato salad is Oma's original recipe. Try their famous Schnitzel-on-a-Stick! 

BlackRocks Oktoberfest in Marquette, MI (Upper Peninsula)

Come on out to Blackrocks Brewery for their annual Oktoberfest Party! 

October 1, 2022 AT 12 pm – 11 pm

Local food trucks, tuba band, commemorative 1L steins, Hammerslagen, stein holding competition, and plenty of Oktoberfest beer! Wear your Lederhosen and Dirndls! 

Blackrocks Brewery: 424 N 3rd, Marquette, MI

Where To Get Freakin' Awesome Lederhosen

It's more fun to look the part at Michigan Oktoberfest celebrations! Rocking Lederhosen and Dirndls is pretty hot!

I love this genuine leather authentic German Lederhosen for Men! Perfect Oktoberfest outfit!

Play the part and have a great time!

Don't forget the traditional shirt for your lederhosen!!

This GloryStar Men's German Bavarian Oktoberfest button down plaid shirt is perfect to wear with your Lederhosen! Comes in colors including green, blue and red!

And you gotta have the traditional socks to rock with your lederhosen!!

These long embroidered German Lederhosen cotton socks are perfect to wear with your Lederhosen! 

Detroit Oktoberfest

    St. Joseph Oktoberfest - Sunday, September 25, 2022, 10 am to 8:30pm! Live entertainment, kids' games, food, beer, raffle, church tours, and more! There will be free guarded parking.

    You can also enjoy German beer in Detroit at:

  • Jacoby’s German Biergarten- Emphasis on German beers 
  • Batch Brewing Company
  • Bierkeller 
  • Kuhnhenn Brewing

Gilmore Car Museum: DeutscheMarques Oktoberfest and Color Tour

DeutscheMarques Oktoberfest and Color Tour! 

DeutscheMarques is hosting Oktoberfest in the Carriage House at the Gilmore Car Museum in Hickory Corners on Saturday, October 14, 2023, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

  • Beer Hall: Located in Carriage House (transformed into a Bavarian beer hall). The Beer Hall is open from 11:30am to 4:00pm.
  • Costume Contest: There will be trophies for the best traditional-dressed gentleman, lady and child.
  • German Car Color Tour: The tour departs at 9:30am and every 15 thereafter.

Holland Oktoberfest!

Oktoberfest at Big Lake Brewing - 13 W 7th Street, Holland MI, Saturday, September 17, 2022 from 2-9 PM. Enjoy yard games, beer tent, Brodon’s Hot Dog Cart (serving brats, frankfurters, and other sausage specials.), two live bands (2-5 PM and another from 6-9 PM.) General Admission is FREE but there is a VIP Package-get your tickets early! Free public parking at lots on 7th and 6th Street near the pub. 

Saline Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest (Ann Arbor)

Saline Harvest of the Arts Oktoberfest is September 16 - September 17, 2022. Come out and enjoy live music, German food and beer, and fun! 

Location: 101 S Ann Arbor Street, Saline, MI

Rochester Mills Beer Oktoberfest

Rochester Mills Beer Oktoberfest - Rochester, MI - Sep 24, 2022

Enjoy authentic German music, fresh Oktoberfest, amazing Oktoberfest food specials, and a biergarten on their patio! 

So come on out to this very fun Michigan Oktoberfest celebration!

Location: 400 Water Street, Rochester, MI

Wiltse’s Oktoberfest in Oscoda

Wiltse’s Brewpub in Oscoda, MI is hosting Oktoberfest! October 1, 2022 at 4:00 pm.

Come on out for tons of German food, German beer, live music, bonfires and strudel!

Where To Get Sexy Dirndl Dresses!

This affordable Dirndl dress is a perfect Oktoberfest outfit! 

GloryStar Oktoberfest Dress Women's German Dirndl Dress!

It comes in tons of colors, sizes and styles!

Ludington Octoberfest

Octoberfest in Ludington is a blast! September 23, 24, 2022.  Come on down to downtown Ludington to enjoy music and outdoor family activities!

Enjoy beer from Bell’s Brewing and Ludington Bay Brewing Co., wine, cider, non-alcoholic beverages, food vendors, live music, games, and lots more.

Ludington Octoberfest is held at Legacy Plaza.

Lansing Oktoberfest

Brewtoberfest 2022 - September 17, 2022, 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm at Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E. Shiawassee St. Lansing, MI.

Drink German beer, don your lederhosen, and rock out to live polka music during Brewtoberfest 2022. 

Plus...feast on German-fare (like brezen, würstl, and käsespätzle), and dance the night away with Da Frakenmuda Fratz, authentic German dancers, and The Polka Riot! Band.

General admission will be available at the doors for $15.

Brown Iron Brewhouse Annual Oktoberfest Celebrations

Two locations this year!

Royal Oak: Brown Iron Brewhouse Annual Oktoberfest, September 16 - October 2, 2022. Come out for traditional German Cuisine and their regular menu!  Get fancy wearing your dirndl and lederhosen to receive a 10% discount! Stein hoist competition! 30955 Woodward Avenue, Suite 510, Royal Oak, MI  

Washington Township: Brown Iron Brewhouse Annual Oktoberfest, September 16 - October 2, 2022. Come out for traditional German Cuisine and their regular menu! Get fancy wearing your dirndl and lederhosen to receive a 10% discount! Stein hoist competition! 57695 Van Dyke, Washington Township, MI

Pentwater Oktoberfest 2022

October 8, 2022 is the Oktoberfest events including the Classic Car & Hot Rod Show, Stout Stumble 5K Walk & Run, C.O.V.E. Home Tour, Live Music, Seasonal Beverages, Yard Games, Food Trucks and More!

In addition to the fantastic activities, stroll through the town for fantastic sales and specials at the unique shops and restaurants.

Oktoberfest Escanaba MI 2022 (Upper Peninsula)

Celebrate UPtoberfest in Escanaba at Ludington Park, 112 West Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI on October 8, 2022. 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The U.P.’s largest Beer and Wine Festival! Music, brewing demos, games and food!

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