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Is There an Oktoberfest in Michigan?
Heck yeah! Michigan knows how to celebrate Oktoberfest! See our huge list and interactive map of Oktoberfest celebrations in Michigan's upper and lower peninsula. You are bound to find an Oktoberfest near you!
Location: Heritage Park, 601 Weiss St, Frankenmuth, MI 48734 in Michigan's Little Bavaria!
Thursday, September 14, 2023: 3:00pm - 10:00pm. Official Keg Tapping will be at 7:00pm.
Friday, September 15, 2023: 12:00 pm - Midnight
Saturday, September 16, 2023: 12:00 pm - Midnight
Sunday, September 17, 2023: 12:00pm- 4:00 pm.
Tickets for the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest can be purchased at the gate.
Tickets are $10.00 per person per day. Kids 15 & under FREE. Sunday is FREE All Day.
Oh, and you HAVE to see the Weiner Dog Races on September 16th, 2023! Hysterical!
Lord Mayor Christian Ude and the German Parliament from Munich gave the proclamation in 1996. It stated that Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest was the first Oktoberfest to operate with the blessing of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany. With this proclamation, Frankenmuth's Oktoberfest was moved to September to coincide with the opening of the Munich event. Also, for the first time in history, the Hofbrauhaus brewery of Munich exported their beer to the United States. The Hofbrauhaus became the official beer sponsor of the Frankenmuth Oktoberfest in 1997. Cool, huh!
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, German bands, Oktoberfest souvenirs, food, and authentic Hofbrauhaus Oktoberfest beer.
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!
2023 Grand Rapids Michigan Oktoberfest Celebration
Location: Riverside Park, 2001 Monroe Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505
Oktoberfest in Riverside Park: September 29, 2023, 3 pm - 10 pm and September 30, 2023 12 pm - 10 pm. This Oktoberfest is a fantastic family friendly event and FREE to attend!
Come out to celebrate this exciting Michigan Oktoberfest event in Grand Rapids!
Best Frankenmuth Restaurants! Bavarian Inn vs. Zehnder's Fried Chicken, Prost Wine Bar, Brewery, Tiffany's Food and Spirits, Crepes and Pizza!
2023 Traverse City Germanfest
Location: Trinity Lutheran Church & School, 1003 S Maple St, Traverse City, MI 49684.
Come out to gorgeous Traverse City Michigan for Germanfest on Friday September 22, 2023 - Under the BIG TENT and Saturday, September 23, 2023 - Familienfest
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.
Photo above by Alex of Bayevs Kitchen, his onion rings look amazing!
Sterling Heights Oktoberfest 2023, Carpathia Club
Location: Carpathia Club, 38000 Utica Road, Sterling Heights, Michigan.
2023 TBD. 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)
Location: Blackrocks Brewery: 424 N 3rd, Marquette, MI
October 2023 TBD. Come on out to Blackrocks Brewery for their annual Oktoberfest Party!
Local food trucks, tuba band, commemorative 1L steins, Hammerslagen, stein holding competition, and plenty of Oktoberfest beer! Wear your Lederhosen and Dirndls!
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!
This dress comes in tons of colors, sizes and styles!
Ludington Octoberfest 2023
Location: Ludington Octoberfest is held at Legacy Plaza, 400 S Harrison St, Ludington, MI 49431
Octoberfest in Ludington is a blast! September 30, 2023. 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.
Brewtoberfest 2023 - Their annual Brewtoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, September 30, 2023 from 3:00-7:00pm!!
Location: Lansing Brewing Company, 518 E. Shiawassee St. Lansing, MI.
Drink German beer, don your lederhosen, and rock out to live polka music during Brewtoberfest 2023.
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.
Brown Iron Brewhouse Annual Oktoberfest Celebrations
September 2023 tbd
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! Location: 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! Location: 57695 Van Dyke, Washington Township, MI
Pentwater Oktoberfest 2023 - 27th Anniversary!
Location: 324 S Hancock St. Pentwater, MI 49449
October 14, 2023 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!
Classic Car & Hot Rod Show- 10am-2pm, Hancock Street in the heart of downtown will be closed for vehicles to be showcased downtown Pentwater.
Pentwater Oktoberfest Schedule of Events: Saturday, October 14, 2023
8am-10am Car Show Registration
9am-10am Stout Stumble 5K Check In
10am-12:30pm Stout Stumble 5K Walk & Run-There will be a beer waiting for you at the finish line!
10am-2pm Classic Car and Hot Rod Show
10am-4pm Pentwater Home Tour (COVE Annual Fundraiser)
12pm-2:30pm Oktoberfest Celebration
12pm Live Music and Oktoberfest Activities at the Village Café & Pub
In addition to the fantastic activities, stroll through the town for fantastic sales and specials at the unique shops and restaurants.
Oktoberfest Escanaba MI 2023 (Upper Peninsula)
Location: Ludington Park, 112 West Ludington Street, Escanaba, MI
Celebrate UPtoberfest in Escanaba on October 2023 TBD. 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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