Oktoberfest in Florida
There are a number of fantastic German festivals to celebrate Oktoberfest in Florida in 2016. From Jacksonville to Miami, the 2.2 million German descendants here have a number of options to enjoy beer, bratwurst and oompah music in September and October.
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German Schnitzel Haus – Jacksonville, FL – Starts Sept 17, 2016.
Only German restaurant in Jacksonville. Live band 9/17&9/23&24, 9/30&10/1 We have a 40×50 foot tent in our parking lot with a live band Friday and Saturday and Munich style tables. We also have 160 seats between our indoor seating and outdoor GSH BierGarten overlooking the tent. Also band Saturday the rest of October on the outdoor BierGarten.
Miami Beach Botanical Garden Oktoberfest – September 23, 2016
Bluewater Bay Oktoberfest – Niceville, FL – September 23-24, 2016.
22nd annual event. German food, music, beer and other activities. Admission is free. Features include a German Band, and the High Steppers. There are also children’s rides and clowns at this family oriented event. Hosted by the Mid-Bay Bridge Rotary Club.
Location: Marketplace at Bluewater Bay (Winn Dixie Shopping Center)
German American Society of Pinellas Oktoberfest – Pinellas Park, FL – Sept 23-24, 30 & Oct 1, 7-8, 2016
German American Society Oktoberfest – Hollywood, FL – September 24, October 8 & 22, 2016
3 great Oktoberfests with the Bavarian Schuhplattlers, live music, authentic German food and beer. Door donation of $7. Kids under 12 are free.
Location: 6401 Washington Street, Hollywood FL
St. Peter Catholic Church Oktoberfest – Deland, FL – Sept. 29 – Oct. 2, 2016
A four day carnival that acts as a fundraiser for St. Peter Catholic Church. They have food, drinks, rides, bingo and products for sale.
Coral Gables Oktoberfest – Coral Gables, FL – Sept 29 – October 9, 2016. An 11 day German festival with beer, food, live music, yodel contest, nailing contest, brat eating contest and cycle party. Admission is free. Event starts at 11:00 am every day. Do not miss the fraternity style drinking activities like beer pong, flip cup, and more. Foods include giant bier pretzl, German potato salad, Apfelstrudel, Wurstteller sausage, and German chocolate cake.
Location: Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, 60 Merrick Way, Coral Gables, FL
Tallahassee Oktoberfest – Elder Care Services – Tallahassee, FL – September 30, 2016
18th annual Oktoberfest at Mission San Luis on Friday evening at 6 PM. General admission for $75 includes German buffet and live entertainment. VIP tickets with early access, souvenir stein and unlimited refills are $125. Over 1000 people joined them in 2013. Location: 2518 W. Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, Florida
Oakland Park Oktoberfest – Oakland Park, FL – Sept 30 – October 2, 2016
The City of Oakland Park invites you to celebrate its 12th Annual Oktoberfest! Enjoy authentic German food and beer, traditional entertainment including music, dancing, amusement rides and games. Two days of Oompha Fun!!! Featuring Oktoberfest bands. And the unforgettable Dachshund races, along with beer barrel races, carnival rides, stein races and the Schuhplattler dancers! Jaco Pastorius Park 4000 North Dixie Highway in downtown Oakland Park. Oktoberfest! Free parking is available. To learn more, visit oaklandparkfl.gov or call 954-630-4502.
Sam Adams Octoberfest – Miami, FL – Sept 30 – Oct 2, 2016
Sebring Oktoberfest – Sebring, FL – October 1, 2016
Come check out the Sebring Oktoberfest! October 1, 2016 10am-10 pm, free admission ! Downtown Sebring, Beer gardens, wiener dog races, live music, brewfest, firefighter challenges…check us out!
Octoberfest Miami – Miami – October 1, 2016
Location: Marlins Park
German American Society of Central Florida Oktoberfest – Casselberry, FL – October 1 & 22, 2016
German American Society of Central Florida hosts this Oktoberfest open to the public at the beginning and end of October. Doors open at 2 PM and bands start at 3 PM. Biergarten with German beer, authentic German food, live music, folk dancing, flag parade and kid’s fun zone. Tickets are $10 advanced sales and $15 at the door. Location: 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry, FL 32707
Avalon Park Oktoberfest – Orlando, FL – October 7-8, 2016
Free family event from 5-10 pm on Friday and Saturday night. Beer garden for adults and root beer garden for kids. Games, contests, German music and alpine dancing.
Location: 3680 Avalon Park E Blvd #300, Orlando, FL 32828
Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest – Tarpon Springs, FL – October 7-9, 2016
Oktoberfest Tampa – Tampa Bay, FL – October 7-9, 2016
Keg tapping on Friday. Over 20 games including Oktoberfest Olympiad, keg toss, stein holding, carry the wench and corn hole. German beer, food and live music (including lots of polka). Admission is $10 for one day or $25 for the weekend with a VIP pass available and free general admission to Armed Forces members with ID. Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Dr, Tampa, FL
Lantana Oktoberfest – Lake Worth, FL – October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2016.
42nd Oktoberfest with two weekends of family fun. More than 35,000 visitors are expected over the course of the two weekends. Live music, dancers, food, beer and entertainment. Authentic German food includes Pork Schnitzel, rotisserie chicken, sauerkraut, potato pancakes, apple strudel, black forest cake and more. Original Hofbrau beer is served along with domestic beer and soft drinks. Schnapps and Jager also have samples and specials. This Florida Oktoberfest is held by the American German Club of the Palm Beaches on the second and third weekend of October. Adult admission is $8. Kids under 12 admitted free with paying adult. Location: 5111 Lantana Road, Lake Worth, FL 33463
Oktoberfest on the Beach – Indian Rocks Beach, FL – October 8, 2016
15th annual Oktoberfest with live music and dancing, art exhibit, and contests for stein carrying and keg throwing. Kinder fest has bounce house, face painting, clown, balloon artist and arts & crafts booths. Free admission. Location: Kolb Park, Indian Rocks Beach, FL 33785
Flora-Bama’s Oktoberfest – Pensacola – October 8, 2016
Avon Park Oktoberfest – Avon Park, FL – October 8, 2016
GIPA Oktoberfest – Miami, FL – October 8, 2016
GIPA’s 25th Annual Oktoberfest is family-friendly Oktoberfest and features carnival rides, game booths with prizes, German food and drink, delicious baked goods, entertainment, activities for kids, and more. Admission and parking are free. Tickets for rides/games/food are $1.00 per ticket.
Location: German American Social Club, 11919 SW 56th St., Miami, FL 33175
Space Coast Oktoberfest – Palm Bay, FL – Oct. 8-9, 2016
Palm Bay Regional Park 1951 Malabar Road just 6 miles west of I-95 & Exit 173! The Out West Party Zone! Sat 11am to 11pm, Sun 11am to 6pm. It’s an Oktoberfest & a Music Festival Combined! BIG kids zone, BEER, FOOD, Live on stage music, vendors, fireworks, camping and more!
Port St. Lucie Oktoberfest – Port St. Lucie, FL – October 14-16, 2016.
The German American Club of the Treasure Coast hosts this outdoor event with craft show, food vendors, entertainment and kids activities. Admission is Free. Opening ceremony and parade of flags on both Friday evening and Saturday.
Beaches Oktoberfest – Jacksonville Beach, FL – October 14-16, 2016
Las Olas Octoberfest – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – October 15, 2016
Location: Huizenga Park, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Tierra Verde Oktoberfest – Saint Petersburg, FL – October 15, 2016
Oktoberfest community party with market and beer garden.
Oktoberfest Miami – October 14-16 & 21-23, 2016
Hosted by the German American Social Club of Miami. It was started in 1958. German food and beer, dancing, free carnival rides and entertainment. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for ages 6-20 years old. Miami Dade employees receive free admission on Fridays with Miami Dade identification. Active military in uniform are free.
Location: 11919 SW 56th St., Miami, Florida
Celebration Oktoberfest – Celebration, FL – October 21-22, 2016
Hayrides, pumpkin painting, or stroll along the lakeside promenade. Leaves fall each day at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Entertainment starts at 5:30. Parking and admission are free.
Location: Celebration Town Center, 701 Front St, Celebration, FL 34747
Top of the Bay Oktoberfest – Tampa Bay, FL – October 21-23, 2016
The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest located at Tampa Bay Downs. German food, beer, arts and crafts, carnival, and contests including keg toss, stein holding and barrel rolling. Live music and dancing. Join 20,000 visitors to this long running tradition. Admission is $5. Kids and Military ID get in for free.
Location: Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Rd Tampa, FL 33626
Oktoberfest Cape Coral – Cape Coral, FL – October 21-23 and 28-30, 2016
31st year for this Florida Oktoberfest hosted by the German-American Social Club of Cape Coral. Huge tent and outdoor biergarten with 3 stages and 2 dance floors enjoyment of non-stop live bands. German food and beer including sausage platters, bratwurst, schweinhaxen, potato pancakes and other items. Carnival area for kids has rides and games. There are also hand made crafts for purchase from the vendors and exhibitors. 5K run. Miss Oktoberfest pageant is held in July for ages 21 to 45. Tickets are priced at $5-6 with free parking. Children under 12 receive free admission. Location: 2101 SW Pine Island Rd., Cape Coral, FL 33991
Orlando Oktoberfest – Orlando, FL – September 26, 2015.
Beer, brats, live entertainment, schuhplattler dancing and stein holding contests. Free bounce houses for children. Event runs from 3 PM to 11 PM. Free admission but parking is $5. Proceeds from the event benefit Bahia Shriners.
Location: Bahia Festival Grounds, 2300 Pembrook Dr, Orlando
Bistro Ten Zero One – West Palm Beach, FL – Sept. 24, 2015
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Bistro Ten Zero One Bistro Ten Zero One, 1001 Okeechobee Blvd, Delray Beach
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cost: $35, plus tax & gratuity, if purchased in advance or $40, plus tax & gratuity at the door. Buy your tickets online. Bistro Ten Zero One known for their farm-to-table cuisine and seasonal
garden parties, will welcome in fall with a German-themed, Oktoberfest party in the garden. For this event, Bistro’s herb and vegetable garden will be transformed into a beer garden, complete with German fare, beer from eight of your favorite local breweries including Twisted Trunk, Cigar City, Tequesta Brewing, Funky Buddha and more. To make the evening even more festive, guests will also enjoy the music from a live accordion player dressed in lederhosen. Highlighted food items include: bratwurst and sauerkraut, roasted chicken, Kielbasa and red cabbage, beef roulade, pretzels with beer cheese and more. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: http://bit.ly/oktoberfestatbistro.
Nikki Beach Oktoberfest – Miami Beach, FL , October 4, 2015
German food, beer, and dancing hosted by Nikki Beach, a South Beach restaurant and nightclub.
Location: One Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, Florida
St Pete Oktoberfest – Saint Petersburg, FL – Not happening in 2016
Vero Beach Oktoberfest & Music Jam 2015 – Vero Beach, FL – October 24th, 2015.
Locateed at the Indian River County Fairgrounds 7955 58th Ave Vero Beach, FL 32967. 11am to 10pm with $3 admission 10 years and older. HUGE music festival with the Oktoberfest theme. 5 bands on stage, vendors, FOOD, BEER, cash prize contests, 150+ Classic Car show, Huge kids zone, camping and a large bonfire at dusk called the Vero Beach Oktoberfest Bonfire Jam with the start of another band!
Dunedin Brewery Oktobeerfest – Dunedin, Florida – October 1-4, 2015
Always the first full weekend in October. It is a four day event with activities from Thursday to Sunday. Thursday is typically Heritage night, where they only fill Literstein mugs, so bring yours from a prior year or be prepared to purchase this years edition. Friday evening’s Street Party for the first Friday and Saturday “Street Gathering”.
Location: 937 Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, Florida
Jaxtoberfest – Jacksonville, FL – October 9-10, 2015
Panama City Oktoberfest – Panama City Beach, FL – October 16-17, 2015
Beer garden with Bavarian music sponsored by the Panama City Downtown Improvement Board. This will be the 31st annual event, held on Friday from 4 to 10 PM and Saturday from 11 AM to 10 PM. Location: 413 Harrison Avenue, Panama City FL
Finchtoberfest – Bradenton, FL – Sept 19, 2015
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