Oktoberfest in Hawaii

Hawaii has less than a 100,000 residents claiming German heritage. But that really doesn’t matter when you have as much beautiful weather as Hawaii does. We’re sure that the locals don’t mind a good party. And more than a few tourists are happy to join the locals with German ancestry to celebrate at a Hawaii Oktoberfest:

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2017 Events

Hale Koa Oktoberfest - Honolulu, HI - Sep 27 to Sep 30, 2017
The Hale Koa Hotel hosts this Honolulu Oktoberfest with authentic German food and beverages, beer hoisting contest and live Oktoberfest band. Fun starts at 5:00 pm.

Oktoberfest in Paradise - Honolulu, HI - Sep 29, 2017
Held at the Willows.

Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise Oktoberfest - Lahaina, HI - Sep 29, 2017

Okakopa Ho’olaulea’a - Waimanalo, HI - Sep 30, 2017
Oktoberfest Hawaiian Style hosted by the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Hawaii Section.

2016 Events

Prince Waikiki Oktoberfest - Honolulu, HI - Oct 14 to Oct 15, 2016

North Hawaii Rotary Oktoberfest - , HI - Oct 21, 2016

We have just added these maps with the locations of each Oktoberfest. We may not have had the exact location for each Oktoberfest so in some instances we have placed the marker in the general vicinity of the Oktoberfest. Be sure to get specific directions from another source and do not solely rely on our map at the moment. We have also noticed that the markers may not show up on some mobile browsers. We will work to sort out this bug in the future.

Please confirm dates, locations and activities available at the Oktoberfest before going. That’s one reason that we provide a website address when we find one. We attempt to ensure that the information for each Oktoberfest is accurate but there are bound to be a few errors. If you let us know when you find one, we will fix it. In some cases, we may link to the 2014 event when information for 2015 is not available. Do not be fooled.

The festivals listed range in size. Some events may have hundreds of thousands of attendees. Others may have only a handful. We’re sorry that we don’t have more information about attendance numbers at the moment. We will do our best to add this information as time goes on.

Professionalism varies as well. Some Oktoberfests are professional operations with large budgets. Others are local operations run by volunteers. Do your due diligence before making plans to attend so that you know what to expect. We will happily publish information about your experience with any Oktoberfest so that our visitors will be better informed in the future.

Some Oktoberfests are more family friendly than others. If you have small children, look for an Oktoberfest that has activities for kids. Other events start out with family friendly activities and become more adult oriented as it becomes later in the evening.

Not all Oktoberfest celebrations will be authentic German festival experiences. Some may simply be an excuse to drink rather than celebrate German heritage. Some may call themselves Oktoberfest but provide local or seasonal beer rather than authentic German Oktoberfest beer. Be sure to consider the type of celebration that you are looking to attend when you pick your Oktoberfest.

Activities offered at each Oktoberfest varies. Some activities that you may find are parades, keg tapping ceremony, beer gardens, Miss Oktoberfest or costume contests, stein holding contests, bratwurst eating contest, chicken dance, wiener races, keg toss, live German bands and local entertainment, polka dancing and fairground games. Some Oktoberfest events will just have beer and brats.

Please don’t drink and drive. We want everyone to get home safe. Use a designated driver or take public transportation.

Do you run one of the Oktoberfests listed? Feel free to send us additional information and we will add it. We apologize for any errors: send us corrections when you find them!

If you decide to venture off the island, try these Oktoberfest festivals.

We’ve got some other resources that would help you prepare for Oktoberfest as well. Read about the history of Oktoberfest. Learn about Oktoberfest beer. Find the words to Oktoberfest music. Plan your Oktoberfest outfit. And try cooking some of these Oktoberfest recipes.

Find other fun things to do in Hawaii in October:

Hawaii Festivals
Hawaii Corn Mazes
Hawaii Ghost Tours
Haunted Houses in Hawaii
Pumpkin Patches in Hawaii

9 thoughts on “Oktoberfest in Hawaii

  1. Deborah Spotkaeff says:


    Please note: Ala Moana Hotel is not hosting an Oktoberfest this year. We actually haven’t done one for the last few years now.

  2. Marina says:

    I’ve been to Oktoberfest at the Hale Koa, Ala Moana Hotel, and the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The only one still doing it is the Hale Koa. The Hale Koa event is very nice, and the earlier in the evening you go the more family friendly it is. However, as the evening progresses it can get a little crazy with the schnapps! The food is very authentic (I go with my best friend of 25 years and she is German) and even she says it’s a good one. The only thing is a couple of years ago they changed bands and it’s hasn’t been the same, not nearly as much fun. But, if you have never saw that band you will not miss what they offered and you will enjoy the current band a lot.

  3. Ms. Michelle says:

    I heard that the Hawaii Prince is doing one. I’m a regular at the Prince Court there so I’m definitely looking forward to their Oktoberfest festivities. Woohoo!

  4. The King says:

    Your dates are wrong for the Hale Koa Oktoberfest event. It should be Sept 24-27, 2014. I am wondering if the other dates are off too. Usually Oktoberfest festivities occur at the end of September, not October.

    • Mr. Funtober says:

      Hi. Thanks for letting us know. I’ve fixed it. When you are listing thousands of fall events, errors happen. We try to minimize them – but we’re human. Happy to fix any others that you find.

  5. Sam Katchmar says:

    I-We miss the octoberfest at Ala Moana hotel in Honolulu with the German band from Leavenworth Washington State. After many years cancelled about 2012?

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