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Parktoberfest

September 21 - September 23

Free

The 4th Annual Parktoberfest returns to Downtown Detroit Sept. 21 – 23 with three days of free activities and entertainment hosted by Beacon Park. The German-style festival will feature the Big Biergarten Tent, an impressive selection of craft, seasonal and Oktoberfest biers, ceremonial and specialty keg tappings, traditional German sausages, pretzels and other fall-inspired food. In addition, there will be live music, kids activities, traditional dance and stein-hoisting and keg lifting competitions.

The event starts at noon on Friday, Sept., 21 and wraps up on Sunday evening following the Detroit Lions Tailgate. 

THE BIG BIERGARTEN TENT: A fully decorated Oktoberfest tent featuring an impressive selection of over 25 Craft Beers including Favorites from Griffin Claw, Sam Adams, Angry Orchard, and Warsteiner

LIVE MUSIC + ENTERTAINMENT

Friday Lineup    

12 – 2 p.m.: Nadir Omowale  

3 – 4 p.m.: Oktoberfest Games – Accordion Player – Moving Through  

4 – 5 p.m.:  Planet D Nonet

5 – 5:30 p.m.: Ceremonial Keg Tapping + Media Opportunities 

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:  Euromutts     

730 – 8:30 p.m.:  Oktoberfest Games       

9 – 11 p.m.: Slavic Soul Party     

 

Saturday Live Entertainment Performances

12 – 2 p.m.:  Cosmic Groove  

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.:  Carpathian Club Youth Dancers    

3 – 4 p.m.: Oktoberfest Games

4:15 – 4:45 p.m.:  Carpathian Club Youth Dancers   

5 – 5:30 p.m.: Ceremonial Keg Tapping      

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.:  Oktoben

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.:  Oktoberfest Games

9 – 11 p.m.: Headliner: Vertical Horizon

 

Sunday Live Entertainment Performances   

12 – 1:30 p.m.:  50 Amp Fuse

1:45 – 2 p.m.: Carpathian Club Youth Dancers   

2 – 3 p.m.: Oktoberfest Games 

3:15 – 3:45 p.m.:  Carpathian Club Youth Dancers   

3:45 – 4:45 p.m.:  Immigrant Sons

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.: Oktoberfest Games       

5:30 – 7 p.m.:  Polish Muslims   

7 p.m. – Lions Game vs. New England Patriots on the Big Screen

 

FOOD + OKTOBERFEST INSPIRED MENUS  

  • Friday:
    • Bert’s Marketplace grilling Brats and German Sausages
    • Stix and Stones
    • Lumen restaurant
  • Saturday:
    • Bavarian Inn Restaurant makes its Detroit debut with their brand new Cluck Truck! Showcasing the classic Frankenmuth chicken dinner, hausmade smoked sausages and brats, pretzels, buttered noodles, black forest elephant ears, and more!   
    • EJs gourmet sausages
    • Lumen restaurant
  • Sunday:
    • EJs Gourmet sausages
    • High Octane with a themed and German inspired menu   
    • Lumen restaurant

 

OKTOBERFEST GAMES

  • Stein Hoisting
  • Keg Rolling
  • The Keg Lift
  • Various Lawn Games

 

KIDS ZONE AND FAYGO ROOT BIERGARTEN : Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 5 p.m.

  • Root Biergarten– Add a scoop of Stroh’s vanilla ice cream to your hometown favorite Faygo beverage!
  • Facepainter with fall and harvest designs
  • Make + Takes: Pretzel Necklaces, Indian Corn

 

 

Details

Start:
September 21
End:
September 23
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Beacon Park
1901 Grand River Ave
Detroit, MI 48226 United States
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