Oktoberfest Festivals in Philadelphia – Where To Celebrate In Philly!

Oktoberfest in Philadelphia

‘Awesome German Celebrations Throughout the City of Brotherly Love’

Oktoberfest 2017 invades Philadelphia for a whole month. It’s a 16-day festival, running from the middle of September to the first weekend in October, with some events flowing until the middle or late October. An exuberant explosion of beer-drinking, eating all of the German types of wurst one can eat, German music, folk dancing, and cultural experiences that one could dream of.

There will be daily and weekly celebrations throughout the city such as block parties, festivals, sausage eating contests, German beer tasting, and much more.

Willkommen (welcome in German) to our top Oktoberfest Events in Philly (in order by date) :

  • Cannstatter Volksfest/Oktoberfest ~ September 2 – 4 ~ This 3-day event at Cannstatter Park on Academy Road will have German beer, German food, live music and entertainment, games & much more. ~ Cannstatter Volkfest/Oktoberfest ~
  • Brauhaus Schmitz ~ September 12 to 17 ~ 718 South Street – The German Beer Hall will be celebrating their 9th annual Oktoberfest with week-long special events, great German food and beers and more. Their outdoor street festival, aka the Oktoberfest Street Festival, will take place on September 16, from noon until 8 pm. A whole block of South Street will shut down for live music, a pig roast and lots of great German brews. ~ Oktoberfest Events at Brauhaus Schmitz ~
  • Brauhaus Schmitz ~ September 16 ~ 718 South Street – The German Beer Hall will be celebrating their 9th annual Oktoberfest with great German food and beers and more. Their outdoor street festival is from noon until 8 pm. A whole block of South Street will shut down for live music, a pig roast and lots of great German brews. Pay-As-You-Go or get the VIP package. ~ Oktoberfest at Brauhaus Schmitz ~
  • Oktoberfest Street Festival ~  September 16 ~ Frankford Hall and Fette Sau are teaming up to throw their biggest, all-day block party on Frankford Avenue in honor of Oktoberfest 2017.  From 12 pm to 10 pm, located on Frankford Ave, between Girard & Shakamaxon. Fun for the whole family with great German food, great German beer, and the GTV Amrausch dancers will dance the afternoon away. And don’t forget the kiddos! They will also have a special area dedicated to family friendly entertainment with music by the Joe and Lara show, pony rides, and more.  ~ Oktoberfest Street Festival ~
  • Oktoberfest at Alla Spina ~ September 29 – October 1 ~  Enjoy a weekend of traditional German food, beer from Victory Brewing Company and special events. Saturday, September 30, come out to their Oktoberfest Street Festival. Enjoy German food, beer, live music, games and prizes!  It’s open to the public and pay as you go. ~ Oktoberfest at Alla Spina ~
  • 47th Annual German – American Steuben Parade ~ October 1 ~ Starting at 1 pm, come watch the Greater-Philadelphia German-American Community German-American Clubs, Military Units, German & American Bands, The World’s Largest Tricycle & much more. Following the parade, stay for an Oktoberfest celebration at the Bavarian Volksfest Verein on the grounds of the United German-Hungarian Club. ~ 47th Annual German – American Steuben Parade ~
  • King of Prussia Beerfest Royale ~ October 5 & 7 ~ Come check out the Beerfest Royale at the King of Prussia mall parking lot. This two-day event will consist of more than 50 breweries and more than 100 brews. There will also be food from the local restaurants, exciting dishes that will be paired perfectly with your favorite craft brewers, live music and much more. There will be two sessions on Saturday, October 7. Taking place outdoors at The Plaza at the King of Prussia Mall, parking lot adjacent to Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia. ~ Directions ~
  • Oktoberfest at 23rd Street Armory ~ October 6 – 8 ~ Held at the 23rd St Armory by Brauhaus Schmitz, guests will be able to enjoy  “All You Can Eat” traditional Bavarian food concessions, first liter of beer, glass 1L mass stein to take home musical acts, live music by The Heimatklange Band and more!  ~ Oktoberfest at 23rd Street Armory ~
  • Ambler Main Street Oktoberfest ~ October 7 ~ From 11 am to 6 pm, Downtown Ambler turns into a traditional Bavarian festival with its 26th annual Oktoberbest featuring a beer garden, great food with over 90 vendors and 10 food trucks, live musical performances on 2 stages all day, art work, hand-crafted items and rides for the kids.  ~ Ambler Main Street Oktoberfest ~
  • Roxtoberfest October 7 ~Come join the Roxborough community from noon until 6 pm on Ridge Avenue; between Green Lane and Leverington Avenue. Enjoy a beer garden, food trucks, vendors, live music, games and more. ~ Roxtoberfest ~
  • Midtown Village Fall Festival ~ October 7 ~ From noon til 8 pm, this festival, in its 9th year, will be eight full blocks long. This party will feature a beer garden, sumo wrestling outside of Raw street, mechanical bull at Finn Mc Cool’s, vendors, arts and crafts with face painting and lots of beer and food from the many establishments in the area. ~ Midtown Village Fall Festival ~
  • Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe ~ October 7 ~ 5267 Germantown Road – From 10 am pm to 8 pm, head over to Historic Germantown, a 1744 colonial German country area, for a traditional Oktoberfest. There will be music, German food, beer, house tours, cider-pressing and more. ~ Oktoberfest at Grumblethorpe ~
  • Bloktoberfest ~ October 14 ~ From noon until 8 pm, this free event to attend is a four-block festival on South Street, from Broad to 18th Streets. In its 5th year, there will be German beer, food, live music, with food trucks and much more. ~ Bloktoberfest ~
  • Memphis Taproom ThirstOberfest ~ October 21 ~ Details to be updated soon ~ 2331 East Cumberland Street - From  until  pm, the 5th annual ThirstOberfest returns to Memphis TaproomThere will be over 20 types of draft beers and limited release beers at the beer garden. Hungry? Also the out the special-edition food truck that will be selling German-inspired hotdogs. ~ Oktoberfest at Memphis Taproom
  • OktoberLaufFest ~  October 29 ~ Starting at 9 am, come run this half marathon in your Lederhosen and support lung cancer research in memory of Walter Grund. ~ OktoberLaufFest 1/2 Marathon ~
  • Oktoberfest at XFinity Live ~ October 30 ~ 1100 Pattison Avenue - From 2-7 pm, the 6th Annual Oktoberfest at XFinity Live will be an all-day event that will feature 250+ beers to sample in a custom stein for you, beer gardens, food trucks, live music, games and more. ~ For ticket info, click on Oktoberfest at XFinity Live.

So, get ready for Oktoberfest in Philly! Women, get out your German dirndls (the traditional, richly embroidered dresses) and men, get out your leather lederhosen, hats, suspenders and jackets. And get ready for some fun, tradition, and great German food and beer. Prost!

FYI – If you are having or know of an Oktoberfest event that we missed in the Philadelphia region, please e-mail us at MyPhillyAlive@MyPhillyAlive.com 

Jeff Belonger

Jeff Belonger has been in the mortgage industry for 19+ years and now wants to do something different. With his experience of blogging and social media, Jeff wants to share all of what Philadelphia has to offer, so he created MyPhillyAlive.com. At MyPhillyAlive, we want to share the excitement that the City of Philadelphia resonates. Sharing the passion within, from the people of Philadelphia. At MyPhillyAlive, we’ll be talking about Philadelphia restaurants, fun bars, the city night life, the history of Philadelphia, Philly attractions & events, the arts, sports, and much more. We want people to add their experiences regarding Philadelphia, even if they are from out of town, which can be done on our Facebook fan page as well. www.facebook.com/MyPhillyAlive At the end of the day, we want to be different from the many Philadelphia sites. We want our site to be easy to navigate, while at the same time, we want you to not only find the hot spots, the best things to do in Philadelphia; but those hidden gems within the city. Thanks...

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