What would October be without a few good ol’ Oktoberfest celebrations? If you find yourself in Orlando this time of year, there are few Orlando Oktoberfest events to look into. Check out our top picks for where you can enjoy German culture, food, music and entertainment, right here in the Orlando area!
Oktoberfest by the German American Society of Central Florida
The German American Society of Central Florida puts on one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Florida, and it’s open to the public! The only requirement is that you’re ready and eager to enjoy German customs, traditions, entertainment, food and a whole lot of “gemulichkeit,” which in German means “warmth, friendliness and good cheer.” Like at any Oktoberfest, you’ll find authentic German food, live music and folk dancing, but there’s also a flag parade, a kids’ fun zone and a special Biergarten with every type of German beer you can imagine.
When: Saturday, October 3 and October 24
Where: 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry, FL 32707
Cost: Admission is $5, with affordable food and drink
Downtown Oktoberfest 2015
Trinity Downtown presents Downtown Oktoberfest, the Official Oktoberfest Celebration of the Honorary Consul of Germany in Orlando on Friday, October 21. Now in its 6th year, Downtown Oktoberfest brings the best of the traditional German festival to the streets of downtown Orlando. Festival highlights include a biergarten with Oktoberfest beer and delicious traditional German concessions, live entertainment from The Swinging Bavarians and The Brew Band, a “Fun”garten featuring fall craft activities, carnival and yard games for the kids and the best local Orlando vendors have to offer for purchase. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected as event admission to benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
When: Friday, October 21 from 6 – 11 p.m.
Where: Livingston St. in Downtown Orlando between Rosalind Avenue and Ruth Lane
Cost: Donations of non-perishable food items, $5 for parking
Celebration Oktoberfest 2015
Come join us this October 23rd and 24th as Celebration Town Center brings the colors, sights, and sounds of fall to central Florida once again for its 9th annual Oktoberfest celebration! Come and watch the fall leaves drop onto Market Street right before your very eyes, enjoy a lakeside view, listen to live music, hop on a hayride, paint a pumpkin, or just stroll and enjoy the crisp fall air and enjoy this one-of-a-kind themed event. Come watch and join in with this interactive, life show, featuring German customs such as yodeling, sing-a-long fun, and much more! Ring in the fall season this year in Celebration with one of the most family-friendly and fun Oktoberfest celebrations in the southeast!
When: October 23-24, 2015
Where: Celebration Town Center | 701 Front Street, Celebration, FL 34747
Cost: Free entry