Once we clear Labor Day in South Florida, it’s a steady procession of entertaining annual events that provide ample opportunities to see and be seen. Some of our favorite events include the various Oktoberfest celebrations to be found in our area, many of which you might not be aware of. To help craft your personal calendar, we’ve put together this short list of the best Oktoberfest celebrations to be found in South Florida. We recommend you check out them all.
Best Oktoberfest Celebrations in South Florida 2016
22nd Annual Coral Gables Oktoberfest | Coral Gables, FL | Sept. 29th through Oct. 9th
For better than two decades, the Coral Gables fest has offered two full weekends of activities, kicking off every day at 11am. There are all sorts of contests, drinking games and live music every day, with an assortment of traditional German beer and food available as well. This event takes place at the Fritz & Franz Bierhaus, right in the heart of Coral Gables.
42nd Annual Palm Beaches Oktoberfest | Lake Worth, FL | Oct. 7-9 and Oct. 14-16
One of the area’s largest and longest-running Oktoberfest celebrations returns just to the north in Lake Worth, hosted by the American-German Club of the Palm Beaches. This fest takes place on ten acres under a pavilion and tent, and actually is second only to the Cincinnati, Ohio fest in terms of size. With music, traditional German beer and food, games, vendors and activities for children, there is truly something for everyone.
Port St. Lucie Oktoberfest | Port St. Lucie, FL | Oct. 14th through 16th
This three-day outdoor event is held at the Port St. Lucie Civic Center, and once again offers the sort of entertainment that we’ve come to expect from this fest in its 14 years of existence. Along with the live music, traditional food and beer, and organized contests, the PSL Oktoberfest also features an outdoor parade of flags and interactive water fountain. Free covered parking is offered, as well as free admission.
Octoberfest Miami | Marlins Park, Miami | Oct. 1st
Notice that this event is spelled differently than the others. Now returning for its fifth year, this Octoberfest is set to be the largest and most extravagant entry to the area’s German celebrations. For one day only, enjoy a full afternoon and evening of rides, games, contests, beer and food, all right within earshot of Little Havana and Downtown Miami.
Now that you’ve got your schedule set for the upcoming Oktoberfest celebrations, which will you attend? Leave any that we’re missing in the comments below, and come see us soon at Prestige Imports in North Miami Beach!