(Open Fridays at 5pm and Saturdays at 11am)
This family-friendly event is operated by the Bavarian Bierhaus with the Bavarian Soccer Club and features six beers on tap – four in-house brews: Oktoberfest, Dunkel, Hefeweizen, and Pilsner – and two German imports: Spaten Oktoberfest and Weihenstephan Original Lager. Enjoy German brass bands, folk dancing, singing and dancing. Foods available for purchase include Spanferkel, Grillhendl, Oktoberfest Bratwurst, Rollbraten and assorted authentic German desserts. Main festivities are in the Alpine-style pavilion. Picnic tables and benches seat up to 2,000 in the scenic park along the Milwaukee River.
Old Heidelberg Park, 700 W. Lexington Blvd.
Enjoy a ceremonial keg tapping at 5pm on Friday with free bier. Live polka music continues all day long and there is a nightly concert when the sun goes down. Weekend activities include a bags tournament, weiner dog racing, The 6th annual Miss Oktoberfest competition, brat eating contest, stein hoisting competition, and more. Delicious German food will be available for purchase. No need to leave your best friend at home, Milwaukee Oktoberfest is pet friendly. A big screen features the Brewers, Badgers, and Packers games during the festival. Admission is free and open to the public. All guests at Oktoberfest must be 21 or accompanied by an adult. MilwaukeeOktoberfest.com
Plaza outside of Fiserv Forum