Walnut Creek Oktoberfest expands to two days, Oct. 13-14

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest expands to two days, Oct. 13-14

Walnut Creek Oktoberfest expands to two days, Oct. 13-14
Walnut Creek Oktoberfest. (Photos courtesy City of Walnut Creek)

WALNUT CREEK, CA (Oct. 11, 2023) —More time for beer, brats, and Bavarian fun at Walnut Creek’s Oktoberfest as the beloved festival expands to two days this weekend. The event happens Friday and Saturday, Oct. 13 and 14, in downtown Civic Park East.

Grab your dirndl dress or don the lederhosen and enjoy free admission to this festival. It includes a Biergarten, live music, dancing, gourmet food, and so much more.

Highlights of the Oktoberfest

  • Traditional Biergarten & Delicious German Cuisine: Savor German-style beers in a vibrant Biergarten and enjoy mouthwatering Bavarian dishes, from bratwursts and pretzels to schnitzels and sauerkraut. Beer, not your taste? Premium wines available. Or kick up your hills in the Chill Zone, where specialty cocktails await.
  • Live Music and Silent Disco: Rock out to live music from famous bands such as Dive Bombers, In the Groove, and Mad Apple. Get into the spirit with traditional Oktoberfest music Saturday noon-2:30 p.m. from San Francisco’s Deutscher Musikverein. Dance the night away to a silent disco offered on both days of the festival.
  • Kids Zone & Bark Lounge: Kiddos can explore the Kinder Platz Play Zone. This includes a giant slide, obstacle course, safe ax throwing, and magician. While furry friends can chill in an area just for them, complete with dog pools and treats.
  • Contest: Don your dirndl dress or lederhosen and enter to win the annual costume content from 3-4 p.m. Saturday! Pets and humans can compete, with fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Something for everyone

“We’re excited to bring an expanded Oktoberfest to Walnut Creek,” said Director of Walnut Creek Downtown Kathy Hemmenway. “With all the traditional Oktoberfest flair including live music, the addition of a silent disco, and of course beer, this festival has something for everyone.”

Ticket Information: Admission is free to enter the festival. Drink ticket bundles start at $25 and you can pre-purchase, along with kid zone access, silent disco, parking, and VIP offerings, all at walnutcreekdowntown.com. Attendees are encouraged to secure their tickets in advance to guarantee access to this unforgettable celebration of German culture, Walnut Creek style. Prost!