Prost! Oktoberfest is hitting the Gulp Coast so we've rounded up the top events in the area celebrating this annual German beer festival. Raise your stein and prepare for parties full of beer, brats and lederhosen.
1 German American Society Oktoberfest
Friday, October 4, 2019 – Saturday, October 19, 2019
Tampa Bay's most authentic German Oktoberfest is happening in Pinellas Park on three weekends throughout October – Oct. 4 & 5, Oct. 11 & 12, and Oct. 18 & 19. Don't miss German beer, food, vendors, dancers, music, and bands, Parade of Flags, keg topping ceremony, bier stein holding contest, great raffle prizes and more! Come for the bier, stay for the Gemütlichkeit (cheer). Regular admission is $10, children under 12 are free and free parking available.
Enjoy the sounds of live Bavarian music and dance the night away at the Safety Harbor Resort and Spa! Reserve your tickets in advance for $49 and enjoy music, food and fun. Tickets include appetizers, Oktoberfest-themed dinner buffet and a welcome cocktail.
Friday, October 18, 2019 – Saturday, October 26, 2019
Walk through the doors of this Oktoberfest Village to be transported to a world of family fun, good times and good cheer. Join this three day party with German food, drinks, music, and dancing, plus competitions for Stein Holding, Log Sawing, Keg Tossing, and Barrel Rolling. The festivities kick off on Friday from 5-11 p.m., continue Saturday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and wrap up on Sunday noon to 6 p.m. Admission is $5; military and kids 12 and under are free.
Head to Big Storm taproom and brewery in Clearwater for an all-day free music festival. Festival goers will enjoy live music, an outdoor biergarten, and food trucks, plus contests for Stein Hoisting and Big Storm Beard and Moustache.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
Gather your friends and family and come out to Corey Ave in St. Pete Beach. A day full of all things Bavarian including smoked sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels and, of course, big pints of beer! Admission is free and goes on from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on Saturday & 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sunday.