Autumn in Miami may not mean colorful foliage, but Oktoberfest in Miami brings tasty German desserts, polka dancing, great beer and merry parties.
Sept. 26: Decktoberfest with $2 Fireball shots for all, free beer for the ladies all night long, live music, beer games and seasonal brews for sale. 4 p.m. to 3 a.m. at Wynwood Marketplace.
Sept. 27-29: Wynwood Octoberfest an annual three-day event hosted by Samuel Adams held at Wynwood Marketplace. Free Samuel Adams seasonal brews with pre-RSVP ticket, live music, beerlympics, a dog photo booth, food for sale from Fritz & Franz and prizes. 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. all three days.
Sept. 28 & 29: North Beach Oktoberfest with live entertainment from Austria and Germany, food and beer for sale from Fritz & Franz Bierhaus and traditional German dancing. Saturday 2-11 p.m. and Sunday 1-10 p.m. at North Beach Bandshell.
Sept. 29: Abbey Brewing Co. Oktoberfest Their 24th Annual party includes Jager shot and German beer specials, a complimentary pig roast, German food for sale and entertainment. Must be 21 or over to attend. 1 p.m. to 5 a.m., 1115 16 St., Miami Beach
Oct. 3-13: Coral Gables Oktoberfest at Fritz & Franz Bierhaus Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this annual event with live entertainment, food for sale, specials on Stein contests and dancing. Thursdays 5 p.m. to midnight, Fridays 5 p.m. to 2 a.m., Saturdays 2 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sundays 2-10 p.m. Get up to 32% off with a Groupon deal.
Oct. 5 & 6: Wharftoberfest Celebrate at this two-day festival at the Miami Riverfront favorite The Wharf Miami with live music, traditional German dance and music, complimentary pretzels Saturday from 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m., a free Oktoberfest Wharf Miami boot for the first 500 attendees and a free beer with purchase of a Jagermeister shot. Saturday noon to 3 a.m., Sunday noon to midnight.
Oct. 11-13 & 18-20: The original and longest-running Oktoberfest in Florida celebrates its 61st year at The German American Social Club, 11919 SW 56th St., 33175 in West Kendall. Hours are: 6pm-midnight Fridays, 1pm-midnight Saturdays, noon-10 pm Sundays. Rain or shine! Tickets are $10 for ages 21 and over, $5 for ages 6-20, free for under 6 years old. Festival VIP pass for $30. Active and retired military are free every day with ID. Police, Fire, and Miami-Dade County employees are free on Sundays with ID. Get up to 38% off with a Groupon deal.
Oct. 19: The Biscayne Park Foundation is hosting an Oktoberfest celebration with live music by the Hot Flash Band featuring Sydney Smith and Pablove Black along with food trucks and beer for sale. 7 p.m., 11400 NE 9 Ct. Free admission.
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