EEB plays Oktoberfest in Oakland Park Oct 4th & 5th

EEB plays Oktoberfest in Oakland Park Oct 4th & 5th

Oakland Park Announces Dates for 9th Annual Oktoberfest Celebration
October 4 & 5 at Jaco Pastorius Park
OAKLAND PARK, Fla…
With South Florida’s largest craft brewery just a few steps away and dozens of dashing dachshunds, Oakland Park has turned their annual Oktoberfest celebration into one of the City’s signature events.
The 9th Annual Oakland Park Oktoberfest will take place Friday, October 4-5 in the City’s downtown Jaco Pastorius Park, 4000 North Dixie Highway. Oakland Park’s annual Oktoberfest is the largest in Broward and has become one of the most popular in Florida, according to the City’s Mayor John Adornato III.
“With support from our staff, sponsors and community volunteers, the Oakland Park Oktoberfest continues to grow and attract more people to our downtown,” Mayor Adornato said. “The event complements our new downtown Culinary Arts District and in addition to the traditional German offerings we are exploring offering a wider variety of some of our local cuisine and entertainment.”
The Oakland Park Oktoberfest hours are Friday, October 4 from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, October 5 from 1 to 11 p.m. at the downtown park turned “Beer Garden” just north of NE 38th Street where the Mayor’s official keg tapping will commence the celebration.
Oakland Park Oktoberfest attracts approximately 10,000 people who enjoy ample space under the large tents to eat, drink and dance to the live music, as well as vendor tents and a children’s carnival area.
The large tents replicate the atmosphere of a Bavarian village celebration, including a stage and a dance floor. Oktoberfest musical performances include Euro Express and Sepp Diepolder. Performances by the Edelweiss Schuhplattlers (children’s dance troupe) and the Original Auerhahn Schuhplattler Dancers (adults) always delight the guests.
“Oktoberfest is truly meant to be a celebration for all ages and we encourage a lot of singing and dancing,” said the City’s Special Event Coordinator Eric Waters. “We will also have fun Oktoberfest games and contests, such as our popular ‘Dachshund Dash,’ beer stein races and apple strudel-eating contests.”
For sponsorships, vendor opportunities, activities, schedule and other information, please visit www.oaklandparkfl.gov or call the City’s Parks and Leisure Services office at 954-630-4500