Oktoberfest is fast approaching which means that September and October in Toronto are overflowing with beer festivals, polka music, giant pretzels, and more.
Here’s where to celebrate Oktoberfest in Toronto in 2018.
Canada’s Wonderland Oktoberfest
The amusement park just north of Toronto hosts two weeks of German-themed food and beverage specials, along with traditional festival bands, and daily activities.
When: September 15 to 16 and 22 to 23, 2018
Where: Canada’s Wonderland, 1 Canada’s Wonderland Drive, Vaughan
Price: Included with admission to park.
Beau’s Oktoberfest 10th Edition
While this one is a day-trip from Toronto, it’s well worth the drive. East Coast rocker Joel Plaskett and The Emergency headline the main stage on Friday followed by Canadian power-pop legends Sloan headlining Saturday, plus loads of supporting acts, beer (of course), food, and more
When: September 21 and 22
Where: 10 Terry Fox Drive, Vankleek Hill
Price: From $32 online
Octo-berfest at the Aquarium
Raise your stein for an evening of live music and entertainment by Matt Lebar Ensemble and craft beer from ten local breweries. Prost! Plus find food and drink for sale!
When: September 27, 2018, 8 pm to midnight
Where: Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada
Price: Tickets are $30
Toronto Oktoberfest 2018
Don your finest lederhosen and dirndls under a massive Bavarian-style Festhalle tent in the Ontario Place parking lot. Modelled after the original Munich event, this volks fest, presented by ERDINGER, promises food, beer, a 20-piece brass band, and a fun fair!
When: September 27 to 29, 2018
Where: Ontario Place East Parking Lot
Price: Online from $20.
Celebrate German music, food, and the release of a new HoppelHosen brew. Pretzels, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and potato salad will be served on the patio, meanwhile The Beer Barrel Band will provide classic “Oompah” songs.
When: September 28, 2018, 5 pm to midnight
Where: 2125 Dundas Street West, Toronto
Price: No tickets necessary.
Toronto Blue Danube Oktoberfest
This Oktoberfest party in Toronto’s east end boasts Bavarian foods, traditional German dance performances, lively polka music, and cold beer!
When: September 29, 2018, from 5 pm
Where: 1686 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough
Price: $12 for members, $17 for guests.
Veg Heads presents this family-friendly, all-day Oktoberfest-themed vegan market this October. The event offers loads of vegan foods and plant-based products.
When: October 14, noon
Where: The Great Hall, 1087 Queen Street West, Toronto
Price: From$5 online