It’s that time of year again, and in order to not let your best Lederhosen go to waste, we invite you to raise a glass because Oktoberfest in Vancouver is almost here.
This year there are a handful of awesome events in or around the city that urge festival goers to come hungry, thirsty, and in their best Oktoberfest gear for this annual celebration of all things German.
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Here are all the can’t-miss Oktoberfest events happening in Metro Vancouver.
H2 Rotisserie & Bar at The Westin Bayshore will be celebrating Oktoberfest with brews, bites, games, a live performance by Siegel Entertainment’s The Alpiners Oompapa band, and all of the Deutsch-style shenanigans you can dream of on their garden-side terrace. Tickets include entry, one complimentary beer ticket, take-home stein, and grub for the night (all the schnitzel you can eat).
When: September 28 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: The Westin Bayshore – 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online
Enjoy a traditional Oktoberfest meal prepared by Chef Heinz Ludwig while listening to Oumpa-pah music followed by dancing and live music by the band Search Party. Dinner includes organic bratwurst, red cabbage, German potatoes, warm sauerkraut and a local fresh soft pretzel.
When: September 22 from 6 pm to 1 am
Where: Fraternal Order of Eagles – Northwest Aerie 2638 170 West 3rd Street, North Vancouver
Price: $25; buy online
Head to Craft Beer Market on September 25 in celebration of the world’s largest beer festival over a German-inspired custom created menu. If you enjoy great craft beer paired with fresh local food, this is an event you do not want to miss.
When: September 25 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online
Celebrate the famed festival in style at the iconic Hastings Racecourse with traditional fare, exciting horse races, live music, and of course, plenty of beer. The authentic atmosphere experience features four exclusive areas only accessible to ticketholders: German Haus, Parallel 49 Haus, Austrian Haus, and the Wine Haus. Tickets include a limited edition Oktoberfest Vancouver beer stein, one drink voucher, and one food voucher redeemable exclusively in the Oktoberfest event areas.
When: September 29 from noon to 6 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Price: $50; buy online
An Oktoberfest party is happening at the P49 beer garden. Enjoy a German menu, $5 beers, a live polka band and DJ.
When: September 29 from 2 to 10 pm
Where: 1935 Triumph Street, Vancouver
If there’s one Oktoberfest event you don’t want to miss this year, it’s the Vancouver Alpen Club’s shindig. Head to 4875 Victoria Drive for one of the many dates this party is going down. There will be German food, beer, and live music all night long.
When: October 5 and 6; October 12 and 13; October 19 and 20
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club (Ballroom) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $35; buy online
Put on your Dirndl and Lederhosen and engage with over 150 professionals from Vancouver’s marketing, media, and communications industry. Due to high demand, tickets are selling like soft pretzels, so make sure you get yours. Raise your glass to a night full of bier, brot and fun. By supporting nabs through events like Oktoberfest, you help support Canadian professionals in the marketing and communications industry facing personal, career and family challenges due to illness, injury, unemployment or financial difficulties.
When: October 11 from 5:30 to 11 pm
Where: Deutsches Haus (Vancouver Alpen Club) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $30-$35; buy online
Join Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours as they celebrate Oktoberfest. Music, pub style menu. and drinks available for purchase in the theme of Oktoberfest of course. Bring your friends, co-workers or family and enjoy this event.
When: October 12 and 19 from 7 to 10 pm
Where: Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours – #150-810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster
Price: $42; buy online