All the can't-miss Oktoberfest events happening in Vancouver

Sep 9 2019, 11:25 pm

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.

Here are all the can’t-miss Oktoberfest events happening in and around Vancouver.

Parallel 49 Brewing Oktoberfest Party

Parallel 49’s Oktoberfest party is going down on Saturday, September 21st from 2 to 10 pm. Expect a live polka band, traditional German snacks like pretzels, and seven different beers on tap.

When: September 21 from 2 to 10 pm
Where: Parallel 49 Brewing Company Beer Garden (Enter via the alley behind 1979 Pandora Street)

BREWHALL Oktoberfest

BREWHALL’s Oktoberfest event starts September 23 and runs for two weeks. It will feature traditional food and drink features to various games and contests. On each Saturday of the festival, BREWHALL will be hosting a costume contest starting at 8 pm. Guests are encouraged to dress up in their best lederhosen or dirndl for the chance to win a $50 gift card.

When: September 23 to October 3
Where: BREWHALL – 97 E 2nd Avenue, Vancouver

Wünderbar ‘Oktobeerfest’ Pop-Up at Bells & Whistles

Bells & Whistles Oktobeerfest Platter

Oktobeerfest Platter (Photo: Jonathan Norton)

Menu specials like warm pretzels with tangy honey mustard, currywurst, an Oktoberfest platter, and a custom-created Foothills Creamery soft-serve dessert will all be up for order.

When: September 21 until October 6
 Bells & Whistles Fraser Street, Vancouver

Oktoberfest Brewmaster’s Dinner at Craft Beer Market

Head to Craft Beer Market on September 24 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 24 from 6 to 9 pm
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online

Oktoberfest 2019 at the Hastings Racecourse

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.

When: September 28 from 1 to 6 pm
Where: Hastings Racecourse – 188 North Renfrew Street, Vancouver
Price: $30; buy online

Bawktobeerfest at Juke Fried Chicken

Much-loved fried chicken spot Juke is officially celebrating Oktoberfest with ‘Bawktobeerfest,’ a collaboration with Strange Fellows Brewing. Expect ‘Jukefest’ Lager brewed especially for the occasion, schnitzel ‘double down’ sandwiches, Juke-brats sausages, and more available for one night only.

When: October 1 from 5 to 9 pm
Where: Juke Fried Chicken – 182 Keefer Street, Vancouver
Price: $20 advance; $25 at the door

Oktoberfest “Das Original” at the Vancouver Alpen Club

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 4 and 5; October 11 and 12; October 18 and 19
Where: Vancouver Alpen Club – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $35; buy online

Another Oktoberfest

While this shingdig featuring beer and pretzels is a FREE all-day event, you can guarantee your spot by purchasing tickets for the festivities early. Enjoy four house-brewed German-style beers, along with a few special surprises.

When: October 5 from noon to 10 pm
Where: Another Beer Co – 30 Capilano Way Unit 11, New Westminster

The Dreadnoughts/Polka Time! Oktoberfest at The Cambie

At this event ‘Polka Time’ is from 4 to 6 pm, and The Dreadnoughts are on from 7 to 9 pm.

When: October 5 from 2:30 to 9 pm
Where: The Cambie – 300 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Price: $20; buy online

CRAFT Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party

Enjoy this two-day festival celebrating all things Oktoberfest. Attendees can expect German-inspired eats, big beers, and music.

When: October 5 from 6 pm till late and October 6 from 2 pm till late
Where: Craft Beer Market – 85 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver

CRAFT Brühaüs Oktoberfest Party

CRAFT’s two-day festival celebrating all things Oktoberfest feature German-inspired eats, big beers, music, and more.

When: October 5 from 6 pm to late; October 5 from 2 pm to late
Where: CRAFT – 85 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Price: $60; buy online

Harvest Haus 2019


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It’s baaack. Harvest Haus returns for its fifth year of Bavarian-style merrymaking, including traditional eats, music, and of course, tons of beer.

When: October 10 to October 19
Hastings Park – 2901 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Price: $24.99 and up; buy online

nabs West Oktoberfest 2019

Join over 150 professionals from Vancouver’s marketing, media, and communications industry at this annual event. Tickets include one complimentary drink.

When: October 10 from 5:30 to 11 pm
Where: Deutsches Haus (Vancouver Alpen Club) – 4875 Victoria Drive, Vancouver
Price: $30 and up; buy online

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