4 Oct 2023
Oktoberfest in Pinellas County
Did you know that over 11 percent of Florida's total population can claim German descent? Or that Florida's gulf coast is a favorite for many German tourists during the colder months of the year? It is for this reason that when Pinellas County has an opportunity to celebrate this heritage, we try to do it with the respect and authenticity the culture deserves. Oktoberfest is a special time for our community, and here are a few ways in which you can enjoy it.
13th Annual Oktoberfest Tampa
October 13th-15th, 2023
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
The City of Tampa’s largest Oktoberfest is back October 13th, 2023. The Adult Centered event is set to take place on the iconic Tampa Riverwalk and includes many games, live music, and plenty of beer. Enjoy a Pilsner, Hefeweizen, Fest Bier and Dunkel all brewed by St. Pete’s Green Bench Brewing Co. Festival goers can also choose to purchase tickets for a VIP experience complete with airconditioned restrooms, a commemorative Oktoberfest stein, and table side service. Oh, did we mention complimentary refills?
October 20th, 2023 4-7P.M.
USF St. Petersburg
The first ever Bulls and Brews fest will take place in 2023! This festival is put on in honor of the USF St. Petersburg’s own Brewery Arts program. Go on down to enjoy Live Music and many specifically selected local brews. This event is also a fundraiser for the USF General Scholarship fund which can provide financial assistance for students at the university.
German American Societies Oktoberfest
September 29- 30, October 6-7, 2023
German American Society of Pinellas County
Voted Best of the Bay and widely considered the most Authentic Oktoberfest in the St. Pete/Clearwater. With authenticity being the name of the game, you can expect imported German libations, food, music and more. The event will be held on two separate weekends and is a Family Friendly affair. Adults can compete the stein holding competitions while kids enjoy their own "kinder corner" full of crafts and activities. The Friday date is scheduled to begin with a national anthem and keg tapping at 5:30 PM. Saturday's events are set to begin at Noon.
Oktoberfest Party with 3 Daughters Brewing
Sunday, October 14, 2023 11am-5pm
Albert Whitted Park, St. Petersburg
Three Daughters Brewing and you take over St. Pete’s largest Oktoberfest celebration! Returning in 2023 the event will be full of authentic Polka bands, Beer games and even a Volkswagen car show with over 50 unique cars. Adult admission is $15 and kids under the age of 12 are free. Wear your best Lederhosen and Dirndl to compete in the annual Best-Dressed competition. This year 3 Daughters is even giving away a free trip to Munich Germany for the real Oktoberfest!