The Dimond Improvement Association and the Dimond Merchants Association present the 16th AnnualOaktoberfest in the Dimond
Saturday, September 30 (11AM - 7PM)
Sunday, October 1 (10AM - 5PM)
Oakland’s Family-Friendly Craft Beer Festival
Free Admission + Activities for All Ages
MacArthur Blvd. and Fruitvale Ave., Oakland, CA
Purchase Drink Packages and make Dining Hall Reservations at Oaktoberfest.org
Oaktoberfest turns 16! Oakland’s two-day, family-friendly festival celebrates craft beer, music, art, and Oakland in a big way! Spanning over a full weekend of fun, Oaktoberfest offers an impressive Main Stagelineup with four additional stages of music and dance performances, roaming entertainment, hundreds of vendors including an outdoor artisan vendor marketplace, a mouthwatering collection of food vendors, plus inspired local kitchens offering traditional German-inspired cuisine.
For our 21+ over friends, the Bill Brand Memorial Biergarten boasts over 200+ local craft brews from 50+ breweries, making our event a destination for beer enthusiasts. Oaktoberfest will bring world-class beer to the Bavarian Beer Hall, serving steins of traditional German flavors and regional brew pub favorites along with table seating and traditional German dishes. The event is free to attend, but the drinks and dining experience is not. For discounts, attendees can advance-order packages available now at Oaktoberfest.org.
Friends of all ages can enjoy Oaktoberfest’s famous RootBier Garten in the Head-Royce School Family Strasse that is lined with interactive kids’ games and activities, a Parents’ Chill Zone, and the Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley Family Stage featuring youth performers from all across the East Bay.
German music and dance abound with traditional performances by Deutscher Musikverein of San Francisco. Throughout the weekend, the festival welcomes some of the best Bay Area and touring musicians, a DJ Dance Zone and traditional German music, dance, and bier with reserved banquet table seating in the Bavarian Hall.
The ultimate feel-good event, Oaktoberfest is designed not only to celebrate the proud history of a shining district in Oakland, but also to raise funds for improvement projects, community development programs, and future events in Oakland’s Dimond District. The success of this festival relies on committed volunteers, generous sponsors and community partners and engaged local businesses and area residents, whose positive impacts uplifts the community.
Oaktoberfest is presented by the Dimond Improvement Association and the Dimond Merchants Association. Festival highlights and features include:
+ The Northeastern University Main Stage will feature modern sounds from renowned regional artists. Around the corner on the Two Star Market / Kanna Stage up-and-coming artist will be showcase highlighting the Oakland music scene along side, big band Latin performances.
+ Over 200 craft beers from the East Bay to Germany, Wine and Cider Pavilion, and Homebrew tasting, Street Bars.
+ “Dancing in the Dimond” Saturday Dance Zone. Sunday Funday turf dance showcase hosted by TURFinc.
+ Brotzeit Bavarian Hall: Munic-style hall seating brings family, friends, and community together with festive music in the MusikHaus. Reserved seating with authentic German family style feast prepared by Grand Lake Kitchen Dimond [advanced purchased required]
+ The Head-Royce School Family Strasse will host interactive games, crafts, and displays will be featured in the Kids Area courtesy of Dimond Library, Oakland Parks and Rec, and Komodo Toys. Celebrate an active day with a stein of root beer and Loard's ice cream from the famous Root Biergarten. Sit down and enjoy some children’s entertainment presented on the Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley Family Stage.
+ Mad Zymurgists Homebrewers’ Alley: This year's event will showcase a Homebrewers' Alley, taste one-of-a-kind brews perfected by accomplished homebrewers. Beer making demos and guidance will motivate aspiring brewers.
Oaktoberfest is proud to have been voted Best Festival by East Bay Express readers in 2023. Join us in celebrating our beautiful Oakland community — the art, music, and traditions that bring us together — on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st.
For more information and complete lineup, please visit: www.oaktoberfest.org